#7 Paula Ferreira
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012: Played in all 44 matches and enjoyed a brilliant senior season, helping lead the Cougars to a runner-up finish at the NAIA National Tournament...Named the Tournament MVP and the NAIA National Player of the Year after posting 1,766 assists (12.2/set), 388 digs, 171 kills, and a team-leading 82 service aces...Also named the AMC Player & Setter of the Year and earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors for the second time...Finishes her career as Columbia's all-time leader in assists (6,280), service aces (245), and ranks second in games played (547).
2011: Earned First Team NAIA All-American, National All-Tournament Team, First Team All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year & Conference Setter of the Year accolades while playing in all 43 matches for the Cougars...Posted 1450 assists for an average of 11.33 per set to go along with 291 digs, 195 kills, 60 blocks, & 44 service aces...NAIA Academic All-American, First Team Capital One Academic All-American, and First Team Academic All-Conference member...Currently second on the career assists list at Columbia College with 4,514
2010: NAIA National Player of the Year...Took First Team All-American, National Tournament All-Tournament Team, First Team All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year and Conference Setter of the Year honors as a sophomore...Averaged 11.14 assists, 1.37 kills and 2.1 kills per game in 45 matches.
2009: Played in every match for the Cougars as a freshman...Had 174 kills, 1471 assists, 55 service aces, 268 digs and 74 blocks...Named conference freshman and setter of the year as well as first team all-conference and a third team all-american.
Prep: Attended Colegio Princells Isabel High School
Personal: Born on September 18th...Daughter of Eduardo and Rogelia Ferreira...younger sister of Fernanda Ferreira, winner of an Olympic gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics...Majoring in International Business & Management