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Kristen Kelsay
Kristen Kelsay

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
St. Francis

Height:
5-10

Position:
S


08/11/2014

Spartans 16th in Pre-Season AVCA Poll

MSU one of seven teams in pre-season survey

06/07/2014

Michigan State Announces Major Athletic Award Winners

Kelsay captures two awards

05/15/2014

Jacob Jarzen, Kristen Kelsay Earn Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarships

Conference awards $7,500 scholarships to 24 student-athletes.

04/15/2014

SASS Academic Excellence Gala Celebrates MSU Student-Athletes

17th annual gala honored student-athletes success in the classroom and community.

01/08/2014

2013 Michigan State Volleyball: A Season In Review

A complete listing of team and individual accomplishments

12/07/2013

MSU 3, Ohio 0 (NCAA First Round)

MSU advanced to the NCAA Round of 32 for the third straight season with a 3-0 win over Ohio.

11/04/2013

MSU vs. Penn State

MSU 0, Penn State 3

Career Stats

2010 Match-by-Match Stats
2011 Match-by-Match Stats
2012 Match-by-Match Stats
2013 Match-by-Match Stats


SENIOR (2013): Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-America ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner for the second straight season ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Co-Captain (along with Kori Moster) for the second straight-year ... Finished her career with 3,040 assists, good for sixth all-time in the MSU record book ... Appeared in 133 career matches, which ranks eighth all-time at MSU; her 473 career sets ranks fourth ... ... One of just two players to appear in every set of all 35 matches for the Spartans ... Averaged 6.71 assists per set in MSU's 6-2 system ... Also contributed 1.82 blocks per set ... MSU's most consistent server (.957) ... Opened the season with a 21-assist, seven-dig, three-kill, two-ace performance against St. Francis (8/30) ... Had a season-best 39 assists and eight digs against Towson in the second game at the Hokie Invitational (8/30) ... Contributed 24 assists in a three-set loss to Pacific (8/31) ... Had five digs and 28 assists in a dramatic rally from a 2-0 deficit to beat Virginia Tech (8/31) ... Had 36 assists in a win over No. 12 Oregon (9/6) ... Averaged 22 assists over the three games at the Butler Invitational (9/13-14), had eight digs against IPFW (9/13) and recorded a career-best four service aces against Illinois State (9/14) ... All-Tournament Team selection at the Spartan Invitational (9/20-21), where she had 77 assists and 17 digs against EMU, Duquesne, and Cincinnati ... Recorded 27 assists and 11 digs in a win over No. 1 Penn State on the road for her fist double-double of the season ... Had 19 assists and four digs in a win at Ohio State (9/29) ... Recorded 22 assists and eight digs in a three-set win over Illinois (10/4), in which she faced off against sister, McKenna ... Had 19 assists and four digs in a sweep of Northwestern (10/5) ... 16 assists and three digs in a three-set sweep of Iowa (10/11) ... Had 27 assists, five digs, and a kill in a win over No. 9 Nebraska at Jenison Field House (10/12) ... Had a double-double in a tough five-set loss at Minnesota (10/17), with a season-high 15 digs and 26 assists ... Had 25 assists, an ace, and seven digs at Wisconsin (10/20) ... Contributed 26 assists, an ace, and six digs in a loss to Michigan (10/23) ... Had 27 assists and eight digs against Indiana (10/26) ...Posted 18 assists in a sweep of Ohio State (11/1) ... In a loss to No. 2 Penn State (11/2), had 19 assists and five digs ... Had a pair of kills, 26 assists and five digs at Northwestern (11/8) ... Contributed 23 assists and two kills along with eight digs in a loss at Northwestern (11/9) ... Recorded 17 assists and two digs in a loss at Nebraska (11/15) ... Had 24 assists, two aces, eight digs, and a kill in a 3-0 victory at Iowa (11/16) .. Had 23 assists, two kills, an ace, and 11 digs in her first of back-to-back double-doubles against Wisconsin (11/23) ... Had a Big-Ten season high 29 assists, two aces, and tied her season best with 15 digs in her second straight double-double (and fourth of the year) on senior night vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Had 21 assists and seven digs in a three-set sweep of Michigan to retain the State Pride Flag for the fourth-straight season (11/27) ... Recorded 28 assists - her second- highest total in the Big Ten season - and four digs in a tough five-setter at Purdue (11/30) ... Five digs and 19 assists in a first-round NCAA victory over Ohio (12/7) ... Had 30 assists, four digs, and two kills in a victory over host Kentucky (12/8) to help MSU into the Sweet 16 ... Compiled 23 assists and eight digs in MSU's loss to Penn State (12/13) in the NCAA Regional Semifinal.

JUNIOR (2012): Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Recipient of the MSU Scholar Athlete Award ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree ... Team Co-captain ... Led the team with 895 assists, pushing her career total to 2,194 - good for seventh in the MSU record book ... Had a career-high 46 assists against Youngstown State and added 10 digs (8/25) ... Notched five double-doubles throughout the season ... Had double-digit assists in every match ... Recorded 20 assists and 12 digs against Indiana (9/22) ... Notched 25 assists and 10 assists at Iowa (9/29) ... Recorded three kills, 24 assists and eight digs in a win at Wisconsin (10/5) ...Had 35 assists and eight digs against Illinois (10/13) ... Recorded 41 assists and had five digs against Purdue (10/27) ... Had 32 assists and 14 digs in a 3-2 win over Nebraska (11/3) ... Recorded a double-double at Penn State with 14 assists and 11 digs (11/24) ... Had 32 assists and seven digs against San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/30) ...Came away with 26 assists and five digs in a 3-1 win over UCLA (12/1).

SOPHOMORE (2011): Led the team in assists with 726 and 6.10 assists per set ratio ... Was third on the team in service aces with 18 ... Appeared in 33 of 34 matches on the season and started in 21 ... Had three service aces against South Alabama (8/27) and also chipped in with six digs and 16 assists ... Notched her first double-double of the season against Wisconsin (10/7) with 44 assists and 17 digs, both season highs ... Recorded a career-high six kills on a career-high nine attacks against Minnesota (10/8) and also had career-high 34 assists and seven digs ... Charted a double-double against Ohio State with 24 assists and 10 digs ... Recorded her third double-double of the season against Illinois with 24 assists and 11 digs ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten team ... Was honored with the Harold & Raynor Shnider Office of the Provost Award that embodies the characteristics promoted by Student-Athlete Support Services, with emphasis on academic performance, community involvement and leadership ability ... Recognized as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

FRESHMAN (2010): Appeared in 31 of MSU's 36 matches, starting in 12 contests, including the final nine matches ... Made first career start at home against Minnesota (9/24) ... Led the team in conference matches with 411 assists for a 5.55 assists per set ratio ... Second on the team in all matches with 574 total assists ... Posted first career double-double with 20 assists and 11 digs against Evansville (8/28) ... Recorded a then career-high 33 assists against both Wisconsin (10/9) and Eastern Michigan (9/11) ... Tallied 27 double-digit assists and three dig efforts ... Reeled in a then career-best 13 digs along with 26 assists against Indiana (11/19) for her second double-double of the season ... Followed up the next with a double-double of 24 assists and 10 digs hosting Purdue (11/20) ... Tallied a then career-best two kills at Michigan (10/13) on three attacks ... Led the team on the year with 22 service aces, including a career-best three against Ohio State (11/5), Indiana (11/19) and New Mexico (9/2) ... Also recorded 159 digs ... Ended the year ranked sixth all-time in program history as a freshman with 5.36 assists per set and her 574 assists.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at St. Francis High School for head coach Peg Kopec ... Led her team to a state runner-up finish in 2007 ... Back-to-back regional champs her junior and senior years ... Finished her career with 1,673 assists, 261 digs, 148 kills and 118 aces ... Named to the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces list prior to her final year ... Led her team to a 33-3 record her senior year ... First team all-state in 2009 ... All-conference recipient in 2008 and 2009 ... All-state honorable mention in 2008 ... Named the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month in December of 2009 ... Two-time first-team All-Area (2008, 2009) ... Finalist for the Andi Collins Award, awarded to the nation's best setter ... Wendy's Heisman Award Winner for St. Francis High School in 2009 ... Three-time academic all-conference recipient (2007, 2008, 2009) ... A 4.0 student who was the vice president of the National Honor Society her junior and senior year ... Served as a Student Ambassador her final two years of high school ... A member of the Spanish National Honor Society.

CLUB: Played for the Sports Performance Club volleyball club ... Set her team to the 2010 AAU Girls' National Volleyball Championship in Orlando, Fla. ... Earned AAU All-America honors after her performance at the 2010 nationals ... Saw her team finish second at the 2009 Junior Volleyball Directors Association Championships in Louisville, Ky. ... Set her team to a championship finish at Pre-Nationals in 2009 ... Led team to back-to-back third-place finishes at the AAU Nationals in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned JVDA All-America honors at the 16 Club National Championships in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1992 to Bruce and Mary Kelsay ... Father was a member of the Minnesota Gophers football team from 1975-77 ... Plans on majoring in psychology and completing the Professorial Assistantship program at MSU as one of the top 1% of students in the nation.

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