Nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh na na na BATTY!
Angel City’s May Angel of the Month is our own caped crusader… Batty Davis!
Batty hails from Australia. She played with Inner West Roller Derby for two years before guest skating with ACD for a month in December 2013. We fell in love with her and this dynamic duo was formed!
Off the track, Batty is brilliant and had to take a little time from derby to fulfill her PhD requirements. That’s right! That’s DOCTOR Batty to you! She is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Missouri & The Institute for Bird Populations. She has a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Zoology and a PhD in Biological Science. Currently, Batty is working in the field of movement ecology on bats (of course), owls and goshawks. She is also a DiveMaster for SCUBA diving. Impressive!
When Batty returned to ACD, she jumped in with both feet. She started as a Rising Star and then moved up to the Road Ragers where she plays as a blocker and pivot. Batty used her time and experience in Rising Stars to inspire her next passion project; our Recruitment Committee, with a focus on new skater retention. She has almost singlehandedly doubled intake numbers and increased retention by doing what she does best… encourage and support her fellow team and league mates.
Batty is very passionate about ensuring a positive experience for our new recruits. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty, even going so far as to share the skates off of her own feet with a new skater who’s rentals were ill-fitting. She truly enjoys working with people just starting in derby and sharing her love of the sport – it is infectious and her positive attitude encourages everyone around her!
Though Batty has a heart as big as Australia, don’t let that fool you. She is a tenacious competitor and a real-life superhero: her superpower is a heart of gold and a generous spirit on and off the track. We are so honored and grateful for the hard work and dedication she has given to the league.
If you are interested in joining Angel City Derby, please email Batty at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding our New Recruits program and seasonal intake.