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  Kristen Kovesdy
Kristen Kovesdy

Player Profile

Scottsdale, Ariz.

High School:
St. Mary's HS




At ASU: Versatile, strong post who has developed into one of the best low-block players in the Pac-10...looks to finish her career strong after having a major impact in each of her first three seasons...set the Pac-10 single-season field goal percentage record last year (.613)...her 56.5 career field goal percentage ranks first on the ASU career list, just ahead of Melody Johnson who shot 56.2 percent from the most experienced Sun Devil with 86 career starts...has started every game and earned honorable-mention All-Pac-10 honors in each of the last two, motivated, hard-working player who has an incredible combination of skills, strength and size...provides a strong presence in the paint and yet can run with the of three players from the state of Arizona on this year's roster.

2004-05: Earned honorable-mention All-Pac-10 laurels for the second consecutive season...was one of just two players to start all 34 games...finished second on the team and 12th in the Pac-10 in scoring at 11.3 points per game...was the Team Co-Scoring Award winner...led the Pac-10 and set the league's single-season record for field goal percentage, knocking down 61.3 percent of her field goal attempts (168-274)...also set ASU's single-season record, previously held by Monique Ambers (58.8 percent in 1992-93)...paced ASU in scoring in a team-best 12 games and was also first on the squad with 21 games in double figures for scoring...knocked down 9-of-11 field goals for a season-best 21 points Dec. 4 against Gonzaga...tied her season high with 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting Feb. 3 at California...had 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting in ASU's NCAA first-round victory over Eastern Kentucky and chipped in with 10 points (eight in the second half) in ASU's second-round upset of No. 11/13 Notre Dame...turned in ASU's first double-double of the season with 13 points and a season-high 10 rebounds Feb. 10 vs. California...connected on all six of her field goal attempts for 14 points in ASU's Dec. 21 win over No. 8/8 UConn...also made all seven of her attempts for 14 points Feb. 24 vs. Washington...scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half in the Pac-10 quarterfinals vs. UCLA on March 5...also added seven rebounds, including six offensive boards, against the Bruins...was named to the all-tournament teams at the Women's Sports Foundation Classic and the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic.

2003-04: Earned honorable-mention All-Pac-10 honors ...was one of three players to start all 29 games...finished second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage, knocking down 55.7 percent...ranked seventh on the ASU single-season chart for field goal percentage...also paced the team and ranked 18th in the Pac-10 in rebounding (4.9 per game)...finished third on the team in scoring for all games (9.8 ppg) and led the team in scoring for Pac-10 games (11.0 ppg)...paced the Pac-10 in field goal percentage for league play at 58.9 percent...was second on the team and seventh in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage at 78.2 percent...also led the team with 13 blocked shots (0.4 per game)...scored a career-best 29 points on 12-of-14 shooting Dec. 29 vs. Washington...had 15 games in double figures for scoring, including three 20-point games...turned in the fourth double-double of her career with 20 points (on 9-of-12 shooting) and a season-high 12 rebounds vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Dec. 10...led the team in scoring eight times, including 13 points at Connecticut on Dec. 18 and 24 points Jan. 15 vs. UCLA...led the team in scoring (15.4 points per game), rebounding (6.2 rebounds) and field goal percentage (56.0 percent) during the team's tour of Australia.

2002-03: Earned honorable-mention Pac-10 All-Freshman honors...saw action in all 30 games, starting 23... was the co-recipient of ASU's rebounding leader award at the team banquet...also earned the Coach's Award at the season-end celebration...broke into the starting lineup seven games into the season...led the team and finished 10th in the Pac-10 in rebounding (6.1 rpg)...became the first freshman to lead the Sun Devils in rebounding since Molly Tuter in 1993-94...also paced the Sun Devils and finished seventh in the league in field goal percentage, knocking down 51.0 percent of her attempts...knocked down her first 16 attempts of the season, including a perfect 7-of-7 performance in ASU's season-opening win over Chicago State on Nov. 22...did not miss her first shot until the 11:59 mark of the second half of ASU's third game of the year...scored a then career-best 19 points in ASU's Nov. 25 win over Northern Illinois...also had 10 rebounds in that game, the first of her three double-doubles on the year...had 17 points and eight rebounds in ASU's first-round WNIT win over Hawai'i on March 20...led the team and was ninth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots with 0.67 per game (20 blocks)...finished second on the ASU freshman lists in rebounds and blocked shots...ended up sixth in scoring and 10th in steals on the same lists...turned in three double-doubles on the year including 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds vs. UCLA on Jan. 16...had 14 games in double figures for scoring and five for rebounding...blocked a career-high three blocks in a Dec. 29 win over Portland State...had a career-best four assists Dec. 20 at Akron and a career-high four steals at Washington on Jan. 9.

High School: A 2002 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Phoenix...was named Desert Valley Player of the Year for the second consecutive season...was a finalist for the McDonald's All-American team...earned Street & Smith's All-America honors...first-team all-state and All-Desert Region honoree as a senior...was the MVP of the Arizona All-Star Game...averaged 17.9 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as a senior...broke numerous school records including single-game, single-season and career scoring, rebounding and blocked shots marks...four-year varsity starter...finished her career shooting 55 percent from the field...averaged 14.7 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in her career...was ranked 35th in the nation by School Sports and 87th by the All-Star Girls Report...earned honorable-mention Street and Smith's All-America honors as a junior after averaging 20.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game and shooting 61 percent from the field...was named North East Player of the Year and earned first-team all-state honors...was a 2001 Nike All-American...averaged 13.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore...earned second-team all-state and first-team all-region honors...was listed at 26th in the Full Court Press sophomore national rankings...was selected to the St. Mary's High School "All-Time Team," which honored the top 25 players in 25 years...started every varsity game as a freshman...broke four school records that season...guided her AAU team, Arizona Elite, to the state AUU and Basketball Congress International titles...led that team a first-place finish and earned tournament MVP honors at the BCA National Tournament...was named to the BCI all-tournament and All-America teams...lettered four years in basketball, serving a team captain as a junior and a senior...was coached by Frank Denogean.

Personal: Majoring in communication...the daughter of Frank and Debbie Kovesdy of Scottsdale, Ariz....has an older brother, John (23)...enjoys cooking, fishing and shopping...born in January of 1984 in Phoenix...full name is Kristen Sue Kovesdy.

Arizona State Sun Devils Women's Basketball
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