Shannen Kelly
    Shannen  Kelly


    Phoenix, Ariz.

    High School:
    Sandra Day O'Connor


    Vault, Beam, Floor

    Desert Devils Gymnastics

    SOPHOMORE | 2014: USAG All-American (second team) on the balance beam after finishing eighth in the event preliminary (9.650) 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 | 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 legal studies...earning minors in French and philosophy...served as a PEER, Element NCO and Athletic Clerk...named to the Athletic Director's List...hobbies include sleeping, hanging out with friends, trying to bake and reading...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"...traveled to France over the summer as a part of the Cadet Summer Language Immersion Program...also served as an Element Leader during the first session of Basic Cadet Training and completed Operation Air Force at McConnell AFB in Kansas...favorite quote is "be happy for this moment, this moment is your life"...member of Cadet Squadron 40.

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