9 Cris Alves
9 Cris Alves
Height: 5-10
Year: So.
Hometown: Sao Caetano, Brazil
Position: L
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 school’s all-time Top 10 for digs (8th) and

digs per game (7th) ... Enters 2006 needing just 84 digs to become ORU’s 6th

member of the 1,000-dig club ... 319 picks would put her in second place on the


all-time dig list.

2005 (Junior)

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-Con’s

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 ORU’s 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

Brook (9/3).

2004 (Sophomore)

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


High School

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.