Elizabeth Rothrock

Littleton, CO

Major: Sociology & Philosophy

What's your background in ultimate? I started playing freshman year of college, so I've been playing for about 2.5 years. I played with Devi, the Colorado B team, for two years before moving up to Kali. I also played club with Jackwagon last summer, and played with a team when I was in Scotland called Ro Sham Bo!

Favorite movie? Forrest Gump

Favorite book? To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite food? Oatmeal

Favorite animal? Cheetah

Walk up song? Norwegian Wood by The Beatles

Pump up song? Forget You by CeeLo Green

What's your favorite Kali memory? Playing at Pres Day, most likely. This was my first taste of what Kali was like, and I knew that I was going to fit in with these crazy, athletic and determined group of girls.

Why do role models matter? Role models matter because they are ultimately who we look up to in terms of morals and character. They're a representation of who we should strive to be; we can learn a lot from them.

What does equity mean to you? As much as equity is about participation, I really want to emphasize how important access in particular is. Especially in terms of ultimate, I am a big proponent of gender equity. It's not enough to have equal access; we need to make it a priority that women and girls have access to the same, if not more, opportunity than boys and males in the ultimate community. Access also means access to relevant and accurate information. It's so important to have advocates for change and equity in the ultimate community, and Claire Chastain is a great advocate for equity in the ultimate community. It's my goal that all of the CU Ultimate program can reflect ideals that are in support of equity--especially gender equity.

What's your favorite quote? "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" -Paul McCartney