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WNBA CAREER
2007 season: Christensen started 7 games out of 23 games played…averaged 2.1 pts & 1.9 rebounds…led the team with 8 rebounds (6 of them being defensive boards) on 5/22 vs. LA & 7 rebounds (5 defensive) on 5/25 vs. Minnesota… set a season high of 8 pts making 3 FG out of 8 FG attempts during 5/31 game vs. Connecticut…tied her season high with 2 steals the 7/1 game at LA…Christensen missed 4 straight games with back spasms in the 2007 season.

2005 Season: Averaged 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11 games (one start) for the Phoenix Mercury… 2004 Season: Averaged 1.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 32 games (one start) for the Mercury… Recorded a career-high four assists vs. Houston on June 1… 2003 Season: Averaged a career-high 6.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 30 games, including 16 starts … Recorded career highs in points (16), free throws made (10) and free throws attempted (16) vs. San Antonio on August 22 … Also recorded career highs in minutes played (36), field goals made (16), total rebounds (12) and offensive rebounds (6) at Washington on August 3… 2002 Season: Averaged 4.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 30 games, including two starts, in her rookie season… Shot .505 from the field (48-of-95) which was second among all WNBA rookies… Rebounding average (2.7) was sixth among rookies.

COLLEGE CAREER Averaged 14.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in 32 games her senior year … Named Big West Conference Player of the Year… Holds the UC Santa Barbara school record for career field goal percentage at 54.9%… Named to All Big-West First Team… Shot 54.3% from the field, hitting 184 of 339 shots her senior season… Named Big West Conference Player of the Week twice… Averaged 13.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game her junior year ….named to All-Big West First Team her junior year … Averaged 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds her sophomore year and 8.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 30 games her freshman year… Named to the Big West All-Freshman team.


Personal

Played at Modoc High School in Alturas, CA and averaged 17.4 points and 9.8 rebounds as a senior… Named the California Division V Player of the Year in 1998… Double majored in classics and civilizations… Enjoys playing beach volleyball, hiking and camping… Admits to being a TV junkie, listing Golden Girls, Friends, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette as her favorite shows … Has a beagle named Hektor… Enjoys creating flower arrangements and would like to one day become a wedding planner after playing in the WNBA … Enjoys reading Nora Roberts novels… Likes to spend down time playing golf… Has her own wedding and event planning business.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Phoenix Mercury in the third round (40th pick overall) of the 2002 WNBA Draft... Signed with the Chicago Sky as a restricted free agent on March 8th.

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