Kelsey Knight
Kelsey Knight
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Folsom, Calif.
High School: Folsom HS '08
Experience: 2L*

2011-12: After recovering from her second torn ACL, Knight returned to the courts, playing in 16 of Eastern's 19 matches at the No. 3 and 4 spots. She was named to the Big Sky All-Academic team for the second time in her career. Knight recorded two singles victories during the year and four in doubles. She defeated Lewis-Clark State's Barb Sneckner in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, and bested Thais Kurer of Weber State, 6-2, 6-2. With partner Chelsea Patton, Knight won back-to-back doubles matches at the end of the year against San Jose State and Weber State, both were 8-3 decisions.

2010-11: Won her first two matches of the year before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

2009-10: Selected to the All-Big Sky Honorable Mention squad after finishing the year with an 11-10 singles record and 13-8 tally in doubles play. Also named to the Big Sky All-Academic team for her superior work in the classroom. Her 11 wins tied the most singles wins for any player on the squad during the 2009-10 campaign. Played primarily at the No. 3 singles spot, where she registered five victories against conference opponents. Had a dominant run in the BSC from Feb. 20 – March 13, winning three matches in a row against Jenny Whateley of Northern Colorado (6-2, 6-1), Rilee Moorhead of Idaho State (6-2, 6-4) and Elsje Beneke of Weber State (6-2, 6-1). Was equally impressive in doubles play, as she and teammate Caitlin Bampton won 10 of their 13 matches at the No. 1 spot, including a four-match win streak to close out the year.

2008-09: Knight ended up redshirting the 2008-09 season after she injured her knee early in dual-match play. Knight played in three singles matches before her injury and won two of them. She teamed up with Amanda Mankovits and won three out of four doubles matches as well.

Personal: Knight is the daughter of Jerry Knight and Holly McCollum. Pursuing a degree in communication disorders.

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