Bibiana Candelas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Candelas and the second or maternal family name is Ramírez.
Bibiana Candelas
Personal information
Full name Bibiana Candelas Ramírez
Nickname Bibi
Nationality  Mexico
Born (1983-12-02) December 2, 1983 (age 32)
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Hometown Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Years Teammate
2009 Mayra García

Bibiana Candelas Ramírez (born December 2, 1983 in Torreon, Coahuila) is a 6'5" (195 cm) female beach volleyball and indoor volleyball player who represented her native country, Mexico, at the 2008 Olympics with her beach partner, Mayra García.

Prep and early life[edit]

Candelas was born in Torreón, Coahuila.

She graduated in 2002 from Colegio Ponceño in Puerto Rico, but attended Preparatoria Luzac in Torreón as a freshman and sophomore. She was an eight-year (1997–2004) member of the Mexico women's national volleyball team.


She played middle blocker at the University of Southern California from 2002–2005 and was a three time All-American. She helped her team win the 2002 and 2003 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship, as well as a final four appearance in 2004.

National team[edit]

Candelas played in the 2002 Pan-American Cup helping her team to reach the 4th place and individually winning the Best Blocker award.[1]

Pan American Games[edit]

Candelas won the silver medal in 2011 Pan American Games.[2]





  1. ^ CONADE (2002-06-30). "Cuba Campeón Panamericano de voleibol femenil". Gaceta Olimpiada Nacional (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  2. ^ Bicampeã, Juliana destaca superação contra rival "de 2,20 m" portuguese

External links[edit]

Preceded by
 April Ross (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Top Rookie"
Succeeded by
 Angie Akers (USA)
 Louise Bawden (AUS)