Christian was named MVP of SIU Carbondale's Saluki Bash after leading the Cougars with 34 kills and a .400 hitting percentage. She also had nine blocks over the three matches.
SIUE went 3-0 for the weekend with wins over Southeastern Louisiana, SIU Carbondale and Alabama A&M for its first tournament win since 2017. Christian had 13 kills against Southeastern Louisiana where she hit .478 for the match. She finished the tournament with 12 kills and a .450 hitting percentage against Alabama A&M.
SIUE continues tournament play with the Tulsa Invitational beginning Friday. The Cougars will face UTSA, Houston Baptist and Tulsa.