Crimson Tide wraps up 2012 home slate with 3-1 win over Tigers
2012 (JUNIOR) Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... Finished the season with a team-high 443 digs to average 3.75 digs per set, which ranked 12th in the SEC ... The 443 digs rank as the sixth most in a single season at Alabama ... Appeared in all 32 matches, while starting the final 25 matches of the season as the libero ... Posted 22 digs against Auburn (11.18) for her seventh 20-dig match of the season and 11th of her career ... Tallied 22 digs against South Carolina (11.16) ... Had 12 digs in the win over Kentucky (11.9) ... Posted 23 digs against Mississippi State (11.4) making it her fifth 20-dig match of the season and ninth of her career ... Led the Tide with 16 digs, to average 5.33 digs per set, against Texas A&M (11.2) ... Had 23 digs in the match at Arkansas (10.26) ... Posted her first kill of the season against Georgia (10.21) along with three assists, one ace and nine digs .... Recorded a season-high tying three aces along with 22 digs at LSU (10.14) ... Posted a career-best and tied an Alabama home match record (Amy Pauly) with 30 digs versus Missouri (10.7) ... Had an ace against Texas A&M (9.30) ... Tied her career-best with four assists at Georgia (9.21) ... Led the team with a total of 25 digs during the opening weekend of SEC play ... Posted a season-high three aces against LSU (9.14) while also tying her career-high with four assists ... Had a match-high 19 digs against Samford (9.11) ... Posted a team-high total of 64 digs in the Hampton Inn Bama Bash after starting all four matches at libero ... Recorded 27 digs against Austin Peay (9.7) ... Finished the Elon Phoenix Classic with 24 digs (9.1) ... Had five digs and an assist against Alabama A&M (8.28) ... Recorded an ace in the match against both Holy Cross (8.24) and Northeastern (8.24).
2011 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE) Appeared in all 31 matches, including four as a starter in the back row and the last 27 matches as the libero ... ranked seventh in the SEC in service aces with a team-high 0.25 aces per set ... had a team-high 387 digs which ranked ninth in the SEC, averaging 3.52 per set ... recorded double-digits in digs in 21-of-31 matches and led the Tide in digs 16 times ... tied her career-best with four assists at Mississippi (Nov. 25) ... posted a career-high tying three attempts at Mississippi State (Nov. 20) ... had a career-high tying four aces against Auburn (Oct. 30) ... recorded 21 digs in three sets against Georgia (Oct. 26) ... had 16 digs against South Carolina (Oct. 14) ... recorded her first kill of the season and had a season-best four aces at Georgia (Sept. 25) ... led the Tide with 18 digs against Arkansas (Sept. 16) and 16 digs against LSU (Sept. 18) to open SEC play ... started all three matches as the libero in the Rocket Classic ... led the team in digs in the Rocket Classic with 71, averaging 5.46 per set ... posted a season-high four assists along with three aces versus Penn (Sept. 10) ... had career-highs versus Ohio State with 28 digs and three attempts (Sept. 10) ... had two aces and 14 digs at SMU (Sept. 3) ... started in all three matches of the Doubletree Invitational ... saw action in nine sets in the Hampton Inn Bama Bash, making her first start against Texas State (Aug. 27) ... recorded 19 digs (2.11 dpg) and one service ace in the tournament ... had nine digs against Texas State (Aug. 27) and 10 digs against Austin Peay (Aug. 26).
2010 (SOPHOMORE-Texas) Appeared in two matches before suffering a season-ending hip injury ... registered a service ace in the Horns' season-opening sweep of TCU ... totaled 14 service attempts in UT's 3-0 win over Houston.
2009 (FRESHMAN-Texas) Appeared in 14 matches and 30 sets as a serving specialist ... saw her first collegiate action in UT's 3-0 sweep of No. 15 San Diego ... totaled 15 service attempts and recorded one service ace and a dig in a 3-1 win over No. 10 California at the Wahine Classic ... played two sets in each of the Horns' sweeps over No. 24 Baylor and No. 10 Iowa State ... posted two digs and a service ace in a sweep of Texas Tech ... recorded a service ace and a career-high six digs in UT's 3-0 win over Colorado ... notched a service ace in Texas' sweep of Texas State in the NCAA First Round ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection (Spring 2010).
HIGH SCHOOL A two-time All-District 15-5A selection at Cy Woods High School ... led Cy Woods to a 37-5 record in 2008 and helped the Wildcats reach the regional semifinals and capture a share of the district title ... paced her squad to a first-place finish at the 2008 Spring Branch Tournament en route to capturing most valuable libero honors ... helped her 18 Mizuno Texas Tornados club squad to the 2009 USA Volleyball Junior Olympics National Championship ... garnered all-tournament team accolades at the 2009 Junior Olympics ... led the Tornados to a third-place finish at the 2007 Junior Olympics ... 2008 Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State choice ... two-time academic all-district selection (2007-08) ... member of the honor roll and a magna cum laude graduate.
PERSONAL Full name is Cristina Maria Arenas ... born March 24, 1991 in Houston, Texas ... daughter of Rodrigo and Kay Arenas ... her mother and father were both four-year letterwinners in tennis at McNeese State University ... has two younger sisters, Daniela (18) and Victoria (16) ... majoring in communication disorders.
CAREER HIGHS (as of 6.20.13) Kills: 1 (3 times) - last vs. Georgia (10.21.12) Attempts: 3 (twice) - last at Mississippi State (11.20.11) Hitting Percentage: 1.000 (1-0-1) (2 Times) - last vs. Georgia (10.28.11) Assists: 4 (9 times) - last at Arkansas(10.26.12) Aces: 4 (twice)- last vs. Auburn (10.30.11) Digs: 30 vs.Missouri (10.7.12) Block Solos: None Block Assists: None Total Blocks: None