6 - Christine Strawson
Christine Strawson
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Torrington, Conn.
High School: Torrington
Position: OH
Enters the 2007 season with 930 kills which are ranked second all-time at Holy Cross...Named a team captain for the second straight season. As a Junior in 2006: Selected as the Patriot League Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second straight year...Named to the All-Patriot League second team for the second consecutive season...Earned a spot on the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I first team...Was selected to the Hartford Invitational, Crusader Classic and Villanova Classic All-Tournament teams, making it six straight regular season tournaments that she has made the all-tournament team...Led the team and ranked second in the Patriot League in kills per game with 4.17 as she tied a school single-season record...Her 363 kills were the second most in school history, surpassing her 351 kills of 2005...Was third on the team in digs per game with 2.99...Recorded double-digit kills in 22 of 25 matches and registered 11 double-doubles...Earned Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week honors (10/16)...Had 24 kills and 14 digs against Providence (9/2) ...Recorded 20 kills and 16 digs versus Maryland-Baltimore County (9/16)...Registered 21 kills and 14 digs in the 3-2 win over Sacred Heart (9/16)...Had 24 kills and 11 digs in the 3-1 victory over Lehigh (10/13)...Tallied 20 kills and 15 digs in the 3-2 win over Navy (10/27). As a Sophomore in 2005: Named the Patriot League Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year...Earned a spot on the all-Patriot League second team...Selected to 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I second team...Her 351 kills and 4.08 kills per game stand third all-time in a single-season at Holy Cross...Led the team in digs with 278...Finished third in the Patriot League in kills per game, sixth in kills and 10th in digs per game (3.23)...Recorded double digits in kills in 21 of 26 matches, while she registered 12 double-doubles...Member of the Crusader Classic, New England Challenge and Yale Invitational All-Tournament teams...Named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week (9/19)...Tallied a season-high 25 kills and had 12 digs versus Siena (9/3)...Had 24 kills and 16 digs at Colgate (9/30)...Registered 23 kills and 15 digs versus Navy (10/8)...Recorded 13 kills and a season-high 26 digs in the 3-2 win over Army (11/12). As a Freshman In 2004: Played in all 95 games...Second on the team in kills (216)...Third on the team in both total blocks (31) and assists (23)...Recorded 43 digs and one service ace...Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Before Holy Cross: Three-sport athlete at Torrington High School (volleyball, basketball, track)...All-State Second Team (volleyball) 2003, 2002..All-League (2003, 2002, 2001 volleyball; 2004, 2003, 2002 basketball)...Outstanding Senior Player (2003 volleyball, 2004 basketball)...McDonald's All-American nominee (basketball)...All-time leading scorer in girl's basketball history at Torrington (1,493 points)...2003 All-New England (triple jump)...2003 All-State (triple jump)...2002, 2003 All-League (4 x 100 and triple jump)...Holds school records in the javelin throw, triple jump and 4 x 100. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Patricia Strawson...Has one brother.