8 Kyra Christmas
8 Kyra Christmas
Year: RS So.
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
High School: National Sport
Position: ATT

Program Marks:
Christmas has 140 goals in 60 career games, already 8th on the Tigers all-time scoring list.

2017-2018 (Redshirt Sophomore):
Golden Coast Conference Player of the Year, First Team All-Golden Coast Conference, her second selection. Suited up and started in 25 out of the Tigers' 26 total matches on the season. Carried the Tigers with 61 goals, 40 assists (a team-best), and 101 points. Christmas also led the team with a .407 shooting percentage. Scored in 22 of the Tigers' 26 matches which included 16 multi-goal performances and 12 hat tricks. Scored a career-high nine points off four goals and five assists in the Tigers' win over Azusa Pacific (March 17). Had a three-match stretch against Fresno State (Apr. 14), Santa Clara (Apr. 21), and Concordia (Apr. 27) in which the Calgary, Alberta native found the back of the cage five times each contest. Finished the GCC Tournament with 10 goals, 7 assists, and 17 assists leading her to receive GCC Tournament MVP honors. Went 20-7 as the lead sprinter for the Orange and Black. Finished out the season with nine consecutive matches with a scored goal. Scored two goals and three assists in the GCC Championship match versus No. 15 LMU and registered one goal against No. 5 UCLA in the NCAA Quarterfinal game.

2016-2017 (Redshirt Freshman):
ACWPC Third Team All-America
and First Team All-Golden Coast Conference selection. Christmas led the Tigers in scoring with 60 goals and 42 assists for 102 points.  She scored in 27 of the Tigers' 30 matches including 20 multi-goal games with 11 hat tricks. Scored a season-high five goals with three assists for eight points against Fresno Pacific in the GCC Quarterfinals (April 28). Posted four goals against No. 25 Cal Baptist (April 7). Added two goals and an assist against No. 14 San Diego State in the GCC Championship Game to lead Pacific to the program's first-ever NCAA bid. Registered a goal and an assist in the Tigers' NCAA Opening Round win over Pomona-Pitzer (May 6), and added a goal and a season-high four assists against No. 2 Stanford in the NCAA Quarterfinals (May 12). Posted points in 29 of 30 games and added 40 steals on defense while drawing 29 exclusions.

2015-2016 (Freshman):
Christmas played in four games before a shoulder injury shut her down for the rest of the season. Had a breakout first weekend for the Tigers, with 19 goals in four games. Scored four goals against No. 1 Stanford in her debut (Jan. 16), added three against No. 4 California (Jan. 16), and tallied six against No. 9 UC Davis (Jan. 17) and another six against Sonoma State (Jan. 17). Her 19 goals came on 34 shots (.559), and she added eight assists and three steals. Drew 12 exclusions on the offensive end.

High School/Club/International
Christmas, a native of High River, Alberta, Canada, played for U-19 Team Canada at the Pan-American games in 2014, helping the squad to a third-place finish and Commonwealth Championships, where the team took one second. She was the top scorer at the Pre-Worlds Hungary Tournament, as Canada won the event. At the Youth World's, she helped the U-18 Team to a second place finish. She also has been invited to train with the Water Polo Canada Senior National Team in Hungary in December. Last year, she was an All-Star at the WPC Club Nationals for her Calgary Renegades Club team at the U-16, U-18 and U-22 levels. Christmas was also named to the U-22 World's Canadian Team, but was forced to withdraw.  In 2012, she earned a spot on the Water Polo Canada U-16 National Summer team, and played at the U-18 Worlds for Team Canada in Perth, Australia.

Played for Team Canada in the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest.

Christmas joined Pacific from National Sports School in Calgary, a high school created to support student-athletes with Olympic potential, where her family moved to aid her competitive endeavors. Prior to joining National Sports School, Christmas attended Highwood High School for grades 9 and 10, and was an athlete in volleyball, cross country, track, flag football and basketball as well.

Personal
Daughter of Stephen and Dayna Christmas. Native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Has two older  brothers, Connor and Tanner. Intends to major in Sport Management.