Articles by Christie Ackendorf

Christie Ackendorf is an intern with LRT Sports for Fall 2021. She is attending the State University of New York at Fredonia and is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2022. Christie majors in business administration management with two minors in psychology and sports management. Christie is a captain of the women's volleyball team at Fredonia. She loves to read, be active, try new recipes, and shop! Christie Ackendorf can be found on Instagram @Christieack, Twitter @CAckendorf, and on Tiktok @Chrissyack.
Christie Ackendorf is an intern with LRT Sports for Fall 2021. She is attending the State University of New York at Fredonia and is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2022. Christie majors in business administration management with two minors in psychology and sports management. Christie is a captain of the women's volleyball team at Fredonia. She loves to read, be active, try new recipes, and shop! Christie Ackendorf can be found on Instagram @Christieack, Twitter @CAckendorf, and on Tiktok @Chrissyack.
Working Out in Style
5 Best Places to Find Affordable Workout Gear

By Christie Ackendorf|January 3, 2022

Workout gear can be 100% addictive. And, what better way to crush your New Year’s fitness goals than with AFFORDABLE new workout clothes? You might as well save a few...

To Redshirt or Not to Redshirt
Pros and Cons of Redshirting

By Christie Ackendorf|December 31, 2021

As a college athlete, you have 10 semesters to graduate and 4 seasons to play. You immediately use a year or season of eligibility when you compete in an organized...

Reaching Your Goals
3 Social Media Influencers You Need to Follow

By Christie Ackendorf|December 28, 2021

Everyone needs motivation sometimes. While social media is such a big part of today’s culture, make sure that you’re surrounding yourself with people who make you feel good.  Take a...

Workout Strategies
4 Best Fitness Apps for College Athletes in 2021

By Christie Ackendorf|December 27, 2021

With 2021 coming to a close and the New Year (and new goals!) right around the corner, we all need a good fitness app to keep our athletic goals on-track....

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8 Questions to Ask DIII Coaches

By Christie Ackendorf|December 27, 2021

When college coaches ask you if you have any questions for them, the answer should always be “yes!” The college athlete experience will be unlike anything you’ve experienced in high...

Finding the Right School
6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing an out-of-State School

By Christie Ackendorf|December 20, 2021

For some people, choosing a college to go to is a natural process. For others, it can be scary and overwhelming with all the options out there. Out-of-state schools are...

Division I Women's Soccer
Ohio University’s Reese Dorsey on Her First NIL Deal and Why She Chose DI

By Christie Ackendorf|December 9, 2021

**Athlete Interviews are posted every Thursday for recruiting advice, what to look for, and more. Reese is a Junior goalkeeper for the Women’s Soccer team at Ohio University. She is...

Day in the the Life
Daily Grind of Saint Francis University Volleyball Player, Olivia Walczak

By Christie Ackendorf|December 8, 2021

Daily Grind columns are are posted every Wednesday to provide an introduction into a day in the life of a college athlete and an example of time management skills. Olivia...

Workout Playlists
The Christmas Playlist for Athletes

By Christie Ackendorf|November 29, 2021

It’s finally Christmas music season! But, if you’re anything like me, you need a specially-curated playlist for your workouts, and Christmas music just doesn’t make the cut. That’s why I’ve...

Talk to Your Coach
How to Reach out to Your Coach When You’re Struggling

By Christie Ackendorf|November 16, 2021

Sometimes you will have a coach that doesn’t exactly share your personal values or beliefs, and other times you will have the most ideal coach. These are both okay. Throughout...

Teammate Relationships
4 Tips to Handle Team Drama

By Christie Ackendorf|November 10, 2021

Every team will experience bumps in the road. You’re not all going to have the same values, beliefs, or perspectives on everything, or even most things. The real work is...

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