Kristen Mann #44 Forward
- Born: Aug 10, 1983
- Height: 6-1 / 1,85
- Weight: 178 lbs. / 80,7 kg.
- College: Cal-Santa Barbara
- Years Pro: 6
Played in 34 games for the Minnesota Lynx, starting in 17… Averaged 7.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.3 apg and 25.9 mpg… Posted career highs averages in scoring and rebounding
Completed her second season in the WNBA by starting 33 contests, missing only the June 28 game at Phoenix with a broken nose and mild concussion (injuries sustained June 24 vs. New York)… Averaged 7.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg in 27.1 mpg, hitting 38.7% overall… Finished second on the Lynx with 94 assists; her 2.8 apg ranked 4th among league forwards (behind Catchings, Swoopes and Cash)… Also ranked 16th in three point accuracy at 37.5% (36-96); she’d gone 0-9 from beyond the arc in her rookie season… Shot 46.2% from the floor in 17 Target Center outings… Scored a career-high 19 points Aug. 1 vs. Seattle, one of 11 double-digit efforts… Added 11 points, a career-high nine rebounds and seven assists Aug. 6 vs. San Antonio; she grabbed 5.3 rpg over the fi nal eight contests… Scored 16 points (in a career high 41:11) Aug. 4 vs. Houston… Dished out a career-high eight assists June 11 vs. Houston, and had seven assists June 2 vs. Indiana; she was Minnesota’s leader in that category eight times… Participated in USA Basketball’s 2006 Spring Tour, netting 3.3 ppg (50.0%) and 3.0 rpg in three outings for the Women’s Senior National Team.
Concluded her rookie WNBA season, averaging 3.0 ppg (on 50.0% shooting) and 1.5 rpg in 7.7 mpg… Played in 24 contests, drawing seven DNP-CDs and spending three games on the Injured List (July 7-17) with anterior tibialis tendinitis in her left foot… Collected 11 points, a team-leading nine rebounds and three steals in 20 minutes Aug. 21 at Phoenix, posting season highs in all categories… Over her fi nal 14 games, she averaged 17.7 ppg and 6.8 rpg per 40 mpg, while hitting 24-for-44 (54.5%) from the fi eld… Registered four points and two rebounds May 29 vs. Sacramento, in her WNBA debut.
Associated Press All-American honorable mention… Big West Conference Player of the Year… All-Big West First Team… Averaged 19.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.3 apg and 33.3 mpg in 29 games.
The fifth player in school history to earn First Team All-Big West honors as a sophomore, despite missing 12 games due to back and wrist injuries… Named to the Big West All-Tournament team… In the summer of 2003, helped Team USA win a gold medal at the inaugural FIBA World Championship for Young Women in Sibenik, Croatia… Averaged 6.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in tournament, and led Americans with 16 points in victory over South Korea (July 26).
Named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year… Earned honorable mention all-conference honors… Scored 401 points, the second-most ever by a UCSB freshman… Appeared on the UCSB freshman top-10 lists in total rebounds (209 - fi fth), assists (66 - seventh) and steals (46 - third)… Scored in double-fi gures in 22 of 31 games… Ranked 11th in the Big West in both scoring and rebounding (6.5 rpg).
A member of the USA Basketball Women’s Senior National Team during its 2006 Spring Tour… Averaged 3.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 14.0 mpg in three games played.
Played six games for Mann Filter Zaragoza in Spain… Averaged 10.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 25.2 mpg.
Played ten games for Tarbes in France… Averaged 11.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 2.2 apg.