Pair of Illini earn second career All-Conference honors
White wins in singles, doubles on Senior Day
White clinches Illinois victory with fourth straight singles win
Illinois will honor seniors Smutko, White prior to Sunday's match
White clinches victory with comeback on court four
The No. 19 Illini fell to No. 24 Notre Dame, 4-3, on Jan. 20 at the Atkins Tennis Center.
Garnered first-team All-Big Ten recognition ... Ranked second on the team in singles wins with 18, including 13 in conference play, playing at Nos. 1 and 2 ... Earned a spot in the national singles rankings for the first time in her career, climbing as high as No. 92 before ending the year at No. 123 ... Reached No. 40 with junior Rachael White in the national doubles rankings and No. 8 in the Midwest Region ... Ended the year at No. 9 in the regional singles rankings ... Voted Most Improved by her teammates.
Ranked third on the team in singles wins (17) and second in doubles (22) ... Peaked at No. 9 in the national doubles rankings with teammate Rachael White ... Alongside White, defeated seven nationally ranked doubles teams, six of which were ranked in the top 40 ... Finished runner-up in doubles with White at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... Selected Player to Watch by her teammates.
Three-year varsity letterwinner at Centennial High School ... 2010 Georgia High School Tennis Player of the Year ... Helped team reach the state finals in 2009 and 2010 ... Finished 45-5 for her career.
Born Allison May Falkin on August 14, 1992 ... Daughter of Mitch and Annemarie Falkin ... Has one younger sister, Amy ... Majoring in linguistics ... Hobbies include soccer, puzzles and French ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as the feeling of coming through in pressure situations ... Favorite athlete is Justine Henin because of her attitude on the court.
The Falkin File
Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite TV show: Seinfeld
Favorite sports team: Illini Women's Tennis Team
Favorite food: Curry chicken
Pre-match ritual: Blasting some Wyclef Jean or Josh Turner
Favorite place on campus: Engineering quad
Favorite sport: Soccer
Dream job: Cryptographer
Favorite singer: Lauryn Hill
Best memory as an Illini: Getting a 97 on her calculus exam
Actress who would play her in a movie: Keira Knightly
Favorite Disney movie: Pocahontas
Hidden talent: Rapping
Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2010-11 17-16 4-5 22-15 4-5 2011-12 18-17 6-5 19-12 7-4 Total 35-33 10-10 41-27 11-9