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Pronounced: Kel-see REEM
2008 (Junior at Penn State): Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree ... appeared in all 38 matches and 88 games ... saw action primarily as a serving specialist, but also at middle hitter ... finished the season with 16 service aces and 15 digs ... recorded two service aces against George Washington (9/6) ... had a season-high four kills against New Hampshire (9/20) on .600 hitting (career-high) ... tallied one service ace each against Nebraska in the NCAA Semifinal and Stanford in the NCAA Championship.
2007 (Sophomore at Penn State): Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 23 matches and 26 games, often in the role of serving specialist ... recorded four kills, including one against Saint John's (9/7), one against VCU (9/8), one at Yale (9/14) and one versus Delaware State (9/15) ... posted three service aces, with one against Colgate (9/8), one in the NCAA Second Round win over Albany (12/1) and the match-winner in the NCAA Regional Finals against Brigham Young (12/8) ... tallied five blocks for the season, including three against Saint John's (9/7) ... also added in three digs.
2006 (Freshman at Miami University): Played in six matches and 19 games before transferring to Penn State and sitting out the rest of the season ... provided 21 kills, nine service aces, 11 digs and 19 blocks ... tallied a career-high seven kills against Kansas (8/26) ... posted six kills on .556 hitting versus Alabama A&M (8/26), also racking up a personal-best six blocks ... provided four multiple block matches ... had five or more stuffs three times.
Three year volleyball letterwinner and two year basketball letterwinner at State College Area High School ... volleyball team captain for the Little Lions during senior year ... aided the squad to two District 6 volleyball championships in 2004 and 2005 and also the 2004 District 6 basketball championship ... named Most Improved Player as a freshman ... won the Player's Choice Award as a sophomore ... named First Team All-State following junior season ... three-time First Team All-District and MAC First Team honoree ... earned the Maroon and Gray Award and the Power of the Paws Award ... member of the Pittsburgh Renaissance club volleyball program ... squad finished 15th in the 18 Open Division at the 2006 Junior Olympics.
Born Kelsey Lynne Ream on Oct. 2, 1987 in State College, Pa. ... parents are Gary and Rebecca Ream ... has one sister, Lindsay (28) and one brother, Brandon (25) ... mother, father, sister and brother all attended Penn State ... brother Brandon played football for the Nittany Lions from 2002 to 2006 ... family owns Camp Woodward, a gymnastics, cheer, skateboard, BMX, inline and snowboard training facility ... majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management ... names hobbies as dancing, favorite musical entertainer as Lady Gaga, favorite pro sports team as the Lakers, favorite athlete as Gabby Reece, favorite food as Philly Cheesesteaks, favorite book as "Twilight" series, favorite television show as "Grey's Anatomy," favorite movie as "Sex in the City," favorite actor as Brad Pitt, favorite actress as Eva Longoria and favorite place to visit as Hawaii ... nickname is Reamster.
Quoting Russ Rose
"There's no good time for an injury. Kelsey's has a strong impact on the program by the type of person she is. I wouldn't expect that there be any change in her focus on the team. As the season progresses, I wouldn't be surprised if she's able to help us in a few areas."
"To play with no regrets and leave it all on the court."