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Maria Robina of Mexico wins the IMG Academy Athletic and Personal Development Gatorade G-Award Week of July 8

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.

The IMG Academy Athletic & Personal Development winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Maria Robina from Mexico.

How long have you been playing tennis for?

I have been playing for about four or five years.

Who is your coach?

My coaches were Coach Nick Panetta and Coach Kevin Heiberger.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

I like the people and I am having so much fun. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends.  

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

I like Venus and Serena Williams.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I like knowing I will get better if I keep pushing and that it will help me to win more games.