Osvaldo Rivera
Osvaldo  Rivera


Christiansted, U.S. V.I.

High School:
St. Croix Educational Complex

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 145



Men's Tennis v. Wesley - April 7, 2010

Men's Tennis v. Wesley - April 7, 2010 - Photos by Joey Gardner

2011: Had best record in singles play at 4-5 in fifth position ... won MEAC singles match against Hampton's Marcelo Reda ... won lone three-set singles match against North Carolina Central's Johnny Brown 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 ... went 1-9 in doubles play, playing primarily with Emmash Sudusinghe ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

2010: Led all Hawks tennis players with four wins in singles play ... went 4-9 overall ... won his final three singles matches of the season ... went 4-9 overall in doubles play ... won all four doubles matches with Rashad James, going 4-4 overall ... won lone conference doubles match 8-2 with James vs. Morgan State on March 20.

2009: Went 6-8 in doubles with partner Rashad James ... won two conference doubles matches against Coppin State ... went 2-10 in singles play.

High School: Honor roll student...Played soccer and tennis... Soccer team captain... Member of U.S. Virgin Island Under-21 National Soccer Team.

UMES: Named team's most improved player in 2009-10 season...Made fall Dean's list...Member of UMES Concert Band and Brass Quintet.

Personal: Born March 8, 1989 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico...Son of Carmen Ada González and José A. Rivera...Has one sister (Vanelis) and one brother (José Daniel)...Major is music education...Person who influences him most is his mom for being his biggest fan...Plans to attend graduate school after graduation...Role mode is trumpet player Allen Viccutti...Favorite saying is "Live strong, die well"...Hobbies outside of sports include playing the trumpet...Favorite book is Shadow in the Wind by Carlos Zaffón...Favorite movie is Star Wars...Personal goals before graduation include reaching the MEAC Tournament and getting a 4.0 GPA.

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