Women's Basketball

Kristen Gaffney - 24

RS Junior

Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope




Kristen  Gaffney


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MAJOR: Medicine, Health and Society

2014-15 (Redshirt sophomore): Saw action in 24 games, including making five starts, after returning from knee injuries that caused her to miss her entire first season with the team and most of her second. ... Shot 50.9 percent from the floor for the season and reached double-figures in scoring in seven games. ... Noteable games: Scored the game-winning basket with six seconds remaining and finished with four points and four rebounds in win over Ole Miss on Feb. 5. ... Tied for team-high honors with 11 points and added four assists and three rebounds in win over Arkansas on Jan. 22. ... Had 13 points and five rebounds in loss to Dayton on Dec. 21. ... Shared team-high honors with 13 points in loss to Marquette on Dec. 18. ... Had 10 points and four rebounds in win over Elon on Dec. 14. ... Scored a career-high 15 points, going 6-of-6 from the floor, in loss to Arizona State on Nov. 30. ... Set a new career high with 12 points and pulled down five rebounds in loss to No. 3 UConn on Nov. 29. ... Missed game against Minnesota on Nov. 28 with injury. ... Had four points and five rebounds in win over St. Louis on Nov. 24. ... Came off the bench to set new career highs in points (12), field goals (five) and minutes played (32) in road win over Wisconsin on Nov. 20.

2013-14 (RS Freshman): After sitting out most of the season with a knee injury, she made her college debut on Feb. 27 against Florida and played in VU's final four games of the season. ... Averaged 18.8 minutes of playing time in the four games, compiling 12 points and 18 rebounds. ... Had six points and five rebounds in NCAA Tournament first-round loss to Arizona State on March 22. ... Pulled down seven rebounds in SEC Tournament loss to Georgia on March 6. ... Logged 29 minutes of playing time and finished with six points, five rebounds and three assists in loss to Kentucky on March 2. ... Made her Commodore debut against Florida on Feb. 27, plyaing five minutes and pulling down two rebounds in the loss.

2012-13 (Freshman): Missed season with knee injury.

High School (Green Hope): Parade All-American in 2012 ... Named North Carolina Player of the Year as a senior by the Associated Press, N.C. Basketball Coaches Assocation, Rivals.com, and Raleigh News Observer ... Scored 2,671 career points, seventh in North Carolina history ... Led team to a record of 105-6 over final three seasons at Green Hope, playing for coach Mike Robinson ... Averaged 27.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game as a senior ... Scored most points during a sophomore season in state history (831), breaking a mark previously held by Connecticut All-American Shea Ralph.

Personal: Daughter of Jim and Peggy Gaffney ... Has one brother, Jimmy ... Favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan ... Favorite sport other than basketball is beach volleyball ... Born December 11, 1993, in Westchester, N.Y.

Why Vanderbilt?
"It was where I felt most comfortable. I feel that this program is heading in the right direction. I just had this overall love for the school, the coaches and the players."

Career Highs
Points: 15 vs. Arizona State (11/30/14)
FG Made: 6 (2x) Last: vs. Arizona State (11/30/14)
FG Atts: 14 at Marquette (12/18/14)
3FG Made: 1 (vs. Green Bay (11/17/14)
3FG Atts: 4 vs. Wisconsin (11/20/14)
FT Made: 3 (3x)
FT Atts: 8 at Marquette (12/18/14)
Rebounds: 10 vs. Miss. Valley State (12/3/14)
Assists: 3 (3x)
Blocks: 2 vs. Arkansas (1/22/15)
Steals: 2 (3x)
Minutes: 33 vs. Marquette (12/18/14)

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