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National champ

Tatiana Zhuravleva’s track and field achievements include five individual Great Lakes Valley Conference titles for UIndy—and a third-place finish at the Russian track and field championships. Tatiana’s most recent victory was at the national championships this summer. “I feel like my win was more for my school and my coaches than myself,” Tatiana, an international relations and communication major, says.  “I want more!”

A native of Kazan, Russia (near Moscow), she credits her success to her trust in UIndy coach Randy Ziraldo. “It’s hard to find a good coach you can trust, but I trusted him and it worked out very well for me,” Tatiana says. “He loves his job, finds time for everyone, and stays as long as he needs to so everyone can get their workout in.”