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  Kirsten Thompson
Kirsten Thompson

Player Profile

Monroe, Wash.

High School:
Monroe HS




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• Played in 34 of 35 games. The contest she missed (ASU's Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinal against USC because of injury) was the only game she missed in her Sun Devil career.

• Earned Pac-10 Academic honorable mention honors.

• Made 84 percent of her free throws (16-19), including her last 12 attempts of the season.

• Scored 10 points (5-9 FGs) in ASU's season opening win against Cleveland State in the Preseason WNIT.

• Added 10 points in win vs. UC Riverside (Dec. 14).

• Scored a season-best 12 points (3-4 FGs, 6-6 FTs) in win vs. UCLA (Jan. 15).


2008 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

Scored in double figures four times.

Closed the season by making 62.5 percent (20-32) of her field goal attempts in ASU's final nine games.

Hit two of her three field goal attempts, including the game winning basket with three seconds left in ASU's 60-58 win vs. Iowa in Cancun, Mexico (Nov. 23).

Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after scoring a season-best 16 points and making all seven of her field goal attempts and both free throw attempts in ASU's win over UC Davis (Dec. 9).

Had a strong outing in win vs. Arizona (Feb. 8), which produced eight points (4-5 FGs) and a career-best five blocks.

Scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting and grabbed three rebounds in win at USC (Mar. 1).


Concluded her sophomore campaign ranked No. 3 on the team and No. 6 in the Pac-10 in field goal percent (.520).

Scored in double figures 10 times.

Earned Pac-10 Academic Honorable Mention recognition.

Was one of five Sun Devils who shot 75 percent or better (75.6) from the line in helping the Sun Devils set a new single-season school record for free throw percentage (75.1).

Scored 14 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds in ASU's 91-46 win over Nicholls State (Nov. 15).

Averaged 16.3 points and made 75 percent of her field goal attempts in consecutive wins over Boston (Dec. 1). Included in the three games was a career-best 19-point effort in the win over NAU.

Led ASU with 17 points on 7-11 shooting in its 77-71 loss at Stanford (Dec. 30).

Had 10 points and seven rebounds in ASU's 80-70 win at Oregon (Jan. 13).

Recorded 17 points and eight rebounds in ASU's 78-63 win over Oregon State (Feb. 10).

Came through with back-to-back 14-point outings in ASU's Pac-10 Tournament wins over UCLA (Mar. 3) and California (Mar. 4). In the win against the Golden Bears, Thompson scored all 14 of her points in the second half, including eight consecutive at one point.


A participant in all 32 games, who finished second on the teamin field goal percent (.504).

Scored in double figures five times.

Led the team with 14 blocked shots. The 14 blocks represented the seventh-highest total by a freshman in ASU history. She tallied a team single-game best four blocked shots vs. Memphis (Dec. 2).

• Led ASU in scoring with a career-best 15 points while also recording career-best numbers in rebounds (8) and minutes played (19) in ASU's 69-51 win over Oregon St. (Jan. 14).

• Scored 12 points on 6-13 shooting in ASU's 80-61 win over Stephen F. Austin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 18).

• Dropped in 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out a career-best three assists in only 11 minutes of play in ASU's 81-45 win over Arizona (Feb. 25).

High School

• A 2005 graduate of Monroe (Wash.) High School, where she became the first girl from the state of Washington to be named a McDonald's All-American

• Had five points and eight rebounds in the 2005 McDonald's All-American Game.

• Ranked as one of the top 15 players and one of the top five centers in the country by most recruiting services.

• Earned second-team Parade Magazine All-America honors, honorable-mention WBCA and fourth-team Street & Smith's All-American, first-team all-state honors by the Associated Press, Seattle Times and Washington in 2005, and was a second-team all-state honoree as a junior.

• Averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3.7 blocked shots as a senior

• Earned three-time All-Wesco League selection by the Seattle Times, and was a 2004 USA Today Preseason Super 25 selection.

• Was a member of the five-player Seattle Times "Star Times" and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer All-Star teams, and 2003 and 2004 Adidas Top 10 Underclass All-Star.

• Averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks per game as a junior.

Was a semifinalist for the USA Basketball Junior National Team Trials in 2004.

Played on the gold medal-winning team at the 2004 USA Basketball Women's Youth Development Festival.

Averaged 16 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per contest in her career, including having a 55 career field goal percentage.

Lettered four times and captained her basketball team as a senior.

Played club basketball for Triple Threat (players from Oregon and Washington).

Coached by Alan Dickson.


• Earned her B.A. in Film and Media Production.

• Has career aspirations to play in the WNBA and to be a film director.

• Daughter of Scott and Leslie Thompson of Chandler, Ariz. Her father is in sales, and her mother is an airlines sales representative.

• Has an older brother, Eric (29).

• Lists playing in the McDonald's All-American Game as her most exciting sports experience.

• Enjoys reading and making movies.

• Born March 18, 1987 in Seattle, Wash.

• Full name is Kirsten Kay Thompson.

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