Gabriella (noun): 

A woman devoted to the following, discussing, and playing of sport. Dedicated Michigan and Detroit sports fan. International studies major and Minor in Writing at the University of Michigan. Class of 2015. 

Welcome! I'm Gabriella Ring, a student of the Sweetland Minor in Writing program (and more defined above!),  and I've chosen to reflect my experiences with sports and writing about sports into this lovely portfolio. More importantly, my experiences in and around sport have allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of the woman I want to be---oozing with passion, motivated to achieve my goals, and taking each challenge I face head-on.

This portfolio serves as the culmination of my undergraduate writing career where my love of sport has allowed me to explore a question in my Capstone project I've thought about a lot the past few years: why do we care so much about sport? 'Sporty Gabby' gives a little bit more background about me and elaborates on the focus of this project as well as the purpose of the other pages throughout this site. Start there to get a sense of what you want to explore as you learn about me through my writing. As always, feel free to write to me or follow me on social media, linked below.

And forever,


Top left: In my Event Team Member uniform with my brother Phil in his Marching Band uniform. Bottom left: On the 50-yd line after the watch party of the Cowboy Classic game, Michigan v. Alabama, Sept. 12, 2012.Top right: Me at the 2014 Winter Classic at the Big House, the Detroit Red Wings v. the Toronto Maple Leafs. Thirteen degrees at game time, with a windchill of zero, Jan. 1, 2014. Bottom right: Enjoying the 2013 Homecoming game v. Minnesota, Oct. 5, 2013.