Kelsey Maloney Photo Gallery
Honors: 2009 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner ... 2009 Academic All-Big Ten
2010: Has missed the last four matches with an ankle injury ... has played in seven matches, starting two, and 14 sets ... started vs. Chicago State (Sept. 4) and vs. Northwestern (Oct. 1) ... put down two kills and led the team with five blocks vs. the Cougars ... also added two digs vs. CSU ... chipped in one kill and one block vs. Winthrop (Aug. 27) ... averaging 0.29 kills and 0.64 blocks per set
2009: Played in 18 matches, starting seven, and 45 sets ... led the team with a .276 hitting percentage ... averaged 1.29 kills per set ... put down a career-high 10 kills vs. Purdue (Nov. 28) ... also had eight kills vs. South Dakota (Aug. 29) and vs. Seattle (Sept. 5) ... hit a career-best .483 (8-1-12) vs. USD ... averaged a team-leading 0.82 blocks per set ... had a career-best six blocks vs. Seattle (Sept. 5) ... averaged 0.33 digs per set ... added six digs vs. South Dakota
2008: Redshirt season
High School: Aided her team to two Northern Virginia Regional championships ... 2007 first-team all-region ... 2007 and 2005 Concord District all-tournament ... 2005 regional all-tournament team ... 2007 Northern All-Region Award ... won team coaches' award as a senior ... received freshman biology award ... was on honor roll every quarter ... named a Scholar Athlete from 2004-08 ... played club volleyball with Virginia Elite ... finished first in the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association from 2006-08 ... club team won the East Coast Championships in 2008
Personal: Nicknames are Kels and Kelso ... parents are Patrick and Valerie Maloney ... has three younger sisters, Megan (18), Molly (15) and Katie (13) ... hobbies include skiing, reading and swimming ... volunteers at Blackhawk Church nursery and at a local food pantry ... member of Campus Crusades for Christ and Athletes in Action ... traveled to Guinea Bissau, Africa during the summer of 2010 as part of the JESUS film mission
Major: Elementary education with a minor in English language arts
"I chose Wisconsin for the people, the beautiful campus and crazy school spirit."
||10 vs. Purdue, 11-28-09
||23 vs. Purdue, 11-28-09
||.583 (8-1-12) vs. South Dakota, 8-29-09
||6 vs. South Dakota, 8-29-09
||6 vs. Seattle, 9-5-09
||12.5 vs. Purdue, 11-28-09
Off the Court with Kelsey Maloney
Favorites - Spot on campus: The Field House; Cartoon Character: Simba; Movie: Braveheart; TV Show: Friends; Book: the Bible; Athlete: Michael Jordan; Volleyball Player: Kerri Walsh; Sports team: All of the Badger teams
First started volleyball: 8th grade
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: Laughing with my teammates
Before each match, I: Thank God for the opportunity to play and go over the scouting report.
Best UW road trip: This past spring break trip to L.A.
One word that describes the team: Hilarious
One word that describes me: Reliable
My teammates say I am: Nice
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Eat
This summer, I: Went to Guinea Bissau, Africa for two weeks on a mission trip.
The best thing about the Field House is: the memories and history it holds.
Who is the funniest player on the team? Nellie
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Mary
Who is the sloppiest player on the team? Nellie
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Studying abroad
The best thing about Madison is: There's always something to do.
Dream as a collegiate player: Win a Big Ten championship
Fantasy job/career: Teaching overseas and caring for orphans
Person(s) most admired/role models: My mom and my discipler Dana Shleif
My most prized possessionsare: my pictures and journals
I can't live without: Jesus Christ
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I'm 25 percent Puerto Rican
The community service activity or group I most like: Campus Crusades
The best sporting event you ever attended was? Wisconsin v. Duke men's basketball game earlier this year - when we won, everyone rushed the court.
Nobody knows how much I love to... Ski
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: iPod
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Africa
If I could live in any time period, it would be: now
If you could have any talent: to sing
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Live in Africa
Post-college plans: Do missions and teach in Africa
Career goal: An elementary school teacher
If I could have one superpower, it would be: to fly
What are you most thankful for? The opportunity to play volleyball for the Badgers and have awesome friends and a supportive family.
My favorite website is: Facebook
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: to block serves
My favorite quote or motto is: "But he said to me, `My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10