MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Steve Barsby, head coach of the Georgia College Tennis team has hired Karina Gurgenyan to be his new graduate assistant coach.
Gurgenyan, originally from Russia, started her collegiate tennis career at Division I Southern Miss. She played there for two years before transferring to the University of North Georgia where she completed her tennis eligibility and finished her degree in exercise science.
Karina is pursuing a master’s degree in health and human performance at Georgia College, and aspires to be a strength and conditioning coach. When asked about the prospect of working with Georgia College Athletics Karina said, “Working at Georgia College would mean connecting with awesome people, around a good community, and [getting] a great education.”
Coach Barsby added, “Karina has been a great addition to our program, I knew coming from North Georgia under coach Kent Norsworthy her work ethic and dedication to the team would be an asset to Georgia College. I am excited about Karina being a part of our program for a couple of years.”
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