Shannen Kelly

Shannen  Kelly


Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Sandra Day O'Connor



Desert Devils Gymnastics

SENIOR YEAR | 2016: Team co-captain.

JUNIOR YEAR | 2015: USAG All-American (second team) on the balance beam after tying for sixth (9.675) in the event preliminary at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships...competed on the beam in every team competition...scored a season-high 9.750 twice...that score was tied for third on the team...first posted a 9.750 in the Falcons' home opener with Seattle Pacific...matched that score four meets later at Illinois State...also broke the 9.700 mark at home against Alaska-Anchorage and Denver.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014: USAG All-American (second team) on the balance beam after finishing eighth (9.650) in the event preliminary at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships...NCAA Regional participant on the balance beam (9.200, 38th)...competed on the beam in every team competition...scored a career-best 9.825 against #21 Arizona to help the Falcons to their highest team score in seven years...first broke the 9.800 mark at New Hampshire...earned a share of first on that event during the Falcons' second competition with Eastern Michigan...also competed on the vault during 10 meets...scored a personal-best 9.650 at the MPSF Championships...competed on the floor exercise three times, tallying a season-high 9.725 at Lindenwood.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013: Earned the team's Outstanding Freshman award...competed in 12 team competitions...tied for the squad's highest score of the year on the floor exercise, after scoring a career-best 9.825 to tie for first in Air Force's home victory over Seattle Pacific...also tallied a career-best 9.725 on the balance beam to finish third at that meet...matched that score two weeks later during the triangular meet at UC Davis...first broke the 9.700 mark on the beam at Seattle Pacific...also competed on vault, scoring a career-best 9.625 at the Eagle Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Sandra Day O'Connor High School...graduated first in class...member of the National Honor Society...member of the Society of Female Scholars...competed for the club level at Desert Devils Gymnastics...coached by Wes Jones and Ashley Schwalb...Arizona state champion on the balance beam in 2012...also finished second on the vault, uneven bars, floor exercise and all-around at that meet...placed on the beam (fifth), floor (eighth) and all-around (ninth) at the 2012 Region I Championships...2012 Junior Olympic National qualifier...finished second on the beam and third on the vault, floor and all-around at the 2011 state championship meet...placed fifth on the balance beam at the 2011 Region I Championships, while earning top-15 scores in the all-around (11th) and floor (14th).

PERSONAL: Full name is Shannen Lee Kelly...nickname is "Shanny"...daughter of Ryan and Linda Kelly...has three younger siblings: Megan, Delaney and McKenna...majoring in law...earning a minor in French...future plans include working in the contracting field...served as a PEER, Element Leader, First Sergeant, BCT Flight Commander and Flight Commander...named to the Commandant's List and Athletic Director's List...hobbies include working out, cooking and being with friends...favorite event is the balance beam, because "it's all about your mindset. When you look at your gymnastics with a positive attitude, you will get positive results"...worked Basic Cadet Training over the summer...also went on leave...favorite quote is "be happy for this moment, this moment is your life"...member of Cadet Squadron 40.

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