Kristen Rasmussen

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Kristen Rasmussen
Personal information
Born (1978-11-01) November 1, 1978 (age 40)
Lansing, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight172 lb (78 kg)
Career information
High schoolOkemos (Okemos, Michigan)
CollegeMichigan State (1996–2000)
WNBA draft2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the Utah Starzz
Playing career2000–2011
Career history
2000Utah Starzz
2000–2002Miami Sol
2003–2004Indiana Fever
2005Houston Comets
2005Charlotte Sting
2006Phoenix Mercury
2007Connecticut Sun
2008Minnesota Lynx
Stats at

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.[1]

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[edit]


  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
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1996-97 Michigan State 29 243 51.6% 100.0% 68.7% 5.4 0.8 0.7 1.3 8.4
1997-98 Michigan State 27 322 50.6% 0.0% 81.3% 8.0 1.7 1.0 1.7 11.9
1998-99 Michigan State 31 470 51.8% 33.3% 79.8% 9.2 3.1 1.4 1.8 15.2
1999-00 Michigan State 31 458 53.3% 46.7% 80.2% 9.8 2.7 1.7 1.7 14.8
Career 118 1493 52.0% 38.5% 78.3% 8.2 2.1 1.2 1.6 12.7


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


  1. ^ "Kristen Rasmussen - - Official Site of the WNBA". - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  2. ^ "Michigan State Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-14.

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