Chris Pena
Chris Pena

Player Profile
RS Senior

Santa Ynez, Calif.

High School:
Santa Ynez

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215

Quick Hitter

2001 — Earned a varsity letter by playing in seven matches and 14 games as a redshirt freshman … Recorded career-highs of 10 kills (.300) and two digs vs. UC Santa Cruz and added five blocks … Also spiked nine kills (.353) vs. UC San Diego and blocked eight balls, a career-high.

2000 — Redshirted the season.

High School - Six-time volleyball and basketball letterman at Santa Ynez Valley High...Played for coaches Chip Fenenga in volleyball and Greg Zuffelatto in basketball...In volleyball, he led his team to three straight CIF championships...Two-time First-Team All-CIF selection...Four-time First-Team All-Los Podres League and league MVP in 1999...Had career highs of 27 kills, 12 blocks and four aces...In basketball, he led his team in rebounding and scoring and once scored 32 points in a game...Member of the Junior Olympics program in 1999.

Personal - Chose UCLA "because its academic, athletic and social environments make an outstanding university"...Lists his greatest thrill as playing in the Junior Olympics national championship match and winning a gold medal...Admires boxing legend Muhammed Ali...Enjoys all sports and computers...Favorite classes are Political Science and American Politics...Undeclared major.