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 Date: August 11, 2010 Contact:  Paula Cobler 361-570-4350

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High school athlete aspires to pursue healthcare career at UHV


 

Brett Kelley, a recent graduate of Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, is excited about being a part of the historic FIRST 200 freshmen at the University of Houston-Victoria.

Brett Kelley
Brett Kelley

ďI think itís pretty cool that I can be in the first freshman class,Ē he said. While he hasnít decided on a career yet, he is planning on something in the medical field.

Kelley was an athlete throughout his high school career. In baseball, he played as a catcher and first baseman. In track, he threw the shot put and discus. During his senior year, he focused on playing on the offensive line of his schoolís football team.

He hasnít decided yet about going out for UHV athletics. For the time being, heís focused on getting everything ready for classes.

When not in class, Kelley enjoys riding his dirt bike on the beach or though muddy terrain. He also sometimes goes mudding in pickup trucks.

 

 

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