1 Kelsey Klucas  
Kelsey Klucas

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Aitkin, Minn.

High School:
Aitkin HS

Position:
Outfielder

Experience:
1L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


04/06/2014

Gophers, Badgers Split Doubleheader

Wisconsin won the first game, 2-1, but the Gophers recovered for a 3-0 victory

03/23/2014

Gophers, Huskers Split Sunday Doubleheader

Minnesota topped Nebraska, 13-4, before falling 3-2 in Lincoln, Neb. Sun day

03/14/2014

Moulton Strikes Out 15 in Victory Over GSU

The No. 18/21 Gophers downed Georgia State, 7-0, on the first day of play at the Chanticleer Showdown

02/21/2014

Moulton One-Hits Colonials, Gophers Win

Minnesota improved to 9-1 with a 3-0 win over George Washington Friday

02/08/2014

Gophers Blank SIUE, Central Arkansas

Minnesota posted 5-0 and 7-0 wins over the Cougars and Bears, respectively

2014 Stats | Photo Gallery

2013REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON:
Saw action in 32 games for the season all as a pinch runner • finished the season with four runs • recorded one stolen base • named a Distinguished Scholar • Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 JUNIOR SEASON:
Did not see action during the 2012 season.

2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in 44 games, all as a pinch runner • finished sixth on the team with 15 runs • recorded three stolen bases.

2010 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 37 games • named Most Improved Player as chosen by her teammates • scored 11 runs and recorded two stolen bases.

HIGH SCHOOL:
2009 graduate of Aitkin High School • lettered five years in softball, four years in tennis and three years in basketball • earned All-Great River Conference honors three times in softball along with two Great River Conference MVP's • two-time team MVP • as a junior batted .546 and as a senior batted .408 • three-time Great River Conference selection in tennis, along with four-time team MVP and two-time state entrants • all-conference honorable mention honoree in basketball.

PERSONAL:
Daughter of Joe and Andria Klucas • Majoring in environmental science policy and management • Born June 8, 1991.


GET TO KNOW KELSEY KLUCAS:
Why the University of Minnesota?

Minnesota has a great academic reputation and offers nearly every degree imaginable. I knew that no matter what I majored in, I would come away with a degree that would be respected.

What is it like playing for Minnesota?
Playing for the University is a huge honor. It is a well respected institution in a great conference. The opportunity to represent the Gophers on and off the field is definitely something to be thankful for.

Favorite professor?
Currently, Susan Stafford ranks near the top of my list because she has done EVERYTHING! I am so impressed with the experience that she brings to the classroom, and it really brings legitimacy to whatever topic we are discussing.

Pregame rituals/superstitions?
I don't think of it as a ritual, but I did eat Lucky Charms before nearly every game last year.

First softball memory?
When I was 8-years old, I decided to catch a pop fly with my bare hand. I only have to learn that lesson once..

Favorite athlete of all-time?
Roger Federer. He has been great for so long and is such a class act. I just really respect him both as a person and as a player.

Game/reality show you would like to be on?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. It would be nice to actually reap some benefit from all the useless knowledge that inhabits my brain.

If you could choose one person (past or present) to eat lunch with, who would it be?
President Obama. Right now he is the most powerful man in the World and holds the position to make some real changes. There is a lot I would like to discuss with him...in fact, it might have to turn into dinner as well.

Guilty pleasure song?
Let's go more general..guilty pleasure artist: Britney Spears

Bucket List
Visit New Zealand
Go zip-lining through a rain forest
Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef