|Born||November 1, 1978|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||172 lb (78 kg)|
|High school||Okemos (Okemos, Michigan)|
|College||Michigan State (1996–2000)|
|WNBA draft||2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 51st overall|
|Selected by the Utah Starzz|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Born in Lansing, Michigan, Rasmussen attended college at Michigan State University and graduated in 2000. While playing for the Spartans, Rasmussen set the school record for blocked shots with 194. She averaged 12.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in her career.
Following her college days, Rasmussen was drafted in the 4th round (51st Overall) in the 2000 WNBA Draft by the Utah Starzz. She appeared in just 1 game with Utah before being released and signed by the Miami Sol, where she remained through the 2002 season.
A well-traveled player, Rasmussen suited up for the Indiana Fever from 2003–2004 and the Houston Comets in 2005. She was traded to the Charlotte Sting on August 1, 2005 along with Adrienne Goodson and a 1st round pick for Dawn Staley and a 2nd round pick.
Rasmussen joined the Phoenix Mercury for the 2006 season and signed as a free agent with the Connecticut Sun in 2007. On March 14, 2008, the Lynx acquired her for Tamika Williams.She moved in Athens, Greece, to play for the Greek club Panathinaikos for the 2008–09 season.
She is currently the Girl's Varsity Basketball coach for her alma mater, Okemos High School.
Michigan State statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "Kristen Rasmussen - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
- "Michigan State Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-14.