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Getting to Know Kristen Fleming

Kristen Fleming

Oct. 18, 2012

Kristen Fleming, a Columbus, Ga., native is in her second season at Southern Miss. Last season, she saw limited action playing in only six matches. She recorded a season-best 22 assists against Akron. So far this season, Fleming has started and played in every match. She ranks among the top five in Conference USA in assists per set as she is averaging 10.23 assists per set. She has registered five double-doubles.

While at Columbus High School, Fleming set a Georgia record for career assists with 4,707. She also earned Player of the Year twice and helped guide her team to a state championship.

Full Name: Kristen Leigh Fleming

Name as you want it to appear: Kristen Nickname(s): Kris

Birthdate: 12-24

Major(s): Speech Pathology

Family members (parents + include ages with siblings): Kent and Donna; Reed 22, Madison 14

Family members who competed in college or professional athletics (where and when): Reed- Rugby at Air Force Academy

Hobbies/Interests: playing volleyball, listening to music, shopping, working, coaching

Do you do any volunteer activities? If yes, what? I volunteer at Thames Elementary School weekly

Are you involved in any organizations or honor societies on campus? SAAC, FCA

Why did you choose Southern Miss? Because of the family atmosphere and winning tradition

Favorites		Athlete: Tim Tebow
		Movie: What Happens in Vegas
		TV show: Anything on HGTV
		Sports team: Saints
		Food: Taters
		Place on campus: Reed Green Coliseum
		Cartoon character: Snoopy
		Vacation spot: Beach
		Volleyball player: Karch Kiraly

First started volleyball (age/grade): 12- 7th grade

My favorite thing(s) about Southern Miss Volleyball are: My AWESOME teammates, and the cool gear

Best road trip: ALL of them were AWESOME

Before each match I ... (do what): Listen to some tunes and visualize what is about to come

In off-season training, I worked on: Staying tight to the net, squaring up and dealing with tight passes

This summer, I did (What are you doing now? - classes, working, etc.): Worked at Burger King 35 hours a week

The best thing about Hattiesburg is: Oishi!!!!!!!!!!

When I run out onto the court in the Coliseum, I think: OH YEAH GAMETIME!!!! SMTTT!!!!

If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be ... (doing what): Going to college and working multiple jobs

My idea of happiness is: Spending time with loved ones

My role models are: My parents What talent would you like to have? Being able to sing

Fantasy job/career: Interior Designer or working on a ranch

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Get married

Post-college/career plans: Become a Speech Pathologist and club volleyball coach

If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: My Grandma's cookin'

The most unusual thing the average person would not know about me is: That I can't blow my nose.

I can't live without: M&M's (REGULAR)

Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Internet

What is your greatest fear? Drowning

What is your greatest achievement or regret? Receiving a Division 1 volleyball scholarship

Which fictional or historical figure would you like to meet? Shakespeare

Most famous person I've met: Deuce McAllister

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To fly!!!

If you were Coach Sutherland for a day, what would you do? Go to a Packers game!!!

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