Of its 57 academic all-WAC selections from its spring sports, Utah State had 23 student-athletes from women's outdoor track honored, along with 15 from men's outdoor track, six from softball, five from both men's tennis and women's tennis, and three from the men's golf team.
In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
USU's men placed second as a team, while the women came in fourth.
For the week of April 8, 2013.
Aggies Collect 25 Top-Six Finishes Saturday
Cross Country (2016): Competed in two meets during the season with her best finish coming at the Utah State-hosted Sagebrush Invitational, where she placed 44th with a time of 19:24.16… Earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
Indoor: Did not compete during the season.
Outdoor: Recorded career-best times of 5:18.70 in the 1,500m at the Utah Valley Invitational, 10:40.54 in the 3,000m at the UC Irvine-hosted Spring Collegiate Classic and 18:46.22 in the 5,000m at the Utah State-hosted Mark Faldmo Invitational... Earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
Cross Country (2015): Redshirted, but earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
Indoor: Competed in just two meets on the season, recording a personal-best time of 10:41.17 in the 3,000m at the Boise State-hosted Jacksons/New Balance Invitational… Earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
Cross Country (2013): Competed in six meets, including two top-15 finishes... Finished 124th with a time of 23:50.7 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships... Placed 66th with a time of 24:15.82 at the Mountain West Championships... Best finish was also a team-best when she placed sixth with a time of 18:40 at the Utah Valley Invitational.
Indoor: Placed 10th in the 5,000m and 30th in the 3,000m at the WAC Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Took 21st in the 1,500m and second in the 5,000m at the All-Idaho Cup... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
Cross Country (2012): Competed in five meets during the season, including two top-25 finishes... Brought home a 98th-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (23:10.2)... Placed 18th at the WAC Championships (18:19.28)... Finished 24th at the Montana State Invitational (18:24.00).
HIGH SCHOOL: A six-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Granada High School in Livermore, Calif.… Finished in the top seven at the North Coast sectionals in 2010… Won league and North Coast sectional championships in 2010 and 2011.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kelsey Lynn Girardelli… Oldest of three children of Gary and Tracy Girardelli… Served an LDS Church Mission in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 2014-2015... Majoring in biology.
PERSONAL BESTS INCLUDE:
|WAC Indoor Championships|
|NCAA XC Mountain Regionals|
|MW XC Championships|
|WAC XC Championships|
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