Bhalla returned to Virginia after completing her Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2009. Bhalla is currently a lecturer at the University of Minnesota, teaching kinesiology, sport sociology, and sport psychology courses. She has also served as a volunteer coach at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN for two years.
In 2003, she came to Virginia after serving as assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island for two seasons. While at Rhode Island, Bhalla helped the Rams to 16 wins and a first-time NCAA Tournament appearance in 2002. In spring of 2003, she served as the team's interim head coach. Prior to coaching at Rhode Island, Bhalla spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Smith College in Massachusetts, and one season as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Rutgers. In addition to her collegiate coaching, she also served as a head coach in the Rhode Island ODP program.
A standout defender for the Scarlet Knights from 1993-96, Bhalla started all but one game of her career at Rutgers. She was the team's MVP in 1995 and team captain in 1996. She was also a standout in the classroom, earning GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-District and BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete honors in 1996. From 1998 to 2002, she played semi-professional soccer for the New Jersey Splash, Springfield Sirens, and Rhode Island Rays. In 2000, she was a member of the National Champion Springfield Sirens team.
Bhalla graduated from Rutgers in 1997 with a degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies. She received her masters degree in Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith College in 2001.
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