4 - Mike Runkle
Mike Runkle
Birth Date: 05/04/1986
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita
Position: OH
Career-Highs
Kills: 15, multiple times
Attack Percentage: .562 vs. Hawai'i (2/1/08)
Assists: 35 at USC (1/11/08)
Aces: 3 at Pacific (2/9/08)
Digs: 14 at BYU (3/28/08)
Blocks: 5, multiple times
Points: 18.5 vs. UCLA (2/20/08)

UC Santa Barbara
2008: After not seeing any playing time in 2007, returned to get action in 26 matches and 80 sets ... Started 19 matches ... Started at setter twice before being moved to the outside full-time vs. Hawai'i (2/2) ... Fourth on the team in total kills (147) ... UCSB's most proficient outside hitter with a .244 attack percentage ... Second in aces (13), third in assists (87), digs (127), and total receptions (449) ... Also totaled 46 blocks, the fifth-best total on the team ... Had 10 or more kills seven times ... Posted double-digit dig totals on four occasions. 2007: Did not play in any matches. 2006: Saw limited action coming off a redshirt season in 2005 ... Played in three matches and a total of five games, all at home ... Recorded his best match against UC Santa Cruz (2/4) with four kills and a .429 attack percentage ... Finished the season with five kills and one error in nine attempts, good for a .444 hitting percentage. 2005: Redshirt.

High School
A 2004 graduate of Santa Margarita High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. ... A versatile player for the Eagles, he saw time at setter, outside hitter, opposite, and libero ... Coached by Jeff Uhrig ... Named the Serra League MVP as a senior ... A First Team All-Serra League selection in 2003 and 2004 ... Played basketball for Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, Fla. before moving back to California.

Club
Played three years of club ball for Balboa Bay and coaches Rich Polk and John Hawks ... Named First Team All-Tournament at the 2003 Junior Olympics ... Balboa Bay won a gold medal at the 2002 JOs and a bronze medal at the 2003 JOs.

Personal
Mike Runkle was born May 4, 1986 in Orange, Calif. ... Parents are John and Pene Runkle and Greg and Eileen Locy ... Majoring in law and society with a minor in sports management ... Interested in becoming a sports agent ... Follows the Lakers and lists Kobe Bryant and Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag as his most admired athletes ... Favorite actor is Jim Carrey ... Jams to Sublime ... Enjoys downing Mexican fare ... Reads the works of Dan Brown ... Most prized possession is a Wayne Rooney jersey ... Also recruited by Hawai'i, UC Irvine, and USC.

Career Numbers

Year     SP   MP   K    E   TA   Pct.   Ast.   SA   DIG   BS   BA   TB   Pts.
2006     5    3    5    1   9    .444   0      0    2     0    0    0    5.0
2008     80   26   147  60  356  .244   87     13   127   4    42   46   185.0
Totals   85   29   152  61  365  .249   87     13   129   4    42   46   190.0