"Our heart's timing isn't measured by hours or minutes. It's measured by joys, by challenges, by surprises, and by triumphs," said Cross in her commencement speech. "I am so grateful that all of my moments led me to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. I'm thankful to be a part of this institution that values the things I truly believe in, like collaboration, diversity, loving Mother Earth, learning from science, and helping one another be the best that we can be," continued Cross, before issuing a final challenge to her classmates. "This is your time to keep moving in the direction of your dreams. Remember to listen to that tick-tock in your heart, and do great things.
In his career, Rodd has coached five Minnesota state champion elite youth teams, two runner-up teams, and three third-place teams. He has coached six teams to national level tournaments, including the ASA Nationals, the USSSA World Tournament, and the AFA Nationals.