Chris Peña
Chris Peña

Player Profile
RS Senior

Santa Ynez, Calif.

High School:
Santa Ynez

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215

Quick Hitter


2003 -- Earned Third-Team All-MPSF honors ... Enters the season ranked second on the UCLA career hitting percentage charts at .434 ... Led the team in hitting percentage at .458 and aces with 25 ... His hitting percentage ranks fifth on the single season UCLA charts ... Ranked second in blocking at 1.1 bpg and in kills at 3.1 kpg ... Ranked eighth nationally in hitting percentage at .461 and fifth in the conference at .464 ... Pounded a career-high of 21 kills (.645) with six block assists vs. UCSD (1/25) ... Recorded 18 kills (.640) with seven block assists vs. UCI (3/7) ... Recorded 17 kills, four block assists, two digs and an ace vs. UOP (2/21) ... Overall, he recorded 15 double-digit kill matches and boasted 20 matches where he hit .400 or better ... Matched a career-high by serving four aces vs. Stanford (2/22) ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll for Fall Quarter 2002.

2002 -- Earned Asics/Volleyball All-America Honorable Mention honors and Third Team All-MPSF acclaim ... Played and started in all 32 matches ... Ranked second on the team with 100 total blocks and third with an average of nearly 1.0 bpg ... Hit .400 or better in 20 matches and recorded double-digit kills 17 times ... Spiked 16 kills (16-1-24, .625) vs. Hawaii (1/19) and 16 (.538) vs. Concordia (3/12) ... He added seven block assists and two aces against Concordia ... Recorded his first double-double vs. LBS (1/31) with 13 kills (.320) and a career-high of 11 total blocks (2+9) ... Recorded his career-high of four aces and seven total blocks (2+5) vs. Lewis (1/17).

2001 -- Earned a varsity letter by playing in seven matches and 14 games as a redshirt freshman ... Recorded season-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 season-high.

2000 -- Redshirted the season.

High School -- Six-time letterman in volleyball (4) and basketball (2) at Santa Ynez High ... Played for coaches Chip Fenenga in volleyball and Greg Zuffelato 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 selection 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 ... Born Nov. 24, 1980 in Tarzana ... Full name is Christopher B. Peña ... Psychology major.