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#2 Alana Wittenburg
Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Readlyn, Iowa
High School: Wapsie Valley
Experience: 3 Letters
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Junior Year (2009): Played in all 34 matches... broke her own school record with 633 digs - good for third in the MVC ... registered a team-best 5.06 digs per set, ranking third in the Valley ... ranked fifth in the MVC in digs per set in conference matches with 5.28 ... set a career high with 35 digs against South Dakota ... registered double-digit digs in 31-of-34 matches played, including 12 straight between Sept. 19 and Oct. 24 ... ranked fourth on the team with 14 service aces...Tied a career high with two service aces in three-straight games (Oct. 20-24) ... named Tournament MVP at the Hampton Inn Drake Invitational ... MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention honoree.

Sophomore Year (2008): Named a team captain ... appeared in all 32 matches…set a Drake single-season record with 603 total digs … registered a team-leading 4.98 digs per game … recorded a career high with 34 digs against South Dakota, the fifth-best total in the MVC and second-best in a four-game match … finished 28th in the nation in digs per game...recorded double-digit digs in 30 matches … ranked fourth in the MVC in digs per game and third in total digs … in conference-only matches ranked fifth in digs per game and sixth in total digs…recorded her first career service ace at Sam Houston State … had a career-high two service aces three times … set a career high with six assists against Green Bay … named to all-tournament team at Iowa State Tournament.

Freshman Year (2007):
One of only four Bulldogs to appear in all 30 matches and 112 games as a freshman ... established herself as Drake’s starting libero and responded by registering 423 digs, the third-best single-season total in school history ... set a then-career high in digs with 24 in a 3-0 victory over Green Bay ... posted 22 double-digit dig performances ... ranked 10th in the MVC in overall digs (3.78) and ninth in league-only digs (4.01).

Prep: Led Wapsie Valley High School to an Iowa Class 1A state championship en route to earning third team all-state laurels as a senior ... a first team all-conference and all-district selection as a senior ... a four-year letterwinner for the Warriors and holds the school record for digs in a season ... named to Oelwein Daily Register all-star team as both a junior and senior ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Jan. 4, 1989 in Iowa City, Iowa ... health sciences major ... daughter of Barry and Lisa Wittenburg ... has two sisters: Alissa (15) and Aarika (14) and one brother, Austin (9) ... awarded the 2009-10 MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award.

 


CAREER STATS
Year SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA
2007 112 30 1 0 1 9 -.111 36 0 423 0 0
2008 121 32 0 2 1 8 .125 47 15 603 0 0
2009 125 34 0 2 1 13 .077 41 14 633 0 0
Totals 358 96 1 4 4 30 .000 124 29 1659 0 0


CAREER HIGHS
Kills - 1 (Several Times)
Attempts - 2 (Four Times)
Attack Percentage - 1.000 (Two Times)
Assists - 6 (Twice)
Digs - 35 vs. South Dakota (9/4/09)
Aces - 2 (SeveralTimes)
Solo Blocks - 0
Block Assists - 0