Updated August 7, 2008
A mainstay and the only lefty in the lineup at right side hitter last season truly a court leader has the tools to be an all-conference performer if she can stay healthy.
MVC First Team Scholar-Athlete
MVC All-Tournament Team
Academic All-District V first team
Started 25 matches, playing in 91 games as a junior after moving from outside to right side averaged a team-high 2.97 kills, 2.20 digs and 1.03 blocks per game, third on the team her 1.11 block per game average in Valley play ranked ninth in the league recorded a career-best 18 kills three times posted a personal-best 11 blocks against Bradley (Nov. 9) and 21 digs against Murray State (Sept. 8) missed six matches during the season due to sickness.
MVC All-Academic Honorable Mention
Academic All-District V third team
A mainstay in at outside hitter, played in 98 of 99 games, dislocating her elbow in the second to last game of the season against Drake started all 28 matches, second on the team with 2.77 kills per game, top-20 in The Valley third on the team with 2.55 digs per game, fourth in blocks at 0.51 per game recorded a season-high 17 kills at Wyoming (Sep. 1) and 16 digs against Indiana State (Sep. 22).
Didn't emerge as a starter until late in the season stepped up to play outside when a teammate was injured led the Salukis in kills twice, against Illinois State and regular season Missouri Valley Conference champion Wichita State finished the season averaging 1.59 kills per game and 0.46 blocks per game.
Named all-conference as a senior and all-area honors as a junior and senior led Lake Zurich to a AA Super sectional (Sweet Sixteen) and 33-7 record as a senior averaged 2.1 kills, 2.5 blocks and 2.3 digs per game with a .290 hitting percentage her final year was a three-year starter in volleyball earned eight letters as a prep in volleyball (3), basketball (3) and softball (2) was named the 2004 Lake County Female Athlete of the Year member of the National Honor Society as a prep earning High Honors all four years named an Illinois State Scholar.
High School Lake Zurich
Full name Kristina Rose Berwanger carries a 3.95 GPA in fashion design merchandising born on April 1, 1986 in Lake Zurich, Ill. has a brother, Paul, and two sisters, Jen, a sophomore on the SIU volleyball team, and Katie, who wrapped up her basketball career at SIU in 2004 daughter of Paul and Mary Berwanger.