Riley on Cunningham: A great addition to this team ... We are extremely excited to have her for the next two years ... Had a fantastic spring and we look for big things from her.
2006: Took a redshirt due to transferring.
2005: Played in eight matches before ending the season early ... Named Academic All-SEC.
2004: Played in 29 of 30 matches, totaling 109 games ... Led the team in blocking with a 0.94 per game average ... Recorded a season-high nine blocks against Middle Tennessee ... Posted a season-best eight kills on two occasions ... Hit a season-high .667 against East Tennessee State.
High School: Played two years of volleyball after a standout career in basketball and swimming ... Helped guide her team to the Final Four of the state championship in 2003, earning all-district and all-region tournament honors ... Was the leading blocker for Robinson and became the first volleyball player from her school to earn a Division I scholarship ... Earned the Team Spirit Award and was a four-year scholar-athlete ... Played club volleyball at Metro Virginia for Brian Whitney.
Personal: Kristen Anne Cunningham was born July 2, 1986, in Fairfax, Va. ... Daughter of Rob and Linda Cunningham ... Has one brother Cliff and a sister Cara ... Mother Linda was an All-American diver at the University of Texas ... Father Rob was on the Texas basketball team that won the 1978 NIT Championship ... Grandfather Bob was a captain and starting guard for the 1957 NCAA Champion North Carolina Tar Heels ... Grandmother Minna Hamner is a former Olympic swimmer ... Uncle Pete Hamner was a pitcher for the New York Mets ... Majoring in communications.