Sept. 2, 2014
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University tennis and basketball student-athlete Kelly Comolli (Newburyport, Mass./Phillips Exeter Academy) was named as one of the Top 30 finalists for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award the organization announced Tuesday. Comolli was a two-sport athlete on the Hilltop after transferring in following her freshman year.
Comolli was selected to the Top 30 from a pool of 446 nominees and made up of 10 women from each division. The top 30 honorees reflect the pillars of the Woman of the Year award: outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.
On the tennis court, Comolli was a captain her senior season going 13-15 in singles play with a mark of 8-7 at No. 2. Comolli played doubles with Madeline Jaeger at No. 2 and the duo was 8-12 for the year.
As a junior, she was 12-16 overall playing a majority of the year at No. 2 with a record of 6-11. In doubles play, she was 8-2 overall with Jaeger at No. 2 and 18-10 in all doubles matches with four different partners.
In her first season on the Hilltop, Comolli went 14-6 overall with a record of 10-4 at No. 3 singles. She played No. 1 doubles most of the season with Lauren Greco going 10-10.
Comolli also joined the basketball team during the 2013-14 season appearing in one game for the Blue & Gray.
Away from the athletic arena, Comolli was a two-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star and a psychology major.
The last time Georgetown had a student-athlete go this far in the Woman of the Year process was former track & field and cross country standout Renee Tomlin in 2011.
In late September, three finalists from each division will be selected to form the nine finalists for the award. The 2014 Woman of the Year will be announced at an annual ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 19.