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Paula Torrado 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 Paula Torrado from Mexico.

How long have you been playing tennis for?

I have been playing for four 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?

Everyone is passionate about their sport. Everyone is really nice and it is a lot of fun.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

I like Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

I like to celebrate with my friends and family.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I just like the sport in general so I want to work hard and get fit.