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Delaney Knudsen
Delaney  Knudsen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valencia, Calif.

High School:
Valencia HS

Height:
5-10

Experience:
3V


09/28/2017

Matthies Adds AVCA All-American Knudsen to Coaching Staff

Knudsen collected an impressive 81-31 record in four years for the Waves for a .723 winning percentage.

07/27/2017

109 Waves Named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

Women's soccer led all teams with 17 honorees.

06/02/2017

Three Waves' Duos Ranked in DiG Magazine Pairs Rankings

Delaney Knudsen and Madalyn Roh lead the Waves with a No. 4-ranking.

05/24/2017

Four Waves Earn VolleyballMag.com All-American Accolades

Delaney Knudsen and Madalyn Roh and Brittany Howard and Corinne Quiggle garnered first and second team honors respectively

05/18/2017

Roh, Knudsen Garner AVCA All-American Honors

Roh and Knudsen competed in the No. 1 position for the Waves through the 2017 campaign.

05/05/2017

BVB: NCAA Championships Round One vs. Long Beach State

BVB: NCAA Championships Round One vs. Long Beach State

05/05/2017

BVB: NCAA Championships Round Two: UCLA

BVB: NCAA Championships Round Two: UCLA

04/05/2017

Beach Volleyball: No. 2 Pepperdine vs. Grand Canyon, No. 5 Long Beach State

Beach Volleyball: No. 2 Pepperdine vs. Grand Canyon, No. 5 Long Beach State

03/27/2017

Beach Volleyball: No. 2 Pepperdine vs. Cal Poly, CSU Bakersfield

Beach Volleyball: No. 2 Pepperdine vs. Cal Poly, CSU Bakersfield

03/24/2017

Beach Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSUN, Colorado Mesa

Beach Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSUN, Colorado Mesa

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CAREER: AVCA All-American and Volleyball Magazine All-American first team in 2017 … All-WCC first team in 2016 and 2017 … WCC All-Academic first team in 2016 and 2017 … Four-time Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Two-time WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ‘silver’ honors in 2016 and 2017 … Throughout her career, has marked an 81-31 overall record for a .723 winning percentage, including a 20-12 record in the No. 1 position, a 23-7 record in the No. 2 position, a 26-5 record in the No. 3 position and one win in the No. 4 position … She has posted an 11-7 record in pairs competitions … 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 … Key component to the 2016 squad that earned a spot in the inaugural field of eight at the first-ever NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. in 2016 and led the Waves to a NCAA National Championship runners-up trophy in 2017 … Helped the Waves win the first-ever and back-to-back WCC Championships in Santa Monica, Calif. in 2016 and 2017. 

PEPPERDINE 2017: AVCA All-American first team … Volleyball Magazine All-American first team … All-WCC first team … WCC All-Academic first team … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ‘silver’ honors … Ranked No. 4 in DiG Magazine’s Collegiate Beach Pairs rankings alongside Maddy Roh … Garnered DiG Magazine National Pair of the Week honor with Roh on March 14 … Earned a spot in USAV Collegaite Beach Pairs Championship and went undefeated through pool play to advance to elimination bracket … Preseason All-WCC … Posted a 20-12 overall record in the No. 1 position with Roh and went 45-31 in sets played … Went 10-10 among nationally ranked competition … In home matches (stats only kept at home), marked 6.23 kills/set and 0.55 aces/set for the Waves … Led the Waves to a NCAA Championship runner-up finish and a second-consecutive West Coast Conference Championship title … In the tournament, downed Hawai’i’s Morgan Martin and Mikayla Tucker 21-18, 21-15 in the semifinal to advance to the NCAA Championship … Clinched the Waves upset win over No. 2 Florida State with a 28-26, 18-21, 15-11 win over Leigh Andrew and Brooke Kuhlman to push the Waves to a No. 2 national ranking early in the season.

BEACH 2016
: All-WCC first team … WCC All-Academic first team … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “silver” honors … In her junior campaign, was a mainstay in the number two position for the Waves alongside freshman partner Kaity Bailey … Amassed an 18-6 (.750) overall dual record from the number two spot … Earned an 8-5 record when playing opponents from nationally ranked squads … Had a six-match winning streak in the middle of the season, helping the Waves maintain a #1 national ranking in the AVCA Coaches Poll for six weeks … Helped the Waves earn a spot in the inaugural field of eight at the first-ever NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. … Helped lead the team to win the inaugural West Coast Conference Tournament Championship crown in Santa Monica, Calif. … Led the Waves to the first-ever WCC Championship title with two wins, first taking down Sascha Dominique and Kekai Whitford 16-21, 21-16, 15-11 in the 5-0 semifinal sweep over Wells Fargo PCH Cup rivals Loyola Marymount; and then defeating Mary Hernandez and Payton Rudd 21-11, 21-15 in the 5-0 final’s sweep over Saint Mary’s … Posted a win over Kamila Tan and Ivey Schmitt of #4 UCLA in the NCAA Championships with a 22-20, 21-19 victory. 

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 business administration ... 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.

Our favorite photos from Delaney Knudsen's sophomore season!

Posted by Pepperdine Sand Volleyball on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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