|Title:||Director of Basketball Operations|
|Year:||First Year at Santa Clara|
|Previous College:||Tennessee '11|
Angie Bjorklund was hired as the Director of Basketball Operations before the 2013-14 season.
A 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Psychology, Bjorklund spent 2012 and parts of 2013 playing professionally in Perpignan, France. She also has experience playing in Netanya, Israel and in the WNBA with the Chicago Sky.
Bjorklund also founded Aspire Higher Basketball Camps in April 2012. Over the past two years she has trained over 500 athletes as well as organizing, advertising and managing the camps.
Bjorklund played basketball at Tennessee under legendary coach Pat Summitt. During her career at Tennessee Bjorklund won three regular season SEC titles as well as three SEC Tournament Championships. Bjorklund was also a member of the 2008 NCAA Champions. She holds the record for most career three points made at Tennessee. Her individual awards include being named All-SEC First-Team and Associated Press All-American Honorable mention in both 2010 and 2011, being named 2009 All-SEC Second-Team and being named the 2008 SEC Rookie of the Year.
The classroom was also a place of recognition for Bjorklund. In 2011 she was the runner-up for the Senior CLASS Award as well being named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-American Basketball Team in 2009 and 2010. Bjorklund was also the 2010 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and on the SEC Academic Honor Roll 2009-11. She also received the Vol Scholar Award every semester from Fall 2007 through Spring 2011.
She eared a gold medal with the USA U-19 National Team in 2007 when she travelled to Spain and Slovakia to compete.
Bjorklund has also done extensive volunteer work. She has organized basketball clinics and camps, spoken for churches, camps foundations and schools, and took a mission trip to Honduras in 2010.
Born in Spokane, Wash., Bjorklund attended University High School. She has one sibling, an older sister, Jamie, who played at Gonzaga from 2005-09 and was coached by Mountain. Her uncle played basketball at Oregon and her grandpa played basketball at Washington State.