- All-Conference USA 1st Team 1999
- C-USA Player of the Week 1997, 1999
- Pre-Season All-Conference USA, 1999
- All-Conference USA 3rd Team, 1998
- All-Conference USA Tournament, 1998
- Conference USA All-Freshman Team 1997
- Athletic Director's Honor Roll 1997, 1998, 1999
- C-USA Commissioner's List 1997, 1998, 1998
1999: Kelly's offense, serving and passing makes her one of the most versatile and formidable players in the league. She earned pre-season all-conference honors coming into her senior season. This will make her fourth year as a starter for the Cardinals. In 1999, she was named to the All-C-USA First Team and was a C-USA Player of the Week. She also won All-Shamrock kudos at the Notre Dame tournament. Kelly had 25 games with double digit kills including 20 straight games. She is a member of the 1,000 kill and 1,000 dig clubs and is ranked No. 5 in career digs. She had a team high 482 kills on a team-high 1,410 attacks. She led the team in aces with 35 and digs with 410. She hit .210 against C-USA opponents.
1998: Kelly led the team in digs with 364. She aced the opponent 39 times in 1998 with her jump serve. She consistently put up her best numbers against Louisville's most difficult opponents. She had 373 kills on 893 attacks. She had 23 block solos and 62 assists. Her 23 kills and 25 digs against South Florida in the conference tournament championship vaulted U of L to its first ever C-USA tournament crown. Against Conference USA opponents, she hit .264.
1997: Kelly McClain earned a starting spot at outside hitter and her acrobatic leaping and dramatic hitting style quickly made her a crowd favorite. She caught the attention of her opponents as she was named to the Conference USA's All-Freshman team. She put up some spectacular numbers for a rookie, with 18 matches in double digit kills. She had 12 kills against #17 Notre Dame, 17 vs. #10 Brigham Young and 12 vs. #1 Long Beach State. Her biggest outing was 22 kills versus Southern Miss. She had 12 matches with double digit digs led by 21 versus Saint Louis. She had 11 matches with double-doubles in kills and digs.
High School: McClain played for Bishop McNamara for Coach Naveed Nizam. The outside hitter was a Chicago Tribune Preseason Player to Watch and helped her team to a 23-10 record. As a senior she earned all-area honors and was named MVP of the Mac Spike Out Tournament. She was also all-tournament at the Nike Preview and the Watseka Tournaments. As a junior, Bishop McNamara went 15-16 and she earned all-area kudos and all-tournament at the Watseka and Mac Spike Out. She played for the Second City Nike Club where she was first team All-America in the Under-16 in 1996.
Personal: Daughter of Tom and Ann McClain. Born Oct. 30, 1979. Major is communications.