Made 21 appearances during her freshman season, starting 12...Finished with a 3-5 record and a 4.52 earned run average...Appeared in eight conference games and started two, finishing with a 6.84 ERA against the MWC...Threw one complete game...Recorded 38 strikeouts...Named MWC academic all-conference with a 3.20 GPA.
Was a two-sport athlete for the Columbine Rebels in Littleton, Colo. ...Played softball under coaches Jeff Markle and Robin Ortiz...Varsity letterwinner all four years in softball...Named Jefferson County League MVP in 2006 and Columbine High School MVP in 2006, 2007 and 2008...Earned a spot on the all-Colorado team in 2006, 2007 and 2008...Named first-team all-conference in 2006, 2007 and 2008...Holds school record for season strikeouts (300), perfect games in a season (2) and shutouts in a season (14)...Holds school record for career strikeouts (844)...Named varsity captain in 2008...Played against current Colorado State players Caitlan Stem, Dani Chaplin, Bri Donahue and Lyssa Roberts in high school...Played club softball for the Colorado Stampede.
Full name is Kelsey Jo O'Brien...Born on Jan. 20, 1991, in Aurora, Colo. ...Daughter of John and Kris O'Brien...Has one older brother, Josh...Nickname is K.J....Favorite food is lasagna...Favorite athlete is Lance Armstrong...Majoring in business administration.