Paola Rios
Paola Rios
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Riviera Preparatory School
Major: Exercise Science

2017-18 Season: Tabbed to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Academic Team ... Posted a 19-16 combined record to rank second on the team in victories ... Owned a 10-7 singles mark, including 5-0 at fifth singles and a perfect 4-0 mark in GNAC play ... Registered a 9-9 record in doubles, including 7-4 at number three ... Won seven straight singles matches, including six in straight sets, from September 24 to October 21 ... Did not drop a game in a 6-0, 6-0 victory at fifth singles over Albertus Magnus College in the GNAC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals on October 18 and came back three days later to surrender just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 sixth singles win the GNAC Semifinals vs. Regis (Mass.) ... Put together two separate three-match win streaks in doubles play, including a string that saw her combine for wins in the GNAC Quarterfinals (8-6) at number two and the Semifinals (8-0) vs. Regis and the Championship vs. Johnson & Wales University (9-8 (7-3)) at number three.

2016-17 Season: Named to the GNAC All-Academic Team ... Played in four matches during the spring for the Sharks, primarily at fifth singles and number two doubles ... Made her collegiate debut on March 18 at Smith College at number two doubles and fourth singles ... Posted an 0-4 record at both singles and doubles play.

High School/Personal: Played a year of Junior Varsity tennis, while earning four letters in volleyball and played a year of JV soccer for Riviera Preparatory School ... Played tennis at Volei-Miami United States Tennis Association Tennis Club in Biltmore for five years ... Named Most Improved Player for the Bulldogs volleyball team as a first year ... Chosen a Co-Captain for RPS volleyball as a junior and senior ... Led the Bulldogs in digs, assists and points scored all four seasons for volleyball ... Helped Rivier Prep School to its first appearance in the Florida High School Athletic Association Volleyball Championship ... Named Most Athletic Lady for Rivier Prep's Class of 2015 ... Member of Best Buddies, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Operation Smile at Riviera Prep ... Earned an Academic Award for English as a sophomore at RPS ... Chief Sports Editor for the Rivier Prep School Yearbook as a senior ... Earned the University of Miami U-Haul Achievement Award ... Served as a Ball Person at the Miami Open for three years and was the group's Captain as well ... Born October 24, 1996 ... Majoring in Exercise Science at Simmons and would like to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist ... Daughter of Dedrick Rios and Maria Jimenez ... Played two years for the Simmons volleyball team ... Enjoys movies, music, barbecue ribs, Italian food and home cooking.