Mariana Ruiz
Mariana Ruiz

Class: SO

Hometown: Aventura, Fla.

Height: 5-5

MARIANA AT A GLANCE: Expected to split time setting and playing defense ... Strong competitor ... Good defensive instincts.

SOPHOMORE (2013): SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall ... Named to Athletic Director's List in fall. 

FRESHMAN (2012): Played in 10 matches ... Had a season-high six digs in win over Claflin (Oct. 6) ... Served an ace in win over Claflin ... Had an ace vs. West Alabama (Oct. 20) ... Athletic Director's List in fall ... SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall. 

HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB: Third Team All-Dade County as senior ... Had 680 assists as a senior ... Had 200 digs as senior ... Had 120 aces in 2011 ... Started in all 27 matches in 2011 ... Honorable Mention All-Miami Dade District as junior ... Had 665 assists in 2010 ... Led team in aces as junior ... Started every match as junior ... High school team won district title four straight years ... Krop won regional championship in 2010 ... High school team finished as regional runner-up as senior ... Played club ball for Miami Select.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Felix and Melissa Ruiz ... Has twin brothers, Tomas and Ricardo ... Majoring in biology ... Lived in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico before moving to South Florida ... High school coach was former Barry volleyball player Julie Priester.

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