Ruth Riley | November 30, 2015
As an athlete, I've sat down in front of a microphone hundreds of times around the world.
But this was an experience like no other.
There was the microphone, and the usual white, folded-over name card in front of me declaring my identity to those in attendance.
But that's where the familiarity ended.
Instead of media members wanting to hear about Notre Dame and the Final Four, or my thoughts after a WNBA game or an Olympic contest, a handful of men and women of the United States Congress sat before me on an elevated U-shaped platform.