Ribeiro named NJCAA, AVCA All-American

12.11.2013 | By Amanda L. Booren

PHOTO CUTLINE: Freshman Ana Helena Ribeiro has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.


Ribeiro named NJCAA, AVCA All-American

Amanda L. Booren -- December 12, 2013

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College freshman middle blocker Ana Helena Ribeiro added All-American to her list of awards for the 2013 season, after being named to the first team by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Last month, Ribeiro was a unanimous selection as the Region XIV newcomer of the year, and was named to the All-conference first team. She is one of eight Region XIV players to be named a NJCAA All-American.

Ribeiro (Villa Nova de Gaia, Portuga) averaged 1.02 blocks and 1.96 kills per set this season. She was second on the squad in total blocks with 92. In addition to being named the league’s newcomer of the year, Ribeiro was also a first-team all-conference selection.

“This is another great honor for Ana,” said Sharon Nelson, who completed her 12th year at the helm of the San Jacinto College volleyball program. “She worked hard every day on the court, and deserves the recognition. The fact that eight players from our region made the All-American list is a true testament to how strong our region was this year.”

Visit the NJCAA and AVCA websites for a complete list of this year’s All-Americans.

San Jacinto College finished the regular season ranked 13th in the country with a 22-10 overall record. For more information about San Jacinto College athletics, visit sanjacsports.com.


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