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King Signs NLI To Join Broncos

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 05/09/2012
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Kelsey King, a high school senior from Vancouver, British Columbia, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Western Michigan University and become a member of the WMU women's tennis team. King will join Anna Goetz as the second member of the Broncos' incoming recruiting class, and will be a freshman in Fall 2012.

"We're excited to have Kelsey here, and we look forward to having her as part of our tradition," said WMU head coach Betsy Kuhle. "She is a passionate, athletic player that is just beginning to scratch the surface of what she can accomplish."

King has racked up a number of honors in her prep career, which at one point saw her ranked the top junior player in British Columbia. King was named the 2010 & 2011 Top Girl Singles player at the AA Provincial Championships in British Columbia, and helped her team to four consecutive Provincial High School championships.

King had a strong showing at the U18 Indoor Nationals held in Ontario, winning her first two singles matches in the main draw and winning a match in the back draw of the tournament. She competed with the British Columbia team that took third place at the National Team Indoor U16 championships in Quebec. She was also the Girls U16 consolation winner at the Bollettieri Junior Championships.

In addition to King's tennis career, she has also shown a remarkable amount of versatility; she was named her high school's team MVP in tennis, cross country, and volleyball, while also competing in figure skating and track & field. Off the playing field, King is an accomplished artist, having had several pieces chosen for display at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, and she is known in the area for her community service work, having assisted at the Harvest Project, Food Bank, and Inglewood Care Center in Vancouver.