As a member of synchronized skating, DeFelice was a member of the first national qualifying collegiate team during her freshman year (2012-13), a member of the inaugural Senior team (2013-14), and served as a co-captain of the Senior team during her final two years of skating. In 2015-16, she led the Bulldogs to their international debut as Team USA at the Spring Cup in Milan, Italy, and the team’s all-time highest placement at the 2016 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.
She served as co-captain of the figure skating team and achieved a Midwest Conference Championship in all four years of her undergraduate career. During that time, DeFelice individually captured four national titles, 12 national medals, and three team most valuable player awards.
DeFelice, who is from Ocean City, N.J., graduated two years ago with a degree in marketing. She also received her master's degree in sports administration and leadership from the College.
She capped her tremendous undergraduate collegiate career in style, earning two major departmental accolades as Best Female Athlete in the inaugural Adrian College Exhibits Excellence In Sport (ACEES) Awards and Senior Female Athlete of the Year for 2015-16.
DeFelice also worked as an assistant synchronized skating coach during her Bulldogs tenure.
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(Editor's note: Information in this story was updated at 12:21 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2018, to reflect new details to AdrianBulldogs.com)