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Esther Ramacieri
Player Profile:
Esther Ramacieri 967540
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
High School: Felix Leclerc
Other College: Dawson College
Major: Marketing
Honors & Awards
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015; Spring 2014)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 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)

Junior (2015-16)

Esther Ramacieri (pronounced RAH-muh-Cherry) expanded her leadership role while overcoming injuries and illness in 2015-16. She made three starts as a junior, including NU’s loss to Northern Iowa in the first round of the Postseason WNIT on March 17. She had three points, a career-high-tying six rebounds, three assists and a career-high two steals against the Panthers, while playing a career-high 35 minutes.

Ramacieri made back-to-back starts early in Big Ten play, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out three assists in 23 minutes in a win at Penn State on Jan. 13. She helped the Huskers to a second straight win against Rutgers Jan. 16 with another start.

Ramacieri produced the best game of her career with five points, six rebounds and an assist in 13 minutes in a win over Northwestern Feb. 28. Her points and rebounds were both career highs, and she added the first three of her career against the Wildcats. She added another three on her lone attempt, while contributing three boards and two assists against Rutgers in the Big Ten Tournament March 3. She knocked down another three against Northern Iowa in the WNIT.

Ramacieri missed much of the summer with a knee injury but was cleared to play in time for NU’s season-opening win over UAPB Nov. 14. She hit the first field goal of her career against North Carolina Central Nov. 21. She missed NU’s wins over NC State (Dec. 3), Creighton (Dec. 6) and Evansville (Dec. 8) with a concussion suffered outside of practice. She did not play at California (Dec. 12), and returned for two minutes to get two points and two rebounds in a win over Northern Arizona Dec. 19. She missed NU’s Big Ten opener against Iowa (Dec. 31) with a strained Achilles, but returned with two points and two rebounds at No. 14 Northwestern Jan. 3.

She missed five games with illness from Jan. 20 through Feb. 7. She dished out a career-high four assists against Purdue on Feb. 21.

Sophomore (2014-15)
Ramacieri continued in her role as a solid reserve guard for the Huskers in 2014-15. She saw playing time in 17 games, including seven Big Ten Conference contests and both of Nebraska's Big Ten Tournament games.

Ramacieri made her first career start against Penn State on Jan. 15. She played a season-high 13 minutes and grabbed a season-best three rebounds in a win over High Point on Dec. 20. She added two rebounds in a win over Alcorn State Nov. 16.

A star for the Huskers in the community, Ramacieri earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2015, and claimed her second straight spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Freshman (2013-14)
Ramacieri saw playing time in 17 games as a freshman for the Huskers in 2013-14. She played a season-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 (36) and Julia (33) along with one brother, Pascal (30). Esther is majoring in marketing and earned spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014 and the fall of 2015.

Ramacieri is also a standout in the community, claiming a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2015. She is a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015).

"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

17-1

0-4

.000

0-2

.000

1-2

.500

9-0.5

4-0

1

4

0

0

1-0.1

2015-16

18-3

6-12

.500

3-6

.500

2-6

.333

29-1.6

12-0

16

11

0

6

17-0.9

Career

52-4

6-21

.286

3-11

.273

7-14

.500

46-0.9

21-0

18

17

0

6

22-0.4

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