Kristen Simon had 20 points and eight rebounds, Sadie Edwards scored 18 points and Southern California beat No. 25 Texas A&M 66-62.
THIS SEASON Kristen Simon enters her third season at USC as an experienced power at the post for the Women of Troy.
2015-16 SOPHOMORE SEASON Simon was USC’s fourth leading scorer and second leading rebounder as a sophomore, averaging 10.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game... Started all 32 games... Recorded eight double-doubles, notching the first double-double of her career with a career-high 21 points and 13 rebounds vs. Grand Canyon on Nov. 22... Hauled in a career-high 21 rebounds vs. Washington on Feb. 12, recording the fourth most single-game rebounds ever by a Trojan... Served up a career-high three blocks vs. Albany... Named to Women of Troy Classic All-Tournament Team... Scored double digits in 19 games and had double-digit rebounds nine times... Averaged 10.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0. 9 steals per game.
2014-15 FRESHMAN SEASON Simon appeared in 26 games as a true freshman, scoring points in all but one of those appearances... Averaged 6.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game... Set career highs with 17 points vs. Sacramento State and 11 rebounds recorded vs. Cal and CSUN... Scored double digits in five games... First career points were scored in season opener at South Carolina.
HIGH SCHOOL Simon was tabbed as the No. 47 recruit in the nation and was considered a five-star recruit out of Windward School in Los Angeles... Was a member of Windward’s 2011 State Championship team along with current Trojan teammate Courtney Jaco... Also won three CIF section championships... Was named to the All-State team and was a first-team all-league honoree... As a senior, was named to the Los Angeles Times’ All-Star Team after averaging 14 points and 14 rebounds per game... Played club for Cal Sparks.
PERSONAL Kristen Renee Simon was born Dec. 3, 1995 in Torrance, Calif... The daughter of Valerie and Ray Simon... Has two brothers, Keith and Derrick, and one sister, Stacey... Enjoys creative writing and spoken word in her free time... Lists Kobe Bryant as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to sky dive... Has not decided on a major.