ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL TAYLOR MEDALIST PHI BETA KAPPA CHANCELLOR'S HONOR ROLL
2011-12 (SENIOR) Helped lead the Rebels to their fourth straight NCAA appearance ... Helped lead the team to a top-four SEC overall finish for the second time in three years and the SEC Tournament Semifinals for the third time in four years ... Teamed with Erin Stephens for a 24-15 overall record, 16-10 at No. 2 doubles ... The duo went 6-5 in the SEC ... Finalist for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Taylor Medalist ... Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll both semesters.
2010-11 (JUNIOR) Helped the Rebels earn their third straight NCAA appearance ... Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll both semesters with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the year.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE) Helped the Rebels advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the eighth time ... Helped lead the Rebels to the SEC West Championship ... Helped lead the Rebels to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the second year in a row ... Helped the team post its best overall finish (2nd) since 1999 and its best league record (8-3) since 2000 ... Clinched the win over UC Irvine in the NCAA first round ... Went 3-1 in singles and doubles to help lead the Rebels to consecutive top 15 wins over Tennessee and Georgia ... The win over Georgia was the first since 1999 and the win over Tennessee was the first since 2006 ... Clinched the Rebels' 21st straight win over Mississippi State, which also clinched the No. 2 seed and a first round bye in the SEC Tournament ... The SEC Tournament bye was the first for the Rebels since 2000 ... Posted a 19-12 overall record, 12-7 in dual matches ... Teamed with Connor Vogel for a 23-11 overall record, 13-7 at No. 2 doubles ... Named to the Women's Tennis SEC Community Service Team ...Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll with a perfect 4.0 GPA for the year.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN) Helped the Rebels end the year ranked No. 21 nationally and advance to the second round of the NCAA Championships ... Helped the Rebels defeat five top 25 teams in league play ... Came back from a set down to clinch the win over then No. 14 Florida ... It marked the Rebels' first win against the Gators since 1999 ... Won a three-setter to clinch the win over then No. 14 Arkansas that put the Rebels in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament ... Posted a 19-14 overall record, 12-10 in dual matches ... Went 5-1 at No. 5 singles ... Teamed with Abby Guthrie for a 17-6 overall record in doubles, 12-2 at No. 3 ... The duo went 8-3 in the SEC ... Named an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Made the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Chancellor's Honor Roll both semesters.
PRIOR TO OLE MISS Achieved a ranking of No. 2 in Brazil and No. 31 in the United States ... Won many national opens in Brazil ... Won the Under-16 National Championship in 2005 ... Won the ITF Till Tennis Cup in Londrina, Brazil in 2005 ... Third place in the St. Louis National Open ... Peach State Classic runner-up ... St. Louis Clay Court National Level 3 Champion ... Also lettered in volleyball and was All-County ... Member of the Math Team at Pope John Paul II High School ... Graduated with a 3.8 GPA.
PERSONAL Born Oct. 1, 1990 ... Daughter of Ana Maria and Antonio Rangel ... Graduated from the University of Mississippi in May, 2012 with a degree in International Studies from the Croft Institute ... Enjoys volleyball, watching football and playing any sports ... Athlete most admired is Eli Manning ... Favorite tennis player is Kim Clijsters ... Her sister played tennis for Lipscomb University.
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