Kelsey Bennett

5th Year
Superior, CO

Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

What's your background in ultimate? Started playing sophomore year of high school after Nhi spent a year convincing me to try it out. Ended up quitting basketball (my first love), along with at least the majority of the team at the time, to fling myself full force into ultimate. never looked back. Played there for three years before graduating and moved onto Kali and Jackwagon (club team), where I've been ever since (five years).

Favorite movie? Incidentally, any movie with "wild" in it: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Where the Wild Things Are, Wild, Into the Wild.....oh and I also have a special place for Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

Favorite book? The Stand by Stephen King

Favorite food? Tie between pizza and beer or chips and salsa

Favorite animal? Tardigrade

Walk up song? Should be Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus but I think its "Time to say goodbye".

Pump up song? Shit Luck by Modest Mouse

What's your favorite Kali memory? Too many favorite memories, but the ones that come to mind first are the entirety of Mudtex whatever year that was, everyone being super weird before the semifinals game last year at Nationals, team workouts during the sunrise (thats the past five years)...but most recently it is the moment we scored the last point against Wash U in the game to go to Nationals. The energy was incredible.

Why do role models matter? Role models allow you to see your dreams already being embodied by someone else...meaning they are possible!

What does equity mean to you? Equal representation and treatment regardless of identity.

What's your favorite quote? "Dont grow up, it's a trap."