Why did you choose your derby name and derby number?
My number is my anniversary date... as far as my name... that is compliments of Alpha B*tch..when I first joined I chose a name but it was already taken and I was already known as Ballz.
What is your favorite derby position to play?
Any position but I prefer sweeper or postion 3.
When did you join the Cajun Rollergirls?
Did you skate prior to joining CRG?
I did as a kid but hadn't skated in years prior to joining CRG.
What is your skate gear of choice?
I don't really have a preference... just something that keeps me protected.
What is your occupation?
Do you have a pre-bout ritual?
Nothing in particular... I don't follow a pre game diet or anything... I eat and drink what I want :)
Who are your skating heroes/heroines?
My entire team... I love every one of them... they are family.
Do you have a motivational quote?
"You never know how strong you can be until being strong is all you have left." Not sure if that is very motivating but I proven to myself that I can pretty much overcome what would have taken most people down.
What are some of your best/favorite moments in roller derby?
Every game... win or lose... every practice... not one moment in particular.
Do you have a signature move?
Not that I'm aware of...
How would you describe your derby playing style?
I try to do my best... I'm not much of a leader on the track.
What are some of your greatest roller derby accomplishments?
When I finally passed my 25 in 5... it seemed like it took me so long to pass it and I feel like I have only gotten better since then.
What goes through your brain as you lace up your skates?
You are Ballz... right now you're not mom... you're out here to kick butt and take names... you can't worry about hurting peoples feelings on the track!
Any advice for girls who want to join roller derby?
Do it! You won't regret it... I've changed so much since I joined.
How has your involvement in roller derby affected the way you live the rest of your life?
I think I've overcome my shyness... I'm a lot more outspoken than I used to be.
Anyone you would like to thank?
My family for supporting my decision to play and my team for always being there and pushing me when I feel like I can't go anymore.
Any additional information you'd like to share?
I think a lot of people look at Roller Derby and think of it as a bunch of half naked chicks on skates beating the crap out of each other and that is so far from what it is... we are wives... mothers... teachers... students... law enforcement officers... librarians... we are athletes... we work hard... it's not just a hobby!