UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Jonathan Bridgeman
Player Profile:
Jonathan Bridgeman 1263641
Position: Opposite
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Solvang, Calif.
High School: Santa Ynez Valley Union
2012 --Did not play in 2012 ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll all three quarters.

2011 --Played in 11 matches and started twice ... Scored 8.5 points vs. LBS (1/8) on six kills (.300), two aces and one block assist ... Scored 6.5 points off the bench vs. PSU (1/13) with six kills (.364) ... Started vs. BSU (1/14) and scored 7.5 points on six kills and three block assists ... Finished the season averaging 1.0 kills per set and 1.3 points per set.

2010 -- Played in 20 matches with a start vs. Cal Baptist (1/8) ... Established a career-high with 11 kills and 13.0 points vs. UCSD (2/24) and added an ace and two block assists ... Recorded seven kills, four total blocks (2+2) and three digs vs. BYU (1/30) ... Compiled 11.0 points vs. BYU (1/7): seven kills (.462), four total blocks and an ace.

High School -- Lettered three years in volleyball at Santa Ynez Valley Union HS, leading the Pirates to the Los Padres League championship each year ... The Pirates never lost a league match during his tenure ... Earned Div. II CIF 3rd team honors and Santa Barbara News-Press All-County Team acclaim as a senior ... Also served as team captain in 2008 ... One of Volleyball's 32 Underclassmen to Watch in 2008.

Club Volleyball -- Played five years for the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club, which won the bronze medal at the 2008 Jr. Olympics ... Was a 2008 JO All-Tournament Team selection and was named Most Inspirational ... Also a member of the Southern California High Performance team which traveled to Slovenia, Germany, Austria and Italy.

Personal -- Was a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation ... Has two older siblings, Katherine and Greg ... Chose UCLA for its "perfect balance of sports and academics" ... Lists his athletic thrill as winning the bronze medal at the Jr. Olympics ... Admires Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers ... Was a missionary in Africa for six weeks when he was five ... Enjoys croquet, paintball, basketball and golf as hobbies ... Full name is Jonathan Grice Bridgeman ... Geophysics major.

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