Navas and González playing at NCAA level

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 2, 2021 – Two promising Puerto Rican beach volleyball players are about to realize their dreams of playing in the United States’ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).


Allanis Navas and María Gonzalez have been recruited by Grand Canyon University and Texas Christian University, respectively.


Navas and Gonzalez represented Puerto Rico at the Youth Olympic Games where they finished in fifth place and at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla when they ended in the fourth position.


“I am elated and very proud of the work I have done during all these years”, said Navas, who will be part of the fourth team of her school.


“It has been really tough to compete for my spot in the second team”, Gonzalez said. “In Puerto Rico we normally have four players competing, but here we have 20 and started with 22.”


“TCU already has contributed to my development”, Gonzalez added. “I am not the same player that arrived last semester.”


Navas’ goal is helping her team to reach the post season with her defense and complete the unfinished job they left last year when the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19.