Paula, the youngest of the talented Ramos family, did not have to live in the shadow of her older brothers Al and Rich. She was on the cutting edge of the advancements in women's athletics in the early seventies and established herself as one of the area's top all-around athletes. Paula was a four year starter in both basketball and softball and was team Captain for both sports her senior year. On the court, her outstanding speed and natural prowess enabled her to out run and out jump her larger opponents while frustrating smaller foes with her quickness and tenacity. Averaging double figures in both career points and rebounds, she was at her best on the defensive end of the court. Although a standout in softball, Paula's finest sport could have been track given her grace and explosiveness.
Paula attended Thomas College in Maine from 1973-1977 participating on the school's first women's basketball team. She was elected Captain her senior year and made the Maine All-State Team. Paula's most memorable moment at Acton Boxboro was being named the Best All-Around Athlete her senior year. Paula and her husband, Thomas, live in Leicester, Massachusetts with their three children Bryan, Erin and Kevin.