Yudelkis Bautista elected to Dominican Hall of Fame
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October, 22, 2018 – Yudelkis
Bautista, the former middle blocker of the Dominican Volleyball
National Team, has been selected to the country’s Hall of Fame
it was announced on Sunday.
Bautista, who played for the national team during 13 years, was
the Most Valuable Player of the volleyball tournament of the Pan
American Games held in Santo Domingo in 2003 which is considered
by many the biggest achievement in the history of the Dominican
Bautista joins Cosiris Rodriguez and Milagros Cabral as members
of that team who have deserved the vote from the members of the
Permanent Election Committee presided by Dr. Dionisio Guzmán.
The induction ceremony will take place on November 11 and
Bautista will be joined by nine other former athletes and
officials from other sport disciplines.
Bautista made her debut with the national team as member of the
squad that took part in the Central American Games of 1993 in
Ponce, Puerto Rico and helped the side in winning a silver medal
five years later in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
In 2006, Yudelkis played for the Dominican team that won the
gold medal in the Games in El Salvador starting a streak that
extends now to five in a row.
She also was instrumental in the medals attained by the
Dominican team in several NORCECA Continental Championships and
the Pan American Cups.
In her long career as international player, Bautista played in
the Italian A League for Rio Marsi, Palermo, Sassuolo and Voley
Modena, in Spain she saw action with Tenerife, Marichal and Las
Palmas, and in Japan with Pioneer Club.
At national level, Bautista was member of Club Mirador, winner
of 13 crowns during the period between 1993 and 2005.