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March 26, 2012

Kristina Santiago Invited to Pro Hoops Free Agent Camp

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Senior forward Kristina Santiago has been invited to participate in the 2012 Pro Hoops Free Agent Camp held in conjunction with the Women's Final Four in Denver, CO, at Thornton High School in Denver, April 1-3.

Santiago is the first Cal Poly women's basketball player to be invited to the Pro Hoops free agent camp that is held in conjunction with the Women's Final Four. 

Santiago is part of a select group of college seniors invited to display their talents to WNBA and foreign scouts.

Santiago is a two-time Big West Player of the Year, and led the league in points per game (23.1), rebounds (10.1), field goal percentage (.558) and has posted 16 double-doubles on the season, garnering national recognition in those categories.

Nationally she is ranked 7th in scoring, 22nd in rebounding and 10th in field goal percentage.  Santiago put up double figures in 28 of the 29 games she played, including a career-high 44 points coming against San Diego State. 

Santiago concludes her career at Cal Poly as the school record holder in scoring, 1,953 points, and career rebounds with 850.

"The entire central coast community is excited for what awaits Kristina.  She has been an incredible ambassador for Cal Poly and women's basketball on the central coast.  Her work ethic and abilities on the court and her unique ability to connect with people in our community has been a blessing for our program.  She has worked so hard for this opportunity and I'm personally thrilled to see her efforts recognized and rewarded in this way.  Kristina is a testament to the power of belief.  When someone believes in you, you acquire the strength and fortitude to soar.  I know that God has incredible opportunities in store for her and I am so proud of her.  She leaves a lasting legacy at Cal Poly and will continue to reflect positively upon our program and university as she pursues her professional dreams." Head Coach Faith Mimnaugh.