Moore on Kayla: "Kayla is a great coach on the floor that comes in with a high basketball IQ. A scorer that can bury the '3' or nail the 'J' off the bounce. Will also contribute with her ability to handle the ball and get to the boards."
Started 31 games for the Lady Mocs ... named All-Conference by the league coaches ... led the Lady Mocs with 47 3-pointers ... moved to fifth on the UTC all-time 3-pointers made charts with 166 over her career ... ranked fifth in SoCon for 3-pointers made ... listed ninth for 3-point field goal percentage (.348) ... eighth in SoCon for minutes per game (31.6) ... ranked 19th in league for points per game (9.4) ... listed 15th in SoCon for field goal percentage (.410) ... ranked 13th in conference for assists per game (2.3) ... ranked second on the team for scoring average ... led Lady Mocs with a .348 3-point field goal percentage ... led team with 47 3-pointers made ... second for UTC in assists with 2.3 per game ... posted a season-high 22 points against in UTC's win over Indiana State ... made five or more shots 10 times ... made three or more from beyond the arc six times including a season-high four 3-pointers against UNCG ... grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Davidson ... dished out three or more assists 11 times ... recorded a season-high six assists against UNCG, Kennesaw State and Tennessee.
Earned the Southern Conference Commissioner's Medal ... recorded a 4.0 GPA in both fall and spring semesters ... named to UTC Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll in both semesters ... named to Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll ... named to the Southern Conference Winter All-Academic Team.
Named All-Conference by the league coaches ... started all 31 games for the Lady Mocs ... led the team with a single season best 63 3-pointers, seventh for 3-pointers per game in SoCon, fourth in SoCon for 3-point field goal percentage ... led the team in free throw percentage making 75.4 percent of her attempts ... second in the SoCon for minutes played averaging 35.3 per game ... scored a career-high 30 points in win over Furman on Jan. 4 ... scored more than 20 points four times ... tallied 21 double-digit games ... second on the in scoring with 11.6 points per game (361 pts), 14th in the SoCon ... ranked second on the team for field goal percentage (.411), assists (97) , steals (29) ... third on the team for free throws made with 52, fourth with 117 (3.8 per game) rebounds ... tallied a season-best seven assists at Samford ... ranked fourth in the SoCon with a 1.6 assist-turnover ratio ... ninth in the league for assists ... in the NCAA rankings, listed as high as 11th for 3-point field goal percentage at 43.8 and ended the season 22nd (41.2%) ... ranked as high as 80th for 3-pointers made at 2.4 per game and as high as 45th with a 1.8 assist-turnover ratio.
Named to UTC's Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll in both fall and spring semesters ... named to SoCon Winter All-Academic Team ... named to Southern Conference All-Academic Team.
Named to the Southern Conference All-Tournament First Team ... named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... started 28 of 29 games as a rookie ... averaged 29.9 minutes of playing time per game ... ranked third on the team in scoring with 8.9 points per game from the guard position ... shot 40.5 percent from the floor and went 49-of-114 (43%) from the 3-point line ... posted an 82.4 free throw percentage ... pulled down 4.6 rebounds per game ... dished out 2.3 assists per game ... had 27 steals ... scored in double digits 15 times and had a career-high 12 rebounds against Kentucky in Lexington ... made a career-best four 3-pointers four times including a 4-for-8 performance in the NCAA Tournament ... had a career-high 18 points with nine rebounds against Georgia Southern at the Roundhouse ... went 7-for-12 against the Eagles including four from beyond the 3-point line.
Named to UTC's Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll in spring semester ... named to Athletics Director's Honor Roll in fall semester.
Played for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and was coached by her mother Michelle Christopher ... led the Bobcats to two Substate appearances ... three Region titles and one Region Runner-Up finish ... four district championships ... two-time Class A "Miss Basketball" Finalist ... nominated for McDonald's All-American Team in her senior year ... East-West All-Star Game MVP and 3-point champion as a senior ... four-time TSWA All-State selection ... two-time Class A All-State tournament selection ... three-time Region Tournament MVP ... All-Region Tournament team selection ... three-time District Tournament MVP ... All-District Tournament Team selection ... All-District MVP ... named to the Tennessean Basketball "Dream Team" ... Street & Smith Honorable Mention in her sophomore year ... two-time Prep X-tra First Team member ... named to the Prep X-tra Second Team as a sophomore and Third Team as a freshman ... named the Greater Knoxville Hall of Fame High School Player of the Year as a senior ... three-time Team Best Offense and Sophomore of the Year ... averaged more than 18 points per game over her four years including averages of 21.1 in her senior year and 21.4 in her junior year ... had a single-season best 4.1 rebounds per game as a junior ... averaged 3.7 steals per game as a senior ... played AAU ball for the Tennessee Flight coached by Tom Insell ... attended Nike Junior Phenom All-American Camp in 2006 and 2007 ... named to the "Battle in the Boro" all-tournament team in 2008 ... attended Nike Regional Skills Academy in 2008 ... the Flight won the Nike Nationals in 2008 ... was a two-time all-district athlete for the Oliver Spring High School soccer team ... named all-region in soccer in 2008 and was a two-time honoree for Team Best Offense in soccer ... four-time TSSAA Academic Achievement Award honoree ... named Who's Who in America High School Students ... FCA officer ... member of the Beta Club, FBLA, student council and Bible Club.
Full name is Kayla Alaine Christopher ... born March 21, 1991 in Harriman, Tenn. ... daughter of Buddy and Michelle Christopher ... has a younger sister Kelsey.