« Volleyball 2011

Darlene Ramdin

School

St. John’s (New York)

Position
Outside Hitter/Middle Hitter
Major
Communication Arts
K
355
Pct
.239
SA
11
BS
26
BA
88
D
59

Classroom

A three-year member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2009-2011), Ramdin currently holds a 3.39 cumulative grade point average in communication arts. Ramdin and the Red Storm have also earned the AVCA Team Academic Award twice in her career (2008-09, 2010-11). She is also a two-time recipient of the St. John’s University Athletic Director’s Honor Roll Bronze Medallion (Fall ’09, Fall ’10), which is awarded to an STJ student-athlete who earns a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49.

Character

Ramdin is an active member in St. John’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) since 2009, an organization consisting of upper-class student-athletes who serve as the “voice” of all STJ student-athletes in fostering communication with administration, addressing concerns/issues across teams, providing feedback on relevant policies, and promoting a positive student-athlete image on campus. Ramdin was awarded the SAAC Leadership Certificate Track I in April 2009 and recently received the Track II Certificate in April 2011. In February of 2011, she was also awarded the Founders Week Recognition Award, which recognizes students whose service to St. John’s University exemplifies the spirit of the school’s Vincentian Mission and whose contributions to the community illustrate the mission and values of St. John’s University.

Community

Ramdin and the Red Storm volleyball program are always heavily involved in the local Queens, Long Island, and surrounding New York City communities. Over this past summer, Ramdin and STJ participated in Long Island’s Miracle League, extending their hands to individuals with disabilities. The league mission is to establish and sustain baseball programs for people of all ages with disabilities. Every year, Ramdin participates in the St. John’s Athletics’ Blood Drive, the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Run, Relay for Life, and the Midnight Run, where athletes run through the streets of Manhattan distributing meals, along with clothing and toiletries to those in need. Ramdin is also an avid visitor to Long Island’s Ronald McDonald House, which provides “comfort of home” for families with seriously ill children undergoing critical medical treatment in area hospitals. The St. John’s volleyball program also hosts one Dig for a Cure Match each season, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Competition

The 6-foot-2 power hitter led the Red Storm in all major statistical categories in 2010, and garnered Second Team All-BIG EAST honors for her efforts. Ramdin, the winner of two-consecutive team MVP awards and a starter on the 2008 BIG EAST Regular Season Championship squad, has played in 89 total matches for STJ and 319 sets. During the 2009 season she competed for the Trinidad & Tobago national team, placing eighth in the NORCECA Championship and 10th in the Pan-American Cup. A three-time team captain, Ramdin currently ranks ninth in all-time kills with 879 and eighth in all-time blocks with 278 at St. John’s. She earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors on Sept. 7, 2009 for her career performance against Boston College, where she racked up a career-high 29 kills. Was also a member of the Trinidad & Tobago junior national team, where she was named the MVP of the Junior Caribbean Cup after leading the squad to a first place finish in 2007. She earned Trinidad & Tobago Volleyball Federation Female Player of the Year distinction in 2007.