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Background

2007 Season: Appeared in 33 games with three starts... Established a new career high for made threes in a season (15)... Made a single game career-best five threes at Phoenix (July 6)... Had her first and only double-double with the Sun at Phoenix (July 6), finishing with 17 points and 13 rebounds... Matched her career high with six offensive rebounds against Chicago (July 31).

2006 Season: One of two Mercury players to appear in all 34 games (32 starts)... Led Phoenix in field-goal shooting (.512), offensive rebounds (72), defensive rebounds (136), rebounds (208) and block shots (t-27)... Her 6.1 rebounds per game was the second-most on the team... Set career highs for rebounds (208), assists (72), steals (28) and blocks (27) in a season... Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Connecticut on June 16... Had a career-high nine defensive rebounds vs. Sacramento on June 6... Played a career-high 52 minutes during a triple-overtime victory at Houston on August 10... Had her best game at San Antonio on August 12, scoring a season-high 13 points (6-for-9 from the field) and matching her career-high with six assists.

2005 Season:
Averaged 4.7 points while shooting .480 (49-102) from the floor, along with 3.0 rebounds in 27 games with Charlotte and Houston….Saw action in 24 games, including 19 starts, and averaged 5.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 21.8 minutes for the Comets …Played in three games for the Sting before missing the final seven games of the season on the injured list with acute tendinitis in her left shoulder…Posted a season-high 11 points on May 21 at San Antonio ...Grabbed a season-best seven rebounds on July 2 vs. Charlotte.

2004 Season:
Averaged 4.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in 33 games for Indiana, including four starts…Tied for third on the team in rebounds per game…Scored a season-high 12 points in the season opener against New York on May 21…Matched a career-high with nine rebounds at Washington on July 1…Posted a season-high five assists against Washington on September 4…Had a career-best seven offensive rebounds against San Antonio on September 10.

2003 Season:
Averaged career-highs with 6.8 points and 1.9 assists to go along with 3.5 rebounds in 33 games for Indiana, including 25 starts...Posted career-best numbers with 64 assists…Scored a season-high 15 points in a double-overtime win at Connecticut on June 26…Shot .446 from the field and .824 from the free throw line…Started the final 24 games of the season.

2002 Season:
Averaged 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 31 games for Miami, including five starts…Lead the Sol in field goal percentage (.552) and free throw percentage (.848)…Ranked 10th in the WNBA in free throw percentage…Had a career-high 19 points on 7-9 shooting to lead Miami at New York on August 2…Tied a career-high with nine rebounds against Seattle on July 7…Shot .651 (41-63) from the field over the final 16 games of the season.

2001 Season:
Averaged 2.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 28 appearances for Miami, including three starts…Recorded season-highs of 11 points and seven rebounds against Utah on June 27…Scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked a career-high three shots at Utah on July 2. Playoffs: Appeared in all three Eastern Conference semifinal games against New York, totaling one point, one steal and six rebounds in 23 minutes.

2000 Season:
Averaged 5.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 18.2 minutes for Miami in 25 games, including seven starts…Led the team with a .844 free throw percentage…Finished the season on a streak of 20 consecutive free throws made…Scored 17 points and hit 11-12 free throw attempts in 19 minutes against Portland on July 19…Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against Orlando on June 30 and matched her career-high against Seattle on July 30…Made one appearance with Utah.

College:
Averaged 12.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in four seasons at Michigan State…Holds the Spartans’ career record for blocked shots (194)…Served as team captain for three consecutive years…Named All-Big Ten First Team as a senior, after averaging 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds…Led the conference with 9.8 rebounds and 16 double-doubles…Named the team’s MVP as a senior…As a junior, was selected All-Big Ten Second Team after leading the conference with 1.84 blocks and finishing second in the conference with 9.2 rebounds.

Overseas:
Played in Spain during the 2004-2005 and 2003-2004 offseasons…During the 2001-2002 offseason played in France.

Personal

  • Full name is Kristen Rasmussen
  • Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Michigan State
  • Active in coaching youth teams at the community and high school levels
  • Has three sisters and one brother
  • Hobbies also include playing other sports, spending time with family and working in the community
  • Served as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Western State College

  • Career Transactions

    Drafted by Utah in the fourth round (51st overall) of the 2000 WNBA Draft. …Waived by Utah on June 8, 2000…Added by Miami on June 13, 2000. …Signed as a free agent by Indiana on May 1, 2003. …Traded to Houston from Indiana on April 24, 2005 in exchange for a third round draft pick in 2006. …Traded to Charlotte from Houston on August 1, 2005 with Adrienne Goodson and a 2006 first round draft pick in exchange for Dawn Staley and a 2006 second round draft pick. ...Signed by Phoenix, March 2, 2006 ... Signed to a training camp roster by the Detroit Shock on May 18, 2009.

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