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LANA KHAVLINA NAMED FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL AMERICAN FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
UMBC tennis standout Lana Khvalina (
Khvalina becomes the first student-athlete in school history to earn First Team Academic All American honors in back-to-back years. Another tennis player, Oscar Lopez, earned First Team honors in 1998-99 and Second Team honors in 1999-2000.
Khvalina, who carries a 4.00 grade-point average in Political Science, earned her undergraduate degree in three years, and will attend William & Mary law school this fall. She finished her singles career with a record of 62-20 and reached the “B” flight singles final the the Old Point National Bank ITA Invitational last fall. A state finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship, the two-time All Conference honoree competed on two squads which went to the NCAA Championships (2002, 2003).
She also recently earned a 2004 post-graduate scholarship from the Maryland Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.