Danielle Scott-Arruda

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Danielle Scott-Arruda
Danielle Scott-Arruda 1.jpg
Personal information
Full nameDanielle Scott-Arruda
Born (1972-10-01) October 1, 1972 (age 47)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Spike128 in (325 cm)
Block119 in (302 cm)
Volleyball information
PositionMiddle blocker
Current clubIndias Mayaguez May 2013
Long Beach State University
Gierre Roma
Leites Jundiaí
Osasco VC
Pioneer Red Wings
Chieri Volleyball
CD Macaé
Osasco VC
FV Castellana Grotte
BMG/São Bernardo
BMG/São Bernardo
Banana Boat/Praia Clube
National team
1994–2012United States

Danielle Racquel Scott-Arruda[1] (born October 1, 1972) is an American-Brazilian indoor volleyball player. She has played at the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and the 2012 Summer Olympics, breaking a U.S. female volleyball athlete record for Olympic appearances.[2] She's currently playing professionally for Brazilian league Banana Boat/Praia Clube. Scott-Arruda carried the flag for her native country at the opening ceremony of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

High school and personal life[edit]

Scott-Arruda was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and attended Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge, where she was an All-State performer in volleyball and basketball.

Scott-Arruda's parents are Charles Young and Vera Scott. She has one brother (Charles) and one sister (Stefanie). She is married to Eduardo Arruda.

Long Beach State[edit]

Scott was a Three Time First Team American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American and was the National Player of the Year in 1993.[3]

In her career, she posted 1,778 kills, 693 digs and 604 blocks and also earned All-Big West honors in basketball, becoming the first Big West student-athlete to earn all-conference accolades in two sports in one season.

In 1993, she led the 49ers to the NCAA National Championship and won the Honda Sports Award as the top college volleyball player. She was AVCA All-Northwest Region and the Big West Conference Player of the Year, as she led the nation in hitting percentage. In 1992, she was the Big West Conference Player of the Year and helped Long Beach State to the NCAA semifinals. In 1991, she helped Long Beach to the NCAA championship match.

Arruda with George W. Bush at 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

Recent international competition[edit]

Scott-Arruda has played in 371 international matches, as of August 24, 2008.[4]



  • Pan American Games (bronze medal)
  • FIVB World Grand Prix (eighth place)
  • NORCECA Championship (silver medal)
  • FIVB World Cup (bronze medal)


Individual awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Finasa Atletas". Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  2. ^ Fourth time the volleyball charm?
  3. ^ Olympic committee, Did you know?
  4. ^ USA Volleyball nominates indoor roster

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Russia Lyubov Sokolova
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Russia Yevgeniya Artamonova
Preceded by
Russia Lyubov Sokolova
Best Scorer of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
China Yang Hao
Preceded by
Russia Yekaterina Gamova
Best Blocker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Brazil Valeska Menezes