Bibiana Candelas

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Bibiana Candelas
Personal information
Full name Bibiana Candelas Ramírez
Nickname Bibi
Nationality  Mexico
Born (1983-12-02) December 2, 1983 (age 33)
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)