SISU February Player of the Month: Christa Hansma
Our February SISU Player of the Month is Christa Hansma! As we move into sevens season, Christa has been establishing herself as a strong player on the field! Her skills are diverse and unrelenting; on offense, she is a hard runner who is rarely gets caught thanks to her deceptive runs, and on defense, her tackles are fast and reliable.
Hometown: Jenison, Michigan
Major, Minor: Neuroscience, Computer Science
How long have you been playing?
1 and a half semesters
I went with some friends to my first practice in the fall, and I was originally a little terrified of playing a sport where you get tackled without a helmet or pads!! I had never played a contact sport or tackled anyone before, but I ended up having a lot of fun! I actually loved how aggressive and fast paced the game is, and the hustle and determination it involves. I also played volleyball/tennis in high school and missed being on a team. I was amazed by the supportive and empowering atmosphere on the Rugby team, and I can tell people actually wanted each other succeed and do amazing things on and off the field.
In five years, what do you see yourself doing?
I foresee that I will still be in school, but hopefully it will be graduate school and I will be surrounded by dogs and eating adult food.
What's your favorite place in Ann Arbor?
Salvation Army. I can buy so many sweaters there for such little money, it's a rush.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My mom is my biggest inspiration. Since coming to college, I have come to realize how inspiring she truly is. She started her own business, runs marathons, and also has amazing style. I really respect how calm and collected she is in the face of hardship, and she is also killing the single mom life. I really admire her independence and how she has managed to juggle two daughters with working harder than anyone I know!
Favorite Michigan memory so far?
If you were an ice cream flavor, what flavor would you be?
I would definitely be blue moon. No one truly knows what the flavor is- it's a mystery. Some people are suspicious of its bright blue color, but I stick by it as the best flavor ever.
"Don't half ass anything. Whatever you do, use your full ass." - Unknown, but I have a mug with this quote on it.
Favorite food or guilty pleasure?
Pizza with pineapple and ham
Brunch or linner?
What continent do you most want to visit?