Acute Angel

“100% more sparkle”

Skater name: Acute Angel
Skater number: <90°
Position: Jammer, Blocker
Years played: I in Rec League, 2 in Texas Rollergirls
Height: 5’ 5.5”
Birthday: 2/10/80

Whammy Awards:
2010: Best Boutfit
2010: Hustlers Most Valuable Spirit
2010: Hustlers Captain’s Choice
2010: Texecutioners Most Valuable Spirit

I’m a middle school math instructional coach.

Who is your favorite band/musician/group?
Vanilla Ice

Trying to be fashionable on a very small budget and watching college football

Other sports you have played?
I played soccer player from age 5 through 22. I played Division I soccer at University of Oklahoma—and scored the winning goal against the Longhorns from near the half-line. I went to the Final Four in Division III soccer (with Willamette University)—and I still hold the record for most assists in a season (15).

What’s your most embarrassing derby moment?
Getting called on a major in the first jam of the first period in London before I’d even made my first lap of the track.

How did you get into derby?
For my 28th birthday, I went to a derby bout with a group of friends. We walked in and saw everything I love all wrapped into one thing: aggressiveness, sport/competition, booty shorts, and knee socks! My good friend Jule and I decided to join the rec league together—we then tried out for the Texas Rollergirls, made it, and were drafted to the Hustlers together.

How/why did you pick your derby name?
I’m a teacher and wanted something math-y and appropriate to tell middle school students. The Denominator was already taken. My brother suggested Tap that Abacus.

What’s the hardest part of being a rollergirl?
Keeping balance in my life—derby is a part-time job (especially being in a management position and being on the Texecutioners). Sometimes it’s hard to find personal time.

First thing you do after a derby bout:
Go talk to the fans

Which one of your tattoos is your favorite – what is it and why?
My pi tattoo (I got mine before I even knew Belle Starr!) because I’m a self-professed math nerd.

Most memorable experience you’ve had with a fan:
The Hustlers traveled to London in 2010 and got to play in front of an incredible crowd of international skaters and fans that understood the game of derby—they cheered for every good play, regardless of the team. It was an awesome experience.

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