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CWL 2017 Keynote Speaker

Danielle Scott-Arruda

Danielle Scott-Arruda

5 time Olympian, 2 time Silver Medalist | USA Volleyball

Danielle Scott-Arruda holds the record for five consecutive Olympic appearances from 1996-2012 as a U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball team player. In addition, she earned back-to-back silver medals in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games. Known for her positive energy, smile and imperishable work ethic, Scott-Arruda retired with over 400 international roster appearances and numerous awards and achievements. Thus earning her the highest honor bestowed upon any volleyball player, 2016 induction into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Along with the five Olympic Games appearances, Scott-Arruda’s career included four appearances in the FIVB World Cup, three selections to FIVB World Championships and 11 appearances in FIVB World Grand Prix tournaments. Prior to her international and national team careers, Scott-Arruda was a three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American at Long Beach State University, including winning Player of the Year and NCAA title in 1993. Danielle led the 49ers to the NCAA National Championship and won the Honda Sports Award as the top college volleyball player.

In addition to her impressive volleyball career, Scott-Arruda created the Believer In You Foundation, which creates a strong foundation for success early in children’s lives. The purpose of the foundation is to provide scholarships to students in areas of education, arts and sports. It also has a broader purpose to help anyone who believes in achieving their dreams, as well as help those who have fallen on difficult times. Scott-Arruda has great aspirations for this foundation to help people get one step closer to reaching their dreams and give hope to those who may feel at their end.

Scott-Arruda currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her six-year-old daughter, Julianne.