12 - Kristina Santiago
Kristina Santiago
Height: 6-2
Year: RS-Sr.
Hometown: Santa Maria, CA
High School: Righetti HS
Position: F
Experience: 3V

2010-11: Senior:
Played one game before going down with a season ending knee injury... Redshirted season...

2009-10: Junior:
Named Big West Conference Player of the Year when she averaged 19.6 points and 8.4 rebounds… Started all 29 games for the Mustangs scoring in double figures in each game including a career-high 34 points against Cal State Fullerton when she converted 16 of 24 shots from the floor… Added two games of 29 points; at UC Davis and in the second game with Cal State Fullerton… Recorded nine double-doubles while grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds twice; Long Beach State and UC Davis… Shot 55 percent from the floor when she made 226 of 415 shots… And made 67 percent from the line… Of her 245 rebounds, 81 came at the offensive end of the court… Dished out career-high six assists at Long Beach State and tied her career-high in steals with five twice: at UC Davis and in the next game against Cal State Fullerton… Also tied career-high with four blocks against Pepperdine…  

2008-09: Sophomore:
Named to the All-Big West first team after finishing second among conference players with a .526 (191-for-363) field goal percentage, third with 15.2 points per game, seventh with a .763 (103-for-135) free throw percentage and 13th with 5.3 rebounds per game … .526 field goal percentage ranked 29th among Division I players … 15.2 points-per-game average ranked as the seventh-best single-season mark in Mustang history … one of only six Mustangs in program history to record 400 points during a single season … earned Big West Player of the Week honors Dec. 15 after converting 10 of 14 field goal attempts and finishing with 22 points and eight rebounds at Houston (12/14) … also earned Big West Player of the Week accolades Feb. 2 after recording a career-high 29 points during a 76-67 win at Cal State Bakersfield and 18 points in a 68-61 victory at Cal State Northridge (1/31) … reached double-digit scoring figures in 28 of 32 outings … scored 20-plus points on six occasions and reached the 15-point plateau 17 times … shot .500 or better from the floor during 18 of Cal Poly’s last 25 outings … posted nine games of seven-plus rebounds … opened year with an 18-point effort at Pepperdine (11/14) … sunk a Cal Poly-best 12 field goals as part of a 20-point, nine rebound effort during 71-62 defeat of Eastern Washington (12/20) … converted 10 of 14 field goal attempts to record 26 points in a 74-66 win against Long Beach State (1/4) … also dropped 10 field goals against Cal State Fullerton to finish with 23 points (2/7) … blocked a team-best 32 shots, matching a career high with four against Cal State Bakersfield (2/28).

2007-08: Freshman:
Named to Big West All-Freshman Team after averaging 7.1 points per game, posting a team-best .497 (84-for-169) field goal percentage and finishing 10th among conference players with 0.65 blocks per game … converted 10 of 19 field goal attempts to record a season-high 23 points against Long Beach State (3/6) … pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds and dropped 19 points at NCAA Tournament participant UC Santa Barbara (2/16) … after failing to record double-digit scoring figures during Cal Poly’s initial 18 games, reached the mark five-straight times after compiling 11 points during a 62-61 victory at UC Davis (1/26) … finished with nine double-digit scoring outings and five double-doubles … first career double-double was a 10-point, 13-rebound effort against UC Riverside (2/2) … sunk nine of 13 field goal attempts to record 22 points during an 84-65 win at UC Irvine (2/7) … capped campaign with her fourth double-double of the season, a 16-point, 10-rebound effort during a 71-55 win against Cal State Northridge (3/8) … appeared in 28 games and started seven contests.

Righetti HS/Santa Maria, CA
Named Most Valuable Player of the Pac 7 League during sophomore, junior and senior seasons … as a senior, shot 53 percent from the floor and averaged 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 1.6 blocks per game … as a junior, led the then-Pac 5 with 19.9 points per game and finished second in rebounds (7.0), steals (3.0) and blocks (1.2) per game … led the Pac 5 in scoring (15.6) and rebounds (8.0) as a sophomore while finishing second with 1.7 blocks and 3.0 assists per game … competed in volleyball for the Warriors in each of her first three seasons.

Personal:
Daughter of Tony and Kelly Santiago … mother attended Cal Poly … has two brothers, Brian (22) and Derrick (17) … majoring in kinesiology … aspires to become an athletics trainer or coach … scholar-athlete honoree during each of her four seasons at Righetti HS … Kristina Nichole Santiago was born Aug. 10, 1989 in Santa Maria.