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Rodnei Santos
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Rodnei Santos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sao Paulo, Brazil

High School:
Colegio Campos Salles

Last College:
BYU

Height:
6-6

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
1V

Rodnei Santos Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Started two seasons at middle blocker after transferring from BYU ... Averaged 2.21 kills and 1.27 blocks while hitting .420 in 203 games and 52 matches ... Ended career ninth on Pepperdine's all-time list for blocks per game.

PEPPERDINE 2010: Started at middle blocker again as a senior, averaging 2.24 kills, 1.09 blocks and 0.33 digs while hitting .403 ... Played in 25 matches and 100 games ... Had double-digit kills on 12 occasions ... Put down a career-high 16 in the MPSF Tournament at Hawaii (4/24) ... Also had season highs of four digs and two aces at Hawaii ... Recorded 10 or more kills in six of the first seven matches ... Other season highs were nine blocks at Stanford (4/9) and a .733 hitting percentage (11-0-15) at UCLA (1/15) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the preseason McDonald's International Tournament ... Made the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar team for the second time and the MPSF All-Academic team for the third time.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Ranked second in the MPSF and fourth nationally in blocks (1.45) as a junior ... Started all 27 matches and appeared in 103 games in his first season playing for Pepperdine ... Also ranked seventh in the MPSF in hitting percentage (.437) and averaged 2.18 kills and 0.58 digs ... Had 11 matches with 10 or more kills, including a season-high 15 vs. both Stanford (1/24) and Cal State Northridge (2/25) ... Hit better than .700 on three occasions, including a .786 (12-1-14) vs. Long Beach State (3/28) ... Had two kill-block double-doubles, with 12 kills and a season-high 13 blocks vs. UC Irvine (2/20) and a 10-10 performance at Long Beach State (3/6) ... Had 16 matches with five or more blocks ... Named MPSF co-Player of the Week on April 6 after helping the Waves to road wins at Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara ... Averaged 1.92 kills and 1.62 blocks in the MPSF Tournament ... Other season highs were five digs twice (1/9 vs. California Baptist and 4/1 at Cal State Northridge) and three service aces (3/26 at UC San Diego) ... Named to the MPSF All-Academic team and made the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar first team.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Transferred into Pepperdine in January 2008 but sat out the volleyball season.

BRIGHAM YOUNG: Competed as a 2007 freshman at MPSF rival Brigham Young ... Played in 73 games and 25 matches (18 starts) ... Averaged 1.63 kills and hit .402 ... Second on the team in blocks (89/1.22 per game) ... Had a season-high 11 kills twice (vs. UC Irvine and at USC) and seven blocks three times (vs. UCLA, at USC and vs. UC San Diego) ... Earned MPSF All-Academic honors.

CLUB: Played for several Brazilian club teams, including Sesi Sao Caetano, Banespa, Hebraica and CERU San Jose ... Played for a Sao Paulo state team that placed third nationally in 2002.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Colegio Campos Salles in 2002 ... Studied theater in prep school.

PERSONAL: Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Has one sibling, Rodilaine ... Majoring in psychology and sociology ... Chose to attend Pepperdine "because of Coach Dunphy."

FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music ... Favorite book is Human, Too Human ... Favorite movie is Life is Beautiful ... Favorite TV show is House.

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