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21 Krista Gross
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Team leader who is among the squad’s top defenders • Versatile player who can play all over the court and has a great mind for the game • Played for the Finland national team again this summer during EuroBasket qualifying play.

Started all 31 games and averaged 8.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game • Scored in double figures nine times, including a career-high 21 against Lipscomb on Dec. 7 • Finished with a career-high seven steals against Kennesaw State on Nov. 27 • Had a run of three straight games with a double-double starting at Penn State on Nov. 30 • Had 11 points and 10 rebounds against the Nittany Lions • Followed that with 21 points and 11 boards against Lipscomb and 14 points and 10 rebounds against East Tennessee State • Had a fourth double-double vs. East Carolina on Dec. 20, finishing with 12 points and 12 boards in a game where UNC dressed just six healthy players • Made two late free throws to seal the victory against ECU • Had her fifth double-double of the non-conference season against North Carolina Central on Dec. 30 • Made a season-high nine free throws and finished with 15 points to go with 11 rebounds in the win over NCCU • Pulled down 10 rebounds in a career-high 38 minutes in the double-overtime win at Virginia on Jan. 5 • Also had 10 boards at NC State on Jan. 22 • Scored 11 points and had five steals in the win over Boston College on Jan. 25 • Finished with 10 points and five rebounds in the win at Florida State on Feb. 15 • Scored seven points and averaged 8.0 rebounds in two ACC Tournament games. 

Appeared in all 37 games and started 19, including the final nine of the season • Averaged 4.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest • Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds to go with seven points against Coastal Carolina on Nov. 19 • Appeared in all three games of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown, scoring six points and pulling down nine rebounds • Scored 10 points to go with seven boards against ETSU on Dec. 8 • Notched her first career double-double against North Carolina Central on Jan. 3 with a career-high 16 points and a career-high-tying 11 rebounds • Got her first start of the season at Boston College on Jan. 9 and finished with nine points in 22 minutes • Started each of the next nine games following the BC win • Grabbed 10 rebounds in the win over Virginia on Jan. 28 • After coming off the bench for three games in February, returned to the starting lineup in the season finale at Duke and remained there for the rest of the season • Scored 14 points, tallied six rebounds and went 7 of 7 from the free throw line in the ACC Tournament semifinal win over Miami • Just missed a double-double against Kennesaw State on March 13 with nine points and 10 boards in just 15 minutes • Played one of the best games of her career in the NCAA Tournament second round win over Kentucky • Played a season-high 29 minutes, scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Tar Heels advance to the Sweet 16 • Played with the Finland national team during EuroBasket qualifying and the Finland junior national team at the World University Games.

Played in 27 games and started five, averaging 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest • A versatile player with a great mind for the game, helped provide leadership for the team despite being a freshman • Had a strong performance off the bench in her debut, scoring three points and contributing six rebounds and four assists against College of Charleston • Had five more rebounds against Coastal Carolina on Nov. 18 • Missed three games after suffering a hand injury in late November • Had her best game after returning to the lineup against Kennesaw State on Dec. 29, finishing with four points and five boards in 19 minutes • Had a season-high seven points and three rebounds two nights later against ETSU • Logged a season-high 25 minutes in the win over Winston-Salem State on Jan. 2 • Scored four points and grabbed a season-best seven rebounds in the outing • Got her first career start Jan. 17 against Maryland and made a pair of free throws in eight minutes of action • Made her first three-pointer of the season against Boston College on Feb. 11 • Returned to the starting lineup for three of the final four games of the season beginning with the regular-season finale against Duke • Finished with four points and three rebounds against the Blue Devils and made her second three-pointer of the season • Had four points and five boards against Maryland in the ACC Tournament • Filled up the stat sheet against North Carolina Central on March 14, tallying four points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 16 minutes • Played four minutes against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament and did not score.

Coached by Toni Gore • WBCA All-America selection as a senior • Ranked No. 23 in the nation by ESPN Hoop Gurlz and No. 31 by the All-Star Girls Report • Also rated the No. 6 small forward by ESPN Hoop Gurlz • Second-team all-state as a senior • Six-time all-conference performer • Born Krista Emilia Gross on Dec. 17, 1990 in Charlotte • Daughter of Elton and Hannele Gross.


Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Cannon School
UNC North Carolina Women's Basketball