Name: Gabe Gardner
Position: Opposite
Height: 6-10 (209cm)
Weight: 227 lbs (103kg)
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
High School: San Clemente (Calif.) High School
College: Stanford
Team/Club: 1999
Olympic Experience
  • 2008 Olympic Games (Gold medal)
  • 2004 Olympic Games (4th place)
World Championship Experience
  • 2006 World Championship (10th place)
Other Career Highlights
  • MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2012: FIVB World League (Silver Medal).
  • 2012: Was an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team
  • 2012: Competed in seven World League sets, scoring seven points on seven kills.
  • 2011: FIVB World League.
  • 2011: Part of the 2011 FIVB World League preliminary roster. He played 10 sets in four matches in Poland and Puerto Rico and did not score.
  • 2008: Olympic Games (Gold Medal)
  • 2008: FIVB World League (Gold Medal)
  • 2008: Four Nations' Tournament (Gold Medal)
  • 2008: NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal).
  • 2008: Finished the 2008 season with 134 kills in 42 sets played (3.19 kills per set). Had a hitting percentage of 0.40. Gabe averaged .12 aces per set, .45 blocks per set and 1.17 digs per set
  • 2008: Finished the 2008 Olympic Games with a gold medal and played in matches against China and Japan
  • 2008: Helped the U.S. Men win a gold medal at the FIVB World League. Scored 65 points in pool play with 55 kills, eight blocks and two aces
  • 2008: Helped the U.S. Men to a gold medal at the Four Nations Tournament on May 11-13 in Germany
  • 2008: Helped the U.S. Men win to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
  • 2007: FIVB World Cup
  • 2007: NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2007: FIVB World League (Bronze Medal).
  • 2007: Moved from outside hitter to opposite at the start of the 2007 season and adjusted well
  • 2007: Finished the season as the team's fourth-leading scorer with 329 points. He averaged 3.82 points per set. Averaged 3.27 kills per set
  • 2007: Was the United States' second-leading scorer and 18th overall at the FIVB World Cup where the U.S. Men finished fourth. Finished with 118 points on 101 kills, 12 blocks and five aces. His 101 kills was second best for the U.S. Men. Gabe was the leading scorer in three World Cup matches for the U.S. Men, including the final match agaainst Russia, in which he scored 21 points as the U.S. Men lost in five sets
  • 2007: Was the United States' sixth-leading scorer of the NORCECA Continental Championship, where he shared time at opposite with Clay Stanley. Gabe finished with 27 points on 24 kills, one block and two aces
  • 2007: Gabe Was the United States' leading "spiker", and third overall, in World League pool play and was credited with a success percentage of 62.23. In the final round, he was credited with a 55.84 percent success rate, which was the best among the U.S. players and fourth overall. He was also the team's second-leading scorer in both pool play and the final round.
  • 2006: – Competed in the FIVB World League where the U.S. Men finished tied for 10th
  • 2006: Gabe helped the win the Argentina series 4-1.
  • 2005: FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal).
  • 2004: NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)
  • 2004: Japan Tour
  • 2004: Houston Series
  • 2004: USA Global Challenge (Gold Medal)
  • 2004: Serbia and Montenegro Tour (Silver Medal)
  • 2004: Olympic Games (Fourth Place).
  • 2004: – Gabe made his first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the USA Men finished fourth overall
  • 2004: Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10
  • 2004: he men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match
  • 2004: Scored 10 points on nine kills and one service ace in the championship match.
  • 2003: – Colorado/Nebraska Tour
  • 2003: Canada Tour
  • 2003: Pan American Games (Fourth Place)
  • 2003: World Cup (Fourth Place).
  • 2002: – Dallas Tour
  • 2002: Six-Nation Tournament (Italy)
  • 2002: Louisville Tour.
Personal: Born Gabriel Bryan Gardner in 1976 in San Diego, Calif... Now calls Sacramento, Calif., home... Parents are Frank and Deborah Gardner... Has three brothers: Phinney, Zack and Nick... Phinney is a former member of the U.S. Water Polo national team and also played at UC Berkeley... Married Olympian Lauren McFall (synchronized swimming) in 2016... Has two sons, Harper (2007) and Finley (2010) from his first marriage and a son Luke (2017) from his second marriage... Attended San Clemente (Calif.) High School and was the goal keeper on the water polo team... Named the Orange County Athlete of the Year in 1995... Graduated with a human biology degree from Stanford... While at Stanford, knew Google founder Sergey Brin, who once asked about working for the Web search engine,... Enjoys surfing, beach volleyball and playing the guitar