Feb. 24, 2011
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Former UC Santa Barbara women's basketball star Kristen Mann was named the latest "Legend of the 'Dome" in a halftime ceremony during Thursday's UCSB-Long Beach State women's basketball game.
Mann, who played at UCSB from 2001-05, ranks third all-time in school history with 1,700 points and is in the program's top-10 in rebounds, scoring average, field goals and field goals attempted.
After a five-year career in the WNBA she is currently playing overseas in France. Mann was drafted No. 11 overall by Minnesota in the 2005 WNBA draft, the highest Gaucho ever drafted in the league.
Mann was a four-time All-Big West Conference pick and a First Team choice three times. She was the conference's Player of the Year as a senior.
The Santa Ana, Calif. native led UCSB into the second round of the NCAA Tournament on three occasions, including a Sweet 16 berth in 2004. That day, at the Thunderdome, she became a legend.
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