Kelsey

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Varsity
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
High School: Berkeley HS
Club: Berkeley High Crew
Major: Marine Biology
Experience: High School

Bio

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2018-19
Coxswain of WIRA Championships V8+ Grand Final-winning Varsity 8 boat that earned UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (4/29) honors ... Captured first place with the Varsity 8 crew during UC San Diego's sweep of the Western Sprints ... Helped the Third Varsity 8 to a top finish at the UC Cup Challenge ... Came away with a runner-up finish in the Varsity 8 boat at the San Diego Crew Classic's Men’s Varsity American Specialty Health Cup Final 1, trailing only Purdue.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017-18
Coxswain of the Varsity 8 boat at the IRA National Championship ... Member of the Varsity 8 crew that earned UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (6/5) honors ... Helped the Varsity 8+ crew to a first place finish at the Western Sprints Championships ... Claimed first in all three races at the Western Sprints Challenge with the Second Varsity 8 crew.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Berkeley High School in Berkeley … A three-year varsity letter winner … Named to the CIF North Coast Section Honor Roll … Earned outstanding coxswain honors as a senior.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 17 in Berkeley … Daughter of Katie and David … Has a sister named Rachel … Business Psychology major at Sixth College … Favorite rowing memory is sinking in her high school team's varsity 8 as a senior and being rescued by the Coast Guard ... Top UC San Diego memory is coming back to shore after winning the Varsity 8 at the Western Springs in 2018 and the entire team storming the boat to celebrate ... Enjoys going on road trips, cooking and going to the beach … Cheers for Team USA … Favorite athlete is coxswain Mary Whipple ... Listens to Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper and Taylor Swift ... Most people do not know that she hates scary movies and will cry while watching them ... Uses Snapchat.

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