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Atascocita's Hobbs Capping of Career in Beaumont
March 5, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - Southeast Texas
Hobbs, LU Senior, Looks to Finish Collegiate Career Strong for ‘Big Red’
By Onazeen Vital
Christina Hobbs can’t wait to cap off her collegiate career with a successful tour of the Southland Conference competition.
She’s went from being a standout middle blocker at Atascocita High School (where she played on the Kingwood All-Star Tournament Team and was named first-team all-district her senior year), to redshirting at Lamar after transferring from Alabama University.
Since then she has found herself a home and solidified herself as a valuable asset to the Lamar Cardinal volleyball program, leading the team in blocks and ranking second on the team in kills (2.26/set).
In Lamar’s SLC Tournament 3-2 win over Texas State, Hobbs put in work with 15 kills and 6 blocks.
Hobbs says the spring is going to be a very busy time for the Lady Cards and will consist of a lot of traveling, “We have a tournament the weekend after spring break and more following that. It’s Texas State, Rice, the Texas Collegiate Tournament, and then we have our home tournament here on April 24th.”
UTSA, TA, and Texas State were three of Lamar’s main competitors according to Hobbs. All three have changed conferences. “Those teams always gave us a run for our money,” Hobbs says, “but now we as a team are looking forward to playing the new team in the SLC called Oral Roberts.”
Oral Roberts is a member of The Summit League (better known as “The Summit”) and they will officially be cleared to compete in the SLC by this July.
“UCA is always our toughest matchup though,” Hobbs states. “I don’t know what it is about us and Central Arkansas but we expect them to come at us the hardest. McNeese gives us problems too, but I think it’s a done deal with UCA.”
Hobbs has big plans after she finishes out her season and graduates from Lamar.
“Everything’s been a little hectic lately since I have to spend so much time focusing on keeping my grades up and being a great player. I didn’t decide what I really want to do until last semester so after I graduate I’m going to transfer to UH and pursue communications/media.”