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      Kristen Bass
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chattanooga, Tenn.

High School:
The Baylor School

Height:
5-5½

Position:
C/OF

Birthdate:
09/02/1983

B/T:
R/R

THE WEEKLYS ON BASS:

"Kristen's biggest asset is her hitting ability. She proved to be a very effective RBI producer for us during the fall and will be used as a pinch hitter and a back-up outfielder this spring. Kristen will have the opportunity to develop into a solid contributor."

HIGH SCHOOL:

Was a four-time letterwinner in softball at The Baylor School?Squad captured a regional crown last season?A 2001 Division II all-state and all-county selection?Claimed the home-run hitting contest at Baylor University's softball camp in the summer of 2000 and also finished fourth out of 135 participants in a Louisville Slugger hitting skills competition at ASA Nationals?Competed for the B&H Thunder club team that finished ninth at nationals in St. Louis, Mo., in '00?Participated in the Independence Day event in Boulder, Colo., in both 2000 and '01?Earned two varsity letters in basketball and one in volleyball at Baylor.

PERSONAL:

Majoring in pre-veterinary medicine with hopes of becoming a vet?Enjoys camping and horseback riding?Regards former Lady Vol All-American Chamique Holdsclaw as an influence because she admires the WNBA superstar's work ethic?Played at Baylor with UT classmate Katherine Card?Considers biggest thrill in athletics as winning the NSA Nationals and being named as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament?Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes?Selected to the Hamilton County Academic squad all four years at Baylor?Chose to attend Tennessee because she liked the coaching staff and wondered what it would be like to go to a school where people had so much support for their athletic teams?Former teammates playing collegiately include Jackie McClain and Jennifer Wright of Alabama, Jenny Gladding (Florida), Rachel Hawkins (Georgia) and Claire Sua (UCLA)?Superstition is to fill in the batter's box before she steps to the plate?Has an older sister, Allison, 20?Kristen Lea Bass was born Sept. 13, 1983, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga?Her parents are Brent and Kim Bass.

KRISTEN'S FAVORITES

Actor: Matt Damon
Actress: Angelina Jolie
Pro Athlete: Chipper Jones
Pig-Out Food: Chocolate
Spot on Campus: My room
Quote: "Cowboy Up!" (Tuff Hedeman)
Car: 1969 Blue Chevelle with white racing stripes
Prized Possession: My car
Vacation Destination: Aspen, Colo.
Restaurant: Altruda's
Pump-Up Song: Lose Yourself (Eminem)
Store: T.J. Maxx

Q & A WITH KRISTEN

One word or phrase to describe 2003 Lady Vols: Determined

Teammate who will surprise everyone this season: Katherine Card

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