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Katherine Kelly

6'0''
Height
Senior
Class
Vashon Island, Wash.
Hometown
Vashon Island
High School
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Katherine Kelly - Women's Rowing - Virginia Cavaliers

2023-24
• CRCA All-America Second Team
• All-ACC First Team
• Co-captain
• Member of the Varsity Eight that finished 13th at the NCAA Championship
• Part of the Varsity Eight that finished second at the ACC Championship

2022-23
• Pocock Racing Shells First-Team All-America
• Named to the ACC Honor Roll
• Earned the Coach’s Award for Excellence
• Member of the the Varsity Eight that placed 11th at the NCAA Championship
• Part of the V8 that rowed to a runner-up finish at the ACC Championship
• Member of the Varsity Eight that was named ACC Crew of the Week (April 4)
• Third-year class representative
• Placed 10th along with teammate Elsa Hartman and the United States in the women’s four at the 2023 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
• Lettered

2021-22
• Part of the Varsity Eight that finished 12th at the NCAA Championships
• Helped the Varsity Eight to the ACC title
• Part of the ACC Crew of the Year
• Named to the All-ACC Academic team
• Claimed a bronze medal with the United States’ women’s four with coxswain at the 2022 World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy
• Named to the ACC Honor Roll
• Lettered

2020-21
• Helped the Varsity Eight to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships
• Part of the ACC champion Varsity Eight
• Part of the ACC Crew of the Year
• Named to the All-ACC Academic team
• Named to the ACC Honor Roll
• Lettered

Background
• Graduated from Vashon Island High School in 2020
• Rowed for Burton Beach Rowing Club under head coach Richard Parr from 2017-20
• Rowed for Vashon Island Rowing Club under head coach Richard Parr from 2015-17
• Placed sixth in the women’s four as bow seat at 2019 World Junior Championships in 2019
• Placed third in the women’s 4+ (stroke seat) at the 2019 New Zealand Rowing Championships
• Raced at 2017, 2018 and 2019 Youth Nationals
• Member of the 2018 U.S. Junior National Development Camp
• High school rowing captain from 2017-20

Personal
• Born in Vashon Island, Wash.
• Daughter of Kji and Rebecca Kelly
• Has two brothers, Jack and Davis
• Four-time National Honor Society honoree
• Member of Girls2Girls, a club that raises money to send girls to school in Kenya, from 2016-20
• Father, Kji, played basketball at Dickinson College from 1990-94
• Enjoys cello, hiking and traveling, and her dog, Zeus
• Majoring in chemistry