Angela Eckmier
Angela Eckmier

Player Profile
RS Senior

Simi Valley, CA

High School:
Van Nuys HS





Overview: Expected to be UCLA's force at the net. Hits a heavy ball

  • Works hard at everything she does
  • Has returned to her pre-injury form and is poised for dominant matches as a senior.

    2001 Honors/Awards: All-Tournament at UCLA's NCAA Regional

  • Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

    2001:Had six double-figure kill matches during the season with a high of 15 against Washington on Nov. 3 and at Saint Mary's on Nov. 11

  • Season- and career-high 11 total blocks came on Oct. 4 at Washington, as Eckmier recorded two solo and nine block assists
  • Hit .400 or better in nine matches, including a .667 performance (10-0-15) performance on Oct. 5 at Washington State
  • Season-high of three solo blocks came on Nov. 8 at Cal and on Dec. 1 at Penn State
  • Played her best matches during the NCAA Tournament, after being cleared to remove her knee brace
  • Ranked third in the Pac-10, averaging 1.30 blocks per game for the season.

    2000: Medical redshirt while recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee.

    1999: Contributed in each of UCLA's NCAA Tournament matches, chipping in with three blocks against Pepperdine and one of the Bruins seven blocks against Penn State

  • Hit .538 with 9K-2E-13TA in UCLA's first-round match against Eastern Washington
  • Added a block solo against the Eagles
  • Had a second solo block against Ohio State, playing only in game three
  • Posted six kills on as many swings at Oregon on Oct. 15
  • Was able to step in and take over for starting middle blocker Tamika Johnson when Johnson needed a break to rest her knees
  • Would also sub in for setter Erika Selsor in the front row when the Bruins needed extra defense
  • Also hit .444 with 11K-3E-18TA against Idaho State on Sept. 11
  • Her 11 kills against Idaho State is also a season-best
  • Had a season-best seven digs at Cal on Nov. 6
  • The Oct. 15 match at Oregon also yielded a season-high in all three blocking categories with 6 total blocks (2BS/4BA).

    1998: Played in 28 games and 14 matches through

  • Registered a season-highs of eight kills and five block assists in a tough three-game loss to No. 13 Ohio State on Sept. 6
  • Notched a season-high 12 digs at Santa Clara on Sept. 16.

    Prep: Member of UCLA's No. 2 ranked 1998 recruiting class

  • Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection
  • Four-year letterwinner at Van Nuys High School for coach David Bessler
  • Two-time Los Angeles Times All-Region first-team selection
  • Mid Valley League Player of the Year her junior and senior seasons
  • Three-time LA City first-team selection
  • Earned Daily News All-Area first-team accolades her senior year
  • Owns Van Nuys High School records for single-season hitting percentage (.678) and career blocks
  • Named team MVP her senior season
  • Played club ball for coach Tuong Nguyen and the Thunder Volleyball Club
  • Team captain in 1997 and 1998
  • Carried a high school GPA of 3.9.

    Personal: Math major

  • Daughter of Jeff and Jan Eckmier
  • Younger sister, Melody, is a junior volleyball player at Hawai'i
  • Grew up and went to high school in North Hills, CA, but parents have since moved to Simi Valley
  • Her grandfather, mother, three uncles and an aunt all attended UCLA
  • Enjoys reading, stamp collecting, playing the piano and swimming
  • Born Angela Marie Eckmier on June 15, 1980, in Van Nuys, CA.