Nov. 15, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross junior volleyball player Christine Strawson (Torrington, Conn.) has been selected to the 2006 Patriot League Volleyball All-League Second Team, it was announced today. This is the second straight year that Strawson has earned this honor.
Strawson had an outstanding season as she led the team and ranked second in the Patriot League in kills per game with 4.17 as she tied a school single-season record. Her 363 kills are the second highest in school history, surpassing her 351 kills of a year ago. She was also solid on defense as she was third on the team in digs per game with 2.99. Strawson recorded double-digit kills in 22 of 25 matches and registered 11 double-doubles.
For her career, Strawson's 930 kills are currently second all-time in school history, while she has been named to six straight regular season all-tournament teams during the last two seasons. Last season, she was named the Patriot League Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Last week, Strawson was named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I first team as she has a 3.91 grade point average with a major in Biology. She earned a spot on the second team in 2005. By earning Academic All-District honors, Strawson will now be on the ballot for Academic All-America honors. The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team will be announced on Nov. 28.