Jonathan Winder

Volleyball

Jonathan Winder

Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Birth Year: 1986
Position: Setter
Height: 6-8 (203cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98kg)
College: Pepperdine
Graduate School: Keller Graduate School of Management
Joined Team: 2008

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 - Pan American Cup (Silver Medal). 2010 – FIVB World Championship. 2009 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Silver Medal)... Brazil Tour... FIVB World League. 2008 - Pan American Cup. 2007 – World University Games (Bronze Medal). 2005 – FIVB Men’s Junior (U-21) World Championship. 2004 – NORCECA Junior Men's Volleyball Championship (Silver Medal).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Named an alternate to the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team... In the winter of 2011-12, played for Tourcoing in France's A League 2011 – Played in 15 sets and started 14. Credited with 89 running sets and also scored and also scored 12 points on three kills, four blocks and five aces. In the winter of 2010-11, Jonathan played in Greece for PAOK Thessaloniki. 2010 – Served as the backup to Kevin Hansen at the FIVB World Championship in Italy… Played in 22 sets. He started all three sets in a 3-0 victory over Germany and he also started two sets in the final fifth-place match against Russia... For the tournament, he was credited with one point on one block. He also had eight running sets and two faults on 29 attempts for an average of 0.30 running sets per set. A running set is defined as a set from a player that puts their hitter against one blocker or none. 2009 – Was the backup setter for Kevin Hansen at the NORCECA Continental Championship in Puerto Rico where the U.S. Men finished second... Accompanied the team to Brazil where it played five exhibition matches against the Brazilian Men's National Team. He started three matches at setter... Helped the U.S. Men's Team place sixth in the FIVB World League. Played as a substitute in pool play matches.  2008 – Led the U.S. Men to the gold medal at the 2008 Pan American Cup from June 2-7 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada... Scored six points during the tournament on one kills, three aces and two blocks... Was a member of the U.S. Men's Training Team that traveled to Japan to prepare the Japanese for Olympic qualifying. 2007 – Helped the U.S. win the bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. 2005 – Played on the USA Junior National Team that finished eighth in the 2005 FIVB Men's U-21 World Volleyball Championships in Andhra Pradesh, India. 2004 – Helped the U.S. Junior National Team win the silver medal at the 2004 NORCECA Junior Men's Volleyball Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – AVCA All-American first team... Led his team to the NCAA National Championship match, where it fell to Penn State (27-30, 33-31, 30-25, 30-23)... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team... Named MPSF Tournament MVP. Pepperdine won the tournament with a victory in the final over BYU (28-30, 28-30, 32-30, 30-27, 15-8)... Averaged 12.51 assists per game along with 1.97 digs, 0.91 blocks and 0.68 kills. Winder had seven assist-dig double-doubles... He set the school career record for assists on Jan. 19 at Stanford. He became the first Wave to surpass the 4,000 mark against UC Irvine on Jan. 23, and then went past 5,000 during the fourth game of the MPSF Tournament final against BYU on April 26... He was named Pepperdine's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2007-08. 2007 – 2007 AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Year... Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Player of the Year... American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America first team... Second in NCAA Division I-II with 13.34 assists per game... Second in the league in assists per game (conference matches only) with 13.06, and led his team to a .328 hitting percentage in conference play... Fifth in the conference in digs per game with 2.10, and averaged 1.04 blocks per game. 2006 – Named second-team All-American and third-team All-MPSF following his sophomore season... Averaged 13.30 assists per game, which ranked seventh nationally... Started all 25 matches and played in 90 games... Also averaged 1.64 digs, 1.14 blocks and 0.82 kills... Hit .388 with 74 kills on 139 swings... His most assists were 70 in five games (2/18 vs. Cal State Northridge), 64 in four games (1/14 vs. Pacific) and 52 in three games (4/8 vs. UC Santa Barbara)... Other season highs were seven kills (3/18 at UC Irvine), three aces (2/24 at Pacific), nine digs (3/1 at UCLA and 3/16 vs. UCLA) and eight blocks (1/14 vs. Pacific)... Earned MPSF All-Academic honors. 2005 – Set the Waves to the NCAA championship and earned a spot on the all-tournament team... Named the AVCA National Newcomer of the Year after his freshman season... Also named a second-team All-American, the MPSF Freshman of the Year and to the All-MPSF third team... Averaged 13.40 assists in 27 matches and 102 games... Also averaged 1.23 digs, 1.07 blocks and 0.54 kills... Hit .368 with 55 kills on 114 attempts... Named AVCA National Player of the Week on March 13... His most assists were 72 in five games (3/12 vs. UCLA), 68 in four games (3/4 at Hawaii) and 51 in three games (3/31 at Long Beach State)... At the NCAA Championships, had 40 assists in the three-game win over Ohio State (5/5) and 52 in the five-game win over UCLA (5/7)... Had two assist-dig double-doubles, getting 57-11 at Stanford (1/15) and 46-11 vs. Cal State Northridge (4/28)... Had one assist-block double-double and narrowly missed a triple-double with 54 assists, 10 blocks and nine digs at Cal State Northridge (4/15).

PERSONAL: Born Jonathan Stevens Winder in 1986, in Irvine, Calif. ... Parents are Bill (deceased) and Jean Winder... Has an older brother, Jordan, and an older sister, Jenille... Jonathan married wife Jaimie-Rose Winder in 2010...  Attended Woodbridge High School (2000-04) in Irvine, Calif., where he played both basketball and volleyball... He was named Sea View League Male Athlete of the Year... Graduated from Pepperdine in April 2008 with a degree in advertising... Says his favorite food is artichokes... Favorite book is "Ruthless Trust" by Brennan Manning... Favorite movie is Anchorman... Enjoys watching The Office on TV as well as college basketball... Fly-fishing is his hobby... Admires his father, who died when Jonathan was 4, because "he lived his life not for himself but for his family, his friends and God"... Chicago Cubs are his favorite professional team and Dwight Howard is his favorite athlete... Happiest moment in life was getting baptized... Winning the 2005 NCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship is his fondest sports memory.

Last updated October, 2012

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