Current & former student-athletes recognized at UMES Commencement
UMES 2015 Spring Graduation inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Jim Glovier & Submitted Photos)
UMES Volleyball versus Morgan State in the Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Volleyball versus Morgan State in the Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Photos by Joey Gardner)
UMES Volleyball versus Campbell on day 2 of the Best Western Wild Weekend (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Volleyball versus Bethune-Cookman on day 2 of the Best Western Wild Weekend (Photos by Megan Raymond)
Junior:Played sand volleyball at Florida International ... was apart of FIU's top tandem during the Panthers' inaugural sand volleyball season ... compiled a 21-5 overall record and a pairs mark of 14-3 with partner Kate Stepanova ... selected to AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball Championship "Best of the Rest" field ... combined to have a dual match record of 7-2, including a 5-1 record at the No. 1 position and 2-0 at No. 2 spot ... teammed up to win the Hawaii Pairs Tournament (March 16) ... teamed up to place second at the Doctors Hospital FIU Surf & Turf Tournament pairs competition
High School/Club:Has played volleyball for over nine years ... attended high school at School 46 in Moscow, Russia ... led her squads to multiple world, European and Russian championships ... went to LCCC for one year of community college ... attended Blinn College in 2011, where she led team to national title ... played volleyball and sand volleyball at Olymp in Moscow, Russia ...2014 EVP third-place finish in beach volleyball ... placed fourth at the 2013 Russian National Championships ... placed fourth and sixth place at the 2010 Russian National Championships ... won the Moscow Championship in 2010 ... placed third at the CEV Jr. Tournament ... avid indoor volleyball player in Russia and won two championships in 2010 at different Russian tournaments ... finished first at Moscos Championship and second at Russian Championships in 2009.
Personal:Born April 6, 1992 in Moscow, Russia ... major is Sociology ... has one sister, Anastaja and one brother, Artom ... pre-game routine includes listening to music and eating a bar of chocolate ... best sports moment was at the 2008 U19 World Championship Beach Volleyball Third-Place Match ... lists her mother as the person that has influenced her the most ... best non-athletic accomplishment was being named Tournament MVP three times last season ... hobbies include tennis, cooking, and beach volleyball ... plans to play professional volleyball after graduation ... best advice recieved is to "never give up" ... personal athletic goals for the season are to get better everyday and to be the best.