13 - Dana Knudsen
Dana Knudsen
Height: 6-3
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: St. Francis
Position: MB

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: Played in 105 matches and earned WCC All-Freshman team honors, averaging 2.26 kills per set ... hit .421 with 10 kills vs. Hawaii (Aug. 29) ... accumulated a .643 hitting percentage with nine kills vs. UC Riverside (Sept. 4) ... scored nine kills amassing a .438 hitting percentage vs. Utah (Sept. 12) ... hit .444 with 10 kills vs. Idaho and .500 with 11 kills vs. Cal Poly (Sept. 18) ... named to the All-tournament team at Cal Poly Invitational ...collected a .431 hitting average and her second-straight all-tournament team honors at the Penn Invitational ... hit career-high 16 kills vs. St. Mary's (Oct. 8) ... earned WCC Player of the Week (Sept. 28) ... collected five solo blocks vs. LMU (Oct. 22).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Made her first appearance as a Bronco against Texas Tech (Sept. 5), posting five kills ... registered three total blocks against Arizona (Sept. 5) ... tied her season-high three total blocks, while compiling a .750 hitting percentage against Texas State (Sept. 6) ... tied her season-high three total blocks against UCSB (Sept. 11) ... tied her season-high two digs against then-No. 7 Stanford (Sept. 13).

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of St. Francis High School in Sacramento ... played volleyball for Alynn Wright and Bill Hanrahan ... aided the Troubadours run at three consecutive Delta River League championships in 2005, '06 and '07 ... received all-league honors in 2006 and '07 ... named second team All-Metro by The Sacramento Bee ... served as team captain as a senior in 2007 ... helped the team to a Sac-Joaquin Section championship in 2005 and '07 ... was a member of the 2005 Division III State championship squad ... off the court, served as president of Pink Ladies, a breast cancer awareness club; was a Big Sister community service leader, a St. Francis ambassador and a soloist in the Chamber Singers choir.

PERSONAL: Daughter of David and Kimberly Knudsen ... Dad went to UC Irvine and mom graduated from San Diego State ... born in La Jolla, Calif. ... has a younger brother, Jake ... enjoys singing, hanging out with friends, waterskiing and shopping ... played club volleyball for coach Jeff Deter and the Gold Cal Juniors ... major is business.

Knudsen's Career Statistics

Year M G K E TA PCT SA BS BA D AS RE BE SE
2008 6 15 16 4 36 .333 0 0 10 9 4 0 1 0
Career 6 15 16 4 36 .333 0 0 10 9 4 0 1 0

Knudsen's Career Highs

 

Kills 6 vs. Texas State, Sept. 6, 2008
Attempts 8 twice, last vs. Texas State, Sept. 6, 2008
Hitting Pct. .750 vs. Texas State, Sept. 6, 2008
Assists 2 at Arizona, Sept. 5, 2008
Aces -- --
Digs 2 three times, last at Stanford, Sept. 13, 2008
Block Solos -- --
Block Assists 3 three times, last vs. UCSB, Sept. 11, 2008
Total Blocks 3 three times, last vs. UCSB, Sept. 11, 2008