An inductee in her first year of eligibility, Kristina Santiago was a two-time Big West Conference Player of the year (2009-10 and, after recovering from an ACL tear, 2011-12 seasons) and three times earned first-team All-Big West honors. The Righetti High School graduate also made the Big West All-Tournament team as a senior and was a member of the Big West All-Freshman Team in the 2007-08 season.
She was Cal Poly’s Female Athlete of the Year during the 2009-10 and 2011-12 seasons and had her No. 12 jersey retired in December. School records she holds include career scoring (1,953 points), rebounding (851) and field goal percentage (53.8 percent) and single-season field goal percentage (55.5 percent) and scoring (23.4) and she led Cal Poly to Big West titles in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.
Santiago has played professionally in Israel and Europe the last five years, most recently with BC Alte Kanti Aarau in Switzerland, where she averaged 26.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, leading her team to the Swiss Supercup championship in 2016 and 2017 and earning several postseason honors.
Santiago is a three-time Bulgarian MVP, led her team to three championships, earned numerous other awards in Bulgaria and most recently played for BC Haskovo 2012 in Haskovo, Bulgaria. She also has worked as a personal/individual trainer, clinician at camps and as a head coach for an elite girls high school team during the summer.
While playing at Cal Poly, the Mustangs were 70-56 overall, including a 42-22 mark in Big West games.
Santiago became Director of Basketball Operations at Cal Poly in September 2017.