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Christine Edwards
Christine Edwards

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakewood, Calif.

High School:
St. Joseph H.S.

Height:
5-10

Position:
OH

2010: Named a Preseason All-MEAC selection.

2009: Earned Second Team All-MEAC honors ... Part of MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... Named MEAC Player of the Week in consecutive weeks (Nov. 12 and 16) ... Collected four all-tournament team nods ... Won Runnin' Bulldog Classic MVP accolades, leading team to tournament win at Gardner-Webb (Sept. 4-5) ... Finished ninth in NCAA, third in MEAC in aces per game (0.53) ... Third in MEAC in kills per game (3.38) ... Fourth in MEAC in points per game (4.01) ... Collected double-doubles at William and Mary (Aug. 28) and Gardner-Webb (Sept. 4) ... Tallied double-digit kills in 18 matches, including stretches of six in a row twice ... Had double-digit digs three times ... Had career highs of 22 kills against William and Mary and seven aces against Coppin State (Nov. 6).

2008: Named MEAC Rookie of the Year and First Team All-MEAC ... Earned MEAC Rookie of the Week honors three times ... Part of the all-tournament team at the UMBC Tournament (Sept. 6) ... Led the MEAC in kills with 397 ... Seventh in the MEAC and second on the team in hitting percentage (.238) ... Fourth in the conference and second on the team in kills (3.36) ... Fourth in the conference in average points per set (3.93) ... Had a season-high 21 kills against Coastal Carolina (Aug. 30) ... Tallied double-digit kills 21 times ... Had four blocks against Delaware State (Oct. 5) ... Had a season-high 15 digs on two occasions ... Served five aces in three matches ... totaled five double-doubles.

High School/Club: Selected to the All-CIF Second Team (Southern California Section Division II) and named Mayfair High School Tournament MVP her senior season ... Member of the All-Del Rey League First Team and awarded Saint Joseph High School Co-MVP as a junior and senior ... Chosen to the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team First Team in 2007 and Second Team in 2006 ... Voted Bishop Montgomery High School Most Inspirational Player her sophomore season ... Led Saint Joseph High School to the 2006 All-Del Rey League Championship and consecutive appearances in the CIF Division II Championship playoffs where the 2007 team reached the quarterfinals against Laguna Beach ... Totaled more than 600 kills on the season and 30 in the quarterfinal match ... Played and started for the Nova 12 Elite, Amazon 14 Elite, Cal Juniors 15 Elite, TCA 16 Third Degree (2006 Junior Olympics fifth place - Open, Far West Qualifier first place - Open, SCVA High Performance third place - Italy), Long Beach Mizuno 17 Elite (2007 Junior Olympics Participant - Nationals), and Long Beach Mizuno 18 Mizuno (2008 Junior Olympics Qualifier - Open) club teams as part of the Southern California Volleyball Association in Long Beach, Calif. from 2002-08.

Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1990 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Daughter of Oscar and Anita Edwards ... Has two brothers, Oscar and Ivan ... Major is Computer Science ... Member of the Honor Roll as a freshman and sophomore years of high school ... Pregame routine is listening to music ... Person who has had the most influence is her dad ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is holding first summer job at Knotts Berry Farm ... Future plans include attending graduate school and working in the computer science or graphics field ... Best advice received/favorite saying is "Practice does not make perfect, a perfect practice makes perfect" ... Hobbies outside of sports include photography, music, shopping, and movies ... Favorite book is Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ... Favorite movie is "The Pursuit of Happyness" ... First sport ever played was flag football ... Her father was a star defensive back for UCLA, affectionately referred to as "Dr. Death."

CAREER STATISTICS
Year SP MP K E TA PCT A Aces Digs BS BA
2008 118 34 397 166 970 .238 12 43 191 8 32
2009 94 30 318 124 813 .239 6 50 153 4 16
TOTAL 212 64 712 290 970 .239 18 93 344 12 48