Born Christina Mendenhall on March 27, 1984 in Provo, UT ... parents are Robert and Kathy Mendenhall, who played on the BYU women's volleyball team in 1974, 77, and 78 ... has five sisters: Jamie (23), Gini (18), Kassie (15), Lori (12) and Emily (10), and one brother: Robbie (22) ... brother Robbie plays volleyball for Quincy University (Ill.) and sister Gini plays for Cal State Northridge ... enjoys softball, running and playing outdoors in her spare time ... got her start in volleyball watching her Mom coach at Brighton High ... loves diving for balls ... elementary education major.
Club: Played for the Players Volleyball Club under former BYU women's volleyball assistant coach Les Calles ... placed third in region
High School: Two-year letterwinner at Brighton High School in Salt Lake City, Utah ... earned All-Region Honorable Mention honors in her junior and senior years ... led her team to a first plce regional finish her senior year ... coached by former BYU player Kathy Mendenhall ... lettered at Waterford High School (Sandy, Utah) as a freshman ... also named Newcomer of the Year by her teammates ... lettered in softball all four years, earning All-Region honors and team MVP as a junior and senior ... earned high honor roll as a sophomore and senior and honor roll as a junior.
San Diego City College -- 2003 -- Freshman: Starting libero ... received the Health and Science Scholarship and the California Retired Teachers' Association Scholarship
After transferring from San Diego City College, Mendenhall played in one game for the Cougars, helping BYU earn a sweep over Central Florida.