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 volleyball.


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.