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
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
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!!!