7 Gianna Ruggeroli
7 Gianna Ruggeroli
Height: 5-10
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Bishop Gorman
Position: L/OH
Major: Political Science and English

EYEBRONCO: An introduction to Gianna Ruggeroli

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Played in 4 matches this year … collected 5 kills … tallied 10 digs … 4 digs vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (Aug. 29) … hit .667 with 4 kills and 3 digs vs. Lafayette (Aug. 30) … earned 3 digs at San Francisco (Sept. 26).

HIGH SCHOOL: 2014 graduate of Bishop Gorman High School … volleyball team won the Sunset Conference title three of her four years … was an Honorable Mention selection her sophomore year and First Team All Conference her junior year … her senior year she was the Southwest Division MVP, the Sunset Conference MVP and LVI - All-Tournament. 

PERSONAL: Ruggeroli's family is extremely well versed in the language of college athletics. Her father, Edward Ruggeroli, played football at Utah State; her uncle, Chuck Ruggeroli, played football and basketball at UNLV; another uncle, Nick Ruggeroli, played football at Fresno State; and her grandfather, Charlie Ruggeroli, played basketball at USF … when she has free times, she enjoys spending it most with her family, reading, and volunteering ... major is Political Science and English.

WHY GIANNA CHOSE SANTA CLARA: I have come to realize that sooner or later, there will be a life after volleyball. It comforts me knowing that I will be very well prepared for the real world with the academic background I will earn at Santa Clara University. The first time I visited the campus, I was in awe of its physical beauty. Every student/professor/coach I was fortunate to speak with seemed beyond grateful to be apart of such an amazing community.  Santa Clara felt like a home away from home, even on the first visit.  I also appreciate how involved Santa Clara is within its own community - in hopes to aid and benefit those of the less fortunate. Santa Clara not only reaches out to the boundaries of its society, however, but stretches across the globe in faith for prosperity and enlightenment amongst everyone.