ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Kelly Whelan
Kelly Whelan
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sewickley, Pa.
High School: North Allegheny

2011-12
Finished the season 6-4 in singles and 13-8 in doubles ... Earned the team's Most Improved award ... Was 2-0 in Ivy League singles and 4-2 in doubles ... Went 2-2 in singles and 3-4 in doubles during the fall tournament schedule ... Was 2-1 in singles and 5-2 in doubles during the non-conference portion of the dual schedule ... Paired with Hideko Tachibana at No. 1 doubles to take down Cornell's O'Neil/Frazier, 9-8 (5), to open Ivy League play ... Beat Sanon/Takenaga of Columbia, 8-7 (5), with Tachibana at No. 1 doubles ... Teamed with Hannah Morrill to beat Goepel/Saiontz of Princeton, 9-8 (9), in the No. 2 doubles spot ... Won two matches in the season finale, including a doubles win alongside Natalie Blosser over Dartmouth's Decker-Sadowski/Liu, 8-3, at No. 2 and a singles win against Rachel Decker-Sadowski, 1-6, 7-5, 7-5, in the No. 6 position.

Before Harvard

Member of tennis and cross country teams at North Allegheny … Won the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association  doubles championship in 2008 and was the runner-up in 2007 … Helped squad capture the 2008 PIAA team championship, the first in school history … Ranked No. 1 in Middle States section in U-18 … Represented the Middle States section at Intersectional Championships in Shreveport, La. … National Honor Society … National Spanish Exam gold medalist … Presidential Academic Excellence Award … Key Club International … Saints John and Paul Catholic Church Music Ministry … North Allegheny Concert Choir member … Sister, Kim Runge, played tennis at Davidson … Mother, Nancy Anderson, was a member of the women’s tennis team at Bridgeport … Father, Jim Whelan, played soccer at Bridgeport … Other interests include cross country, hot yoga, horseback riding and soccer.