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#1 - Alex Scruggs
2007-08 Volleyball
POS.
Middle Blocker
YEAR
Sr.
HT.
6-0
HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)
Chattanooga, TN (Boyd-Buchanan)
MAJOR
Education
Alex Scruggs
Coach Brandon Rosenthal says:[quote]Alex was my very first recruit. I saw so much potential in her. She has been like the team. She has gotten better and better each year. That is what you want to see from your players. We are looking for her to have a breakout season offensively.[quote]

2006: Atlantic Sun All-Academic Selection...All-Tournament selection at Tiger Invitational at University of Memphis...All-Tournament selection at Kansas State Invitational Tournament...First on team in blocks with 74...Season-High eight blocks vs. Jacksonville in five-game match (Nov. 3)...Second on team in kills with 308...Double figures in kills in 15 games...Season-high 23 kills in four-game match at Tennessee Tech (Nov. 7)...Played in all 111 games...Made 20 or more kills twice, both in four-game matches...Season-high five service aces vs. UT-Martin (Oct. 24) 2005: Hitting percentage was .289 or higher in nine matches. ...Four matches with .400 or better hitting percentage. ...Season-high .500 match hitting percentage at Middle Tennessee State University Oct. 25. ...Recorded double figures in kills 14 times, including eight Atlantic Sun matches. ...Posted season-high six digs in four-game match at Tennessee-Chattanooga Nov. 9. ...Season-high six service aces in five-game match at Samford Sept. 3. ...Season-high six blocks in four-game match at East Tennessee Oct. 21. ...Led team in attack percentage (.223). ...Second in blocks with 71, .59 per game ... Season-high six service aces at Samford Sept. 3. ...Led team in service aces with 41. ...Second in service aces per game with .34. ...Posted 30 or more attempts three times (38 in four-game match at Jacksonville Nov. 5, 35 in four-game match at Tennessee-Chattanooga Nov.9 and 32 in five-game match at Tennessee State Sept. 20. ...Finished with 20 or more attempts 14 times. ...Posted double figures in kills in seven of the last eight matches of the season. ...One of only two players to play in all 120 games. ,,,Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team. 2004: Played in all 108 games. ...Recorded 178 kills, 1.65 per game. ...Posted .196 hitting percentage (88 errors, 459 attempts). ...Made 63 digs (1 RE), .58 per game. ...Also had five assists, 40 aces (75 SE) for a .37 SAPG and 58 blocks (nine solo, 47 assists), .52 bpg. ...Played in five games in five matches _ UNC-Greensboro, UT-Martin, Wofford, Campbell and Ut-Chattanooga. ...Twice made 11 kills (UNC-Asheville and UT-Chattanooga). ...Made 33 attempts against UT-Chattanooga. ...Recorded .643 hitting pct. vs. Stetson (nine kills, zero errors, 14 attempts). ...Twice made six digs in a match (Stetson, Campbell). ...Four aces in two matches (Belmont, Gardner-Webb). ...Credited with five blocks in three matches (UT-Martin, Stetson, Mercer). ...Named to the Atlantic Sun Academic All Conference Team. ...Also played on the Over-the-Mountain Tournament Championship team.

High School: First Boyd-Buchanan player to earn a college volleyball scholarship. ...First Boyd-Buchanan player to make a Junior Olympic team. ...First All-State selection in volleyball for Boyd-Buchanan. ...Four-year starter on varsity. ...First-team All-District and All-Region and Chattanooga[apos]s Best of the Preps as a junior and senior. ...Harpeth Hall All-Tournament Team for two years and MVP in 2003. ...Second-team All-District and tournament MVP as a sophomore. ...Boyd-Buchanan[apos]s career and single season record holder for kills, blocks and aces. ...Led team to 47-10 record, best in school history. ...Led area with .527 kill percentage as a senior. ...Played for Dig-to-Win in club volleyball for four years. ...Prebul Kia Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Game MVP 2004.

Personal: Before every game she prays that everything goes well, it[apos]s fun and no one gets hurt. ...Her most memorable moment in athletics is going to the sub-state for the first time in volleyball in her high school[apos]s history during her senior year. ...Club Team; Dig to Win. ...Daughter of Angie and Steve Scruggs.

Why she chose Lipscomb: [quote]When I visited I loved the facilities and everyone was so nice. I was impressed with the athletic facilities and the campus. The City of Nashville is also a plus. It just seemed like the perfect fit for me.[quote]

Personality Profile

Nickname: Al, Twigga

Superstition: I have to blow a kiss to the clock everytime it is all the same numbers and make a wish.

Something No One Knows About You: I[apos]m dedicating this season to my Granddad that passed away in the Spring, he had been my number one fan ever since I started sports and died just before my final season as an athlete.

If I lost all of my possessions but one I[apos]d keep: something that has all my pictures saved on it

I wish I was better at: talking quieter so i wouldn[apos]t lose my voice so much.

Before every game: I pray that no one gets hurt and that we play our best.

Favorite food: cheesy gordita crunch from taco bell or any breakfast foods

Favorite Band: rascal flatts, sugarland, the fray

Favorite Song: Big Girls Dont Cry by Fergie or Stupid Boy by Keith Urban

Favorite TV Show: Grey[apos]s Anatomy and October Road

Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers and pretty much any chick flick

Person in history you would most like to meet: Princess Diana

What motivates you?: My teammates because I would never want to let any of them down.

A place I[apos]ve always wanted to visit, but never had the chance is: Australia

Something you want to do but never have: skydive.... i just have to get over my fear of heights first.

2007-08 Volleyball
Jenna PanatierAssistant Coach
Brandon RosenthalHead Coach
1 Alex ScruggsMiddle Blocker
2 Ashley CoxOutside Hitter
3 Stefine PeaseSetter
4 Sarah SniderOutside Hitter
5 Ann MullinsLibero
6 Kaley MohrOpposite
8 Grace GilmoreDS/Libero
9 Amy TrykowskiMiddle Blocker
10 Jessica EnderleOutside Hitter
12 Erin PierceOpposite
13 Brittany SimmonsDS/Libero
21 Alex KellyMiddle Blocker