Posted: Apr 16, 2012 1:59 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Apr 16, 2012 11:03 PM
Despite setting numerous Cal Poly records in her historic career, Santa Maria native Kristina Santiago did not become the first Cal Poly women's basketball player taken in the WNBA Draft on Monday. The program's all-time leading scorer and rebounder was not selected during the draft. A total of 36 players were taken during the three rounds.
Prior to the draft, Santiago said she had other options to continue her career if she did not hear her name called in the WNBA Draft. She mentioned the possibility of trying out for a WNBA team or playing pro ball in Europe. "I'm really excited, obviously I grew up on the Central Coast, I went to school here on the Central Coast. I'm just ready to get out and travel, get some new experiences under my belt. There are so many other options. I really do believe that everything happens for a reason," said Santiago.
Santiago earned Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention, the first in program history to achieve All-America status at the Division I level. The two-time Big West Conference Player of the Year finished seventh in the nation in scoring (23.1 points per game), tenth in field goal percentage (55.8) and 22nd in rebounding (10.1).
The Righetti High graduate finished as Cal Poly's all-time leader in point scored (1,953) and rebounds (850).
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