JUNIOR YEAR (2004-05) The only Husky to start all 30 games...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...begins her senior season ranked ninth on UW's career list for three-pointers made (101) and three-pointers attempted (292)...ranks 10th on career list for three-point FG percentage (34.6)...received the team's Coaches Award along with fellow co-captain Kayla Burt...selected to Seattle Times Husky Classic All-Tournament Team...played both point guard and forward...tied for second on the team in scoring (9.5 ppg), with Cameo Hicks...averaged a team-high 9.9 points in Pac-10 play...led team with 26 minutes-per-game ...ranked third on the team in assists (55) and blocks (13)...ranked third in three-point field goal percentage (.348)...scored in every game...notched 13 double-figure scoring games...scored a career-high 23 points at Oregon State (1/15), including four three-pointers and a career-best 9-for-9 clip from the free-throw line...UW's leading scorer in first round Pac-10 Tournament game versus Oregon State, scoring 19 points...equaled career-high with four treys and shot 60 percent from the field (6-for-10) in that contest...initially set career-high with four three-pointers at Stanford (1/4) to go along with 16 points and six rebounds.
REDSHIRT YEAR (2003-04) Suffered a preseason stress fracture injury in her left foot and missed the entire year.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2002-03) Started 20 of 30 games played...named KKNW 1150 Outstanding Defensive Player for second-straight year...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection...came off the bench in the first 10 games of the season before taking Kayla Burt's position in the starting lineup...tied Giuliana Mendiola for team lead in steals with 51...tied for third in team rebounding with 4.4 per game...reached double-figure scoring four times with three of those coming in her first five games in the starting lineup...notched back-to-back career highs in points with 17 vs. Arizona (1/11) and then 18 vs. Cal (1/16)...lifted UW to a 60-59 win over the Wildcats (1/11), rebounding a missed shot by Giuliana Mendiola to put-back the game-winning layin with less than two seconds on the clock...in same game vs. Arizona, pulled down team-high nine boards, shot 87.5 percent from the field (7-8) and matched career high with three treys (3-3)...had back-to-back double-figure rebounding games with career-high 12 vs. Oregon (1/23) and 10 vs. Oregon State (1/25).
FRESHMAN YEAR (2001-02) Had an impressive first season capped by selection to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...honored as KOMO Radio co-Outstanding Defensive Player at team banquet...played shooting and point guard and moved into the starting lineup in the eighth game of the season...averaged 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game...led the team in three point field goal percentage at .436 (34-78), a mark that was second-best in the Pac-10...three pointers made was second highest on the team...hit 3-of-4 three pointers in victory at St. Mary's...shot 43 percent overall from the field...scored a season-high 14 points on 5-of-6 from the field at ASU...scored 13 points twice, at Oregon and against UCLA...pulled down eight rebounds versus Stanford....passed out 67 assists, second-most on the team...dished out seven versus North Texas and six assists versus USC in WNIT games.
AT MEADOWDALE HIGH SCHOOL
Parade Magazine All-American, third team, in 2001...Street and Smith's Third Team All-American...Gatorade Player of the Year for Washington ...honored with having high school jersey displayed in Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn....top recruit out of the state of Washington ...ranked No. 38 among top 750 seniors in class of 2001 by All-Star Girls Report... ranked No. 19 on HoopPlanet.com's list of top 100 recruits for 2001...Tacoma News Tribune preseason All-State selection in 2001...Everett Herald co-Player of the Year, with UW teammate Kayla Burt, Seattle Post Intelligencer selection for Athlete of the Year...set four school single-game records for points (36), three point field goals (6), three point field goal percentage (85.7) and deflections (18)...also owns 15 career school records...finished prep career with 1,154 points, 516 rebounds, 342 steals and 185 blocks...first team all-area and all WesCo...first team all-state tournament...as a senior led Meadowdale to a fourth-place finish at the state tournament...averaged 19.3 points, five assists, six steals and four blocks...led Meadowdale to a 40-33 win over No. 10 Blanchet to claim the state championship as a junior...sank a three pointer with 2:01 remaining in that game, to put her team ahead, and then scored the final six points to steal the victory...named to the all-state first team, the Associated Press First Team and first team all-area squad after finishing with a record of 19-9...averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals...as a sophomore, played on the MHS team that compiled a record of 27-1 and were state runners-up...earned second team all-WesCo honors and was named Best Defender...averaged 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals per game...earned second team honors at state tournament...as a freshman, helped lead team to a 26-2 record and earned second team all-WesCo honors...team won the NW District and finished seventh at the state tournament...averaged 10 points, four rebounds and four assists...played for coach Jason Rubright on the Yakima Elite AAU team and Karen Blair at Meadowdale High.
Kristen O'Neill...daughter of Tina and Rich O'Neill...older sister, Kellie, played for UW women's basketball team (2000-03)...also has two younger brothers, Richard (21) and Roger (15)...majoring in communication.
O'Neill news and features:
UW's Kristen O'Neill raises her game off bench Seattle Times (Feb. 9, 2006)
Playing through pain - Everett Herald (Feb. 9, 2005)
Q&A With Kristen O'Neill - Gohuskies.com (Jan. 26, 2006)
Family comes first for O'Neill - The Daily (Jan. 25, 2005)
Reunited...And It Feels So Good - gohuskies.com (Jan. 13, 2005)
Burt, O'Neill together again - Seattle Times (Jan. 13, 2005)
O'Neill Taking Charge of Husky Offense - gohuskies.com (Jan. 9, 2005)
O'Neill simply loves the game - Everett Herald (Dec. 3, 2004)
Q & A with Kristen O'Neill - gohuskies.com (Oct. 22, 2004)