A softball player and gymnast, Ronsberg is Stillwater’s 2014 Athena Award winner, given to the top female athlete at each school.
How big is winning the Athena Award? To be honest, I didn’t know what it was. My family all sat down and Googled it. But when I found out what it was and how big it was, I feel honored to have it and rep Stillwater.
Primary sport? I’ve been in gymnastics longer. I’m hoping to pursue softball in college.
Why? Gymnastics is hard on the body and it’s a long season. Softball is more realistic.
Where are you going to college? I’m down to either [Wisconsin] La Crosse or [Minnesota] Duluth. I’ve been in contact with the La Crosse coach.
What is your proudest moment as a high school athlete? Probably being captain for both sports. Another would be winning the state championship for softball my sophomore year.
What type of hitter are you? I can hit home runs because I have a lot of muscle from gymnastics. I’m just learning to slap-hit because I can run pretty fast.
How long have you played softball? I started in third grade, but I gave it up in eighth grade. I came back in my sophomore year because I had a chance to get pulled up to varsity, which is what happened.
Do you regret missing two seasons? I go back and forth on that. For the two years I didn’t play, I got a lot of good family time. But I feel like if I had played, I would be a little further along in my development.