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  Kristina Kunkel
Kristina Kunkel

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

High School:
Santa Margarita Catholic

Height:
5-11

Position:
Utility

Birthdate:
03/27/1984

2005 -- MPSF All-Academic scholar athlete...AWCPA All-Academic Excellent Team...Played in all 33 games for the Bruins...Finished season with 24 goals, 13 assists, and 24 steals...Had six multi-goal games, including three goals against Indiana at the Michigan Invitational in first game of season...Scored six goals over three games during San Diego trip.

2004 -- Co-Captain of the team... First-Team All-American...First Team All-MPSF and All-Tournament team...March 2 MPSF Player of the Week...MPSF All-Academic scholar athlete...Led Bruins with 44 goals on 133 attempts...Scored six goals in the post-season...Also scored six goals against Hawaii on 2/28 in UCLA's 10-5 victory...Led team in all scoring categories.

2003 -- Scored two goals in her first collegiate game, a 7-3 victory vs. Hawaii...Scored at least one goal in her first three games as a Bruin...Had a hat trick in the Bruins' win over Hawaii in the MPSF quarterfinals...Finished the season with 18 goals and 16 steals.

High School -- Three-time letter-winner under coach Scott Taylor...Two-time letter winner in swimming under coaches Ron and Rich Blanc...Two-time Co-MVP of her league...Two-time all-county first team...Three-time First Team All-CIF...First Team All-American...Academic All-American...Three-time All-American at the Junior Olympics...Participated in Holiday Cup...Member of first place teams in the Pan American Games and World Championships.

Personal -- Full name is Kristina Marie Kunkel...Born March 27, 1984...Daughter of George and Candace Keefe...Has two sisters, Kacy and Katy...Enjoys playing water polo for the "intense competition, world travel, and opportunities and because it's fun." Biggest athletic thrill is winning the gold medal at the 2001 World Championships... Undeclared major.

Career Statistics
Year Goals Attempts Percentage
2003 18 55 33
2004 44 133 33
2005 24 71 34
Totals 86 259 33

‹ UCLA Women's Water Polo