Kelly Poggensee-Wei
Kelly  Poggensee-Wei

Graduate Student

Lake Villa, Ill.

High School:
Grayslake North



Poggensee-Wei Earns ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship

Senior all-conference selection is the first ITA award recipient in program history


Poggensee-Wei & Bellinger Earn All-Conference Honors

Bearcats land a spot on all-conference squad for third-straight year


Bearcats' Tournament Run Halted by Top-Seeded Tulsa

Cincinnati's run in the American Conference Tournament came to an end in the semifinals


Bearcats Advance to American Semifinals

Cincinnati earned a 4-1 victory over Memphis to advance to the semifinals


Bearcats Close out Regular Season with 4-0 Win over ECU

Bearcats finish regular season on 10-match winning streak

15 Bearcats Strong

2015-16 | Senior: Missed the spring season due to injury, will compete as a redshirt senior in 2016-17 … recorded a 4-5 singles record and a 5-4 doubles mark during the fall … competed at both the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships and the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships … recorded two singles and two doubles wins during the UC Invitational.

2014-15 | Junior:
Was selected to the American’s All-Conference team … played No. 1 for singles and doubles all season … posted a 13-5 record in singles play, including a 5-2 mark in conference play … was 12-6 with partner Lauren Bellinger in doubles action, winning a pair of conference matches … rattled off nine-straight singles wins from Feb. 1 to March 16, needing three sets in just two of the nine matches … added wins over No. 58 Memphis and No. 70 Marshall during the run … opened the season with doubles wins against No. 52 Indiana and Butler … added five-straight wins from Feb. 14 – March 8 in doubles action … was a perfect 10-0 in doubles matches and 8-1 in singles matches at home … named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team … was an Intercollegiate Tennis Association scholar-athlete.

2013-14 | Sophomore Season: Finished with 12-10 singles mark playing at the No. 1 spot ... recorded a team-best 15-9 doubles record with teammate Caitlin O'Gara at the No. 1 spot ... scored a point at the No. 1 singles spot against #59 Ohio State (3/1), defeating Gabriella De Santis 6-1, 6-4 ... won four-straight singles matches from Feb. 14 to Feb. 22 ... earned a win at the No. 1 spot against #71 Marshall (4/7) with a 7-6, 7-5 victory over Dana Oppinger ... teamed up with Caitlin O'Gara to earn a doubles point against #39 DePaul (4/15) by an 8-4 score ... clinched a first-round win in the American Athletic Conference Touranment with the deciding victory over UConn's Srna Stosljevic ... won eight of nine doubles matches from March 18 to April 1, allowing an average of 3.1 points to opponents.

2012-13 | Freshman Season: Finished with a team-high 15 singles wins for a 15-5 record ... had a 12-8 doubles mark ...saw her first collegiate dual action in the match against No. 49 Indiana (1/19) ... won her first career singles match 6-1, 6-2 against Mackenzie Bowman of Toledo (2/9) ... picked up her fourth consecutive singles win with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Noor Judeh of Rutgers (2/17) ... teamed with Kristina Georgieva for an 8-1 doubles win over Connecticut (2/15) and a 9-7 victory over Rutgers (2/17) ... blanked Claire McNulty of Dayton 6-0, 6-0 on court No. 5 for her fifth straight victory (2/24) ... won her sixth straight match with a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Butler's Konstantina Adami (2/27) ... topped conference foe Paula Montoya of USF 6-4, 6-4 (3/19) ... played her first career match from the third position, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Taylor Hines of Wright State (4/3) ... won 13-of-14 singles matches from Feb. 15 to April 12 ... topped opponents from Villanova (4/19) and St. John's (4/20) for her first two BIG EAST Championship victories ... closed the season with three straight doubles wins over Villanova (4/19), St. John's (4/20) and Georgetown (4/21) at the BIG EAST Championship.

High School: Played four years at Grayslake North High School under head coach Jill Tomasello ... played at No. 1 singles all four years .. finished sixth in the state in singles her senior year .. finished seventh in the state in singles her junior year .. earned All-State honors her freshman, junior and senior years ... named team captain her junior and senior years ... also earned seven semesters of academic excellence.

Personal: Born Oct. 8, 1993 ... daughter of Pauil Wei and Betsy Poggensee ... father Paul played tennis at Northwestern ... mother Betsy played tennis at Minnesota ... sister Lynne played tennis at Iowa ... brother Bryant plays tennis at Northern Illinois ... also has a younger brother, Travis ... majoring in Exploratory Studies.