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Stephania Velazquez
Stephania Velazquez


Seroe Patrishi, Aruba

High School:

Spring 2005: Stefania won her first two matches of the season, but was injured after her match against Kentucky. Member of the Red & Black A.D. Honor Roll in 2004-2005, and Coach Davis' Most Improved player of 2004-2005.

High School: Played under Coach Charlie Finnegan. Went to the semifinals in state championships. Went to the finals of the doubles competition of the state championships. Won the MVP award. Velazquez originally hales from Aruba and has extensive international playing experience. She has been ranked in the Top 300 in the world in juniors by the ITF (International Tennis Federation).

Personal: Daughter of Mathilde and Franciso. From Seroe Patrishi, Aruba. Birthdate is June 5, 1986. Major is biology.

About Stephania
• Favorite Movie: Man on Fire
• Favorite Musical Group: Blink-182, The Used, and Dave Matthews Band
• Favorite Foods: Rode Kod en Appelmoes (Dutch)
• Favorite Class: Biology
• Favorite Book: The Da Vinci Code
• Hobbies and outside interests: Painting, Body-boarding, and traveling with family
• What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: tearing my meniscus and ACL in the same year
• Person you'd most like to meet: Nelson Mandela
• Words that describe me best: athletic, hardworking, down to earth
• Best Advice I have gotten about sports: Always go for what you want, and never let anyone discourage you.
• What people should know about me but probably don't: I was born in The Netherlands and lived there for my first three years, and then moved to Aruba.
• Why I chose U of L: good academics, great faculty, and outstanding facilities
• The moment I realized I was really good at my sport: when I had beaten all the girls and some of the boys in Aruba.

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