Laura Nigro
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    Laura Nigro

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lincoln, NE

    High School:
    Pius X

    Height:
    5-6

    Birthdate:
    07/12/1982

    At Air Force --
    2002-03 (Jr.) - All-MWC selection after producing a 12-11 record in dual singles matches, all at the No. 1 position ... finished the season with a 16-19 overall mark ... also an all-MWC selection in doubles with Gina Black ... the pair went 4-3 in MWC matches ... defeated Ellen Swenson of Utah, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, to give Air Force a 4-3 victory over the Utes.
    2001-02 (So.) - Posted an impressive 26-9 doubles record with Brooke Parsons ... the duo went 19-6 in dual matches, all at the No. 1 position ... they won all three matches at the MWC Tournament and finished the season ranked No. 13 in the Central Region ... went 16-16 overall in singles, and 10-13 in dual matches ... was 7-6 at No. 3 singles ... won singles and doubles match as AFA upset No. 62 SMU, 4-3.
    2000-01 (Fr.) - Recorded the most overall singles victories in one season (23) since Air Force moved to Division I ... first Falcon in six years to post 40 overall victories (42) in one year ... was 12-10 at the No. 4 position and 4-0 at No. 5 ... won both matches she completed at the MWC Championships ... had two separate five-match winning streaks ... one of only two winning records in doubles on the team at 19-15 ... earned MWC Player of the Week honors ... won the Outstanding Singles Award on team ... qualified for the ITA Central Region main draw.

    Before Air Force --
    Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... won four state championships at No. 1 singles ... all-state and all-city selection ... led team to state championship in '97 and '98, and runner-up finish in 2000 ... also lettered one season in softball and basketball ... was ranked in the Missouri Valley Section ... member of National Honor Society ... high school tennis coach was Jennifer Sander.

    Personal --
    Born July 12, 1982 ... daughter of Lou Nigro and Mary Nigro ... majoring in behavioral sciences ... older sisters, Christine and Jeniffer, graduated from the Academy in May, 2003 ... also has a younger brother, Andy (18) ... worked combat survival training and was element leader for basic cadet training last summer ... would like to become an FBI agent in the future ... her career highlight was winning her fourth state championship ... member of cadet squadron 26.

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