Name: Alev Kelter
Position: Center/Flyhalf
Sport: Rugby
Event(s): Sevens, 15s
Height: 5-6
Weight: 165
DOB: 3/21/1991
Birthplace: Tampa, Fla.
Hometown: Eagle River, Alaska
High School: Chugiak High School (Chugiak, Alaska) '09
College: University of Wisconsin ’15, Fine Arts
Team/Club: Women's Sevens Residency Program
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 6th
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 5th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – 4th
  • Years of participation: 2017, 2018
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2018 (sevens); 2017 (15s)
Personal: Daughter of Scott and Leyla Kelter...Has two brothers, Erol and Evren, and a twin sister, Derya...Hails from a U.S. Air Force family, having moved four times before she was 9 years old...Her father, Scott, was a collegiate skydiver with the Wings of the Blue at the Air Force Academy...Captained the U.S. women’s ice hockey team to the gold medal at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship and led all defensemen in scoring with eight points (five goals, three assists)...Two-sport athlete at the University of Wisconsin, playing ice hockey and soccer...Introduced to the sport of rugby at age 22...U.S. teammate, Jillion Potter, has been her greatest influence on the sport...If she weren’t a multi-sport athlete, she would be a wood sculptor or glass blower...Hobbies include hiking, camping, shooting, rock climbing, fishing, surfing, photography, painting and volunteering… She loves deep end fitness and her breath hold underwater is 4:05.