Ready, Set, Gold! Olympian Jenny Johnson Jordan is among eight distinguished UCLA athletes who have been selected as members of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Official induction ceremonies will take place October 5, and the group will be honored at halftime of the UCLA-Washington football game on October 6.
Jenny Johnson Jordan was a member of UCLA’s 1991 NCAA Women’s Volleyball championship team as a player in 1991 and an assistant coach for UCLA’s 2018 NCAA Beach Volleyball championship team. She finished her playing career at UCLA as one of just 12 Bruins to post at least 1,000 kills and digs, ranking No. 22 all-time at UCLA with 1,212 kills and No. 9 with 1,214 digs.
Selected in 1997 as one of the 25 greatest volleyball players in UCLA history, Johnson Jordan earned two All-America honors in 1994 and 1995 and was a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 honoree in 1993 and 1995. She played on UCLA’s championship team as a freshman and on two runner-up teams in 1992 and 1994.
Following her playing days at UCLA, she formed one of the most successful beach volleyball tandems in the world with former Bruin teammate Annett (Buckner) Davis, finishing fifth in the 2000 Olympic Games and serving as alternates for the 2004 Olympics. Johnson Jordan won 10 professional beach titles worldwide and was honored in 2002 with the AVP Special Achievement Award.
In her fifth year as assistant coach for the UCLA Beach Volleyball team, she helped lead the Bruins to their first-ever Pac-12 and NCAA title in 2018. Johnson Jordan and her father Rafer Johnson will become the first father-daughter duo ever to be inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jenny just completed her 6th year with RSG! mentoring students at Olive Vista Middle School on health and fitness.