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Kristina Baum Biography
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/17/2006
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2005: Played in 113 games and 31 matches, starting all 31 ... Averaged 2.36 kills, 2.01 digs, 0.72 blocks and 0.80 assists per game, and had a .301 hitting percentage ... Had three double-doubles on the season ... Led team in hitting percentage and in service aces five times, in digs four times, in blocks three times and in kills once ... Reached double-digit kills 11 times and double-digit digs eight times. Honors: Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... AVCA National and Pac-10 Player of the Week for Oct. 10-16. Postseason: Finished with 12 digs in the regional final match vs. Santa Clara (Dec. 10) ... Led the team and tied her career high with 18 digs to go with nine kills, five assists, five blocks and two service aces vs. Ohio (Dec. 9) in the Sweet 16 ... Notched a career-high 21 kills on .594 hitting to go with eight assists, seven digs and two blocks in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Utah (Dec. 3) ... Finished with 13 kills on .476 hitting and five blocks vs. Utah State (Dec. 2). Season: Tallied seven kills, eight digs and five blocks at Oregon State (Nov. 26) ... Finished with 10 kills on a career-high .750 hitting in sweep of then-No. 16 UCLA (Nov. 19) ... Led the team with a career-high 18 digs at then-No. 18 California (Nov. 10) ... Posted a double-double - 16 kills and 14 digs - against Washington State (Oct. 28) ... Finished with six blocks vs. then-No. 2 Washington (Oct. 27) ...  Named Pac-10 and AVCA National Player of the Week for Oct. 10-16 after averaging  4.12 points, 3.50 kills on .383 hitting, 2.62 digs and 0.62 blocks in wins over then-No. 3 Stanford and No. 13 California ... Led the team with 13 digs at Arizona State (Oct. 7) ... Notched a double-double - 14 kills and 11 digs - at Washington State (Sept. 30) ... Tallied 12 kills, nine digs and six assists vs. North Carolina (Sept. 17) ... the team with six blocks vs. Connecticut (Sept. 16) ... Finished with 12 kills on a team-high .611 hitting in win over then-No. 18 UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 8).

 

2004: Played in 85 games and 28 matches, starting 13 ... Averaged 1.60 kills, 0.56 blocks. 0.54 digs and 0.26 assists per game ... Reached double-digit kills four times ... Led the team in blocks once. Honors: Named to the all-tournament team at the American Classic after averaging 3.30 kills on .526 hitting, 1.00 digs, 0.90 blocks, 0.50 service aces and 0.30 assists in three matches against American, Temple and Albany on Sept. 17-18. Postseason: Played in five games in the two NCAA Tournament matches ... Tallied one kill vs. UC Irvine ... Finished with two digs against San Diego. Season: Had five kills on five attempts with no errors for a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage against Oregon State (11/5) ... Had nine kills on .615 hitting at Oregon (10/9) ... Finished with 10 kills and four blocks against California (9/24) ... Tallied 16 kills at No. 13 Hawaii (9/5) ... Notched six blocks vs. Eastern Washington (9/3).

 

2003: Played in all 32 matches, making 31 starts ... Averaged 1.52 kills, 1.57 digs and 0.70 blocks per game. Honors: Honorable mention Freshman All-Pac-10. Postseason: Had nine digs and four kills in the Wildcats’ loss to Wisconsin. Season: Tallied 10 kills, four service aces and seven digs in a 3-1 win over Washington State (11/22) ... Finished with six kills on .308 hitting with five assists, eight digs and six block assists against No. 11 Washington (11/21) ... Recorded a season-high 12 kills on .417 hitting with four digs and four blocks at Oregon State (11/14) ... Hit .417 in the 3-0 win with seven kills and three blocks at Oregon (11/13) ... Tallied nine kills on .353 hitting with three digs and three blocks in a 3-0 upset win at No. 6 Cal (10/31) ... Finished with 10 kills on .421 hitting with seven digs and six total blocks in a 3-1 loss at No. 9 Stanford (10/30) ... Tallied four kills, three assists, 10 digs and four block assists in Arizona’s upset win at No. 8 UCLA (10/10) ... Posted a season-high 12 digs to go along with five blocks assists in UA’s five game loss at Arizona State (9/25) ... Recorded nine kills on .381 hitting with four digs and five block assists at No. 14 Washington (9/19) ... Finished with three kills, two assists, three aces seven digs and four total blocks in the four-game loss at Washington State (9/8) ... Tallied 11 kills on .250 hitting with eight digs and four block assists No. 20 Santa Clara (9/4) ... Recorded six kills on .308 hitting and eight digs in the four-game win at No. 5 Pepperdine (8/30).

 

High School: A 2003 graduate of California High School in Whittier, Calif., where she played volleyball for coach John Horwath ... Earned four letters in volleyball ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection in 2003 ... Was named league MVP and second team All-CIF in 2002 ... Helped lead California to its first-ever league title her senior year ... Named first team All-CIF her sophomore and junior seasons and second team her freshman year at La Habra High School ... Was an all-state selection after the 2000 season ... Named first team by the Orange County Register in 2000 ... Also earned a pair of letters in badminton and track and field ... Garnered all-league honors as a high jumper and was also named MVP ... Was on the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years in high school.

 

Club: Played six seasons of club volleyball for Cal Juniors ... Went to Junior Olympics all six years ... Team finished second in the 14-Under division in 1997, second in the 16-Under division in both 1999 and 2000, and third in 2002.

 

Personal: Kristina Marianne Baum was born Feb. 5, 1985, in El Monte, Calif. ... Daughter of Estella and Julian Baum ... Has a younger brother, Christopher ... Major is English ... Enjoys long walks on the beach in her spare time. 

 

Career Match Highs

Hitting Percentage	1.000 vs. Oregon State (11/5/04)
Kills		21 at Utah (12/3/05)
Attempts		35 vs. Washington State (10/28/05)
Assists		12 vs. Santa Clara (12/10/05)
Digs		18 twice, last vs. Ohio (12/9/05)
Aces		4 vs. Washington State (11/22/03)
Blocks		6, four times, last vs. Washington (10/27/05)

 

Career Stats

Season GP MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE RE DIG D/G BS BA TB B/G BE BHE
2003 113 32 172 1.52 80 423 .217 46 0.41 22 0.19 22 14 177 1.57 5 74 79 0.70 5 3
2004 85 28 136 1.60 44 291 .316 22 0.26 12 0.14 12 5 46 0.54 2 46 48 0.56 5 0
2005 113 31 267 2.36 88 595 .301 90 0.80 24 0.21 35 29 227 2.01 9 72 81 0.72 10 5
TOTAL 311 91 575 0.00 212 1309 .277 158 0.51 58 0.19 69 48 450 1.45 16 192 208 0.67 20 8

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