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Kristen Kelsay knows she can do anything if she puts her mind to it. A professorial assistantship her freshman year gave the psychology major and MSU women’s volleyball team captain the opportunity to work side by side with faculty and PhD students in a research lab. Now Kristen juggles defending the court and her senior thesis with focus and tenacity. Never resting on her academic or athletic laurels, the Academic All-American is setting herself up for success by making plans for graduate school—and by always keeping an open mind.

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Kristen Kelsay

  • Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois
  • Class year: senior
  • Major and college: psychology, College of Social Science and Honors College
  • Activities and interests: MSU varsity women’s volleyball team captain, Student Athlete Academic Committee president, Putting Athletes and Community Together, East Lansing Youth Volleyball Clinic volunteer, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient, Academic All-Big Ten, Campus Ministry

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