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  Helga Vieira
School: Texas A&M University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Lunanda, Angola
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High School: Bradenton Academy
Height: 5-7
Birth Date: Tuesday, July 08, 1980
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Major: Petroleum Engineering
Singles Record: 56-24
Doubles Record: 47-31

"Helga has the talent to play with anybody, and we are excited to put her in the lineup this year. She will be a big factor in how successful we are." --Coach Bobby Kleinecke

Is expected to immediately bolster the top half of the singles and doubles lineup after sitting out last season to meet NCAA requirements…Brings a wealth of experience after facing top competition in the international circuit following her high school career…A left hander who has the ability to hit all the shots…Has great topspin and underspin and can also hit the heavy ball to set up the point…Has a powerful baseline game with a lethal forehand…Improved tremendously in doubles during the fall and, along with partner Jessica Roland, earned A&M's first automatic bid to the ITA National Indoor Championship by winning the ITA Southwest Regional.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was the Portugal national champion in 1998 and was in the top 100 in the ITF world junior ranking…Was ranked as high as No. 71 in the ITF in 1997…Played in Junior Wimbledon and Australian Open.

PERSONAL: Helga Patricia Vieira is the daughter of Carlos and Mariana Vieira…Has an older brother, Miguel…Is fluent in three languages - English, Portuguese and Spanish - and also speaks some French…Hobbies include playing volleyball, sleeping, watching television and reading magazines…Began playing tennis when she was eight years old…Most memorable moment of A&M career was winning the doubles competition at the 2003 ITA Southwest Regional…Is a member of Aggie Athletes Involved…Is a sophomore academically majoring in petroleum engineering…Career ambition is to work as a petroleum engineer in Angola…Born July 8, 1980, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Teammate who watches the most tape… Nicki
The person on the team who can always make me laugh… Anna
Being at A&M has taught me… to be responsible and able to do things on my own and manage my time
Something I've always wanted to do but haven't… go to the Bahamas
My best non-athletic talent… I can cook a little of everything.
If I could be any superhero I would be… Superhealerchick (so I could have the power to heal people from an illness
Favorite Aggie tradition… Midnight Yell
Favorite childhood toy… Barbie!!
Favorite movie is… Miss Congeniality and Shrek
What's in your CD player right now… Sade