Fourth Illini doubles team to qualify in program history
Two 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
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 ... Voted Advantage Illinois Most Valuable Player and Player to Watch by her teammates ... Led the squad with a 23-9 mark overall in singles, including a team-best 17-6 dual record, while playing primarily at Nos. 2 and 3 ... Cracked the national singles rankings, ending the year at a career-high No. 121 ... Led the team in doubles wins, going 23-8 overall and 15-4 alongside Lambropoulos with whom she reached as high as No. 42 in the nation ... Finished the year ranked seventh in the Midwest Region and fifth alongside Lambropolous ... Made her debut at the No. 1 singles spot at the Big Ten Tournament.
Graduated from Amos Alonzo Stagg High School ... Selected to all-conference, all-section and All-State teams as a freshman ... Captured the 2010 USTA National Open Girl's 18 singles title in St. Louis ... Coached by Tom Lockhart.
Born June 2, 1993 ... Daughter of Jan and Zofia Kopinski ... Majoring in human nutrition ... Twin brother Tim plays for the Illini men's tennis team, marking the first time in Illinois history that twins have played on both tennis squads ... Lists her biggest thrill in sports as winning the 2001-02 Peewee Hockey title in the Oak Lawn House League Championship.
The Kopinski File
Favorite movie: Indiana Jones Trilogy
Favorite quote: "Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records." - William Arthur Ward
Favorite TV show: Dexter
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite food: A good steak
Pre-match ritual: Eating a banana
Favorite place on campus: Illini Ice Arena
Favorite sport: Hockey
Dream job: Manage a professional hockey team
Favorite song: "Penguin" by Avicii
Favorite singer: Brandon Flowers
Best memory as an Illini: Getting first win at Duke Invite
Actress who would play her in a movie: Katherine Heigl
Favorite Disney movie: The Lion King
Hidden talent: Telepathy with Tim, her twin brother, who also plays tennis for the Illini
Favorite superhero: Iron Man
Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2011-12 23-9 7-2 23-8 9-2 Total 23-9 7-2 23-8 9-2