#4 - Dana Ruttle
FSU Volleyball
Ferris State
Redshirt Freshman

Reed City, Mich.


High School:
Reed City

Coach Brandel-Wilhelm on Ruttle: “Dana gained a great deal of confidence in her ability and understanding of the game this past year as a redshirt. She’s an exceptional defensive player who will give us strength at both the setter and defensive spots.”

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 . . . Majoring in elementary education.

What I Like About Ferris State Is: The campus and the professors
My Favorite Thing About FSU Volleyball Is: Road trips and traveling
My Best Non-Athletic Talent Is: Horseback riding

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