9 - Travis Bluemling
Travis Bluemling
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Mount Lebanon Senior HS
Position: S
EXP: 3V
NORTHRIDGE - 2007 Travis Bluemling appeared in 27 matches and 70 games as a junior ... led the Matadors with 803 assists (11.47 per game) while Northridge hit an impressive .293 as a team ... ranked ninth in the MPSF in assists per game at 11.72 ... currently ranks fifth on the career Cal State Northridge assists list with 2,449 in three seasons ... is 1,081 assists out of fourth place ... also ranked third on the Matadors in total blocks with 52 ... posted a Northridge season-high 62 assists on two occasions; vs. No. 4 Pepperdine (Jan. 31) and at No. 11 Loyola-Chicago (Feb. 9) ... had a season-high seven blocks (two solo) in Northridge's five-set win over No. 13 Long Beach State (Feb. 15) ... recorded 51 assists, three kills, three digs and two blocks in a 3-1 win at Stanford (Jan. 12) ... was one of six Matadors named to the 2007 MPSF Academic All-Conference Team. 2006 Bluemling was the only Northridge player to appear in all 29 matches and 111 games ... led the Matadors and finished fifth in the nation averaging 13.41 assists per game (1,488 assists in 111 games) ... ranked seventh in the MPSF averaging 13.14 apg ... his total ranks eighth on the all-time Northridge single-season assists list ... also finished second on the Matadors in digs (186), third in blocks (76) and fourth in service aces (18) ... led the Northridge hitters to a .304 hitting percentage, the best by a Northridge team since 2003 ... recorded a season-best 70 assists to go with four digs and seven blocks at No. 2 Pepperdine (Feb. 18) ... posted his first collegiate double-double with 62 assists and 11 digs in the Matadors' 3-2 win at No. 15 IPFW (Jan. 20) ... posted 41 assists, four aces and nine digs in a 3-0 win over UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 7) ... was one of eight Northridge players named MPSF Academic All-Conference. 2005 Appeared in 25 matches and 66 games as a redshirt freshman ... finished second on the team in assists with 158 ... also served up five aces and had 25 digs and eight blocks ... had a season-high 37 assists on two different occasions, vs. Hope International (Feb. 9) and at UC San Diego (Feb. 18) ... also recorded a season-high six digs to go with a pair of aces in the match against Hope ... served two aces in the MPSF Tournament Play-In match against Stanford (Apr. 20) ... recorded a season-high two block assists at No. 2 Pepperdine (Feb. 23) ... was one of seven Northridge players named MPSF Academic All-Conference. 2004 Redshirted as a true freshman for the Matadors. MOUNT LEBANON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in both volleyball and basketball at Mount Lebanon Senior High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... spent his first two seasons as a setter/right side hitter, but was strictly a setter his final two seasons ... earned first team All-State honors in 2002 and was also named first team All-WPIAL ... was named WPIAL Most Valuable Player and earned second team All-State accolades in 2001 ... the Blue Devils won a league title in 2001 ... also played four seasons of basketball, earning three letters at the forward position ... graduated in 2003 with a 3.6 grade point average. PERSONAL Born June 9, 1984 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... parents are Cathy and Tom Bluemling ... has two older brothers, Tyler and Cory and an older sister, Katie ... Tyler plays basketball at Duquesne, Katie played volleyball for the U.S. Naval Academy and Cory also attends Northridge and is the internet radio voice of Matador men's volleyball ... favorites include the Pittsburgh Steelers, former NBA star Michael Jordan, "Friends" and "Dumb and Dumber" ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is time management ... major is Kinesiology.

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