Danielle Scott Arruda, America's First 5-time Olympian Male or Female

Danielle Scott Arruda is the first American, male or female, to play volleyball in five Olympic games.

Danielle Scott Arruda is the first American, male or female, to play volleyball in five Olympic games.Danielle Scott Arruda is the first American, male or female, to play volleyball in five Olympic games.

Danielle Scott Arruda.

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         Volleyball Player Profile:          Danielle Scott Arruda

5-time Olympian Danielle Scott Arruda led the Americans to six FIVB Grand Prix medals including gold medals in 2001, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in addition to bronze medals in 2003 and 2004.5-time Olympian Danielle Scott Arruda led the Americans to six FIVB Grand Prix medals including gold medals in 2001, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in addition to bronze medals in 2003 and 2004.



Danielle Scott Arruda is the first American, male or female, to play volleyball in five Olympic games.


Danielle Scott Arruda
College Volleyball Accomplishments


  • Three-time First Team AVCA All American
  • Volleyball Magazine First Team All American
  • Volleyball Magazine Second Team All American
  • AVCA National Player of the Year
  • Volleyball Magazine National Player of the Year
  • All Big West Volleyball
  • All Big West Basketball
  • First Big West student-athlete to get All Big West in two sports
  • NCAA National Championship - Division I
  • NCAA National Championship Runner Up
  • NCAA National Championship Semi-Finalist 
  • Honda Sports Award Winner - Volleyball
  • AVCA All- Northwest Region
  • Two-time Big West Conference Volleyball Player of the Year

Danielle Scott Arruda  
Olympic Volleyball Player


  • 2012 London Olympic Games
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Exhibition for Brazil
  • 2004 Athens Olympic Games
  • 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
  • 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games


Danielle Scott Arruda: 
USA Volleyball Player


  • 2009 Pan-American Cup "Best Blocker"  
  • 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix(Fourth Place)
  • 2007 Pan American Games (Bronze Medal)
  • 2007 FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)
  • 2007 NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2007 FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal)
  • 2006 World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)  
  • 2006 World Championships (Ninth Place)
  • 2005 Montreux Volleyball Masters (Seventh Place)
  • 2005 NORCECA Continental Championships (First Place)
  • 2005 World Grand Champions Cup (Second Place)
  • 2004 Montreux Volley Masters (Second Place)
  • 2004 World Grand Prix (Third Place)
  • 2003 Pan American Cup (First Place)
  • 2003 World Grand Prix (Third Place)
  • 2003 World Cup (Third Place)
  • 2003 Montreux Volley Masters
  • 2003 NORCECA Zone Championships
  • 2002 World Championship "Best Blocker"
  • 2001 World Championships (First Place)
  • 2001 World Grand Prix (First Place)
  • 2001 NORCECA (First Place)
  • 2001 World Grand Champions Cup
  • 2001 FIVB World Grand Prix "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2001 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Scorer"
  • 2001 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Blocker"
  • 2000 World Grand Prix
  • 2000 Nike Americas Volleyball Challenge
  • 1999 Pan American Games
  • 1999 NORCECA Championship
  • 1999 World Cup
  • 1996 World Grand Prix
  • 1995 Canada Cup
  • 1995 World Grand Prix
  • 1995 Pan American Games
  • 1995 World Cup
  • 1994 World Grand Prix
  • 1994 World Championships

Five Fun Facts About
Danielle Scott Arruda


Five fun facts about Danielle Scott's international career while on the USA Volleyball National team.  

  • Danielle Scott Arruda earned back-to-back silver medals in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games.

  • Scott played in her first Olympics at age 24 in the Atlanta Games, followed by the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens.
  • Named Best Blocker at the 2002 FIVB Championships as the Americans won a silver medal. 
  • Danielle led the Americans to six FIVB Grand Prix medals including gold medals in 2001, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in addition to bronze medals in 2003 and 2004.
  • With 400 International roster appearances Danielle was a three-time AVCA All American at Long Beach State in addition to being named the 1993 Player of the year and winning the NCAA Division I Championship title. 

Danielle Scott Arruda
Professional Player


  • 2001 A.D.C. BCN
  • 2002 Pioneer Red Wings
  • 2003, 2005 Pallavolo Chieri
  • 2007 Cimed Macae
  • 2007-08 Finasa
  • 2008 Florens Castellana


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