AOTW: Kelsey Yustat, sophomore basketball player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week 1/28 – 2/4 Why Kelsey Yustat was selected: Kelsey Yustat scored a career-high nine points off the bench in a loss to FDU-Florham on Wednesday, 1/31. Congratulations, Kelsey!


Luke Modrovsky

Kelsey Yustat

What head coach Chris Heery said: “Kelsey works as hard as you can ask a player to work and that hard work has been paying off.”

Name: Kelsey Yustat

Year: Sophomore

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Hunlock Creek, Pa.

High School: Northwest Area

Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I transferred to Wilkes during my sophomore year to pursue their nursing program and to be closer to home.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I plan to work in the nursing field and specialize in psychiatric nursing. Eventually I want to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner.

Favorite building on campus?

Bursar’s office because everyone who works there is fantastic!

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope to make a positive impact in every game and that my individual game gets stronger throughout the season.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing on a basketball team in 4th grade but my family really got me into playing as soon as I was able to dribble. I come from a family that loves sports so I have grown up around them forever. Basketball has definitely always been my favorite, though.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Going to the movies, spending time with friends and family, going to amusement parks.

Most influential person in your life?

My mom

A quote you live your life by?

“When you trip in life make it part of your dance.”

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be? 

Michael Jackson

Coke or Pepsi?


Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Grilled cheese and curly fries from Grill Works

Favorite Professor?

Dr. Grandinetti

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Maddo and Jordyroxx