Jema Galanza is a renowned volleyball player from Philippines. She was the captain of Adamson Soaring Lady Falcons team and played in the UAAP league for many years. Apart from that, she is also part of the Philippines National Volleyball Team. She plays in the position of Outside Hitter and currently associated with Creamline Cool Smashers Club.
Her full name is Jessica Margarett Casidsid Galanza but popularly known as Jema Galanza. She was earlier part of Laoag Power Smashers in 2016. After that, she has played for Creamline Cool Smashers since 2017. In the year 2018, she became part of the National Team of Philippines.
She has won numerous awards and recognitions in her career. She was part of the Creamline Cool Smashers when they won the Premier Volleyball League Open conference in 2018 and 2019. She also won the Most Valuable Player award in that tournament apart from being the first best open spiker of the team.
Jema Galanza was born on the 28th of November 1996 in San Pedro region of Laguna, Philippines. Jema Galanza’s current age is 26 years.
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Jema Galanza was born and brought up in San Pedro region of Philippines. She completed her primary education from San Pedro Relocation Center National High School. She was interested in sports from a young age and was part of her school team. She won many awards at that time and her coach and family members encouraged her to take up professional volleyball as a career.
Galanza later joined Adamson University and earned her bacherlor’s degree. She was part of her college team and won many championships and medals during that time. Jema Galanza played for the Adamson Lady Falcons during her college days and also became the captain of the team which participated in UAAP Season 80.
She later played for Creamline Cool Smashers after completing her graduation and was part of Premier Volleyball League. In the year 2018, she even participated at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup held at Thailand in which she represented the National Volleyball Team of Philippines. She was the 2nd best outside spiker in that tournament.
Jema Galanza belongs to a middle class family based in Laguna region of Philippines. Her parents are Fe Galanza and Jesse Galanza. She has three siblings and one of her sisters Maria Fe Galanza who is popularly called Mafe Galanza is also a professional volleyball player who plays for Golden Tigresses team of University of Santo Tomas.
Jema Galanza’s relationship status is single. Interestingly, she was in relationship with another female athlete Deanna Wong. Deanna Wong is a popular volleyball player and has played alongside Jema since UAAP Season 80. They broke up recently in 2022 due to personal differences.
Jema Galanza looks very cute and has the looks of a model. She stands tall at 5.7 feet and she weighs around 60 kgs. She is very fit and regularly goes to the gym to maintain her physique. She is also a tough player and can handle opponents effectively due to her strength and fitness. She maintains medium length hair. She has straight black hair but colours it occasionally to change her outlook.
Jema Galanza started playing volleyball in her school days. She was a good player and got many awards for her performance in local tournaments. She later played for her college team Adamson Lady Falcons and also participated in the UAAP Season 80 tournament. During her college days, she won the 16th National Intercollegiate Volleyball Best Attacker award in 2015.
For the UAAP Season 80, she was the Captain of Adamson Lady falcons and got good recognition for her skills. After her college career, she started playing for Creamline Cool Smashers and participated in the Premier Volleyball League tournaments. She was also a Beach Volleyball player during her college days and was part of UAAP Season 76 Tournament.
She alo won the Bronze medal at Shakey’s V League 11th Season tournament in 2014 playing for her college team. Apart from that, she was also the bronze medal winner at Unigames Women’s Volleyball tournament in 2014 for Adamson Soaring Lady Falcons team. She joined the Premier Volleyball League in 2017 playing for Creamline Cool Smashers and got the third place in that year.
In the year 2018, she won the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Championship for her team Creamline Cool Smashers. She was a big asset for the team as they won the championship at Premier Volleyball League in 2018 and 2019. In 2021, they became the runner up in the tournament.
The net worth of Jema Galanza is around $3 million. She is one of the top players in Philippines and earned lot of money through contracts with top teams. She is also in good demand to endorse different brands and products in the country. She owns a luxury villa and few cars in her hometown where she stays with her family.
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Jema Galanza belongs to a family of sports enthusiasts and her youngest sister Mefa Galanza is also a professional volleyball player and plays for reputed teams.
Jema Galanza and Deanna Wong recently broke up and this came as a surprise for her fans. They were dating since many years and were open about their same sex relationship in front of the media.
She loves pets and has a dog at her home. She also loves to travel and often goes out with her family and friends.
She is also active on social media and regularly updates about her activities outside of the court. She has a good fan following in Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.