Kristie Berwanger
    Kristie Berwanger


    Lake Zurich, Ill.

    High School:
    Lake Zurich


    Right Side


    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.


    High School
    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.