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#17 Caitlin Rance
Position: OH
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kingwood, TX
High School: Kingwood HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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MSU CAREER:
A starter in 68 of her 84 career matches played (269 career sets played) • Enters her senior campaign with 695 career kills, 430 digs and 74 total blocks and a .209 career attack percentage • Poised to become the 10th Bulldog to reach the 1,000-kill milestone in a career • One of only two seniors and among five Texas natives on the 2011 team • A three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

2010 (JUNIOR):
Paced the Bulldogs and tied for second in the Southeastern Conference with 403 total kills, ninth-most in a season at MSU • One of three Bulldogs to start all 31 matches in 2010 • Reached double figure kills totals in 25 matches, including a personal-best 25 kills in a Bulldog win at Texas-Arlington (9/4) • Also tallied 22 kills against South Carolina (10/8) • Recorded the first of her team-leading 13 double-doubles with an 11-kill, 11-dig  showing against Austin Peay State (8/27) • Backed a career-best 17-dig effort with 17 kills against Ole Miss (10/22) • Eclipsed the .300 mark in attack percentage four times, including a season-best .379 at Texas-Arlington (9/4) • Turned in a career-best four-block performance at the net at top-ranked Florida (11/11) • Totaled 256 kills, 168 digs and a .194 attack percentage with starts in all 20 SEC starts • Named to the all-tournament team following the MSU Maroon Classic, the UTA Maverick Invitational and the ISU Saluki Invitational • Among eight Bulldogs named to the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009 (SOPHOMORE):
The only player to start all 31 matches and one of two to play in all 110 sets in 2009 • Posted the second-best attack percentage (.228) and ranked third on the team with 256 kills (2.33 k/s) • Also third on the club with 92 assists, 10 service aces and a career-best 151 digs • Reached double figures in kills in nine matches and in digs three times • Set a career-high with a 19-kill explosion at Arkansas (10/11) • Finished with 32 kills and hit .441 in two matches against Arkansas • Also hit .474 with one attack error in the Arkansas match • Registered her first career double-double with 10 kills and 13 assists against Southern Miss (9/8) • Notched a second double-double and established career highs with 27 assists and 14 digs against Eastern Michigan (11/12) • Started all 20 SEC matches • Ranked second on the team with 165 kills and shared the team attack percentage lead (.213) in SEC play • Named to the 2008-09 SEC Volleyball Academic Honor Roll.

2008 (FRESHMAN):
Among eight freshman to hit the court for State in 2008 and one of six rookies to see playing time as a starter • Played in 22 of MSU’s 31 matches, drawing assignments as a starter in six matches • Tallied 36 kills, 25 digs and 18 total blocks in 46 sets played • Made her collegiate debut against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (8/29) • Drew a career-first start and tallied her first two career kills at McNeese State (9/5) • Registered a season-best seven kills against LSU in her first SEC start (10/17) • Delivered a team-leading seven digs in a season-ending match at Alabama (11/28) • Registered a pair of assisted blocks in five matches • One of four Volleyball Bulldogs named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll for 2008-09.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A three-year starter on the varsity volleyball team at Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas • Coached at KHS by Ashley Earhart • Paced the Mustangs with 428 kills and 127 total blocks and delivered 261 digs • Helped lead Kingwood to a third consecutive district crown and an advancement to the Texas regional quarterfinals • Earned all-state and district MVP honors in the talent-rich Houston area as a senior • Served as team captain in 2006 and 2007 and twice was accorded all-district honors • Led Kingwood with 380 kills and 120 total blocks her junior campaign in 2006 • Tabbed as the team’s “newcomer of the year” as a sophomore in 2005 • Five-year club volleyball veteran • Played most recently for the Houston Juniors volleyball club where she was coached by Mitch Casteel.

PERSONAL:
Born Caitlin Michelle Rance on August 5, 1990 in Kingwood, Texas • Daughter of Rick and Jeannie Rance of Kingwood, Texas • Majoring in marketing.
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