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#11 Esther Ramacieri
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
High School: Felix Leclerc
Other College: Dawson College
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Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Four-Time Felix Leclerc High School Athlete of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Led Dawson College to Silver at CCAA National Championships (2013)
  • Led Dawson College to Silver at Quebec Provincial Championships (2012)

Sophomore (2014-15)
Esther Ramacieri (pronounced RAH-muh-Cherry) continued in her role as a solid reserve guard for the Huskers in 2014-15. 

The 5-8 sophomore from Repentigny, Quebec, Canada, saw playing time in eight of NU’s 11 non-conference games, including a career-high 13 minutes when she grabbed a career-best three rebounds in a win over High Point on Dec. 20. She added two rebounds in a win over Alcorn State Nov. 16.

Ramacieri also appeared in seven Big Ten regular-season games as a sophomore, making her first career start in place of Hailie Sample against Penn State Jan. 15. Ramacieri played nine total minutes in her seven Big Ten appearances and did not attempt a shot, but she did pull down rebounds against Penn State and Minnesota (Feb. 24).

Ramacieri did not travel with the team to Minnesota for the Big Ten opener because of a stomach virus, but returned to action against Maryland.

"On offense we like to play fast and Esther is an up-tempo type of guard," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "Esther is a good on-ball defender and excels at pushing the ball in transition, which makes her a great fit for our system. She is athletic, competitive, an excellent ball-handler and a hard worker."

Freshman (2013-14)
Ramacieri saw playing time in 17 games as a freshman for the Huskers in 2013-14. She played a career-high eight minutes in Nebraska's non-conference finale against Oral Roberts on Dec. 29, when she pulled down two rebounds.

She also scored her first career point and grabbed two rebounds in Nebraska's victory over 2014 NCAA Tournament qualifier South Dakota on Dec. 21.

Ramacieri added a point in NU's win over No. 8 Penn State on Feb. 24, while also grabbing a pair of rebounds. She added two rebounds in NU's win over Michigan on Jan. 29.
Ramacieri played in Nebraska's Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Minnesota and the Huskers' semifinal victory over No. 19 Michigan State. She pulled down a rebound and dished out the first assist of her career against the Spartans, before the Big Red secured their first-ever conference tournament title the following day.

She saw her first NCAA Tournament action in Nebraska's first-round win over Fresno State in Los Angeles on March 22. In one minute on the court, Ramacieri set career bests by going 2-for-2 at the free throw line to finish with two points.

She averaged 0.2 points and 0.5 rebounds in 2.5 minutes per game as a freshman.

Before Nebraska
Ramacieri helped Dawson College to a second-place finish at the CCAA National Championships in 2012-13. Dawson also took second at Quebec's Provincial championships following an undefeated regular season.

In 2011-12, Dawson won the Quebec Provincial Championship and claimed a silver medal at the CCAA National Championships. Ramacieri averaged 7.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, while helping Dawson to an 18-2 record.

Ramacieri was chosen as Felix Leclerc High School's athlete of the year four times. She was also selected as the most valuable player of her Dawson Community Blues club team in both 2009 and 2010. In 2010-11, Ramacieri started all 26 games for the Blues and averaged 16.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game for Coach Terri Neill.

Ramacieri played on bronze medal-winning teams for Quebec at the 2011 Canadian U-17 Championships and the 2008 Canadian U-15 Championships. She also helped her Lanaudiere club team to a silver medal at the 2007 Quebec Games. She served as the official flag bearer for Lanaudiere at the 2010 Quebec Games in Gatineau.

Ramacieri is the fourth Canadian to compete for the Huskers in women's basketball, following 2012 Canadian Olympian Chelsea Aubry (2004-07), Kaitlyn Burke (2008-12) and Harleen Sidhu (2009-12).

Personal
The daughter of Giuseppe Ramacieri and Marie-Herta Celestin Ramacieri, Esther was born March 4, 1994 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Esther is the youngest of four children, with sisters Cynthia (35) and Julia (32) along with one brother, Pascal (29). Esther has not declared a major, but she did earn a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014. She also claimed a spot on the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014.

"I chose Nebraska because it was the best fit for me, as far as the school, academics, coaches and players," Ramacieri said. "Once I came on the visit, I knew there was no other place that could compare to Nebraska. It felt like I was a part of a family. I've wanted to play basketball in the states ever since I was six years old, so finding a perfect fit for me was a dream come true. Nebraska was the only place that felt like home."

Five Facts About Esther

  1. Esther is half Italian and half Haitian.
  2. She speaks French.
  3. Esther says "eh" like there is no tomorrow.
  4. Esther likes to use her hair as a pillow because it is so fluffly.
  5. She loves pugs.

Ramacieri's Career Statistics 

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2013-14 17-0 0-5 .000 0-3 .000 4-6 .667 8-0.5 5-0 1 2 0 0 4-0.2

2014-15

15-1

0-4

.000

0-2

.000

1-2

.500

8-0.5

2-0

1

2

0

0

1-0.1

Career

32-0

0-9

.000

0-5

.000

5-8

.625

16-0.5

7-0

2

4

0

0

5-0.2