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Kelsey Wheeler
Position: Sailor
Year: Senior
Hometown: Osterville, Mass.
High School: Cape Cod Academy

Why Dartmouth?    

I always wanted to go to a smaller school with a campus, seasons, and sailing, but I ultimately chose Dartmouth for the Professor-Undergraduate relationships and because everyone seemed to really love the school and be so happy here. Dartmouth is a close-knit, supportive community, and it was something I wanted to be a part of.

How long have you been sailing and what got you interested in sailing?  

I've been around boats my whole life and always loved them. My parents signed me up for lessons when I was 7 and I started racing competitively when I was 10.

What Sailing or Academic achievements are you particularly proud of? 

I was named to the All-NEISA second team as a freshman and a sophomore.

Tell us something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.  

I still get very seasick in waves, especially when I crew.

What are your future sailing and career plans?          

I want to keep my options open. I would never turn down an opportunity to go sail, but realistically I don't think sailing will be the center of my life. As far as career plans are concerned, I'll see what direction my classes lead me in. For now, I just want to make the best of my short time at Dartmouth.

What sports or activities did you pursue in high school, and what do you hope to continue at Dartmouth?

I did a little bit of everything in high school: I played varsity soccer and basketball for 4 years, and I played lacrosse and sailed for 2 years. I was also involved in a few other groups, the primary ones being Mock Trial, Yearbook, and a service based group called People to People. I would really like to play Intramural soccer and hockey and continue with community service, any maybe Yearbook if I have time.


 

 

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