NAME: Kelly Brenner
SCHOOL: Roger Bacon High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Setting 3-point school record
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'9"- 140 lbs.
RESIDENCE: St. Bernard
PARENTS: Steve & Laura
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My Mom."
FUTURE GOAL: Physical therapist or athletic trainer
One of the area's best two-sport athletes is Roger Bacon senior Kelly Brenner, an all-star in volleyball and basketball.
A volleyball middle hitter, Kelly helped lead last season's Spartans to an impressive 26-1 record, winning league and SWO District championships in Div. II while finishing as regional runners-up. She recorded a league-leading 319 kills last season, with 75 blocks (second in the league) and 49 digs. She was named 1st team all-GCL Co-Ed Central, 1st team all-city and 1st team all-SWO District. She also was a finalist for Cincinnati.com Sports Awards Volleyball Player of the Year.
In basketball, Kelly, a shooting guard, will likely go over 1,000 career points this upcoming season. She helped lead last year's team to the GCL Co-Ed championship, going 8-2 in league play and 20-5 over all. She averaged 11.4 points a game with three rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Big games included vs. Chaminade Julienne (24 points), Purcell Marian (19), McNicholas (18) and Taft (18). Her club team is the Cincy Swish.
Her honors include being named 1st team all-GCL Co-Ed Central for the third straight year and 1st team SWO District. She already holds the school record for most three-point shots made (135), and her 879 career points rank third in school history.
A great student who is active in community service, Kelly likely will play basketball at the next level but has not yet selected a college. "Kelly is the complete student-athlete," says Basketball Coach Joe Finnegan. "She works incredibly hard and has great success on the court and in the classroom which is proven by her GPA and all her athletic accomplishments."
Her favorite athlete is Steph Curry, favorite entertainer is Ellen DeGeneres, favorite book is the Harry Potter series, favorite move is The Notebook and most-like-to-meet is Ryan Reynolds.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Kelly is all business. When she is on the volleyball court, in the classroom or running the floor you can be sure she will get the job done."
— Alyssa Flading, Volleyball Coach