13 - Whitney Rupp
Whitney Rupp
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich.
High School: Mercy
Position: Libero

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

2008 Season (Sophomore): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . A GLIAC All-Academic Team member . . . Tallied a pair of service aces against Wheeling Jesuit (8/29) in Ferris State Invitational play . . . Served up an ace apiece vs. Indiana, Pa. (8/29) at Ferris State Invitational, against Eckerd (9/5) at Tampa Classic, and vs. Northern Michigan (9/19) . . . Registered two digs each on as many occasions - at Saginaw Valley State (9/27) and against Lake Superior State (10/31) . . . Dug up a ball apiece in a match four times - vs. Urbana (8/30) at Ferris State Invite, vs. Eckerd (9/5), vs. Minnesota State (9/6) at Tampa Classic, and at Lake Superior State (9/26).

2007 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Registered three double-figure dig totals in three matches . . . Chalked up a season-best 12 digs in consecutive league matches at Findlay (9/29) and at nationally-ranked Grand Valley State (10/2) . . . Racked up 10 digs at Saginaw Valley State (9/22) while garnering nine digs against Western New Mexico (8/31) at the Days Inn-Denver West Oredigger Classic . . . Served up six aces in season opener vs. Alaska Anchorage (8/24) at the Ferris State Invitational . . . Produced five service aces at Saginaw Valley State (9/22) and contributed three aces to go with seven digs against Adams State, Colo. (8/31) in a Days Inn-Denver West Oredigger Classic match . . . Recorded one kill apiece vs. Alaska Anchorage (8/24) and against Glenville State, W.Va. (8/25) at the Ferris State Invite . . . Averaged 1.72 digs per game (55 total) in 16 conference matches . . . Recorded double-digit digs three times in a four-match period (9/22-10/2) and averaged 2.73 digs a game in that span.

2006 Season (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Mercy High School . . . Coached by Ed Moeller . . . An all-region selection . . . Attained both All-Southeast Michigan Catholic Conference and all-area accolades for third straight year as a senior in the 2005-06 campaign . . . Named to the All-Catholic League Central Division Team in 2005-06 . . . Third-team all-area honoree as a junior . . . Served as a team captain for the Marlins . . . Led MHS to its third consecutive district championship as a senior . . . Team advanced to regional play in 2005-06 . . . Was active in MHS' Science Club and S.A.D.D. programs.

Club Team: Played USA Volleyball (USAV) for both the Michigan Elite and Oakland Juniors club-level teams.

Personal: Daughter of John Rupp and Denise Osgood . . . Born 8/14/88 in Commerce, Mich. . . . Interests include art, tropical paradises, sunsets, and spending time with friends . . . Majoring in public relations . . . Member of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

 Career Highs

 Kills - 1, twice, last vs. Glenville State (W.Va.), 8/25/07
 Attempts - 3, twice, last vs. Adams State (Colo.), 8/31/07
 Assists - 2 vs. West Virginia State, 8/24/07
 Service Aces - 6 vs. Alaska Anchorage, 8/24/07
 Block Solos - None
 Block Assists - None
 Digs - 12, twice, last at Grand Valley State, 10/2/07
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