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

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

2010 Season (Senior): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Selected a team captain.

2009 Season (Junior): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Tri-recipient of team's Bulldog Award for displaying heart and desire . . . A GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree . . . Tabbed a D2 Athletics Directors Association Achievement Award recipient . . . Served as team co-captain . . .Received action in 24 matches . . . Started in league home matches vs. Lake Superior State (9/26) and Ashland (10/10) . . . Posted a team fourth-highest and personal season-best 164 digs . . . Claimed a 1.82 digs per set average . . . Garnered double-figure digs in eight contests . . . Recorded a season-best 14 digs at Grand Valley State (10/23) in her final match . . . Racked up 12 digs against Grand Valley State (9/15) while tallying 11 apiece vs. Nebraska-Kearney (9/4) at the St. Cloud (Minn.) State Tournament and against Missouri-St. Louis (10/16) at the Asics GLIAC/GLVC Crossover Tourney . . . Ranked seventh on the squad with 19 service aces . . . Had season-best four service aces vs. California, Pa. (8/29) in a Ferris State Invitational matchup . . . Garnered season-high four assists and compiled 10 digs against West Virginia State (8/28) in Ferris State Invite opener . . . Averaged 1.64 digs per set (72 total) in 11 GLIAC matches . . . Served up 13 aces (0.28 avg.) with 92 digs (2.00 avg.) in 13 non-league tilts . . . Missed the Bulldogs' last six outings due to an injury. 

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 Match Highs

 Kills - 1, four times, last at Findlay, 10/2/09
 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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