Hometown: Camuy, Puerto Rico
TANIA AT A GLANCE: Brings national championship experience to the team … good leader who leads by example … great blocker … has a heavy arm … will play middle and may see time on the outside.
SENIOR (2012): Named to Grand Rapids Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 10) ... Named to Bash on the Beach All-Tournament Team (Oct. 8) ... Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team (Nov. 8).
JUNIOR (2011): Named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Newcomer Team ... led team with 322 kills ... ranked second in SSC in kills per set (3.58) ... leading returner in blocks (54) ... had season-high 25 kills at West Georgia (10-14-11) ... posted double-digit kills in 21 matches, including 12 straight to open season ... had season-high six blocks in two matches ... had double figures in digs in four of last five matches ... had 16 kills, season-best 12 digs and six blocks at Palm Beach Atlantic (11-4-11) ... had 15 kills and 11 digs in season finale vs. Eckerd ... Dean’s List Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL (WESTERN NEBRASKA COMMUNITY COLLEGE): Played two season under coach Giovana Melo … helped the Cougars to the 2010 NJCAA DI National Championship with a 43-4 overall record … as a sophomore in 2010, posted 261 kills, fourth highest on the team … led the squad with 120 total blocks and added 29 aces … earned NJCAA All-Region IX honors, All-Academic Region IX honors, and Scholar Baller honors with a 3.65 GPA … as a freshman, posted 118 kills and 44 total blocks … helped the team to a 59-4 overall record and a District J Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB: Played for coach Victor Cruz at Colegio San Felipe … played basketball and volleyball for the Eagles … graduated with honors as a member of the National Honor Association.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Luis Torres Ruiz and Claritza Delgado Rivera … has a younger sister, Tiana … majoring in biology.
Kills: 25, at West Georgia, 10/14/11
Attacks: 53, at West Georgia, 10/14/11
Attack pct: .550, Nova Southeastern, 09/20/11 (13-2-20)
Assists: 2, at West Georgia, 10/14/11 ; at Rollins, 11/05/11
Serve aces: 2, 5 times
Digs: 12, at Palm Beach Atlantic, 11/04/11
Blocks: 6, vs Augusta State, 09/03/11 ; at Palm Beach Atlantic, 11/04/11
Block solo: 2, 4 times
Block assist: 6, vs Augusta State, 09/03/11 ; at Palm Beach Atlantic, 11/04/11