#15 Kelsi Evans

Women's Soccer
Class Junior Height 5'7"
Hometown Fairbanks, Alaska
High School West Valley Position Defender
Club Team Major Biology (pre-med)


Sophomore season (2007) - Played in 14 games...Also competes on Whitman's Golf Team.

Freshman season (2006) - Played in three games in her first season at Whitman ... Received the team's Most Improved Award ... "Kelsi has excellent athletic ability and will be a great help to us next year," Whitman soccer coach Scott Shields said ... Also competed on Whitman's Nordic ski team.

Prep - Started all four seasons in the midfield for soccer coach Greg Gibson and the Wolfpack at West Valley High ... Skied for three seasons for Nordic coach Caleb Richardson, sharing in relay race and state team championships as a senior ... Competed for Team Alaska at the 2004 and 2005 Junior National nordic championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Truckee, Calif. ... Ran two seasons of cross country and two seasons of track & field for West Valley ... Contributed to a state team championship in cross country as a senior ... Twice qualified for the state track championship in the hurdles, placing eighth and ninth at the 300-meter distance.

Academics - Majoring in Biology while pursuing a career in medicine ... Spent the 2008 summer working at a veterinary clinic ... After graduating from high school, and before enrolling at Whitman, spent one year in Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program ... While in Germany, worked for seven months at a hospital, interning in the urology and interdisciplinary medicine stations ... Also worked for six weeks at a German veterinary clinic for small animals ... Worked a four-week internship (summer 2007) in the surgery department at the University of Minnesota Veterinary School, where her older sister Alina is a fourth-year student ... Worked in a chiropractor's office during the 2006 summer ... Volunteered in a hospital emergency room in Fairbanks throughout her high school years ... ... Plans a career in medicine, although still deciding behind human or animal patients ... Speaks German fluently.

Personal - Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Oct. 19, 1986 ... Daughter of Melinda and Roger Evans of Fairbanks ... Mother is a medical doctor ... Parents also own and manage a ski resort and golf course ... Older sister, Alina, is a veterinarian ... Plays the guitar and cello ... Member of Whitman's snowboarding club, volunteers for Blue Mountain teaching ESL students...Tutor for Whitman's Introductory Biology Lab ... Ran a marathon during her post-high school year in Germany, finishing in 3:57.58.

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