Mia Jerkov
Mia Jerkov

Player Profile

Split, Croatia

High School:
HS of Language-Pula


Outside Hitter



CALIFORNIA: Enters her fourth season as an outside hitter with the Golden Bears...is Cal's first All-American volleyball player since 1983...a member of the Croatian National Team...as of August 13, 2004, was waiting for a NCAA ruling on her eligibility due to playing with professional volleyball players from Russia...

as a JUNIOR in 2003 was named first team All-America by Volleyball magazine and was a AVCA second team All-American...was also All-Pacific Region and first team All-Pac-10 for the second year in-a-row...hit .283 and led the team with a school-record 701 single-season kills and 785.5 points...was second on the team with 380 digs...was first in the Pac-10 in kills per game (6.04, fifth nationally), first in points per game (6.77), third in service aces per game (.47) and eighth in digs per game (3.28)...led the Bears in kills in 29 of 32 matches...had 32 kills versus Georgia Tech in the NCAA Regional - her eighth 30-kill match of 2003 and the 14th 30-kill match of her career...on her 21st birthday recorded 30 kills and a team-high 16 digs versus Saint Mary's Dec. 5...followed with 29 kills and 10 digs versus Michigan Dec. 6...tallied 33 kills with a team-high 11 digs at Long Beach State Nov. 29...had a team-high 16 kills and four service aces versus Texas Christian Nov. 28...recorded 32 kills versus Oregon State Nov. 20...was named Oct. 27 Pac-10 Player of the Week after combining for 52 kills, 34 digs and four service aces at Washington State and Washington...led the Bears with 24 kills versus UCLA Oct. 17 and had a team-high 27 kills, four service aces and 20 digs versus USC Oct. 18...was named both the AVCA National and Pac-10 Oct. 13 Player of the Week after recording 31 kills with four service aces versus Stanford Oct. 11, and 34 kills with 18 digs versus Santa Clara Oct. 8...led team with 22 kills and 18 digs at Arizona State Oct. 3...was the Sept. 29 Pac-10 Player of the Week after recording 43 kills and 20 digs against Washington State and Washington...had 30 kills versus Washington Sept. 26...recorded 23 kills against both Oregon State and Oregon Sept. 18 and 19...was MVP of both the Colorado State Coors Classic and Golden Bear Invitational - her fifth consecutive tournament MVP honor carrying over from 2002...was the Sept. 8 Pac-10 Player of the Week...tallied 51 kills and 32 digs during the Golden Bear Invitational...led the Bears with 68 kills and 30 digs at the Coors Classic, hitting .384 for the tournament...had 30 kills and a team-high 18 digs versus CS Northridge Sept. 6...had four service aces at UC Irvine Aug. 31...

as a SOPHOMORE in 2002 earned AVCA third team All-America, first team All-Pacific Region and first team All-Pac-10 honors...became the first Cal All-America volleyball player since Sylvie Monnet in 1983...despite missing five matches with sprained ankles, was first in the Pac-10 in kills (578) and points (635.0), and fifth in digs (345)...averaged 5.90 kills per game...led the Bears with 25 kills, 13 digs and had a .404 hitting percentage in Cal's NCAA first round victory over Santa Clara...had a team-high 18 kills and 22 digs in the Bears' NCAA second round match at UC Santa Barbara...was the Oct. 21 AVCA/Sports Imports National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Player of the Week...broke a school record with 39 kills and had a career-high 26 digs with a .346 hitting percentage versus Washington Oct. 17...followed with 38 kills and 16 digs versus Washington State Oct. 18...was the first Cal volleyball player to ever be named national player of the week and to record back-to-back 30 kill matches...recorded 37 kills, 21 digs and a school record 91 kill attempts versus Stanford Nov. 22...had six 30 plus kill matches during the season...tallied 34 kills with 24 digs at Washington Nov. 16...had 20 kills with a .472 hitting percentage versus Arizona State Nov. 9...had 26 kills and a .340 hitting percentage at Arizona Oct. 12...had 28 kills and 21 digs at Arizona State Oct. 11...had 32 kills with 14 digs and a .353 hitting percentage versus USC Oct. 5...finished with 21 kills and 20 digs versus UCLA Oct. 4...had 32 kills and 26 digs at Oregon Sept. 27...followed with a team-high 25 kills and 17 digs at Oregon State Sept. 28...was MVP of the Golden Bear Invitational, UNLV Gameworks Classic and SMU DoubleTree Invitational...was named Sept. 9 Pac-10 Player of the Week...had 51 kills, 20 digs and two service aces at the DoubleTree Invitational...had 54 kills, 26 digs and seven service aces at the UNLV tournament...tallied 48 kills, 24 digs and 12 service aces at the Golden Bear Invitational...had a career-high seven service aces versus Northern Arizona Aug. 30...was honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...

as a FRESHMAN in 2001 finished the year as the team-leader in kills per game (3.36)...only competed in 10 matches due to playing for the Croatian National Team and suffering tendentious in her left shin following the Oct. 20 match versus Washington...had 20 kills and 14 digs versus Washington State Oct. 19...followed with a team-high 19 kills and two service aces versus Washington Oct. 20...had a team-high 15 kills with three service aces and 12 digs versus Oregon State Oct. 6.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended the High School of Language-Pula and played volleyball for coach Boris Brescic of the Pula-Istarska club team...has been a member of the Croatian Junior National Team since 1998 and was a member of the Croatian Senior National Team in 2000...competed at the 2001 Junior World Championship in Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic and with the Croatian National Team at the 2001 European Championship...has competed in several Junior World Championships and competed in the World Cup in Japan in the summer of 2000...was named the Best Under 18 Attacker for Croatia in both 1999 and 2000.

PERSONAL: Mia Jerkov was born Dec. 5, 1982 in Cattolica Forli, Italy...parents are Zeljko and Dragica Jerkov...father, Zeljko, is a former player for the Yugoslavian National Basketball Team that won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics...siblings include brothers Marko, 18, and Ante, seven...is majoring in legal studies.

Career Highs
Kills: 39 vs. Washington, 10/17/02
Attempts: 91 vs. Stanford, 11/22/02
Service Aces: 7 vs. Northern Arizona, 8/30/02
Digs: 26 vs. two teams
Block Solos: 2 vs. Nevada, 9/12/03; at Long Beach State, 11/29/03
Block Assists: 5 at Oregon State, 9/28/02
Total Blocks: 5 at Oregon State, 9/28/02

JERKOV'S Career Statistics Year M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB 2001 10 33 111 45 344 .192 10 14 88 3 3 6 2002 27 98 578 233 1400 .246 14 33 345 10 28 38 2003 32 116 701 237 1637 .283 26 54 380 9 43 52 TOTAL 69 247 1390 515 3381 .259 50 101 813 22 74 96

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