CAREER NOTES: Unanimous selection on the Freshman All-Big Ten team named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Made her first collegiate start in the four-set win over James Madison (8/25) sported 8 kills and 16 digs against Appalachian State (8/25) started in all three matches during the Diet Coke Classic (8/31-9/1) and had nine service aces posted a career-best seven aces in the Miami (OH) match, including five in the first set reached season highs in kills with 11 and digs with 16 in the weekend opening victory over Texas (9/6) led the team in digs with 11 in second match against Texas (9/7) had eight kills and five digs in the victory against NDSU (9/10) added four kills and one block assist to the victory over Dayton in the Golden Hurrican Classic (9/14) held a career-high14 kills and nine digs in the match versus Kansas State and had four service aces (9/14) produced 10 digs and one block assist in the final match of the Golden Hurricane Classic against Tulsa (9/15) contributed two block assists and one service ace at Illinois (9/21) led the team with 13 digs against the Northwestern Wildcats (9/23) tied a career-high 14 kills and three aces in the sweep over Ohio St. (9/28) tied her career high 14 kills and had two service aces and eight digs against Michigan (10/3) had nine kills. two aces and 16 digs against Iowa (10/12) earned 13 kills from her tied career high of 33 attempts versus Nebraska (10/14), hitting .303 tied the team lead with nine kills, four aces and 11 digs in the win over Wisconsin (10/17) earned a career high 18 digs and added nine kills in the win over Purdue (10/20) added seven kills, two assists, eight digs, and two aces to the match against Penn St. (11/2) earned a career high of 15 kills from 42 attempts with a double-double of 13 digs in win over Ohio State (11/4) earned a career high and led the team with 20 digs against Michigan State (11/9) led the team in kills with nine against Michigan (11/10) had a career night with 17 kills, 46 attempts, and four blocks assists against Nebraska (11/16) had eight kills, seven digs, and led the team with three aces in the sweep over Iowa (11/17) had eight kills and recorded the only team block solo in the match against Wisconsin (11/21) added four kills, one service ace, and one block assist in the sweep over Indiana (11/24) had a double double in her first NCAA game with 10 kills, a match-high 13 digs and two aces had 11 kills and seven digs against Creighton (12/1) led the team in both kills (16) and digs (14) in the NCAA Regional Semifinal win over Purdue (12/7) ended the season with eight kills and a team-high 13 digs in the NCAA Regional Final against Penn State (12/8).
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Led her Puerto Rico Youth National Team in most of her appearances selected to the Puerto Rico Women's National Team as they are set to play in the 2012 Pan American Cup in Mexico and the World Grand Prix throughout various countries captain of Puerto Rico's Youth National Team at the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Girls' Youth World Championship in Turkey, her second appearance after a 2010 showing led Puerto Rico to a bronze medal at the 2010 NORCECA Girls' Youth Volleyball tournament competed for Llnaeras Toa Baja in 2010-11, a women's professional volleyball team that competes in the Puerto Rico Superior League Selected in 2011 to compete on the Puerto Rico Women's National Team was also on the national team roster for the Pan American games fall OF 2011 in Mexico.
PERSONAL: Born February 19, 1995 daughter of Christian E Santana and Magdaly Morales interested in pursuing a degree in the medical field.