Louisville, Ky. – For the second straight season, Clark University junior volleyball star Marina Ramos (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) has been named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention All-American it was announced by Executive Director Kathy DeBoer on Wednesday evening.
The award for Ramos caps another spectacular individual season in which she became the 15th student-athlete in school history to earn multiple All-America selections but the first in volleyball program history.
Ramos helped the Cougars to an impressive 24-9 overall record, a second straight berth in the conference tournament championship match and the program's first-ever bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Along the way, she earned first-team all-region and first-team all-conference honors, won her fifth career NEWMAC Player of the Week award, broke her own school record for kills in a season (480) and became the all-time leader in kills (1,173) in school history.
She finished the season as the only player in the conference to rank in the top ten in both kills and digs and led the league in both kills and kills per set (4.07) – a total that ranks 25th in the country.
Arguably one of the best two-way players in the region, Ramos skyrocketed up the program's all-time digs list as well and now sits at 1,150 for her career – good for sixth on the school's all-time list.
She led the conference in kills per set (4.07) and total kills (480) and was the only player in the league to rank in the top ten in those two categories as well as total digs (464, 5th) and digs per set (3.93, 9th).
Ramos had several stellar performances this season, including 20 kills and 22 digs against Endicott, 21 kills and 26 digs against MIT and then a dominant effort in the NCAA Tournament win over the Red Hawks, where she racked up 26 kills and 19 digs.