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Meet the Lightning Girls: Crystal R.

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Name: Crystal R.

Hometown: Plant City, Florida

School: University of South Florida

Major/Minor: Majored in Elementary Education

Occupation: Currently a Kindergartner Teacher

Long-term career goal: I hope to write and publish a children’s book series.

Most memorable game: There is not one game in particular that stands out. I just love being at the games with the fans. Their smiles, high fives, and cheers energizes me. Each game has given me specials memories that I will forever cherish.

Hobbies: I enjoy spending my time volunteering, scuba diving, water sports, running marathons, scrapbooking, photography, mentoring, traveling, dancing, and most outdoor activities.

Interests: I’ve been called a “woman of many hats,” and that’s something I take pride in. Getting involved in so many different things has enlightened me and expanded my horizons. I’m always eager to learn something new.

Favorite Quote: The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything.

How do you stay in shape? I am extremely active, whether it's dancing, training for marathons, yoga, and I love being outdoors. My fitness program consists of regular gym sessions and eating right. It is the perfect balance, and I love the feel-good results!

Best thing about being a Tampa Bay LG? I love the camaraderie between my teammates and the many people that I will have the chance to meet during the season, the opportunity to help and inspire with my community, and of course the thrill of hearing and seeing the die hard screaming Lightning fans in the Forum.

If you could have a super power, what would you want to have and why: I'd like to be able to sleep with a book under my pillow overnight and absorb all of the knowledge by morning and or I would love to be able to magically transport myself places with the push of a button. That way I would never be late for anything!

Something most people don't know about you: I have never chewed a piece of gum, I love extreme sports, and I am a country girl at heart that loves to hunt, fish, and ride four wheelers. 

Three words that describe you: Caring, Creative, and Passionate

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