Athlete Spotlight: Chrissy Pond

Sport: Softball

Position: Catcher/3rd Base

Major: Graphic Communications

Hometown: Ottawa, IL

What are your pre-game rituals?
Before every game I have to take a nap. If I don’t take my nap I feel like something is wrong/ missing.

What are your inspirations?
My inspirations are probably my parents. My mom is one of my inspirations because of all that she has battled through. She showed me anything is possible when you put your mind to it and put in all that you have. My dad is my other inspiration because he introduced me to softball and has helped me with every step of the way. I play because I want to make him proud.

What are your plans after IVCC?
I am attending ISU in Fall 2015, to continue and get my bachelors.

What is your favorite softball memory?
I don’t think that I have a favorite memory because there are too many to choose from, but would say that out of every team that I have ever been on, this one I can truly say feels like family. We have fun together on and off the field, but know when to be serious. We play together, we win together. #EagsFlyHigh