Women’s Tennis Grad Student Shalini Sahoo Voted UMBC Athlete of the Month for March

Shalini Sahoo was named the UMBC Athlete of the Month for March
Shalini Sahoo was named the UMBC Athlete of the Month for March

BALTIMORE – Grad student Shalini Sahoo (New Dehli, India/TCU) of the women's tennis team was named UMBC's Athlete of the Month for March 2012 in a poll conducted from Apr. 10-17.  Sahoo received 72% of the vote, to win the vote over women's lacrosse's Lindsay Cox (High Bridge, N.J./Voorhees), men's lacrosse's Adam Cohen (Arnold, Md./The Severn School), softball's Jessica Warner (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown), track and field's Mercedes Jackson (Huntington, Md./Huntington) and baseball's Brian Klukowicz (Clifton, N.J./St. Peter's Prep).

During the month of March, Sahoo went 7-0 at the No. 2 single position for the Retrievers and was 14-2 this season through Mar. 31, including a nine match winning streak. 

In the Retriever's tight 4-3 win over Longwood on Mar. 11 in Spartanburg, S.C., Sahoo teamed with Josefin Stange-Jonsson to help UMBC claim the doubles point, and then won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. 

Later in the month, Sahoo picked up two more victories, again matched with Stange-Jonsson in doubles, to help the Retrievers claim a 5-2 decision over the University of Texas – San Antonio on the road.