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#32 Kristen Spann
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
High School: Lawrence County HS

Career Highs
Points
14 vs. Wofford, Feb. 24, 2007
14 vs. Georgia Southern, Jan. 22, 2007
Rebounds
9 at #5 Tennessee, Nov. 12, 2006
Assists
 4 vs. Furman, Jan. 15, 2007
 4 at Davidson, Jan. 8, 2007
 4 vs. Eastern Kentucky, Dec. 3, 2006
Blocks
1 vs. Alabama, Dec. 15, 2007
1 vs. Baylor, March 18, 2007
1 vs. Davidson, Feb. 5, 2007
1 vs. Georgia Southern, Jan. 22, 2007
1 vs. Appalachian State, Feb. 4, 2006
1 vs. Elon, Feb. 19, 2005
1 vs. Appalachian State, Jan. 17, 2005
1 vs. Northwestern State, Nov. 26, 2004
Steals
 3 vs. Furamn, Jan. 15, 2007
3 at Elon, Dec. 16, 2005
Field Goals Made
 5 vs. Wofford, Feb. 24, 2007
 5 vs. Georgia Southern, Jan. 22, 2007
Field Goals Attempted
8 vs. Wofford, Feb. 24, 2007
 8 vs. Davidson, Feb. 5, 2007
 8 vs. Western Carolina, Jan. 13, 2007
3-Pt Field Goals Made
3 vs. Georgia Southern, Jan. 22, 2007
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted
4 vs. Georgia Southern, Jan. 22, 2007
Free Throws Made
6 v. #1 Tennessee, Nov. 19, 2004
Free Throws Attempted
 6 at East Tennessee, Nov. 20, 2007
 6 at Appalachian State, Jan. 6, 2007
6 v. #1 Tennessee, Nov. 19, 2004
Minutes
33 at Appalachian State, Jan. 6, 2007
 33 vs. UNC Greensboro, Jan. 2, 2007

Coach Moore’s Thoughts on Kristen Spann:

Kristen has good strength, which allows her to play physical on the block offensively and defensively. Her combination of three-point range as well as her ability to handle the ball makes her most comfortable facing the basket but she also has the strength to play physical on the blocks defensively and offensively. She can be a problem for opposing posts with ver versatility.

 

Q&A with Kristen

 

Why do you wear No. 32?

        I was #55, but my high school coach ordered #32 my freshman year and I stuck with it.

Who has been the most influential person in your life?

        Mom and Dad for being the amazing people they are and my high school coaches John and Gail Wild.

Favorite pre-game meal....

        don’t have a favorite

What’s the one song that gets you pumped up before a game?

        AC/DC “Are You Ready” and I always listen to Al Pacino’s “Inch by Inch” speech from “Any Given Sunday”

Song currently playing on your cell phone

        Rihanna “Shut Up and Drive”

Favorite Sports Movie

        “Love and Basketball”

If you could be on any reality show, which one would it be?

        “The Bachelorette”

When my playing days are over, I plan to...

        Cry for a couple of days (ha-ha). Find a job, move to a big city for cosmetology school and eventually own my own salon

Favorite thing about basketball

        The competitive nature, the relationships you build with your teammates and the fun you have doing something you love.

Most intense person on the bench

        Probably Erin. We get excited on the post end.

 

2006-07 (Junior):

Played in all 33 games for the Lady Mocs making 24 starts...Tallied five double-digit outings...Hit career-highs in scoring (14 against Georgia Southern and Wofford), rebounding (9 at Davidson), field goals made (5 vs. Wofford and Georgia Southern), field goals attempted (8 vs. Wofford, Davidson and Western Carolina), 3-point field goals made (3 vs. Georgia Southern) with four 3-point field goals attempted against the Eagles and played 33 minutes at Appalachian State and against UNC Greensboro...Named to Southern Conference Winter All-Academic Team...named to the Dean’s List and Athletics Director’s Honor Roll in both semesters.

 

2005-06 (Sophomore):

Played in all 31 games for the Lady Mocs this season including the NCAA tournament game against Kentucky...Made her first collegiate start against Stephen F. Austin at the Las Vegas Thanksgiving Tournament...Played a season-high 14 minutes against Davidson in the regular season and Furman in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament...Saw action against Kentucky in the NCAA tournament...Scored 75 points and pulled down 56 boards...Tied her career-best in scoring with seven at Wofford and rebounds with six against Davidson...Named to the Dean’s List and Athletics Director’s Honor Roll in the Fall semester...A member of the 2005-06 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and All-Academic Winter Team.

 

2004-05 (Freshman):

Played a career-high 23 minutes against Tennessee in the team’s season opener at the Roundhouse ... Made 6-of-6 free throws in the game against the Lady Vols ... Had a career-high seven points at UAB ... Notched six rebounds vs. Wofford ... Had three blocks on the year ... Recorded two assists at Georgia Southern ... Five times shot 100 percent from the free throw line including 4-of-4 vs. College of Charleston, 3-of-3 at UAB ... Made three 3-pointers - vs. High Point, vs. Furman, at Wofford ... Went .667 from the field against Furman and at Georgia Southern ... Named to the school’s Dean’s List in both the Fall and Spring semesters ... Named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll in both the Fall and Spring semesters ... Named to the Southern Conference TIAA-Cref Academic Honor Roll.

 

Lawrence County High School:

Named 2003-04 Street & Smith’s Honorable Mention Pre-Season All-America ... Ranked among the nation’s Top 250 recruits by All-Star Girls Report ... Listed No. 10 on Tennessee’s Top College Prospects by Rick Bolus’ High Potential Basketball Recruiting Service ... Averaged 18 points and eight rebounds while shooting 56 percent on field goals and 76 percent on free throws for the Lady Wildcats as a senior ... Three-time All-District 8-AAA and All-Region 4-AAA ... Twice named team MVP ... Played in the 2004 Tennessee All-Star game ... Named All-Mid-State Second Team ... Averaged 13 points and five rebounds as a junior ... Team finished 27-7 in junior season ... Started in sophomore season and averaged eight points as Lawrence County went 31-5 and was the Class AAA state runner-up to Sevier County ... High school coaches were John and Gail Wild ... Played AAU for Shelbyville Sports Shop, which finished third in the 16-Under national tournament ... Team won three AAU state championships ... Named to school’s Honor Roll four years ... Graduated Cum Laude ... Member of Beta Club ... Graduated Top 25 of class.

 

In step with Kristen...
Full name: Kristen Michelle Spann
Nickname: Spam, Spannaran, Spanky, Lexus
Major: Buisiness
Birthday: August 6, 1986
Place of Birth: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Parents: Anita & Johnny Spann
Siblings: Angela - 17; Will - 13

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