13 Dana Knudsen
13 Dana Knudsen
Height: 6-3
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: St. Francis
Position: MB
Major: Finance
College: RS


AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010: Named All-WCC Honorable Mention post-season ... Played in 102 sets and averaged 2.77 kills per set with 255 total kills on the season and a .326 hitting percentage … hit .526 to earn 11 kills vs. then-No. 20 Oregon (Aug. 27) … 14 kills and six blocks vs. Idaho (Sept. 2) … hit .600 with 11 kills and eight blocks against Portland State (Sept. 10) … hit .688 to come away with 11 kills and six digs against CSU Bakersfield (Sept. 11) … named WCC Player of the Week after her play at UOP Tournament … had season-high 19 kills while hitting .405 with six blocks against Delaware (Sept. 19) … 12 kills and seven blocks at Gonzaga (Oct. 9) … 14 kills vs. Saint Mary’s (Oct. 14) … hit .538 to earn 16 kills and one dig against San Francisco (Oct. 22) … blocked seven balls with seven kills at LMU (Oct. 30) … had eight kills, hitting .350 and had three blocks vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 4) … nine kills, five blocks and four digs vs. Portland (Nov. 6) … seven kills vs. San Diego (Nov. 11) … collected nine kills, hitting .467 vs. St. Mary’s (Nov. 13) … totaled six blocks and six kills against San Francisco (Nov. 19).

AS A RS-FRESHMAN 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) ... hit .643 with nine kills vs. UC Riverside (Sept. 4) ... scored nine kills, hitting .438 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 ... .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), a four-set school record for the Broncos (four had previously had four).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Played in five matches prior to being redshirted ... 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).

AT ST. FRANCIS: 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


Knudsen's Career Highs


Kills6vs. Texas State, Sept. 6, 2008
Attempts8twice, last vs. Texas State, Sept. 6, 2008
Hitting Pct..750vs. Texas State, Sept. 6, 2008
Assists2at Arizona, Sept. 5, 2008
Digs2three times, last at Stanford, Sept. 13, 2008
Block Solos----
Block Assists3three times, last vs. UCSB, Sept. 11, 2008
Total Blocks3three times, last vs. UCSB, Sept. 11, 2008