35 Michelle Gajdka
35 - Michelle Gajdka
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: International High School
Major: Studying in the College of Arts and Sciences

SOPHOMORE (2018)
Played 13 duals alongside Erin Reineking and one dual with Tatiana San Juan ... went 6-8 in duals including four sweeps ... posted a 1-4 record at No. 4 and a 5-4 record at No. 5 ... Gajdka and Reineking made up Santa Clara's winningest pair on the season ... they claimed the first dual in the history of the Santa Clara Beach Volleyball Courts ... scored dual victories over Pacific, Sacramento State, No. 19 Saint Mary's, San José State, San Francisco and Portland.

FRESHMAN (2017)
Played the entire season alongside Tatiana San Juan at No. 4 in her first year with the team … went 4-11 in duals and 10-22 in sets … San Juan/Gajdka recorded dual wins over Sacramento State, Pacific and San Francisco (twice) … each of the pair’s four dual victories was a sweep … swept USF’s Shannon Levinson/Kate Ashman in an elimination match at the WCC Championship to help the Broncos finish in fourth place (April 21).

PRIOR TO SCU
Played volleyball at International High School in San Francisco … varsity volleyball MVP all four years … Jaguars made the playoffs in each of her four years … attended Junior Nationals every year since her first year of club volleyball at age 12.

PERSONAL
Born in San Francisco … parents are Mariusz and Mariola Gajdka from Poland … has an older brother, Matt … hobbies include running, drawing, driving, dancing … was a member of her Peer Councilor Club … career and future goals include owning a dog and “to be happy doing whatever I end up doing."