Kelly McLaughlin
Kelly McLaughlin
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Shamokin Dam, Pa.
High School: Selinsgrove
Events: V/BB/FX

JUNIOR (2016-17): Put up a season-best 9.625 on the beam at the NCGA Championship ... Competed at the NCGA East Championships, where she tallied a 9.450 on the beam ... Posted an 8.900 in the vault and a 9.600 on the beam at West Chester (3/11)

SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Posted a 9.275 on the vault as the Bears placed 6th at the NCGA Championship ... Notched a 9.200 on the vault at Temple (2/6) 

Before Ursinus: A 3-time Eastern National qualifier and 2012 PA State Vault Champion while at Selinsgrove Area High School, where she also earned silver in 2014 in the PA State vault and all-around ... Was Region 7 Beam Champion in 2014 and earned 2nd on the vault at the 2014 Nationals 

Personal: Born April 19, 1996 ... Daughter of John and Mary Kay McLaughlin ... Has two siblings, Patrick (36) and Christopher (33) ... A Health and Exercise Physiology major and a Biostatistics and Human Performance Assessment minor ... Works in the HEART lab on campus

Why Ursinus? Ursinus was able to give me the best of both worlds. It allowed me to continue my gymnastics career and have access to educational opportunities many undergraduates elsewhere are unable to pursue.