Kristen Rasmussen

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Kristen Rasmussen
Personal information
Born (1978-11-01) November 1, 1978 (age 38)
Lansing, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 172 lb (78 kg)
Career information
High school Okemos (Okemos, Michigan)
College Michigan State (1996–2000)
WNBA draft 2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the Utah Starzz
Playing career 2000–2011
Position Center
Number 52
Career history
2000 Utah Starzz
2000–2002 Miami Sol
2003–2004 Indiana Fever
2005 Houston Comets
2005 Charlotte Sting
2006 Phoenix Mercury
2007 Connecticut Sun
2008 Minnesota Lynx
2008–2009 Panathinaikos
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Kristen Rasmussen (born November 1, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player in the WNBA, also playing for CSS LMK BC Sepsi of Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania.

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.


Rasmussen is married to Australian Jamie Tarr whom she met in Zaragoza, Spain in 2005 [1].

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