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Bibiana Candelas:
 
Bibiana Candelas
Mexico     /  United States  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: FIVB
Birth Date December 2, 1983 (30 years old)
Home Town Torreon, Mexico
Resides Mazatlán
Height 6'5"
College Southern California
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 25th $150
   AVP 25th $150
International 5th (3 times) $118,088
   FIVB 5th (3 times) $117,838
   FIVB C&S 5th $250
Pan American 2nd $0
   PAN AM 2nd $0
NORCECA 1st (11 times) $17,550
   NORCECA 1st (11 times) $17,550
Continental Cup $0
   Cont Cup $0
Overall 1st (11 times) $135,788
 
Bio Bits

Before starting her competitive Beach Volleyball career, Candelas was a middle blocker at the University of Southern California and served as the captain of Mexico's Women's Volleyball National Team.  She joined Mexico's Women's Volleyball National Team in 1997 at the age of 14. 

Candelas was named the `Best Blocker' at the 1999 NORCECA in Mexico and the MVP of the NORCECA Tournament held in Havana in 2000.  She was the `Best Blocker' at the 2002 Senior Pan America Cup held in Tijuana, Mexico, as she helped lead Mexico to a fourth-place tourney finish.  On a local level, she competed with the state of Coahuila and led the team to four consecutive (1998-2001) national championships.  In 2001 she earned MVP honors at Mexico's national tournament. 

Candelas matriculated to USC in 2002, and became a full-time starter in 2003 when she was considered to be one of the two best middle blockers in NCAA women's Volleyball and helped lead her team to a NCAA championship. During the summer of 2003, she returned to the Mexican National Team and competed at the Pan-American Games in the Dominican Republic.

Candelas finished her USC career in 2005 with her third straight All-America and Pac-10 selections.  At 6-foot-5, she is one of the four tallest players to ever play for USC - the group includes 6-5 All-American Cica Baccelli (1991-92), 6-5 Amber Oliver (1996-99) and 6-6 former All-American teammate Emily Adams.  In the summer of 2005, she earned most valuable player honors for her Bameso club team at the 2005 U.S. Open Nationals (Women's Open Division) and at the NORCECA qualifying tournament.  She also played with Mexican National Team, which qualified for the 2006 World Championships.

Candelas, who played in her first Beach Volleyball competition when she was 10, teamed with Paula Gentil of the University of Minnesota to win the first-ever United States Collegiate Beach Volleyball Tournament in 2006 at Reno, Nev. 

Born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, Candelas attended Preparatoria Luzac in Torreon and Colegio Ponceńo in Puerto Rico.  The daughter of Juan Antonio and Martha Ramírez, Candelas has two brothers (Jorge and Luis) and a sister (Martha).  Her sister played collegiate basketball in Mexico at Tec de Monterrey.  While at USC, Candelas was a communication major.

 
 
Awards
 
  • FIVB Top Rookie 2008
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
2006 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150.00 18.0 179th 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150.00
(599th)
18.0   0 0 1 0 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
2007 FIVB 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,000.00 153.0 115th 0 0 2 4 0 3
2008 FIVB 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 $23,900.00 965.0 58th 1 4 2 1 0 0
2009 FIVB 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $23,825.00 880.0 53rd 3 5 2 0 0 0
2010 FIVB 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 $26,350.00 1,000.0 39th 2 4 1 0 0 0
2011 FIVB C&S 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $250.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 FIVB 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 $20,025.00 717.0 61st 1 1 5 3 1 1
2012 FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $5,275.00 210.0 92nd 1 1 1 1 0 0
2013 FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $4,375.00 460.0 108th 0 2 1 1 0 0
2014 FIVB 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $12,087.50 610.0 75th 0 2 2 2 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  72
(102nd)
0 0 0 0 3 1 7 $118,087.50
(128th)
4,995.0   8 19 16 12 1 4
 
 
Pan American
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
2007 PAN AM 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 PAN AM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  2
(5th)
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
2008 NORCECA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750.00 100.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 NORCECA 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,700.00 200.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 NORCECA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $850.00 100.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NORCECA 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,550.00 300.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NORCECA 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 $2,925.00 380.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NORCECA 10 1 2 5 1 1 0 0 $6,700.00 850.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 NORCECA 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 $2,075.00 180.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  24
(10th)
11
(1st)
3 7 1 1 0 1 $17,550.00
(2nd)
2,110.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  100
(133rd)
11
(37th)
4 8 1 4 1 8 $135,787.50
(157th)
7,123.0   8 19 17 12 1 4
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 4/21/2008 NORCECA Guatemala City Mayra Garcia   $750
2 9/27/2009 NORCECA Tijuana Mayra Garcia 4 $850
3 10/11/2009 NORCECA Puerto Vallarta Mayra Garcia 3 $850
4 9/26/2010 NORCECA Tijuana Mayra Garcia   $850
5 9/11/2011 NORCECA Colima Mayra Garcia   $850
6 9/18/2011 NORCECA Rosarito Mayra Garcia   $850
7 10/2/2011 NORCECA Puerto Vallarta Mayra Garcia 1 $850
8 3/25/2012 NORCECA Grand Cayman Mayra Garcia 12 $850
9 5/27/2012 NORCECA Toluca Mayra Garcia   $850
10 9/15/2013 NORCECA Mazatlan Martha Revuelta   $1,500
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
11 6/8/2014 NORCECA Toluca Martha Revuelta 4 $1,500
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
Paula Gentil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 18.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 18.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
Mayra Garcia 60 0 0 0 0 2 1 7 $101,375 3,925.0 8 15 13 9 1 4
Martha Revuelta 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $16,463 1,070.0 0 4 3 3 0 0
Total 71 0 0 0 0 3 1 7 $117,838 4,995.0 8 19 16 12 1 4
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Challenger & Satellite
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
Mayra Garcia 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $250 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $250 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Pan American Games
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
Mayra Garcia 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st
Mayra Garcia 73 9 1 1 0 3 1 7 $109,175 4,825.0 8 15 13 9 1 4
Martha Revuelta 26 2 3 7 1 2 0 1 $26,463 2,280.0 0 4 3 3 0 0
Paula Gentil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 18.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
 
Total 100 11 4 8 1 4 1 8 $135,788 7,123.0 8 19 17 12 1 4
 
 

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