Hometown: Lakeland, Florida
Major: Forensic Accounting
A senior outside hitter on the volleyball team at Florida Tech, Kelly Germain actually graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Accounting last year. She took advantage of the FastTrack program and will be finished with her master’s degree in Forensic Accounting in May 2019. She currently works part time for Northrop Grumman and will start her full-time career there after graduation.
Germain started playing volleyball in sixth grade and grew up doing judo as part of an athletic family. Her mother swam at the University of Delaware; her father did judo at the University of the Cumberlands and was a part of the U.S. National Team; and her sister wrestled at King University. Germain continued competing in judo and volleyball up until her junior year of high school, when she gave her full attention to being recruited for volleyball. She committed to Florida Tech during the fall of her senior year.
She was initially interested in Florida Tech because of the school’s strong commitment to academics and athletics. Competing in the Sunshine State Conference also allows Germain to play alongside some of the best Division II athletes around. The commitment by the school to push students to succeed has helped her jumpstart her career, and she is excited to join a company that has such a prominent presence and reputation on the Space Coast.