A 1984 graduate of Bristol Eastern High School, Chryss Watts was an All State selection in three separate sports – volleyball, basketball and track & field. She was Class L long jump champion and a member of Bristol Eastern’s 1983 state championship basketball team.
She earned a full scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where she participated in track for three years and lettered in basketball all four years. She played women’s team handball following college and was a member of the U.S. team 1989 through 1997. She was a member of the 1992 and captain of the 1996 U.S. Olympic women’s team handball team and was selected “Female Athlete of the Year” in team handball in both 1995 and 1996. She served as a member of the board of directors for U.S. team handball for a number of years. In 2014 she was inducted into the CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.