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Kristelle Batchelor: Finding her Home-court Advantage

Kristelle Batchelor: Finding her Home-court Advantage

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SEVEN THOUSAND thirty-five miles. Kristelle Batchelor walked into the La PanotiQ bakery cafe, welcomed by its gray walls, tiled floors and front glass windows. She put on her black apron and greeted each customer with a smile. She was 7,035 miles away from her home and her true love. Her body longed for the adrenaline rush, the cheering crowds, and cameras that pointed towards her. She worked espresso machines, cleaned tables, and swept leaves outside the cafe, but her heart was somewhere else. “I’ve experienced it,” she says. “Nothing else fulfills me more than being a courtside reporter.” Courtside Courage The excitement and chatter of the sports section have always interested Batchelor even if she entered the Varsitarian as a special reports writer during her second ...