The Houston Comets announced today that the team has re-signed forward Kayte Christensen to an injury exception contract. The WNBA granted the signing due to injuries to Tamecka Dixon (strained left hamstring), Sancho Lyttle (right knee rehab) and Tari Phillips (abscess on right knee).
Christensen (6-2, UC Santa Barbara ‘02) averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in two preseason games with the Comets this season. She originally signed with Houston on March 24, and was waived on the final cut-down day on May 19.
In four seasons in the WNBA, Christensen holds career averages of 3.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.75 steals. In 2005, she averaged 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11 games with the Phoenix Mercury. Christensen was selected by Phoenix in the third round (40th overall) of the 2002 WNBA Draft. During her college career, she was named to the Big West All-Freshman Team (1999) and the All-Big West First Team (2001-2002), as well as earning 2002 Big West Conference Player of the Year. Christensen also holds the record for career field goal percentage (.549) at UC Santa Barbara.
This season marks the 10th Anniversary for the Comets and the WNBA, making it the longest-running professional women’s league in history. The Comets next home game will be on May 31 vs. the Indiana Fever. To purchase individual game tickets, season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (713) 627-WNBA or go online