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UNC Women's Basketball Bio
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.

JUNIOR SEASON 2011-12
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. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON 2010-11
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.

FRESHMAN SEASON 2009-10
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.

PREP/PERSONAL
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


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