|Title:||2010 Inductee (Basketball 1999-2003)|
Kristin Rogers was born on November 27, 1980 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Larry and Susan Rogers. She was a three-sport standout athlete at Mannford High School in Mannford, OK. Rogers was a three-time state champion in the high jump during her freshman, sophomore, and junior years. She was also the state runner-up in the long jump her senior year, earning All-State awards for her track success. On the basketball court, she was All-Conference all four years and All-State her senior year before accepting a scholarship to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Rogers, Keisha (Cornelius) Theibaud, Stephanie Gutierrez, Amanda (Bryant) Walls, and Mandie Vinck all arrived in Corpus Christi in the fall of 1999 as freshmen after being recruited by then-coach Sheryl Estes. The five freshmen, along with transfers Jean Clark and Detra Johnson, provided a strong foundation for Islander women’s basketball.
Rogers had her best season as an Islander in 2002-03 during her senior year, ranking in the top 10 in several single-season categories. She scored the sixth-most points in program history with 416, good for a 15.4 scoring average, fourth all-time for a season. She is currently fourth in both field goals made at 168 and attempts with 392 during the season. Her .760 free throw percentage during the 2000-01 season ranks her sixth all-time in a season.
Rogers ranks second all-time in 20-point games, recording 20 in her Islander career. She had seven in 2002-03 and six in 2001-02, the fifth and sixth best marks in a career. Her 2,879 minutes rank her fifth all-time. She scored 1,259 points during her career, which is second all-time in Islander history and her 13.5 points per game average is fourth-best. She is currently second all-time in field goals made (582), attempts (1,285), free throw attempts (430) and free throws made (286). She is third all-time in rebounds (554), seventh in rebounding average (5.1), third in offensive rebounds (272) and sixth in defensive rebounds (282). She is tied for eighth place all-time with four career double-doubles.
As a freshman in the 1999-2000 season Rogers was voted Independent Newcomer of Year. She garnered post season recognition as Second Team All-Independent after the here sophomore season 2000-2001 season and then was voted to the First Team All-Independent in following her junior and senior seasons (2001-2002 and 2002-2003).
After graduation, Rogers pursued a nursing degree, graduating in 2006 from the University of Arizona. Upon graduation, she began her nursing career at St. Joseph’s in Tucson in the neonatal intensive care unit. Rogers later accepted a position in September of 2009 as a nurse at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.