NORTHRIDGE - 2010
Jim Wielebnicki appeared in 18 matches and 33 games in his first season in a Matador uniform. earned his first collegiate start at libero against Penn State (Apr. 10) ... had a season-high nine digs in Northridge's 3-0 win over the Nittany Lions ... came off the bench to post a season-high two kills in four swings at BYU (Apr. 16) ... had a crucial ace in the latter stages of the Matadors' 3-2 win at BYU (Apr. 17) ... had 26 digs (0.79 dpg) for the season.
SANTA BARBARA CC
Wielebnicki spent one season (2008-09) at Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... started at libero for the Vaqueros and finished second in digs (173) in the Western State Conference ... played the last three matches at setter ... accumulated a 3.7 grade point average while at SBCC.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Played for the club team at Illinois State University in Bloomington, Ill. ... earned honorable mention all-tournament honors at Nationals for the Redbirds ... was the starting libero in his one season.
HINSDALE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
Was a four-time letterwinner at outside hitter at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Ill. ... was named one of the Top 50 in the state as a senior in 2007 ... earned All-West Suburban League honors in both 2006 and 2007 ... was a three-time MVP for the Hornets in 2005, 06, 07 and was All-Area in 2006 ... graduated in 2007.
Born August 25, 1989 in Darien, Ill. ... parents are Joanne and John Wielebnicki ... has two brothers, Josh and Jake and one sister, Jaynia ... his dad attended the University of Illinois, mom attended Iowa and Josh played volleyball at Lewis and Jake plays baseball at Illinois State ... was also recruited by Penn State ... favorites include the Chicago Bears, Lance Armstrong, ESPN's SportsCenter, the movie "Caddyshack" and the Zac Brown Band ... listens to country music in his spare time ... lists Abraham Lincoln as the person in history he'd most like to meet ... says the biggest obstacle he has overcome was "moving from Illinois to California ... major is Biology.