Christian Roden
Christian Roden
Height: 5-9
Year: So
Hometown: Port Orange, Fla.
High School: Granby
Events: Distance
Major: Earth and Environmental Sciences

- “I chose Virginia Wesleyan because of the Greer Environmental Sciences building.”
- Selected VWU over Bridgewater and Old Dominion


Before VWU: Ran four years of cross country and track at Granby High School… Registered a sub-18 minute 5K time and sub-five minute mile in high school… Member of the National Honor Society… Honor Graduate.

Personal: The son of John and Denise Roden… Has two sisters, Samantha Roden and Michele Caza… Father, John, played two years of baseball at Farmingdale State.

Get to Know Christian

- Enjoys researching animals and relaxing
- Fan of the Chicago Cubs
- Favorites include the TV show “Planet Earth”

  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "a happy, fun-loving guy”
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "enjoying the time out”
  • If you could spend one day with a famous person from any time period, who would it be and why? “David Attenborough, to talk about the wonders of nature”
  • People might be surprised to know this about me… “I interned at a museum that was connected to the Smithsonian”
  • It’s the year 2030 and I am doing this… “research into nature and trying to prevent global warming”