Former All-American setter Ferraz selected to Ball State hall of fame

A former multiple All-American will earn one of the highest individual honors for a Ball State athlete.

The Cardinals announced Tuesday that former setter Eduardo Ferraz was selected to the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Ferraz led Ball State to NCAA Tournament appearances in 1995 and 1997 and earned All-American honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. In addition, the setter was named a First-Team All-American in his senior year as he finished among the nation’s top 10 with a 16.88 assists per game average and helped Ball State win its fourth consecutive MIVA championship.


Along with the national accolades, Ferraz won back-to-back MIVA Player of the Year honors in 1996 and 1997. He also finished his college career second in the Ball State record books with 6,779 career assists.

Ferraz is the 11th member of the Ball State men’s volleyball program to be inducted into the school’s hall of fame and the first to achieve the feat since former Cardinal and U.S. Men’s National Team middle attacker Phil Eatherton in 2008.

The hall of fame induction ceremony will be Sept. 30 at the Ball State Alumni Center — a day before the Ball State football team plays a home game against Northern Illinois for the Bronze Stalk Trophy.

Ferraz is one of four players to be enshrined into the hall of fame this year. The other inductees include former baseball player Brad Snyder, former wide receiver Dante Ridgeway and former women’s soccer player Dee Nocero.