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Michala Hedelund Jensen
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Frederiksberg, Denmark
High School: Naerum Gymnasium
Experience: 2 Letters

Career: Three-year letterwinner • Ranked No. 25 on the all-time doubles victories list (41) and No. 33 on the singles list with 46 triumphs • Clinched nine doubles and three singles matches • Recorded 87 combined singles (46) and doubles (41) victories ranking in the school's top-30 • Nine wins playing three sets and owns three victories when rallying from a set down.

2011 Spring (junior): Shared team honors with 16 singles wins for the year • Tied for the second with five spring wins • Clinched a pair of singles matches at No. 2 (Metro State, Feb. 13) and at No. 3 (Air Force, Jan. 21) • Won four of her first six singles matches to open spring play • Played the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 singles positions generating five wins, four of those at No. 3 • One of four players to win at least 10 doubles matches • Claimed six doubles wins with three each at No. 1 and No. 2 • Teamed with Abbie Probert for five doubles victories, second most on the team.

2010 Fall (junior): Led the Buffs with 11 singles victories (out of 15 matches) during the fall season • Won a season-best five singles matches in a row, including four straight at the Air Force Invitational (Oct. 1-3) to win her respective singles flight • Earned third place at the Kansas Invite (Oct. 22-24) with two of three singles wins • Rallied from a set down to claim victory (Sept. 24).

2010 Spring (sophomore): Reached the winners circle nine times on the doubles court and another eight times in singles • Won four times at No. 5, three times at No. 4, and another time at No. 3 • Four wins came against the Big 12 • Nine doubles triumphs with five of those at No. 3, four at No. 2 • Clinched the doubles point with Abbie Probert four times (Air Force, Jan. 16; South Carolina, Mar. 20; Kansas, Apr. 11; Kansas State, Apr. 29) • Engineered a four-match winning streak with Probert from Feb. 14-Mar. 26 • Defeated Big 12 opponents five times.

2009 Fall (sophomore): Won an impressive seven doubles matches and added six singles victories • On the singles court, won five straight, including three at the USAFA Invitational (Oct. 1-3) and a pair at the CU Invite (Sept. 25-27) • Took third place singles honors at the Air Force 'Delta Bracket' • Went undefeated and won the Air Force Doubles I bracket with four consecutive victories with Monica Milewski • Also won three matches with Madie Kern in consolation play at the CU Invite.

2009 Spring (freshman): Freshman of the Year Finalist at the 2008-09 CUSPY's (CU Sports Performers of the Year) • Named the tennis team's clutch player of the year recipient • Clinched one singles and four doubles matches • Played the No. 5 and No. 6 singles slots generating a pair of wins at No. 5 and team-high nine victories at No. 6 • One of five on the team to win at least 10 or more matches and one of four to win 16 or more for the year • Fourteen of her 16 singles wins came in straight sets • Went 3-1 in three-set matches and rallied to win from a set down once • CU Athlete of the Week honor (April 13-19) • One of five on the team to win 10 doubles matches • Won all 10 matches in the spring and seven Big 12 matches with teammate Abbie Probert at No. 3, also clinched four doubles points resulting in CU wins • Overall reached the winners circle 15 times.

2008 Fall (freshman): Began her freshman year winning five singles and five doubles matches • Engineered three straight wins in the consolation round at the CU Invitational (Sept. 19-21), all in straight sets • Picked up a pair of straight set victories at the Air Force Invite (Oct. 3-4) • Teamed with Abbie Probert for a pair of wins at the San Diego State Fall Classic (Nov. 7-9).

Tennis in Denmark: Member of 2006-07 bronze winning team at the Danish Championships, elite division • Won a gold medal at the Danish Championship Girls Under-18, also earned Player of the Year honors • Runner up at an ETA Tournament • Regional champion for Girls Under-16, and silver in mixed doubles • Earned bronze medal in mixed doubles Under-16 at the Danish Championships • Biggest moment was fulfilling a dream since the age of eight, winning the Danish Championships for Girls Under-18 (gold medal) and earning a scholarship at CU-Boulder.

Personal: Born Michala Hedelund Jensen on July 4, 1989 in Frederiksberg, Denmark • Daughter of Uno Hedelund Jensen and Susanne Wolffberg • Has an older sister, Rebecca • Father excelled in sailboat racing (Olympic Boat Class) during his high school and college years • Enjoys sailing, reading, traveling, movies, friends and family • Fluent in Danish and English, also speaks French and understands German, Swedish and Norwegian • Finished third in her class.

In the Classroom: Graduated December 2011 with a degree in English and Humanities • 2009-10 and 2010-11 All-Big 12 Academic first team selection • Named the team's award winner for the highest grade point average for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic year • Six-time Commissioners Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011) • Named a 2009-2010 and 2010-11 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete (equivalent to being called an academic All-American).

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