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5  Kristina Hoban
Kristina Hoban

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
University

Height:
5-10

Position:
S

Experience:
3L


As a junior (2004) - All-WAC First Team; Academic all-WAC; CoSIDA Academic All-District... Started all 30 matches, playing in every game... Ranks fifth all-time at Rice in assists (2,730)... Ranked second in the WAC and 21st in the nation with 13.21 assists per game... Matched her career high of 67 assists against San Jose State... Had the fourth best single season in assists on Rice record with 1,347... Earned WAC player of the week honors after scoring the league's only triple-double of the season (10 kills, 35 assists, 12 digs) against Fresno State (9/23/04).

As a sophomore (2003) - Academic all-WAC... Started all 29 matches at setter, playing in all 103 games... Averaged 12.98 assists per game, second in the league... Totaled 1,337 assists on the year... Recorded a career-best 67 assists in Rice's five-game win over Purdue to capture the Crowne Plaza Rice Invitational title... Recorded 60 or more assists in four matches... Had a season-high 16 digs against California-Riverside... Had a career-high four aces at Tulsa.

As a freshman (2002) - Academic all-WAC... Saw action in 33 of Rice's 34 matches, making a start in nine at outside hitter... Played in 101 total games... Knocked down 158 kills, averaging 1.56 per game... Had a personal-best 16 kills against Villanova... Took 506 swings, the fourth most on the squad... Hit .196 (158-59-506) as a rookie... Served up seven aces... Hit the court for 188 digs, including a career-best 23 at Tulsa... Averaged 1.86 dpg... Assisted on 30 blocks.... Named to the Crowne Plaza/Rice Invitational all-tournament team.

At University High School - A 2002 graduate, five-year letterwinner and four-year starter for coach Kelly Drobeck and the Don... Pepsi MVP in 2000 and 2001... Member of the all-tournament team at nationals in 1999 and 2000... Powerbar fall athlete in 2001... Owns the school record for kills in a match with 36... Team was CIF winners in each of her four years... Team was runner up in Southern California in 2000... Also played basketball and soccer... Was named the basketball MVP in 1999 and 2000... Basketball team was the CIF runner up in 1999 and 2000... Maintained a 3.3 grade point average, earning first honors in 2001... USDHS ambassador... Played club ball with Coast VB Club.

Personal - Full name: Kristina Ann Hoban... Born: June 9, 1984 at San Diego, Calif. ... Parents: Dr. David and Laura Hoban, San Diego, Calif. (one sister)... Rice Major: sociology... College: Hanszen.

Career Highs - Kills: 16 vs. Villanova 08/31/02... Attempts: 43 at Sam Houston State 09/03/02... Hitting Percentage: .562 vs. Fresno State 09/23/04... Assists: 67, twice, last at San Jose State 10/23/04... Aces: 4 at Tulsa 10/18/03... Digs: 23 at Tulsa 10/19/02... Block Assists: 5 at Texas-El Paso 11/06/03... Total Blocks: 5 at Texas-El Paso 11/06/03.

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