Kelly Whelan
Kelly Whelan
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sewickley, Pa.
High School: N. Allegheny Sr.

Senior  2015

Sat in six seat and four seat of the second varsity eight … Earned a gold medal at the EARC Sprints … Earned a silver medal at the Ivy League Championship … Placed second in the C Finals at the NCAA Championships.  

Junior  2014

Rowed the fourth seat for the second varsity all season … Helped the 2V to a fourth­-place finish at the Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championships … Competed with the second varsity, finishing seventh in the petite final at the NCAA Championships.

Sophomore  2013

Rowed for the second varsity and varsity four ‘A’, earning five wins, and third place finish at the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships C Final.

Freshman  2013

Played on the Harvard women's tennis team ... 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.