Trojans open their 2015-16 campaign with a 92-43 win over Hope International.
THIS SEASON Kristen Simon enters her second season at USC.
2014-15 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 in 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.