Kristen Cherie Mann was born on August 10, 1983 in Lakewood, California. She is an American professional basketball player in the WNBA.
Kristen attended UC Santa Barbara, alongside fellow WNBA player Lindsay Taylor, and graduated in 2005. At this university, she played basketball for four years. Kristen was the 11th overall pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft, selected by the Minnesota Lynx.
In her rookie season, she averaged 3.0 points and 7.7 minutes per game. In 2006, she was inserted into the starting line-up and averaged 7.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
In 2007, Kristen started 17 of the Lynx 34 games and posted career highs in scoring (7.6 ppg) and rebounds (3.6 rpg). On February 6, 2008, the Atlanta Dream selected Mann in their expansion draft.