Height: 5' 10"
Position: Shooting guard/small forward (2/3)
Kristen Spolyar 2020 – 2021 STATS
Budivelnyk (Ukraine D1)
21.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.6 apg, FGP: 46%, 3FG: 28.6%, 3.9 SPG, FT: 79.6%
2022 - Adelitas (Mexico D1)
13.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.9 apg, FG: 38.8%, 3FG: 33.8%, FT: 77.9%
Kristen Spolyar Scouting Report
The left handed Spolyar is as confident as they come. Her ability to knock down shots from any angle make her a difficult cover. As a physical wing, she is able to get to any spot on the floor and make plays happen for her or her teammates. Kristen is a winner and has won at every level, including the Ukrainian Cup. Defensively, she can guard positions 1-3.
2021-2022: Budivelnyk (Ukraine – D1 – Starting five) – 21.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.6 agp, FGP: 46%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 79.6%
2020-21: Geneve Basket Elite (Switzerland – D1 – Starting five) – 25.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 73.8%
2019-20 Senior Season: All-BIG EAST First Team selection… Ranks fourth all-time on the Butler all-time scoring list with 1,544 career points… Ranks eighth all-time in field goals made (509), fourth in field goal attempts (1,366)… Ranks ninth all-time in made 3-point field goals with 147, and sixth in 3-point field goal attempts (511)… Ranks fourth all-time in made free throws (379) and seventh in free throw attempts (507)… Ranks ninth all-time in steals with 184… Scored 544 total points in a single-season, posting the third highest total in school history… Ranked 44th in the NCAA in total points… Tied the single-game scoring record at Butler with 37 points in a win over Detroit Mercy (11/13)… Averaged 18.1 points per game, ranking third in the BIG EAST and 48th in the nation… Posted the highest scoring average at Butler since the 1992-93 season… Only player on the roster to average a double figure scoring total… Reached a double figure scoring total in 25 of 30 games… Led BU in scoring 22 times… Led Butler in rebounding, averaging 6.6 per game… Started in all 30 games… Set the Butler single-season free throw record with 164 makes from the line… Led the BIG EAST and ranked 10th in the NCAA in made free throws… Ranked sixth in free throw attempts (215)… Shot 76 percent from the line… Shot 41 percent from the field (172-420)… Shot 28 percent from 3-point range (36-127)… Top rebounder on the team with 199 total rebounds… Pulled down 157 defensive boards and 42 offensive… Led Butler in the rebound column 10 times… Ranked second on the team in assists (63)… Ranked second on the team in steals with 62… Blocked three shots… Averaged 33 minutes of playing time… Made four 3-pointers at St. John’s to score 28 points (2/28)… Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in a win over Georgetown (2/7)… Matched her career-high with six assists vs. Akron (12/8)… Credited with a career-best six steals vs. Villanova (2/9)… First double-double came vs. Detroit Mercy with 37 points and 13 rebounds (11/13)… Scored 17 points and recorded 11 rebounds vs. Akron (12/8)… Matched that effort with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the BIG EAST opener vs. Seton Hall (12/29)… Played well vs. DePaul with 25 points and 12 rebounds… Impacted the win vs. Xavier with 25 points and 11 rebounds (1/31).
2018-19 Junior Season: Started in all 33 games… Finished second on the team with 436 points, averaging 13.2 points per game… Reached 1,000 career points by scoring 13 in Butler’s Sweet Sixteen WNIT game at Cincinnati… Grabbed 157 rebounds to average 4.8 per contest… Ended the season with 57 assists, 49 steals and six blocked shots… Averaged 30.8 minutes of playing time… Shot 35 percent from the field (146-411) and 26 percent from 3-point range (47-179)… Hit 80 percent of her free throw attempts to rank fourth in the BIG EAST and 102nd in the NCAA (97-120)… Scored a season-high 23 points vs. St. John’s (1/6)… Made nine field goals in the Second Round of the WNIT vs. Kent State to net 22 points (3/23)… Hit five 3-pointers vs. Xavier to end the game with 18 points (2/8)… Dished out a season-high six assists in Butler’s win at Marquette (2/22)… Recorded a season-high five steals vs. Xavier (2/8)… Reached a double figure scoring total in the first six games of the regular season… Reached 20 points for the first time at Akron (12/8).
2017-18 Sophomore Season: Played in 31 games, making nine starts… Scored a season-high 22 points at Marquette on 8-of-12 shooting (1/12)… Scored 20+ points four times… Helped BU advance in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament by scoring 21 points vs. Providence (3/3)… First 20-point game came in the win vs. Virginia Tech (11/24)… Knocked down all seven of her free throw attempts in the contest and won the game with a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer… Scored 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds vs. Seton Hall (1/7)… Reached a double figure scoring total in 13 of her first 17 games of the season… Hit four 3-pointers at Villanova to end the game with 13 points and eight rebounds (1/2)… Narrowly missed a double-double against Wisconsin with 14 points and nine rebounds (12/8)… Followed up with 13 points and nine rebounds vs. Loyola (12/18)… Recorded four steals at Illinois State (12/3)… Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Georgetown (1/26)… Career-high assist total came at Seton Hall with five (2/4)… Loaded up the box score with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists at Providence (2/16)… Held the 18th-highest scoring average in the BIG EAST at 11.6 points per game… Ended the year with 359 total points… Shot 35 percent from the field (116-331) and 32.2 percent from distance (48-149)… Ranked 12th in the conference with a 69.9 free throw percentage (79-113)… Pulled down 135 rebounds, averaging 4.4 per game… Handed out 49 assists… Ranked ninth among conference foes with 48 steals… Averaged 27.6 minutes of playing time per game.
2016-17 Freshman Season: Earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honors in consecutive weeks (11/14-11/21) after averaging 18 points and 16.5 points, respectively… Averaged 12.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, good for second on the team… Missed significant time with a lower extremity injury (Final 15 games)… Played in 16 games, making 15 starts… Averaged 28.8 minutes of playing time… Shot 37 percent from the field (75-204)… Hit 29 percent of her 3-point attempts (16-56)… 66 percent free throw shooter (39-59)… Tallied double figure offensive points in 12 out of 16 games… Pulled down 63 total rebounds, 22 offensive and 41 defensive… Recorded 22 assists and 25 steals… Ended the season with 205 total points… Scored a season-high 28 points vs. Seton Hall after going 12-for-21 from the field and hitting two 3-pointers (1/2)… Added a season-high 10 rebounds against Seton Hall for his first double-double of her young career… Knocked down 11-of-12 from the free throw line vs. East Tennessee State to cap off her collegiate debut with 25 points, going 7-for-15 from the field and pulling down seven rebounds (11/11)… Dished out a season-high four assists against UCF (11/22)… Recorded four steals against St. John’s (1/5).
High School: Averaged 35.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 5.3 steals and 4.2 assists per game at Lebanon High School... 2016 Miss Basketball candidate... 2016 Indiana Senior All-Star... 2015 Indiana Jr All-Star Core Six Player... McDonalds All-American nominee... IBCA/Subway First Team All-State... ICGSA First Team All-State... Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team All-State... Top 15 Indy Star Players of the Year First Team... All-USA Today Indiana Girls Basketball First Team... Associated Press First Team All-State... Indiana Single-Season Scoring Leader with 1,031 pts... Ranks third all-time in the state of Indiana with 2,882 career points... All-Time Leading Scorer in Lebanon High School history... Holds 17 Lebanon school records...Scored 57 points in a single-game... School recorded holder with 518 career steals... Ranks second all-time with 854 career rebounds... Ranks third all-time with 355 career assists... First Team All Conference (4 years)... Lebanon Varsity Captain and MVP... American Farm Insurance All-USA Indy Area Top Performer (4 times)... Indiana Elite North/South All-Star MVP (2)... IBCA Top 100 Showcase Selection... Subway Player of the Week District 2... Rick Bolus Top 100 Player Selection... Rick Bolus Top Scorer Award... Collegiate Sports of America Prep-Star... All-Tournament Team Purdue Team Camp... All-Tournament Team Twin Lakes... Two-sport athlete that left Lebanon with 1,933 kills in volleyball... Class Vice President... Member of the National Honor Society... Scholar Athlete with a 4.1 GPA.
Personal: Daughter of Steve and Penny Spolyar... Has two siblings; Michael and Sarah... Biology major.