Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team
Named Honorable Mention All-Mideast Region
Became just the fourth opening day starting libero at Illinois
Named the top libero as part of the All-Tournament Team at the Time Warner Cable Invitational
Named the top high school libero of the decade by prepvolleyball.com
Becomes the first in her family to attend college
Ranked second in the Big Ten in digs (4.83 dps)
Was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week four times, after posting 31 digs combined in straight sets victories over both No. 2 Texas and Florida A&M on Oct. 4 after tallying 32 and 27 digs, respectively, in victories over Wisconsin and Northwestern, on Oct. 18 after combining for 52 digs in wins Purdue and Indiana; and on Oct. 25 when she had just one reception error while posting 38 digs in wins over Minnesota and Iowa
The 32 digs vs. Wisconsin are tied for the sixth-best by an Illinois player in a single-match in school history.
Her 623 digs break Illinois' all-time single-season record.
Named to the ESPN RISE All-America First Team Named to prepvolleyball.com's "Team of the Decade" Ranked No. 60 in the class by prepvolleyball.com, Libero for the USA Volleyball Youth National Team in 2008 and 2009 (coached by Jim Stone) Named the best libero at the NORCECA Tournament, leading the USA team to the gold medal at the 2008 NORCECA Youth Continental championship The USA Youth National team placed 12th at the World Championships. Named First Team all-CIF and all-Sunshine League competing for Marymount High School (coached by Cari Klein) Led the Sailors to the Division IV state title Played for the SCVC team that won the Gold Medal in the 15 Open Division in 2007 Played for Cal Juniors, SCVC and Sports Shack club teams Club coaches were Tim Jensen and Chris McGee Named one of prepvolleyball.com's "Defensive Dandies" 2010 USA WJNT won the gold medal qualifying for the World Championships 2011 Sports Shack 18-1 won the gold medal at the JO's Open 18 Division
Birthday is Feb. 26 Daughter of Antonia Bonilla, Gustavo and Virna Beltran Has one brother, Isaiah Plans to major in kinesiology and pursue a career in coaching Enjoys art, singing, shopping, music and volunteer work. Named to the California Scholarship Federation three times. Won the Art Award for performance in AP 3-D Studio Art.
Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA SE RE DIG BS BA TB BE BHE
2010 33 129 0 1 4 -.250 116 25 38 30 623 0 0 0 0 2
Total 33 129 0 1 4 -.250 116 25 38 30 623 0 0 0 0 2
Jennifer Bonilla's Career Highs
TA: 2 at Iowa (10/23/10)
A: 8 at Michigan (10/9/10)
SA: 4 vs. Northwestern (10/2/10)
D: 32 at Wisconsin (9/29/10)
Career Plans: Coaching
Fun fact: I have a great appreciation for art
Favorite Movie: The Hangover
Restaurant you have to get to when going back home: In-N -Out Burger
Favorite Midnight Snack: Pretzels with nutella
Things on your "bucket list:" I want to give at least one underprivileged child the opportunity to have their life changed significantly like mine has.
What are you most proud of and why? Being the first person in family to attend college; it really has great significance to me and my family.
Favorite quote: "Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability." -John Wooden
When I surf the web, page I most often go do: You Tube
Your favorite sundae topping: Chocolate fudge
Favorite athlete: Kobe Bryant
Favorite professional sports team: Los Angeles Lakers