|High School:||Tampa Catholic|
Freshman Year (2011-12): Sullivan posted a 1-1 singles record and 10-3 doubles mark, including a 7-3 league doubles record, as a freshman for the Paladins. She posted a 6-0, 7-6(4) win over Western Carolina at number three singles. In doubles competition, Sullivan teamed with Margaret Boyette to record an 8-1 record playing primarily in the number two position. The duo defeated Boston University, 8-2, then notched wins over East Carolina, Georgia Southern, and Appalachian State in the first half of the season. Sullivan and Boyette combined for a 9-7 victory versus College of Charleston at number three on April 11then bested Western Carolina, 8-4, in the top doubles spot two days later. Wins over Davidson and Appalachian State gave the duo a 4-0 record to conclude the season. Sullivan was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Prep/Personal: Kelly Sullivan played under coach Steve Adler at Tampa Catholic, where as team captain she was a three-time team MVP and was a member of the all-county first team three-consecutive seasons. She was a finalist in the state individual singles tournament and a semi-finalist in the state doubles tournament. Sullivan was undefeated for two seasons and won district and regional championships in both singles and doubles. She also competed on the cross country team, where she was the district runner-up and competed in the state meet. Sullivan was honored with the Presidential Service Award, given to students with over 100 service hours per year, and was a member of seven academic honor societies, including the National Honor Society. She was a founding member and youth leader for Metropolitan Ministries and was a volunteer camp counselor for the YMCA autistic program. Kelly Sullivan was born on June 29, 1992, in Tampa, Fla., to Heather and Jim Sullivan. Her sister, Meghan, is a member of the tennis team and cross country team at Fairfield University and was honored as the Female Freshman Athlete of the Year in 2010. Her mother and her uncle, Patrick Brown, played tennis at William & Mary, and her aunts and uncles, Kelly Brown, Tim Brown, and Sean Brown, all played tennis at Fordham. She intends to study business and accounting.
Getting to know Kelly Sullivan
Favorite restaurant: Tijuana Flats
Favorite book: Tuesdays with Morrie
Favorite movie: The Guardian, The Proposal
Favorite TV show: The Office
Best non-athletic talent: Baking fondant cakes
Favorite pro sports team: Tampa Bay Lightning
First job: Catering
The reality show I’d go on: Wipeout!!!