June 15, 2007
Providence, RI - Brown senior skier Kelly O'Hear (Niagara Falls, NY) has been named a 2007 ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American in the at-large category. O'Hear, a First Team District I honoree this year and a Second Team District I honoree last year, earned six USCSA All-America awards and had a 3.90 GPA before graduating with a degree in Human Biology.
For the At-Large process, schools may nominate up to three student-athletes each for the men's and women's teams. Four of Brown's six nominated student-athletes were either named to the First or the Second Team in a vote by members of Co-SIDA.
O'Hear won five straight races to end the year, including both the slalom and giant slalom at regionals. A two-time NCAA Regional qualifier, O'Hear was a four-time First Team All-East selection, helping to guide the Bears to the 2004 and 2007 Eastern Championships. Brown's NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, O'Hear was also a recipient of the Brown Athletics Post-Graduate Scholarship. A two-time captain and four-time team MVP, O'Hear was a four-time USCSA All-Academic selection and a two-time Academic All-Ivy selection. In addition to her athletic accomplishments, O'Hear has also been a Research Assistant at both the Center of Behavioral and Preventative Medicine and Rhode Island Hospital. She was a two-year co-president of Brown's Society for Clinical Research for Undergrads, and a Hospice Volunteer.
O'Hear joins junior baseball player J.J. Eno (Kahului, HI) as Brown's national Academic All-Americans for the 2006-07 school year.