My Story

My name is Christophe Donsereaux, but as many would guess, I would rather be called by Chris. I am a Sports Communication Major here at Piedmont. I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 6, 2001, to young but loving parents. I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers who are all younger than I am.

August 29, 2005, changed my life forever. When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, I was too young to understand the magnitude of the situation that was going on. All I knew was that I was leaving the home I had known since I was born. We moved all the way to Virginia during the storm before returning to New Orleans when it was safe. I was still in pre-k and did not know what was going on. I finished out that year and my kindergarten year before I was told I would be moving again. 

I moved to Sandy Springs, Georgia in June of 2008 to attend the rest of my elementary school years at Spalding Drive elementary. Leaving my mother to live with my father was a challenging thing to do because I was closer to my mother than my father at the time. Things took an awkward turn when I told my mother I did not want to return to Louisiana. I had found a group of friends and a sport that I was really interested in (basketball) and did not want to give up all that. 

Upon my entry to high school in 2015, I had never thought about running track or any other sport. I was strictly basketball. Then came my junior year of high school and the varsity team was guard heavy so that meant not making the team, which led me to stepping on the track for the first time. 

After my first ever track season Piedmont took notice along with other schools. I wanted more and I knew I could do better things in my senior year on the track team. Unfortunately, I got injured and the season was a huge letdown in my eyes. I committed to Piedmont in March of 2019 to join the track team, and it was a smart choice. Coming to Piedmont was not my first choice, but it has shaped me into a great student, and they have shown me that they care more about students as students than they do as athletes. 

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