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Jeff Nygaard

Position: Middle Blocker
Olympic #: 13
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 202
DOB: August 3, 1972
Hometown: Madison,Wisconsin
College: UCLA
Team USA Since: 1993

Major International Competition:
1995 World Cup
1994 World Championship (bronze)
1993 NORCECA Zone Championship (silver)

Highlights with USA National Team:
Regarded by USA coaching staff as one of the most versatile players on the roster

returned for senior year at UCLA after helping Team USA claim the bronze medal at the '94 World Championship in Athens, Greece

had four aces in World Championship bronze-medal vs. Cuba (10-8-94) and 19 kills, two stuffs and three aces in semifinal loss to Netherlands (10-7-94)

rejoined USA team in June 1994 after his junior campaign at UCLA and made return debut on Banana Boat outdoor tour vs. Canada

played on USA national team in Aug. 1993 after training with 'B' team during summer

helped Americans qualify for '94 World Championships

named to full-time USA roster in Jan. 1994

Other Volleyball Achievements:
Competed at 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, N.Y.

College/High School:
Named national player of the year in 1994, as he paced UCLA's run to the NCAA Finals

recorded 1.94 blocks (second in country), 7.01 kills (third in nation), .412 hitting percentage (17th nationally) and .54 service aces (seventh in NCAAs) in 1994

co-MVP at 1993 NCAA Championships as Bruins won their 14th national title

first-team All-America and all-conference performer as sophomore after finishing third in nation with .492 hitting percentage and ranked ninth with 1.6 blocks per game average

starred at 1993 World University Games, where USA placed ninth

named '92 Freshman of the Year by Volleyball Monthly

third-team All-America in 1992

coached at UCLA by Al Scates (former USA national team head coach)

state most valuable player in 1991 at LaFollette High School, Madison, Wis.

lettered in volleyball, basketball, track and tennis

all-state volleyball performer in 1990 and 1991 coached at LHS by Randy Ramig.

Personal:
Born in Madison, Wisconsin

majoring in English at UCLA

was featured in Feb.-'94 edition of Volleyball Monthly

brother earned all-state honors in volleyball

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