Lilia Biktyakova (McMichael), Georgia College

Lilia Biktyakova (McMichael), Georgia College

Lilia Biktyakova (now Lilia McMichael) was a four-time All-American for the Georgia College women’s tennis team from 1998-2001.  A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she was among the first five women’s tennis players in PBC history to be named All-Conference all four years she played.

Named the 2001 Georgia College Female Athlete of the Year, she was the ITA Rolex Regional Doubles Champion and National Runner-Up for three seasons (1998-2000).  She finished the 2000 season ranked #15 nationally in singles and was ranked #12 in 2001.  In doubles, she finished 2000 ranked #3 with PBC Hall of Fame partner Julia Roudkovskaya; the duo were also ranked #3 in the nation following the 2001 season. 

Biktyakova graduated in 2002 with a BA in business administration.  She worked at Georgia College in the Budget Office until 2016, receiving her Masters in Public Administration in 2010.  She married fellow GC Hall of Famer Alex McMichael and works at Emory University.  The couple have two children.