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Kelsey Card
Kelsey  Card

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Plainview, Ill.

High School:
Carlinville

Event:
Throws

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Redshirt Senior/Redshirt Senior

Notables
2015 first-team All-American (indoor shot put, outdoor shot put, and discus)
2012 first-team All-American (indoor shot put)
 Three-time scond-team All-American (2015 - indoor weight throw, 2013 - indoor shot put, 2012 - discus)
• Big Ten record-holder in outdoor shot put (58-11 1/4 (17.96m)) and discus (197-4 (60.16m))
2015 Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year
2015 Big Ten Field Athlete of the Championships
Academic All-Big Ten (2015)

At Wisconsin
2015 Outdoor:
 Placed seventh with a throw of 187-0 (57.00m) for Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games (7/24) ... finished fourth in the discus at the USA Outdoor Championship (6/25-28) with a Big Ten and Wisconsin record-setting heave of 197-4 (60.16m) and finished 18th in the shot put with a toss of 53-11 (16.43m) ... Closed out her junior collegiate campaign with a pair of second-place finishes in the shot put and the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championship (6/10-13) with a heave of 58-11 1/4 (17.96m) in the shot put to set a new Wisconsin and Big Ten record and a toss of 194-11 (59.38m) in the discus ... Finished second in both the shot put and the discus at the NCAA West Regional (5/29-30) with a toss of 55-6 1/2 (16.93) in the shot put and a heave of 196-7 (59.91m) in the discus throw to break the Big Ten and Wisconsin records in the event ... Won the shot put with a heave of 57-11 1/4 (17.66m) while taking second in the discus throw with a toss of 192-7 (58.71m) at the Big Ten Championship (5/15-17) ... Won the shot put with a heave of 58-2 (17.73m) and won the discus throw with a toss of 189-8 (57.81m) at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/8) ... Finished 12th in the discus throw with a heave of 184-11 (56.36m) and fifth in the shot put with a toss of 57-0 1/4 (17.38m) at the Triton Invitational (4/24-25) ... Won the discus throw with a heave of 190-0 (57.92m) and placed second in the shot put with a toss of 54-10 1/4 (16.72m) at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (4/18)

2015 Indoor:
Finished fourth in the shot put with a toss of 56-7 1/4 (17.25m) and 11th in the weight throw with a heave of 66-5 (20.26m) at the NCAA Indoor Championship (3/13-14) to help the Badgers to a tie for 18th place overall, while earning First-Team All-American honors in the shot put and Second-Team All-American honors in the weight throw ... Swept the throws at the Big Ten Indoor Championship (2/27-28) with a heave of 56-7 1/4 (17.25m) in the shot put and a toss of 69-6 (21.18m) in the weight throw to help UW to a seventh place team finish ... Won the shot put at the Red and White Open (2/20) with a heave of 55-1 (16.79m) ... Swept the throwing events at the Iowa State Classic (2/13-14) while breaking the Wisconsin record in the weight throw with a heave of 71-7 1/4 (21.82m) and recording a toss of 54-7 1/2 (16.65m) in the shot put ... Finished second in the shot put at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (1/30) with a heave of 55-1 1/2 (16.80m) to help UW to a sixth place team finish ... Swept all three throwing events at the Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Dual (1/24) with heaves of 56-2 1/2 (17.13m) in the shot put, 187-11 (57.29m) in the discus throw, and 68-0 1/2 (20.74m) in the weight throw

2014 Outdoor:
Won two titles at the 2014 North American, Central American and Caribbean U23 Championships (8/8) with a throw of 176-7 (53.82m) in discus and 56-10 (17.32m) in the shot put... in the discus throw at the U.S. Outdoor Championships (6/29) placed sixth and set a Wisconsin record with a distance of 191-8 (58.41m) ... set a Wisconsin record in the shot put with a throw of 58-3 3/4 (17.77m), placing fourth at the U.S. Outdoor Championships (6/25) ... in a preliminary round at the U.S. Outdoor Championships (6/25) finished seventh with a shot put throw of 56-7 1/4 (17.25m) ... won the shot put (53-5 (16.28m)) and the discus (193-4 (58.94m)) while competing unattached at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) ... competed unattached and finished ninth in the shot put (53-0 3/4 (16.17m)) and 16th in the discus (165-10 (50.56m)) at the Triton Invite (4/25-26) ... competed unattached and won the shot put (52-6 1/2 (16.01m)) and discus (163-1 (49.71m)) at the UW-Platteville Invite (4/11-12)

2014 Indoor:
Placed 13th in the shot put at the US Indoor Track and Field Championships (2/23) with a mark of 50-8 3/4 (15.46m) ... won the shot put at the Red a White Open (2/21) while competing unattached with a mark of 57-0 (17.37m) ... competed unattached at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) and finished second in the shot put with a mark of 55-9 (16.99m) ... competed unattached at the Badger Indoor Open (1/17) and placed first in shot put with a mark of 56-4 (17.17m)

2013 Outdoor: Recorded a 17th place finish at the NCAA Championships (6/5-8) in the discus with a toss of 164-4 (50.10m) ... Finished third in the discus with a heave of 177-4 (54.05m) and 44th in the shot put with a toss of 46-9 (14.25m) at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/23-25) ... Placed sixth in the shot put at the Big Ten championships (5/11-12) with a throw of 52-6 3/4 (16.02m) and took eighth in the discus with a mark of 156-3 (47.62m) ... placed second in the shot put with a mark of 50-10 (15.49m) and third in the discus at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) with a throw of 159-7 (48.65m) ... at the Triton Invitational (4/25-27), placed ninth in the Elite section of the discus with a throw of 167-1 (50.94m), took 10th in the Invitational section of the discus with a mark of 178-7 (54.43m) and placed fifth in the Invitational section of the shot put with a mark of 51-7 (15.72m)

2013 Indoor: Recorded a 13th-place finish in the shot put at the NCAA championships, throwing 53-2 1/4 (16.21m) ... won the shot put at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/1) with a mark of 55-3 1/2 (16.85m) ... placed third in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships (2/22-23) with a mark of 52-10 (16.10m) and took 10th in the weight throw with a mark of 60-3 (18.36m) ... won the shot put at the Red a White Open (2/15) with a throw of 54-2 (16.51m) and placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 62-8 (19.10m) ... finished fifth in the shot put at the Cyclone Classic (2/9) with a mark of 50-6 1/4 (15.40) and took third in the weight throw with an effort of 63-2 1/4 (19.26m) ... placed second in the shot put at the Warhawk Classic (2/2) with a mark of 50-3 1/4 (15.32m) and took second in the weigth throw with an effort of 57-10 1/4 (17.63m) ... won the shot put at the Badger Track Classic (1/12) with a mark of 53-10 1/2 (16.42m) and took second in the weight throw with a mark of 61-5 1/2 (18.73) ... placed second in the shot put at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/19) with a throw of 53-1 (16.18m) and took third in the weight throw with a mark of 62-11 1/4 (19.18m)

2012 Outdoor:
Earned second-team All-America honors with 16th-place finish in discus at NCAA championships (6/6) with throw of 169-8 (51.72m) ... threw 51-4 1/2 (15.66m) to take 16th in the shot put at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (5/25) and placed ninth in the discus with a mark of 171-11 (52.40m) ... placed fourth at the Big Ten championships (5/12-13) in the shot put with at throw of 52-3 3/4 (15.94m) and fifth in the discus with a mark of 175-6 (53.49m) ... won the shot put at the Stanford Invitational (4/6-7) with a throw of 52-2 (15.90m) and set a new school record in the discus with 173-7 (52.91m) ... placed eighth in the shot put with a throw of 51-0 3/4 (15.56m) and took 11th in the discus with a mark of 162-2 (49.44m) at the Triton Invitational (4/26-27) ... took second in the discus at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/21) with a mark of 175-11 (53.63m) as well as winning the shot put with a toss of 50-8 1/4 (15.45m) ... threw a distance of 50-9 1/4 (15.47m) in the shot put for fourth place and 152-11 (46.60m) for fifth place in the discus at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23)

2012 Indoor: Took sixth in the NCAA championships (3/10) in the shot put with a Wisconsin-record throw of 55-8 1/2 (16.98m) to earn her first All-America honors ... won the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/2) with a throw of 54-10 (15.71m) ... took thrid in the shot put at the Big Ten championships (2/24-25) with a toss of 52-11 1/2 (16.14m) and placed 20th in the weight throw with a mark of 57-2 (17.42m) ... won the shot put at Red a White Open (2/17) with a throw of 54-2 (16.51m) ... won the the shot put at Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28) with a throw of 53-6 1/2 (16.32m) and took 11th in the weight throw with a mark of 51-0 3/4 (16.57m) ... placed third in the shot put with a throw of 51-0 1/4 (15.56m) and fourth in the weight throw (55-10 1/2 (17.03m)) a thte UW-Platteville Invitational (3/11) ... took second in the shot put (53-1 3/4 (16.20m)) at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4) and 23rd in the weight throw (50-6 1/4 (15.40m)) ... threw for 51-0 3/4 (15.56m) in the shot put at the Badger Track Classic (1/4) in her first collegiate competition for second place ... took fourth in the weight throw at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) with a toss of 55-9 (16.99m) ... placed third in the shot put with a mark of 51-6 1/2 (15.17m) and took fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 54-10 (16.17m) at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21)

High School
Broke all-time IHSA indoor shot put and Illinois State Meet outdoor record senior year ... broke all-time Illinois State Meet record in the discus junior year ... four-time IHSA Class1A shot put and discus champion ... four-time high school track team MVP ... USATF Junior Outdoor Shot Put Champion senior year ... Pan Am Jr. Championships bronze medalist senior year ... two-time USA Today All-USA team, junior and senior year ... four time all-conference team ... four-time indoor state champion in shot put ... two-time ITCCA Class 1A Female Track Athlete of the Year, junior and senior year

Personal
Parents are Andrea and Tom Card ... has two siblings, older sister Brittany and younger brother Daniel ... major is human development and family studies

Why Wisconsin?
"I really liked the throws coach and Wisconsin has a good throws program. I also thought the campus was absolutely beautiful."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Shot Put 57-0 (17.37m)* 2-21-14 Shot Put 58-11 1/4 (17.96m) 6-11-15
Weight Throw 71-7 1/4 (21.82m) 2-13-15 Discus 197-4 (60.16m) 6-27-15
Discus Throw 187-11 (57.29m) 1-24-15

All-America Honors (4)
2015 - Outdoor
Shot Put: 2nd (58-11 1/4 (17.96m))
Discus: 2nd (194-11 (59.38m))

2015 - Indoor
Shot Put: 4th (56-7 1/4 (17.25m))

2012 - Indoor
Shot Put: 6th (55-8 1/2 (16.98m))

Second-Team All-America Honors (3)
2015 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 11th (66-5 (20.26m))

2013 - Indoor
Shot Put: 13th (53-2 1/4 (16.21m))

2012 - Outdoor

Discus: 16th (169-8 (51.72m))

At the NCAA Championships
2015 - Outdoor
Shot Put: 2nd (58-11 1/4 (17.96m))
Discus: 2nd (194-11 (59.38m))

2015 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 11th (66-5 (20.26m))
Shot Put: 4th (56-7 1/4 (17.25m))

2013 - Outdoor

Discus: 17th (164-4 (50.10m))

2013 - Indoor
Shot Put: 13th (53-2 1/4 (16.21m))

2012 - Outdoor
Discus: 16th (169-8 (51.72m))

2012 - Indoor
Shot Put: 6th (55-8 1/2 (16.98m))

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2015 - West
Discus: 2nd (196-7 (59.91m))
Shot Put: 2nd (55-6 1/2 (16.93m))

2013 - West
Discus: 3rd (177-4 (54.05m))
Shot Put: 44th (46-9 (14.25m))

2012 - West
Shot Put: 16th (51-4 1/2 (15.66m))
Discus: 9th (171-11 (52.40m))

At the Big Ten Championships
2015 - Outdoor
Shot Put: 1st (57-11 1/4 (17.66m))
Discus: 2nd (192-7 (58.71m))

2015 - Indoor
Shot Put: 1st (56-7 1/4 (17.25m))
Weight Throw: 1st (69-6 (21.18m))

2013 - Outdoor
Shot Put: 6th (52-6 3/4 (16.02m))
Discus: 8th (156-3 (47.62m))

2013 - Indoor
Shot Put: 3rd (52-10 (16.10m))
Weight Throw: 10th (60-3 (18.36m))

2012 - Outdoor
Shot Put: 4th (52-3 3.4 (15.94m))
Discus: 5th (175-6 (53.49m))

2012 - Indoor

Shot Put: 3rd (52-11 1/2 (16.14m))

Other Notable Performances
2015 Pan American Games
Discus: 7th - 187-0 (57.00m)

2015 U.S. Outdoor Championship
Discus: 4th - 197-4 (60.16m) Big Ten & Wisconsin Record
Shot Put: 18th - 53-11 (16.43m)

2014 U.S. Outdoor Championships
Shot Put: 4th - 58-3 3/4 (17.77m)
7th-P - 56-7 1/4 (17.25)
Discus: 6th - 191-8 (58.41m)

2014 North American, Central American and Caribbean U23 Championships
Shot Put: 1st 56-10 (17.32m)
Discus: 1st 176-7 (53.82m)

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