Major: Liberal Studies
Hometown: Arvada, CO
Previous School: Faith Christian Academy
College: Tycksen is back with the Red Hawks for her fourth season. Her academic accomplishments include making the Dean's List and being named a 2012 NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
High School: Kelly played four years of varsity volleyball at Faith Christian Academy. She also ran track. Her athletic honors include MVP, All-Conference, and All-Star Team honors. She played seven years of club volleyball with the Colorado Juniors. Kelly's academic honors include high honors and being a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Kelly is the daughter of Kathy Mackay and Kyle Tycksen. Her hobbies include hiking, fishing, traveling, and being with friends and family. Her career goals are to become a teacher and coach.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because I felt like they had a great academic program as well as a great volleyball team. I fell in love with Simpson when I saw it for the first time. It had a beautiful campus and Redding reminded me of home. "