Kristi Toliver Quick Facts.
|Full Name||Kristi Renee Toliver|
|Born||27 January 1987|
|Height||5ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||130 lb (59 kg)|
|Position||Point guard/Shooting guard|
Who is Kristi Toliver?
Kristi Toliver is an American Slovak basketball star and player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Furthermore, Kristi is an NBA assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks during her rookie season in the WNBA.
Childhood & Family
Kristi was born in 1987 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is the daughter of George Toliver who was a former NBA referee and Peggy Toliver. In 2005, she graduated from Harrisonburg High School. She was then enrolled at the University of Maryland. During her career, Kristi was named a McDonald’s All-American, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WNBCA) All-American, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American as well as USA Today All-USA Basketball Team member.
Kristi started her career at the University of Maryland where she was known for her ability to perform under pressure. She led her team to win the school’s first national championship in women’s basketball.
Kristi was selected with the third pick by the Chicago Sky in the 2009 WNBA draft. She became off the bench by averaging 7.6 points per game in 27 games during her rookie season with Chicago Sky and was ranked second in the league in three-point shooting. The Chicago Sky traded Kristi to the Loss Angeles Sparks in exchange for a 2011 second-round draft pick.
In her first season, Kristi was playing the point guard position on the roaster behind Ticha Penicheiro where she averaged 8.6 points per game in 34 games. In the 2012 season, she became the starting point for Sparks and also the Western Conference Player of the month for August after averaging a career-high 17.5 points per game, and was ranked 9th in three-point field goal percentage. Kristi was named to the All-WNBA Second Team as well as won the WNBA Most Improved Player Award.
Kristi re-signed with the Sparks to a multi-year deal once her rookie contract with the Sky expired, during the season she became the starting shooting guard for the Sparks, where she was named a WNBA All-Star for the first time in her career after averaging 14.1 points per game in all 34 games. Moreover, in the 2015 season, Kristi was assigned back to the point guard position after Harding was waived.
In the 2016 season, Kristi was ranked 4th in three-point field goal percentage after averaging 13.2 points per game leading the Sparks to finish 26-8 with the second seed as well as defeating Chicago 3-1in the conference semi-finals. On 24 June 2016, Kristi scored a season-high 25 points together with 7 three-pointers in a regular season game win over the Minnesota Lynx. With an assistant cast of Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike. she won her first WNBA championship with the Sparks as they defeated the Minnesota Lynx 3-2 in the finals.
In 2017, Kristi signed with the Washing Mysticsin free agency where she made her debut for the Mystic scoring 8 points together with 4 assists in an 89-74 victory against the San Antonio Stars on 14 May 2017. She scored a season-high 29 points while hitting 7 three-pointers in a 100-96 overtime win over the Atlanta Dream. On 30 May 2018, Kristi scored a season-high 30 points in a 103-95 victory over the Phoenix Mercury, She was later voted into the 2018 WNBA All-Start Gage, making her second all-star appearance in the 2018 season.
In the 2019 season, Kristi was voted into the WNBA All-Star game and making her third all-star appearance after scoring a season-high 32 points in a 79-71 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on 24 July 2019. In February 2020, Kristi returned to the Spark in free agency on a three-year deal.
In her Overseas career, Kristi spent the first portion of the off-season in Israel playing for Raanana Hertzeliya, and in the second portion of the off-season she played in Hungary for MKB Euroleasing Sopron. In the 2010-11 off-season, She played in Turkey for Samsung Canik Belediyesi. Kristi played three off-seasons in Russia for Dynamo Moscow, winning back-to-back championships with the team in 2013 and 2014. She played for UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia for two off-seasons and won back-to-back championships with the team in 2015 and 2016.
Kristi became a full-time assistant coach for the Washing Wizard on 16 October 2018. Furthermore, she reached a deal to become an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks.
- State Farm Wade Trophy Finalist 2007–08, & 2008–09
- Preseason Naismith Award Candidate 2006–07, 2007–08, & 2008–09
- Midseason Naismith Award Candidate 2007–08, & 2008–09)
- Wooden Award Preseason Candidate 2007–08, & 2008–09
- Wooden Award Midseason Candidate 2007–08, & 2008–09
- Wooden Award Finalist 2007–08, & 2008–09
- WBCA All-American 2008, & 2009
- Associated Press All-American 2nd team 2008
- Associated Press All-American 1st team 2009
- Associated Press Preseason All-American (2009)
- USBWA All-American (2008, & 2009)
- Wooden Award All-American Team (2009)
- Sports Illustrated All-American 1st Team (2008)
- ESPN.com Second Team All-American (2008, & 2009)
- CBSSportsline.com Second Team All-American (2008,& 2009)
- Lowe’s All-Senior All-American 1st Team (2009)
- Finalist for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award (2009)
- Nancy Lieberman Award winner (2008)
- Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist (2007, 2008, & 2009)
- First Team All-ACC (2008, & 2009)
- Third Team All-ACC (2007)
- Preseason WNIT Most Valuable Player (2007–08)
- Preseason WNIT Champion (2007–08)
- NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team (2006)
- NCAA Albuquerque All-Tournament Team (2006)
- Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team (2006)
- ACC All-Freshman Team in 2006
- ACC Player of the Week on November 19, 2007, 2/11/08)
Kristi Toliver’s Net Worth
Kristi has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million -$5 million.
Kristi Toliver Spouse
Kristi is not dating Anyone, she is still single.
Kristi Toliver Siblings
Kristi is a sister to Carli Toliver