CAREER: Has played in 40 sets and 26 matches in three seasons.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Came off the bench as a serving specialist ... Appeared in 23 sets and 13 matches ... Recorded an ace against UC Santa Barbara (4/14) that clinched the second set ... Posted a dig vs. Long Beach State (1/12) ... Took 28 turns at the service line.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Came off the bench as a serving specialist numerous times as a sophomore ... Appeared in 12 games and nine matches ... Posted a dig vs. Pacific (2/17) along with his 15 serve attempts.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Appeared in five games (in four matches) as a redshirt freshman ... Made his collegiate debut at Pacific (2/11) ... Had no statistics for the season other than seven serve attempts.
PEPPERDINE 2008: Did not see any action as a true freshman and redshirted.
CLUB: Played for the Santa Monica Beach Club 15-18s.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Thousand Oaks (Calif.) High School in 2007 ... Played three years on the varsity ... Earned Marmonte League MVP honors as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... Son of John and Pamela Van Uden ... Siblings are Bradley, Halie and Kelsey ... Majoring in sports medicine with the goal of becoming a nutritionist ... Went to Beijing to watch the 2008 Olympics ... Chose Pepperdine because "of the nice view, the beach, Marv Dunphy and the volleyball."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Pepperdine alum Paul Carroll ... Nicknames include Schludes, Jobber and DJ Schludmath, among others ... Favorite type of food is Mexican ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is soccer ... Enjoys volleyball because "it's fast-paced and exciting."