JUNIOR YEAR (2004-05) Received the Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award and the 101 Scholar Athlete Award ... came off the bench in 24 games ... played a season-high 18 minutes vs. Oregon State (2/10) ... tied a career high in steals (2) at Denver (12/6) ... scored a season-high five points in eight minutes vs. Oregon (2/12)...was 2-for-2 from the line vs. OSU (2/10)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2003-04) Received the KKNW Radio 1150 Outstanding Defensive Player award...came off the bench in 30 games...averaged 12.1 minutes per game...had career-high six points at Iowa State, including career-high in 3-pointers (2)...also tied season-high with three assists versus the Cyclones...had career-high six rebounds versus Denver...tied her career-high with four assists versus California...dished four assists versus St. Bonaventure, Nov. 29, 2002...named to Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2002-03) Named team's Most Improved Player along with teammate Jill Bell...came off the bench in 18 games...averaged 4.9 minutes per game...saw first significant playing time with 10 minutes vs. St. Bonaventure, recording then-career highs in both points (four) and assists (four)...played season-high 12 minutes vs. Arizona in Pac-10 Tournament semifinal game...pulled down career-high three rebounds vs. Cal (1/16)
REDSHIRT YEAR (2001-02) Joined the team in Jan., 2002 after graduating from high school in Fall, 2001.
AT ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Attended St. John's College in Nambour, Australia, graduating in Nov. 2001...two-time team captain...selected to the Adidas All-Star Camp in 1999 and 2000...participated in the 2000 Youth Olympics...1999 and 2000 All Australian Reserve...earned the 1999 Queensland Academy of Sports Commitment to Excellence award...was named the 2001 Southern Cross Women's League Youth Player of the Year...played for AAU coaches Beryl and Sid Paige...also competed in track and field and placed fourth in the 400-meters at the 1998 Queensland Titles competition.
Nicole Louise Castro...daughter of Luis and Michelle Castro...native of Top End of Australia Darwin, Northern Territory...has one older brother, Marc (23)...father is a computer network technician and mother is an application administrator...majoring in English.
Castro news and features:
Castro reaches end of long road at Washington - Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Feb.16, 2006)
Q & A With Nicole Castro - Gohuskies.com (Oct. 28, 2005)
Chemistry Lesson - Gohuskies.com (Dec. 22, 2004)