4 - Dana Ruttle
Dana Ruttle
Height: 5-7
Year: Junior
Hometown: Reed City, Mich.
High School: Reed City
Position: Libero

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics . . . 2009 team co-captain.

2008 Season (Sophomore): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . A FSU Volleyball Coaches Award co-recipient . . . Earned GLIAC All-Academic Team plaudits   . . . Finished third among team leaders in service aces (24) and fourth in digs (164) . . . Led or tied for top team honors in digs on two occasions . . . Collected 10 or more digs in nine matches . . . Racked up a career match-high 15 digs at Ashland (10/10) . . . Scooped up 14 digs vs. Drury (10/17) at the Asics GLVC/GLIAC Crossover Tournament while registering 13 digs apiece vs. Findlay (10/4) and Grand Valley State (10/24) . . . Contributed 12 digs versus Saginaw Valley State (11/1) . . . Garnered 11 digs in a match four times - at Wayne State (9/13), vs. Northern Michigan (9/19), vs. Michigan Tech (9/20), and against Hillsdale (10/3) . . . Totaled double-figure digs in six encounters during a nine-match span (9/13-10/10) . . . Served up career match-high five aces at Tiffin (10/11) . . . Tallied three aces in a contest on as many occasions - vs. Northern Michigan (9/19), vs. Michigan Tech (9/20), and at Northern Michigan (11/7) . . . Claimed a kill apiece at Saginaw Valley State (9/27) and vs. Drury (10/17) . . . Supplied three assists at Saginaw Valley State (9/27) . . . Chalked up first career block assist at Lake Superior State (9/26).

2007 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . A GLIAC All-Academic Team pick . . . Recorded six assists against Colorado School of Mines (8/25) at the Ferris State Invitational . . . Accumulated a season-high seven digs against Wayne State (10/13) while tallying two digs vs. Gannon (10/5) . . . Posted three assists vs. West Virgina State (8/24) and had two helpers against Glenville State, W.Va. (8/25) in a pair of Ferris State Invite matches . . . Registered at least a dig six matches . . . Lone block of the season was a solo rejection in the Colorado School of Mines (8/25) contest . . . Averaged 0.86 digs per game (12 total) in 11 conference matches.

2006 Season (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Reed City High School . . . Garnered Big Rapids Pioneer Player of the Year honors following her junior season in 2004-05 . . . Three-time all-conference player . . . Served as team captain . . . Four-year letterwinner . . . Helped guide the Coyotes to a district championship during her volleyball career . . . Also participated in basketball and was a two-time honorable mention all-state player . . . Earned Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Fifth-Team All-State honors . . . Competed in varsity softball at RCHS . . . Two-time all-conference and all-district softball pick.

Personal: Daughter of Scott and Lisa Ruttle . . . Born 5/7/87 in Ludington, Mich. . . . Enjoys sports, shopping and spending time with friends . . . Has a younger sister . . . A 2008-09 legacy committee co-chair for FSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee . . . Served 2008-09 on FSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as Bulldog Legacy Committee Chairperson . . . Featured in the country group The Lost Trailers music video "Holler Back" with former teammate Candice Marut . . . Majoring in elementary education.

 Career Highs

 Kills - 1, twice, last vs. Drury, 10/17/08#
 Attempts - 5 vs. Drury (Mo.), 10/17/08#
 Assists - 6 vs. Colorado School of Mines, 8/25/07
 Service Aces - 5 at Tiffin, 10/11/08
 Block Solos - 1 vs. North Dakota, 9/7/07#
 Block Assists - 1 at Lake Superior State, 9/26/08
 Digs - 15 at Ashland, 10/10/08
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