2007 First-Team All-American (Beam, Floor)
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 Coca-Cola Community All-American
2007 SEC Community Service Team
2007 LSU Athletics’ Woman Volunteer of the Year
2006 Second-Team All-American (Floor)
2006 Academic All-American
2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll
SENIOR SEASON (2007)
Was named a first-team All-American on the beam and floor after posting scores of 9.875 and 9.850, respectively, during preliminary round competition at the NCAA Championships ... Performance qualified her for the Individual Event Finals on those two events ... Went on to place 10th on the beam (9.7750) and 11th on the floor (9.8500) ... A four-event standout throughout the year, she finished the regular season ranked 23rd nationally in the all-around with a RQS of 39.335 ... Won two all-around and three individual event titles during the season ... Picked up her all-around victories against Arkansas and Kentucky ... Posted scores of 39.325 in each of those wins ... Notched a season-high 39.425 at Alabama ... Was nearly as good against No. 1 Florida, scoring a 39.375 ... Individual event wins came on the floor against Iowa (9.900), the vault against Arkansas (9.900) and the beam versus Nebraska (9.900) ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season ... Also a standout in the community she was named a Coca-Cola Community All-American, the LSU Athletics’ Woman Volunteer of the Year and was selected to the SEC Community Service Team.
JUNIOR SEASON (2006)
One of LSU’s most dependable and consistent athletes, she competed in the all-around in all 15 of the Tigers’ meets in 2006 ... Earned second-team All-America honors on the floor exercise after scoring a 9.875 at the NCAA Championships ... Was the nation’s top-ranked floor worker for two weeks during the regular season ... Finished the regular season ranked No. 3 nationally on the event with a RQS of 9.915 ... Also wrapped up the year at No. 18 in the all-around (39.305) ... Turned in one of the best performances of her career at the NCAA Central Regional Championships, winning a share of the all-around title (39.400), the floor crown outright (9.925) and finishing second on the vault (9.875) ... Won a total of three all-around titles on the season, picking up additional victories against Kentucky (39.425) and Centenary (39.250) ... Scored a career-high 39.450 against Auburn ... Won a total of eight individual event titles, claiming six on the floor and two on the bars ... Notched scores of 9.900 or higher in each of her six victories on the floor ... Earned Academic All-America honors ... Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005)
A mainstay in the Tigers’ vault, beam and floor lineups she also saw limited action on the bars ... Won four individual event titles - three on the beam, one on the floor - and one all-around crown in 2005 ... Won the first all-around title of her career against Arkansas, notching a 39.400 ... Scored a 39.450 to finish second at Texas Woman's ... Also finished tied for first on the floor at TWU, scoring a 9.900 ... Won a share of the NCAA Northeast Regional beam title, posting a 9.850 at the championship meet ... Won her other two beam titles in back-to-back weeks, scoring identical 9.900's at Auburn and then in the Tigers' quad meet against Illinois-Chicago, New Hampshire and Western Michigan ... Finished the regular season ranked nationally on both the beam (9th, 9.900) and floor (21st, 9.895) ... Turned in the Tigers' top season average on the beam (9.834) ... Finished the year with other season averages of 9.836 on the vault, 9.836 on the floor, 9.675 on the bars and 39.195 in the all-around ... Was named the SEC's Gymnast of the Week after finishing second in the all-around (39.250) in the Tigers' win over Georgia ... Conference honor was the first of her career ... Established new career highs on three of the four events and in the all-around in 2005 ... Posted a PERSONAL best 9.950 on the vault at Centenary ... Scored a career-high 9.950 on the beam at Texas Woman's ... Recorded a career-best 9.950 on the floor against Michigan State ... A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
A solid competitor for the Tigers, she saw action in the all-around five times as a freshman ... Recorded a season-high 39.350 against Kentucky ... Notched a 39.325 at Georgia ... Twice scored a season-high 9.900 on the vault, first at home against Centenary and Texas Woman's and then again at Centenary ... Also notched a season-best 9.925 on the beam at Centenary ... Posted a career-best 9.875 on the bars at TWU ... Added a 9.900 on the beam at that meet ... Scored a season-high 9.925 on the floor against Ohio State ... Scored a pair of 9.825s on the vault and beam and a 9.850 on the floor at the SEC Championships ... Finished third on floor at regionals, scoring a 9.875 ... Added a 9.850 on the vault and a 9.825 on the beam at that meet ... Finished the year with season averages of 9.758 on the vault, 9.643 on the bars, 9.756 on the beam, 9.847 on the floor and 38.955 in the all-around.
Trained at Orlando Metro Gymnastics under coach Jeff Wood ... A three-time national qualifier (2001-03) ... Finished second on the floor at the 2003 national championships ... Was the Level 10 state and regional champion in 2001 ... Helped her team to an undefeated season in 2002-03 ... Member of three Level 10 state championship teams (2001-03) ... Named Florida's Athlete of the Year in 1996 ... Attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla. ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA ... Member of the Principle's List all four years as a prep.
Daughter of Walt and Mary Phelan ... Born Jan. 10, 1985 ... Has five older sisters, Jenny, Erin, Shawna, Meghan and Melissa ... Majoring in general studies.
Phelan’s Career Highs
Vault - 9.950 vs. Centenary - 3/18/05
Bars - 9.875 at Texas Woman's/Arizona - 2/23/04
Beam - 9.950 at Texas Woman's - 3/13/05
Floor - 9.950 vs. Michigan State - 1/28/05
All-Around - 39.450 twice
Getting to Know ... Kelly
Full name: Kelly Samantha Phelan
Nickname: Pork chop
Favorite movie: Almost Famous
Favorite actor/actress: Kate Hudson
Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy and Entourage
Favorite reality TV show: Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Favorite music singer/group: So many...I love 80s rock
Favorite professional sports team: San Francisco 49ers
Favorite class: Theater 2025
Favorite restaurant: Parrain’s
Favorite food: Shrimp
My hobbies are: Movies, music, acting, water sports
If I could be on a reality TV show it would be: Fear Factor
What song gets you pumped up for a meet: “Halftime,” by the Ying Yang Twins
What is your favorite lyric from a song: “Every new beginning comes from other beginnings’ end.”
A place I have always wanted to visit but haven’t is: Ireland
If I could invite any person to dinner it would be: Jerry Rice
My favorite sporting event to watch is: Gymnastics and football
What is your most embarrassing moment: Falling down the stairs of Lockett on my first day of school.
What is your most embarrassing sports moment: Half of my behind hanging out of my leotard.
My biggest pet peeve is: Excessive body hair and lying
If I could participate in another sport besides gymnastics it would be: Wakeboarding
The team I look most forward to competing against is: Every one of them
The gymnast I idolized growing up was: Dominique Dawes
After college I want to: Be an actress. Also, to live a happy and fulfilling life.