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Santita Ebangwese

School

Syracuse University

Position
Middle Blocker
Major
Bioengineering

Classroom

Santita Ebangwese holds a 3.727 cumulative GPA as a bionegineering major at Syracuse and is enrolled in the university’s honors program. Ebangwese is set to graduate this May with her bachelors of science before completing her masters of science in May 2020. At the conference level she has twice been named Academic All-ACC.

In 2017, Ebangwese completed a summer internship in Strasbough, France, where she served as an intern in the engineering program at the Institut Nationale des Sciences Appliquees. She is currently doing research in the Syracuse University lab, studying the differing orientation and biochemistry of proteins. In addition to her engineering studies, Ebangwese has studied French and the French culture for the past eight years.

Character

An active member of Syracuse University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) since 2016, Ebangwese currently serves as the organization’s co-president and is an active member in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

Community

Outside of the university, Ebangwese has served as a tutor at the Northside Children’s Center through the Young Scholars program where she helped tutor high school and college students who were Somalian refugees. She is a part of the volunteer escort at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, and she further contributes to Syracuse’s community by serving as an honor’s program peer-mentor on campus.

Ebangwese currently works as a scribe in the Emergency Department at Upstate Community Campus for the ScribeAmerica organization.

Competition

Ebangwese has a career .334 hitting percentage and has accumulated 394 total blocks, which ranks 10th all-time in school history entering the 2018 season. In 2017, she set the school single-season hitting percentage record (all-time, regardless of scoring format) at .374 after hitting 331-79-674. Her hitting percentage led the ACC in the regular season and helped Syracuse advance to its first postseason tournament. In 2017, the Orange reached the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.

Ebangwese also became only the second Syracuse volleyball player to earn first-team All-ACC honors following the school’s addition to the conference in 2013. Other honors include 2017 second-team All-ECAC and 2017 AVCA East Region All-America.

(All stats as of nomination time.)