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20 Kristina Forsman
20 Kristina Forsman
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Newington
High School: Newington '11
Position: Guard

Second-year captain in 2014-15... has started all 61 games in which she has appeared... despite missing 16 games in 2013-14, is the active career leader in starts (61), minutes (2,149), and average minutes (35.2) and is second in points (656)... among active players with at least 100 FT attempts, ranks first in percentage (72.9), a mark which rates her fifth all-time... tenth all-time in three-point FG attempts (261)...

Coach Bierly“It was unfortunate when Kristina got hurt (last year), but she is very determined and the team's determined that she plays a full season. She looks great in preseason in the scrimmages and is taking the ball to the basket better than she ever has. We are looking for her to be one of our leading scorers.”

2013/14: Tri-captain... started every game in which she appeared for the third straight season... missed the final 16 games of the season with a knee injury... led the team by averaging 32.0 minutes per game... had better than a 2-to-1 ratio in assists to steals after bringing a 1-to-1 ratio into the season... named to the Eastern Tip-Off Tournament all-tournament team with 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and only two turnovers in 64 minutes... did not have a turnover in 40 minutes against No.-7 ranked Williams College, scoring 16 points and grabbing a season-high eight rebounds... had the first of three straight double-figure scoring games with a season-high 17 in the fourth game of the year at Trinity College... in limited attempts, recorded a season-high 75.0 FT percentage... was 14-for-15 in FTs over her final seven games... repeated on the LEC All-Academic Team and earned an E-Club Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award in her first season of eligibility... season-highs (p-r-a-3s): 17-8-7-5...

2012/13: Co-captain... point guard who was one of two players to start all 26 games, leading the team (and Little East Conference) in average minutes (35.7) and three-pointers (28) and ranking second in scoring (10.3)... averaged 37.1 minutes and was well above her season FT pct. with a mark of .761 in 14 regular-season conference games... earned a spot on the Little East All-Academic Team in her first season of eligibility... was 12-for-14 from the foul line in the final two regular-season conference games... was 8-for-10 from the stripe with a season-tying nine rebounds in 40 minutes of a 67-55 win over Keene State in the final week of the regular season...had nearly 20 percent of her season's three-point FGs by going 6-for-9 in a 70-53 win at UMass Boston... played every minute in five games, including all 45 in a 54-51 OT win vs. UMass Dartmouth...season-highs (p-r-a-3s): 24-9-6-6...

2011/12: Becomes the first basketball player to earn the department's Rookie-of-the-Year honor in six years... one of two Eastern players selected to the Little East Conference All-Rookie Team...started the most games (24) of any player on the team and led all players in minutes (870) and average minutes (36.2)... point guard who averaged 11.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists and a team-leading 41 steals... started every game in which she appeared... ranked first in the LEC in minutes per game, tenth in scoring and tenth in assists, and seventh in FT percentage (.725)... had two or less turnovers in more than half (13) of her starts...  played 40 minutes nine times, including the last seven straight... averaged just under 16 points over the final nine games of the season, scoring more than 20 points twice in that stretch (23 at Bowdoin and a season-high 24 vs. UMass Dartmouth in the home finale)... final scoring average was her highest at any point during the season...season-highs (p-r-a-3s): 24-8-7-2...

Career-highs (thru 13/14): 40 min., 24 pts., 8 rebs., 7 assists, 1 block, 4 steals, five 3-pters. ...

High School:  Played four years of basketball and two years of soccer and was a member of the track team for one year… point guard who was a three-time all-area and all-conference pick and Academic All-State as a senior in basketball… captain of the basketball team her junior and senior year… was presented with the program’s Inspiration Award after tearing her ACL and MCL in her junior season…  named her school’s Best Female Athlete as a senior honorable mention All-State pick and was named to the CHSCA Senior All-Star Game… given Leadership Award as a senior in basketball…  helped the Indians to the conference regular-season title as a sophomore… achieved conference all-academic distinction all four years… in track, member of program record 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays…

Other: Played seven years for the Connecticut Spirit out of Hartford, helping team to a top three finish every year and three state titles.. played in the New Haven Summer League in 2012 and 2013 and in the Hartford Pro-Am and Plainville Summer League in 2013...  staff member of the Eastern Basketball Camp in 2013 and '14...

PERSONAL: Born Kristina M. Forsman April 17, 1993… Parents: Karen and Greg…Brothers: Brian, Michael…Major: Sport and Leisure Management… Career Plans: Coaching… Residence: Newington…

YearGPGSMin.Avg.FG-APct. FGAPct.FT-APct.ODReb.Avg.PFDQ   ATOBSt.Pts.Avg.
13/14  111135232.034132.2581658.2761824.750831393.528132151141029.3
TOTAL92913084   33.5   323  1053.30799400.248196271.723942523463.820042161843   110    941   10.2


Favorite aspect of Eastern: Student Center

One thing I would change about Eastern: Bigger weight room

Favorite aspect of my sport: How fast-paced and competitive it is

Personal goal for the season: Win the LEC championship

Pre-game ritual: Say the same prayer before every game

Favorite sport other than my own: Baseball

My favorite moment playing sports: Winning a close game against a rival team

My most overused phrase: What is life?

Biggest rival: All teams in the LEC

Dream job: Coaching or something in the sports industry

If I were a superhero my superpower would be: Super Strength

Favorite professional or amateur team: Boston Celtics

Last movie I’ve seen: The Other Woman

Favorite musical artist: Luke Bryan

Favorite athlete: Sue Bird

Most despised professional athlete: Lebron James

Pet peeve: When people assume I spell my name Christina

Words to live by: "Be athletic"

In 10 years, I could see myself: Coaching

In 10 years, I hope that I am not: Poor

Hardest thing I’ve ever done: Recover from two ACL surgeries

If you won lotto, what would you do with the money?: Pay off college loans for me and my brother and put the rest in savings

Biggest waste of money: Gas prices and taxes

Favorite subject in school: Athletic Training

Closest brush with greatness: Samantha Rossetti

Favorite smell: Fresh fruit

If I could go out on a date with a celebrity, the celebrity would be: Channing Tatum

If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to: Italy or somewhere tropical

One thing or person I would bring if I was stranded on a deserted island: A book on how to build a boat to get off the island

Biggest adjustment to college life: Time management

What I will take away from my college experience: The friendships I made

If I could change one thing in the world, it would be: Poverty and debt