BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Ramon Hernandez of Penn State University is the first of three inductees to be showcased on EIVAVolleyball.com as we look back at the careers of all three of the 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Hall of Fame members.
"Ramon was certainly the best I've ever seen in the EIVA. He was one of the most clutch players not only in Penn State history, but in EIVA history too," head coach Mark Pavlik said.
Hernandez earned AVCA All-America honors in three consecutive seasons at Penn State, while also garnering four straight First Team All-East/All-EIVA honors from 1991-94. While at Penn State, Hernandez also worked his way to the top of the record book, as he currently ranks among the top five in all three blocking categories in PSU history. His 107 solo blocks ranks first all-time, while his 390 block assists ranks fifth and his 497 total blocks ranks third.
He also ranks among the top five in the Nittany Lions career record book in both kills and digs. His 1,693 kills ranks third all-time while his 820 digs also ranks third.
Hernandez was also instrumental in helping Penn State capture its first NCAA national championship in program history. His team-high 38 kills on .444 hitting guided Penn State to a 3-2 comeback victory against UCLA in the national finals. He earned NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player honors for his standout performance.
Following graduation from Penn State, Hernandez represented Puerto Rico at the 2004 XXVIII Olympic Games in Athens, Greece with his beach volleyball partner Perez Papaelo.
Next week EIVAVolleyball.com will feature our second inductee, Nestor Paslawsky of Rutgers-Newark.
Story courtesy of Penn State University