Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Kristina Baum
Kristina Baum


Whittier, Calif.

High School:




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 1999 and 2000 and finished third in 2002.

Personal: Full name: Kristina Marianne Baum ... Born: 2/5/85 in El Monte, Calif. ... Daughter of Estella and Julian Baum ... Has a younger brother, Christopher ... Plans on majoring in education with a minor in business communications.