- Third Base/Shortstop
- 5' 7
- High School/Other
- Academy of the Holy Names/Santa Fe College
- Tampa, Fla.
2010: Played in 53 games, starting 50, her first year at Tech … Started 41 games at third base and nine at shortstop … Came on strong at the end of the year both hitting and fielding after getting off to a slow start … Hit .174 with a home run and 12 RBI …Had seven doubles and a triple … Drew 11 walks and had four sacrifice bunts … Had two multiple-hit games and one multiple-RBI game … Drove in a run against Florida State with a double in the ACC Championship.
Santa Fe: Played in 54 regular season games as a sophomore, hitting .357 with 57 hits, including 12 doubles, a triple and two home runs … Earned 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NJCAA Division I All-South Region Second-Team honors … Drove in 38 runs and scored 36 runs in being named First-Team All-Mid Florida Conference … Also earned FCCAA second-team all-state honors in 2009 … As a sophomore, was given the Kenny Drost Female Student Athlete Leadership Award … Named to the NJCAA National Tournament First Team as a freshman … Hit .322 with eight doubles, seven home runs and 36 RBI as a freshman … Hit .583 with a home run and nine RBI at the NJCAA National Tournament where her team finished second in the nation … Was also named to the Mid-Florida Conference Team and earned Academic All-America honors.
High School: Lettered three times for Coach Al Peacock and once for Coach Roger Revard at Academy of the Holy Names … Hit .333 her senior year with 25 RBI and 27 runs scored … Had nine doubles, a triple and two home runs, earning all-county honors for Hillsbrough County … Voted team captain … Received the Coaches Award and Leadership Award for 2007 … As a junior, hit .420 with 34 hits and 30 runs scored … Had three doubles, five triples, five home runs and 31 RBI … Earned all-county honors as her team won the District Championship for 3A … Also lettered twice in basketball and was awarded Most Improved Player her freshman year … Played travel ball for the Tampa Mustangs-White.
Personal: Kristina Rosa Cruz … Born January 20, 1989, in Tampa, FL … Daughter of Beraldo, Jr., and Natalia Cruz … Has one brother, Steven, who attends the University of Florida … Majoring in psychology.