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Nina Khmelnitckaia


Moscow, Russia
“I just want to do my best for my team. Because it’s great emotion together, and I just want to do everything for my team to be better.”Nina Khmelnitckaia
Khmelnitckaia moved to Lawrence from Moscow and despite the language barrier, stormed onto the tennis scene, earning a spot on the All-Big 12 freshman team in her first year with the program. Now a senior, she has helped the Jayhawks contribute to their first NCAA Championship invitation in 17 years and advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament last season. While she wants to follow her passion for tennis, Khmelnitckaia is eager to earn her college degree and make her family proud of her academic achievements.

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