Hula Who

Hula Who #24

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What is the origin of your derby name/persona?

I do a lot of hoop dance outside of derby – you may have seen me at a halftime at bouts. 

What year did you join TRG?

2011

Primary position?

Blocker

What do you do outside of roller derby?

I’m a graphic designer at FSU. I also like baking, painting, and kickboxing whenever I’m not on skates!

Prior athletic background?

I was the kid in gym who couldn’t even finish the mile run, so this is definitely a new experience!

How did you get into roller derby?

I saw Whip It and immediately knew I wanted to try the sport but didn’t know how- cut to a month later and I saw Sox Populi skating around RR Square, and I ran around the whole square trying to catch up with her and ask about derby! And I’ve been in ever since :)

What is one piece of advice you would give to newer league members or those who are thinking about joining roller derby?

Don’t give up! It took me nine times in three years to qualify (reigning Queen of Quals!), and now I’m rostered for my first game. It’s all about pushing yourself and believing you can do it- cheesy but true. Don’t psych yourself out!