|Hometown:||Sao Caetano, Brazil|
|Previous School:||Colegio Ateneu|
Three year starter returns for her final season at ORU ... One of five seniors
on the 2006 team ... Made the switch from outside hitter to libero just prior to
2005 season ... Already ranks in the schools all-time Top 10 for digs (8th) and
digs per game (7th) ... Enters 2006 needing just 84 digs to become ORUs 6th
member of the 1,000-dig club ... 319 picks would put her in second place on the
all-time dig list.
Made the switch from outside hitter to libero during preseason workouts ...
Responded by putting together the fourth highest single season dig total (563)
in ORU history ... Second team all-conference selection ... Named the Mid-Cons
Defensive Player of the Week three times in a four week span ... Really came on
at the end of the year, averaging a league-best 5.18 digs per game in Mid-Con
play ... Ranked 2nd in the Mid-Con (behind teammate Ori Zuzic) with 0.46 service
aces per game ... Totaled at least 20 digs in 10 different matches, including a
pair of outings with 30+ picks ... Failed to reach double-digit digs in just
three of ORUs 33 matches ... Ended the season with a streak of 21 straight
matches with at least 10 digs ... Closed the regular season with a 25-dig
performance at Valparaiso (11/13) ... Set a new season and career high with 32
picks in a 3-1 win at Western Illinois (10/30) ... Established a new career high
with seven service aces in an ORU sweep at Centenary (10/21) ... Reached the
20-dig mark in back-to-back outings, with 23 against #24 Wichita State and 24
three nights later against Valparaiso (10/14) ... Recorded 30 picks in the
Golden Eagles 3-2 win over IUPUI (10/7) ... Began the year with double-digit
digs in eight straight matches, including a 21-dig performance against Stony
Appeared in 26 matches as a sophomore ... Played in 90 games, averaging 1.62
kills and 0.58 digs per game ... Had best game of the year at Northern Illinois
(10/13) ... Recorded a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs in a 3-2 victory
... Registered double digit kills on three other occasions ... Notched 10
markers while hitting .421 in straight game sweep of Utah Valley State (9/29)
... Also finished with 10 kills at SMS (9/21) and against Oakland (10/22) ...
Hit over .500 twice, including an impressive .529 against Loyola-Chicago in the
ORU Invitational ... Tallied nine kills without an error in 3-0 win.
Started every match during her first collegiate campaign ... Played in 126
games, averaging 2.00 kills and 2.39 digs per game ... One of 12 Mid-Con players
to record at least 22 kills in a match in 2003 ... Finished the year ranked in
the Mid-Con top ten for service aces and double-doubles ... Her 0.43 service
aces per game ranked 3rd best in the conference ... Totaled eight
Attended Colegio Ateneu in Sao Caetano do Sul, Brazil ... Member of 1999
Brazilian National Championship team ... Played on back to back State
Championship teams in 2001 and 2002.
Full name is Cristiane Alves ... Daughter of Oriovaldo Alves and Eliane Burkle ...
Spanish Major ... Born on February 28, 1983.