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

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AS A REDSHIRT-JUNIOR IN 2011: Garnered WCC preseason all-conference team honors after a stellar 2010 season … second on the team in 2011 with 238 kills while hitting a team high .332, led the team with 61 blocks … named to the All-WCC First Team as well as receiving WCC Player of the Week twice … hit .769 with 11 kills against Seattle (Aug. 26) and hit .667 vs. Eastern Washington (Aug. 27), helping her receive WCC Player of the Week as well as being named to the All-Tournament team at the Seattle University Fall Volley … tallied six blocks and nine kills while hitting .429 vs. UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 9) … earned 12 kills, hitting .474 against San Diego (Sept. 24) and hit .471 with nine kills vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 1) … totaled 10 kills while hitting .667 vs. LMU (Oct. 20) and collected 16 kills and four blocks, hitting .481 against San Francisco (Oct. 22) helping her claim WCC Player of the Week honors yet again … hit .625 with 12 kills vs. BYU (Oct. 29) and had 12 kills, hitting .476 against Gonzaga (Nov. 10) … registered six blocks with six kills against San Diego (Nov. 17) and hit .333 with nine kills vs. Saint Mary’s (Nov. 19).

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 ... majoring in marketing.

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