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Delaney Knudsen
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Delaney  Knudsen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Valencia, Calif.

High School:
Valencia HS

Height:
5-10

Experience:
2V

05/02/2015

Waves Falter in National Semifinals vs. Long Beach State

Pepperdine concludes the 2015 season with a 13-6 record, reaching the semifinals of the national championships.

05/01/2015

Waves Survive and Advance at National Championships

Pepperdine plays Florida International in an elimination round match tomorrow at 9 a.m. (PT)

04/29/2015

Sand Volleyball Opens National Championships on Friday

Pepperdine opens defense of its national title on Friday morning vs. Georgia State.

04/12/2015

Pepperdine Impresses at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine concluded the regular season today, and now awaits the national championship selection announcement, scheduled for April 20.

04/11/2015

Waves Blank Concordia, USF at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine continues action at the USAV Collegiate Challenge at 10 a.m. on Hermosa Beach.

05/03/2014

Sand Volleyball: AVCA National Championship vs. Florida State

Pepperdine def. Florida State, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the AVCA National Championship (Photos by Bobby McDuffie)

05/03/2014

Sand Volleyball: Waves Win AVCA National Championship

Waves top Florida State to reclaim the national championship crown. (Photos by Xtreme Photo FX/Bobby McDuffie)

04/28/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State (Photos by Ron Hall)

04/15/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach (Photos by Tyler Daugherty/USAV)

CAREER: Through two seasons, is 43-13 … Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2014 while playing in the No. 3 spot in the lineup alongside Caitlin Racich.

SAND 2015: Went 24-6 (.800) as a sophomore … Produced a 17-2 record in dual matches … Paired with Emily Cook for a 21-4 record, including a 16-1 tally at No. 3 in the lineup … Went a perfect 5-0 at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships, not dropping a single set … Won 19 matches in straight sets with Cook, with only straight-set loss coming against teammates Becca Strehlow and Lara Dykstra … Also teamed up with Lara Dykstra for a 3-2 record, including a 1-1 tally from No. 2 … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

SAND 2014: Produced a 19-7 record as a freshman, including a 15-4 tally in dual play … Paired with Caitlin Racich for an 11-6 record (9-4 in duals) … Also saw time alongside Kelley Larsen (5-0) and Katie Messing (3-1) … Went 4-0 while playing at No. 2, 10-4 from the No. 3 spot in the lineup and won her lone match at No. 4 … Defeated Sam Hirschmann and Natasja Siljkovic of USC, 21-18, 21-16 during the semifinals of the AVCA National Championship (5/2) … Posted 16 kills, 19 digs and three aces in the victory … Put down 17 kills in a 21-13, 21-17 win over Hawaii’s Katie Spieler and Nikki Taylor (3/15) … Averaged 7.17 kills/set at the AVCA National Championship … Collected a season-high 21 digs vs. Jenelle Hudson and Alex Reid of Long Beach State to help lift her and Messing to a 21-9, 14-21, 15-3 win (3/18) … Dished seven aces in a 21-19, 19-21, 15-8 win over Rachelle Suaavaand Taylor Akana of LMU (3/20) … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the USA Volleyball U19 A1 team … Placed second at the USAV High Performance Championship in 2013 … Placed ninth at the FIVB U19 World Championship in Portugal in 2013 … Made way through qualifying to compete in the main draw of the 2014 AVP Manhattan Beach Open … Placed ninth alongside USC’s Alexa Strange at the 2014 FIVB U19 World Championships in Larnaka, Cyprus.

CLUB: Competed for Legacy Volleyball Club.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Valencia High School in 2013 … Member of the varsity indoor squad for two seasons and junior varsity for one year … 2012 Foothill League Most Valuable Player … Also earned All-Foothill League first team honors as a junior … Put down 361 kills as a senior and 254 kills as a junior … Led Valencia to the 2012 league title.

PERSONAL: Born in West Torrance, Calif. … Daughter of Diane and Mark Knudsen … Older sister to Lindsey, Kelsey and Jacob … Majoring in sports medicine … Chose Pepperdine because of the “amazing team and coaches, beautiful campus and great spiritual environment … Father played volleyball at UCLA while mother was a member of the volleyball team at Long Beach City College … Favorite thing about sand volleyball is “you get to play all positions, pass, set and hit and it’s on the beach.”

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Stephen Gyde … Favorite book is the Bible … Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Lakers … Favorite movie is The Lion King … Favorite musical artist is Jack Johnson … Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball … Favorite tv show is Psych … Favorite food is Mexican.

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