Quick Facts: 

Name: Kelsey Hay

Graduation Year: 2016

Sport: Track and Field

Position: Javelin Thrower

  1. What does the experience of being a Penn student-athlete mean to you?

Being a student-athlete at Penn is an honor and a privilege. I am proud to represent this university by wearing Penn’s blue and red stripes during competition and to represent the track and field team by wearing my gear to class. Knowing that I am getting the most out of both my educational experience and my athletic experience here at Penn is incredibly rewarding, and something I don’t take for granted in the slightest. I have the best of both worlds here, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  1. Hometown?

Lehighton, PA

  1. High school?

Palmerton Area High School

  1. College and Major?

College of Arts and Sciences, Biology Major

  1. Favorite Penn Sports moment to date?

Breaking the Ivy Record in the javelin on my first throw of Outdoor Heps

  1. Favorite Class to date?

BIBB-109 (Biological Basis of Behavior) with Professor Muzzio

  1. What does life after Penn look like (i.e.- ideal job, where you live, what will make you happy)?

After grad school, I’d love to be a Physician’s Assistant living on the east coast, surrounded by family.

  1. Ultimate career goal?

Physician’s Assistant

  1. Favorite place to eat on campus?

Tie between Bridge Café and Frontera. There’s nothing better than a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich in the morning and a Chipotle Chicken Torta at night. Love my meal plan!

  1. Favorite place to eat off campus?

Allegro’s is my second kitchen, so absolutely Allegro’s!

  1. Favorite Penn sporting event to attend (other than your own sport)?


  1. iPhone or Android?


  1. What’s currently on your iPod?

Currently playing the Summer Hits of the 2000’s station on Pandora

  1. What’s on your DVR?

Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Nashville, The Voice

  1. What’s the one place in Philly you take all those who visit you?

The Rocky Steps (Philadelphia Museum of Art) and Franklin Fountain in Old City