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June 12, 2003

Lana Khvalina Named First Team At-Large Verizon Academic All America

UMBC tennis standout Lana Khvalina was named First Team At-Large Verizon Academic All America, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Khvalina was the lone sophomore in the country named to the teamincludes the sports of crew, fencing, field hockey golf, gymnastics, icehockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, men's volleyball,water polo, and wrestling.

Khvalina, who maintains a 4.0 GPA in political science and is a member of UMBC's Student-Athlete Advisory Council, becomes UMBC'sthird First Team Academic All American. Cross Country's Jen Ecker (2001) and tennis' Oscar Lopez (1999) also earned those honors. Khvalina is UMBC's thirteenth Academic All American in the last two years, the highest figure in any two-year period in school history.

On the court, Khvalina just earned All Northeast Conference honors at #5singles, after compiling a record of 16-3 at that position for thefive-time league champions. She also played #1 doubles this season, compiling a 12-6 record and earning All NEC honors with partner Tia Kaasalainen. For her career, Khvalina is a remarkable 36-6 in singles competition.

Posted by dwinds1 at June 12, 2003 12:00 AM