Alex The Great: NWA Roller Derby’s Skater Of The Month for April 2013
Our Skater of the Month for April is Alex the Great! Alex is a newcomer to our league, joining the Natural Disasters team just this past December. But don’t let her rookie status or sweet smile fool you – this girl is a dynamo, both on and off the track! Whether delivering a swift booty block to a passing opponent or practicing her own quick feet on the jammer line, Alex hasn’t slowed down since she first strapped on her skates in fresh meat last June. And how has she accomplished so much in such a short time? According to Alex, “I’m very stubborn so I don’t give up easily. I always try my hardest and push myself to do my best.”
When asked what first attracted her to derby and what has kept her here, Alex had this to say: “I guess that I’ve been impressed by Roller Derby since it made it’s reappearance. I like to think of myself as a strong person and, suddenly, here was a sport full of strong people that really welcomes you not matter what your background. It isn’t an easy sport, but you don’t need a solid history of skating to participate. The whole team wants to succeed and wants you to succeed along with it. It’s a great community.”
From the whole NWARD community, a warm welcome and congratulations to our April Skater of the Month, Alex the Great!