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Spotlight on Kayla Christopher
Getting to know Kayla Christopher

• 2012-13 FCA Scholarship recipient

• One of two seniors on the Lady Mocs' 2012-13 squad.
• Two-time All-Conference performer
• 2009-10 SoCon All-Tournament First Team
• 2009-10 SoCon All-Freshman Team
• Started 90-of-95 games in three years for the Lady Mocs
• Fifth on the UTC career chart for 3-pointers made with 166

• Southern Conference Commissioner's Medal Recipient
• Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll
• Southern Conference Winter All-Academic Team
• Named to UTC's Dean's List five times
• Named to UTC's Athletics Director's Honor Roll every semester

Career Highs
• Points: 30 vs. Furman (1/4/11)
• Rebounds: 12 at Kentucky (11/22/09)
• Assists: 7(2) last at Samford (1/19/11)
• Steals: 5 vs. Wofford (3/5/11)
• Blocked Shots: 1 (5) last at Samford (2/22/12)
• Mintues: 44 at Georgia Southern (12/18/10)
• Field Goals Made: 11 vs. Furman (1/4/11)
• Field Goals Attempted: 16 at Furman (2/7/11)
• 3-Point Field Goals Made: 6 vs. Furman (1/4/11)
• 3-Point Field Goals Attempted: 9(2) last at Elon (2/21/11)
• Free Throws Made: 8 vs. Wofford (1/2/11)
• Free Throws Attempted: 10 vs. Wofford (1/2/11)

Questions with Kayla

Why do you wear No. 3?
"I wore No. 5 in high school, but it was taken when I got to UTC so Coach Moore offered me No. 3."

Do you have a nickname?
"Kay" is short for my name, so it's easy. Sometimes people call me "K-bird". My middle school coach started it and it kinda stuck. It has grown on me over the years."

What is something people may not know about you?
"I'm slightly OCD. I love to do the dishes and fold laundry."

What is your favorite TV show?
"Vampire Diaries"!! I'm also a fan of the "Kardashians" but "Vampire Diaries" is where my heart is."

What song gets you pumped up before a game?
"I don't really have any music that gets me pumped. I normally just put it on my Christian or Country playlist and listen to whatever comes on."

Who is your favorite musical artist?
"There're a lot of different people I could put, but I've grown to be a pretty big Taylor Swift fan."

What is the first thing you purchased from the UTC Bookstore?
"A t-shirt and a keychain"

What was the last book you read?
"I read "Even Now" and "Ever After" a while ago, but they were so good!"

What is your favorite food?
"Chips and salsa"

Have you visited another country? If yes, what one(s)?
"Yes. I went to Costa Rica on a mission trip three summers ago. We went to Mexico last year too (for a basketball tournament). I'm hoping to visit Haiti soon."

Would you like to be famous?
"Maybe for a day or two, but the paparazzi would get on my nerves."

Are you a morning or night person?
"Night. I normally stay up pretty late, but I'm losing my endurance as I get older."

If you could be on one reality show, which one would it be?
"The Kardashians"

What actress would play you in a movie about your life?
"I would let my best friend Kori play me because she probably knows me and my life best."

Do you speak any foreign languages?
"Unfortunately, no. I would love to be able to speak another language."

Are you a beach, city or country person?
"Beach, no doubt! I love, love, love the beach!"

If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, where would it be?
"I think it would be neat to live in Europe so I could see all the tourist attractions. I would pick a home in the Greek Isles."

If you knew you could try anything and not fail, what dream would you attempt?
"I would definitely be an Olympic swimmer."

If you didn't play basketball, what other sport would you play?
"Ideally I would be a swimmer. Soccer is probably more realistic though."

Name three things you would want most if stranded on a deserted island.
"Mountain Dew, my pillow and Netflix."

Who is the funniest player on the team and why?
"Faith. She has a very fun personality and some of the things she says and does are hilarious. I don't even know how she gets half the things she says."

What is your favorite Coach Moore quote?
"Turn your motor up!!"

The 2012-13 regular season tips off November 9 at the McKenzie Arena against Tennessee. Season tickets are on sale now at the McKenzie Arena box office or online at GoMocs.com. Single-game tickets go on sale Monday, October 15.

 

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