44 Kristen Mann
Birth Date: 08/10/1983
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
High School: Foothill HS
Position: Forward
Continued to assert herself as one of the most dynamic and versatile players on the West Coast...Third Gaucho in as many years to be named a Kodak District 8 All-American...Repeated as a First Team All-Big West and conference all-tournament team honoree...Double-digit scorer a team-high 28 times as a junior...Five of her 15 career double-doubles came in 2003-04...13.6 points per game placed her eighth in the Big West, while field goal percentage of 46.0% was also eighth-best among all league players and easily the most efficient mark of her three-year career...Shot an even more impressive 50.8% in Big West play...After averaging 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in road wins over UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton, earned her second career Big West Player of the Week award on Feb. 2...Those games accounted for two of the nine occasions in 2003-04 she paced the Gauchos offensively...Also did so in first two games this season, then hauled down 12 boards at No. 7 Texas Tech (Nov. 20) en route to earning a spot on the Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team...Became the 18th player in Gaucho history to score 1,000 career points with a driving layup during the second half of a loss at USC (Feb. 26) and has since moved into 15th place all-time...73 career three-pointers are the seventh-most all-time Santa Barbara...Scored UCSB's final five points - including eventual game-winning three-pointer - in thrilling overtime victory at Cincinnati (Dec. 16)...Averaged 17 points per game during Big West Tournament and then poured in 15 per game during the Big Dance...With UCSB leading its NCAA Second Round game vs. Houston by one point with under two minutes remaining, buried a clutch jumper...Finished that historic contest with 17 points and nine rebounds. 2002-03
Just the fifth player in Gaucho history to earn First Team All-Big West acclaim as a sophomore, doing so despite missing 12 games due to back and wrist injuries...Also one of three UCSB players on the Big West All-Tournament team...Led Santa Barbara with 17 points in conference tourney championship game victory over Pacific...One of her 16 double-digit point performances in only 20 games played...Matched career-high 27 points and hauled down 12 boards during triple-overtime thriller at LSU (Feb. 15)...Enjoyed back-to-back double-doubles against UC Irvine and Long Beach State in the Thunderdome...Part of eight-game stretch in which she scored at least 10 points...Perhaps finest all-around effort as a Gaucho was 21-point, 10-rebound, five-assist and five-steal performance vs. Cal State Fullerton (March 6)...Played first base and batted .263 in 18 games with the UCSB softball team, which she joined following the conclusion of the 2002-03 basketball season...In the summer of 2003 Mann 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)...Mann was the only member of the 12-player Young Women's squad who did not earn All-America honors in 2002-03. 2001-02
Named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year after compiling one of the finest rookie seasons in UCSB history...Also earned honorable mention all-conference acclaim...401 total points were the second-most ever by a Gaucho freshman while scoring average of 12.5 ranks third among first-year players...Also appears on the UCSB freshman top-10 lists in total rebounds (209 - fifth), assists (66 - seventh) and steals (46 - third)...Scored in double-figures in 22 of 31 games, and played her best basketball down the stretch of the regular season...Poured in 24-points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a Feb. 6 win over Cal State Fullerton, and then bettered that point total by three in a dominating performance at Pacific two days later...Those 27 points matched the sixth-most ever scored by a UCSB rookie in a single game...Closed regular season with a game-high 20 points and 11 boards at UC Riverside (March 2)...Produced two of her five total double-doubles within a three-game span, with 12 points and a career-high tying 13 rebounds vs. UC Riverside (Feb. 15) followed by a 15-point, 12-rebound performance against Long Beach State (Feb. 22)... Shot selection improved dramatically as the season has progressed, as she finished with a field goal percentage of 43.0% after being in the mid-30%-range much of the year...Finest early-season effort was 20 points and a game-high 13 boards in loss to seventh-ranked Purdue on Dec. 15...Rewarded with Big West Player of the Week honors following game against the Boilermakers...Scored just 12 points at Oregon State (Jan. 16), but nailed a pull-up jumper and ensuing free throw after being fouled to help ice the Gaucho victory...Two days earlier helped UCSB end a 21-game losing streak against Arizona head coach Joan Bonvicini by scoring 17 points and hauling in seven rebounds vs. the Wildcats...Ranked 11th in the Big West in both scoring and rebounding (6.5 boards per game). High School
A 2001 graduate of Foothill High School, earning three varsity letters in basketball...Scoring and rebound average increased all three seasons, culminating with impressive averages of 28 points and 12.5 boards per game as a senior...also dished four assists and blocked 2.5 shots per contest her final season...Member of Century League championship teams in 1999 and 2000 under head coach Ty Watkins...Foothill also advanced to the CIF title game her sophomore season...Selected as the 2001 Orange County Athlete of the Year and a Nike All-American... A top-30 national prospect by Blue Star recruiting service...League MVP honors in 2000 and 2001 to go along with all-county and All-CIF recognition the past three years...Holds 25 school records, most notably career high marks for points, rebounds and blocks...45 points vs. Corona Centennial also best in Foothill history... ...Also an all-league and all-county softball player...Most memorable sporting experience was winning CIF crown in softball. Personal
Kristen Cherie Mann was born to play basketball on August 10, 1983 in Lakewood, CA to Kathy Deeds and Gene Mann...Tony Deeds and Lisa Mann are her step-parents...Has two younger brothers - Mack (13), Guy (11) - and one younger sister, Payton (9)...Majoring in women's studies...Plays the guitar in her spare time...Enjoys Jim Carrey movies and "Will and Grace"...Chose to attend UCSB over Stanford, UCLA, Arizona State and Pepperdine.