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Paulina Bigos
Paulina Bigos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Krasnik, Poland

High School:
Taft



2009 (JUNIOR):
Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Spring President's List...Finished the season with 17 singles wins and 26 doubles wins...Her 26 doubles wins were tied for most on the team with Welcher...Played mostly at the No. 3 singles position and No. 2 doubles position...Ranked as high as No. 79 nationally in doubles with Lindsey...Teamed up with Welcher to defeat No. 36 Antunovic/Gambrell of DePaul in the Northwestern Invitational during the fall season...Won four consecutive doubles matches with Welcher during the fall, including three at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship...Collected singles victories over five ranked teams in the spring...Won her first seven doubles matches to open the spring season.

2008 (SOPHOMORE):
SEC Academic Honor Roll...Fall President's List...Posted a 16-18 overall singles record and a 9-25 doubles record...Played in all but one match this season...Started the spring campaign on a five match winning streakEarned one SEC win over Mississippi State's Radka Ferancova...Played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Tide...Posted two conference doubles victories against teams from No. 11 Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.

2007 (FRESHMAN):
SEC Freshman Honor Roll...Competed in 22 singles matches and 29 doubles matches...Won 5 singles matches in the fall...Had first collegiate singles win against UT-Chattanooga's Samantha Duggan from the No. 6 slot...Won 2 consecutive singles matches against ranked Arkansas (No. 58) and Auburn (No. 37) from the No. 6 and No. 5 slot respectively...Paired with Nicole Briceno for first collegiate doubles win over ranked Texas Tech University (No. 54)...Paired again with Briceno to defeat #31 Tennessee and top ranked Georgia, the pair was only one of two schools to defeat Georgia in doubles all year...Ended the home season with two doubles wins against ranked Arkansas (No. 58) and Auburn (No. 37).

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned the Chicago city championship and was her team's MVP in 2004...Runner-up in the State Sectionals in 2005...Also competed in soccer while attending high school in the states; Played handball, basketball, track & field and badminton in her homeland of Poland...Helped her handball team to third place in the 2003 Sectionals.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Born March 25, 1987...Daughter of Zdzislaw and Irena Bigos...Has one sister, Karolina...Majoring in exercise science.

     
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