Svetlana Vtyurina is the most decorated volleyball player to ever wear the Buff & Blue. A four-time standout volleyball letterwinner from 1992 through '95, to say she was a dominate player is a vast understatement. Vtyurina, the Colonials' only volleyball All-American (in 1994 by the AVCA), owns both the NCAA record for "kills" in a match (56) and in a career (3,043).
Due to a recent change in the format for which college volleyball matches are "rally scored," Vtyurina's NCAA records for kills may never be broken. Her name appears in the GW volleyball record book nearly 30 times and she is the only GW student-athlete to hold all-time NCAA records in two statistical categories (career kills and single match kills.)
A 6-foot-4 outside hitter, she is the only student-athlete in Atlantic 10 history to be named Player of the Year as a freshman, an award she also garnered as a senior. While she earned A-10 All-Tournament honors as a freshman (in '92), she was named the A-10 Tournament's MVP three straight years ('93-95)! Coached by Susie Homan, teams on which she played had a spectacular overall record of 118-28 and participated in three NCAA Tournaments, advancing to the second round in each, and one National Invitational Volleyball Classic.
Academically, Vtyurina's 3.67 GPA in finance three times earned her GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors (in '93-95). As a senior, she was named the 1996 Lynn George Outstanding Senior Woman Athlete Award winner for academic and athletic excellence. Two years later, she earned her MBA at GW and was a prestigious Presidential Administrative Fellow postgraduate student.
Vtyurina, 28, born in Moscow and the daughter of a Russian diplomat, now lives in Arlington, Va. She has been employed for the past four years by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as assistant to the executive director of the Russian Federation.
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