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Defensive Specialist/Libero

#8 Paola Pimentel

Paola Pimentel - Volleyball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 5-6
Hometown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Last School Miami Dade College
Year Fifth Year
Paola Pimentel - Volleyball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Awards & Honors

2022 All-ACC Academic
2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
2021-22 ACC Honor Roll

2022: Appeared in all 103 sets through 29 matches as libero … Led the team and finished ninth in the ACC with 374 digs on the season, averaging 3.63 per contest … Third on the unit with 97 assists … Finished top five on the squad with 18 aces … Also added five kills through the season … Set Georgia Tech career high 23 digs vs. Miami (Nov. 4) … Tallied season-high seven assists in sweep of No. 10 BYU … Tied career high of two aces in six different contests … Picked up career-high two kills in 3-1 win over Arizona State … Also added a kill in the season-opening 3-1 win over Ole Miss (Aug. 26), the sweep of Wake Forest (Sept. 23) and against No. 2 Louisville (Oct. 2) … Double-digit digs in 22 contests, including three matches with 20 or more digs against Arkansas (20), in a 3-1 win over Duke (22) and against Miami (23) … Five or more assists in nine matches.

2021: Played in all 32 matches, including all 112 sets for the Jackets … Led the team with 347 digs, ranking 13th in the ACC … Season-high 22 digs in sweep of Florida State (Nov. 7) … Added 87 assists to rank second on the team … Season-high eight assists in sweep of Virginia (Oct. 8) … Served up 16 aces on the year … Pinpointed a pair of aces in four different contests … Third on the team in success percentage on serve receive (.945).

2020-21 (Miami Dade College): Played 2 seasons, serving as a captain in 2021 … Helped lead the Sharks to become two-time (2020 and 2021) FCSAA Southern Conference Champions, FCSAA State Champions, NJCAA Regional Champions and  an NJCAA 3rd place finish … Four-time FCSAA POTW … Two-time NJCAA POTW … FCSAA All Southern Conference First team … State Tournament MVP … All-State … All-AVCA recognition (2021) … Averaged 27 digs per match … A pair of 25 dig club entries.

High School: Attended Centro de Lagos …  A four-year captain … Played beach volleyball for two years as a defensive specialist … 2014- U14 Volleyball State Champions and South America Champions … 2017- U16 Beach State Champions, Brazil National Champions and World Champions (Tahiti, French Polynesia) … 2017 Brazilian beach volleyball team selection … 2019- Beach Volleyball National Champion Runner-up.

Personal: Daughter of Wilson and Monica Pimentel … Majoring in Business Administration.

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