A whirlwind, four-day search to replace Kevin McGuff ends where it began - with the top assistant on McGuff's Staff. The 44-year-old Neighbors gets a five-year contract starting at $350,000 per season as a first-time head coach.
In addition to Kristi Kingma earning first team honors, Mercedes Wetmore and Aminah Williams earned honorable mention.
After two successful years as Washington's women's basketball head coach, Kevin McGuff was rewarded with a contract extension through 2020.
Washington fell 85-78 in the second round of the WNIT to finish the season with a record of 21-12.
Washington needed double overtime, but earned a 65-60 victory over Eastern Washington in the first round of the WNIT.
WBB vs. UCLA - 3/3/11
COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES All-Pac-12 (2013)
All-time leader in single-season three point field goals with 86 (2013)
Pac-12 single-game 3-pointers record (11)
SENIOR YEAR (2010-11)-- An All-Pac-12 Selection ... set a Pac-12 record with 11 made 3-pointers on 2/15/13 at Oregon, which was just one shy of the NCAA record ... also had a career-best 35 points on 12-19 shooting (11-17 from 3-point range) in the same game ... scored a total of 445 points for an average of 13.5 ppg, which was 11th in the Pac-12 ... sank a Pac-12 leading 86 3-pointers ... surpassed 1,000 points for her career on 11/27/12 vs. Pepperdine and is now 13th all-time at UW with 1,377 points ... finshed second in the Pac-12 with a 82.5 free-throw shooting percentage ... made a UW record 15-15 from the foul line in an overtime win vs. Oregon State on 1/25/13, including three to send the game to OT ... had season high five assists and five steals vs. UC Davis on 12/28/12 ... started all 33 games and finished second in the Pac-12 at 37.6 minutes per game ... Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection.
REDSHIRT YEAR (2011-12) -- Sat out the season after tearing her ACL during a preseason exhibition game in Norway. Will return for 2012-13 season.
JUNIOR YEAR (2010-11) -- 2011 All-Pac-10 selection ... led team in scoring and steals ... knocked down 79 3-point field goals, breaking a record set by Megan Franza (2001) and Loree Payne (2002) ... set a new career-high with a 30-point outburst against Kent State in the opening round of the Great Alaska Shootout ... tallied the first double-double of her career with 15 points and 11 rebounds at Oregon State (1/6/11) ... Scored in double-digits in all but six games as a junior ... finished fourth in Pac-10 in scoring.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2009-10) -- Played in 29 games, starting 24 of those contests...named honorable mention All-Pac-10 defensive team...led the team in steals (55)...led team in assist-to-turnover ratio...second leading scorer averaging (9.4 ppg)...fourth on the team in free-throw percentage (.727)...13 games scoring in double figures...set career-highs in scoring 25 points versus Arizona (1/09/10), eight field goals, 19 field goal attempts, and six 3-point field goals made at UCLA (1/24/09), 12 free-throws, 16 free-throw attempts, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals versus Arizona (1/09/10)
FRESHMAN YEAR (2008-09) -- 2009 Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention team selection...also garnered team's Heart and Hustle Award, as well as Defensive Player of the Year honors...played in 27 games, starting 26...finished third on the squad in scoring (8.2 ppg) and three-point field goals made (27)...also averaged 2.1 rebounds...tallied 11 double-figure scoring efforts including five in her first six collegiate contests...finished the year ranked on UW's All-Time Freshman lists for games started (t-8th), three-pointers made (6th), three-pointers attempted (5th, 101) and free-throw percentage (4th, .695)...recorded career-high 25 points at UCLA (1/24/09), hitting 8-of-19 shots from the field and going 6-of-12 from long range...six three-pointers were a career-high and matched Sami Whitcomb for sinking the most three-pointers during the season...that 25-point performance tied her with Husky greats Karen Deden (1987-88) and Loree Payne (1999-00) for the ninth-best scoring game by a UW freshman...scored 19 points at USC the previous game (1/22/09), hitting four of her six field goals from beyond the arc...scored 14 points at Oregon (2/14/09) - all in the second-half - and dished a team-high four assists...scored 13 points at Washington State (3/6/09), going a career-high 7-of-8 from the line and hitting the go-ahead shot to put UW up by one point with two minutes left in the contest as well as a pair of free-throws late to help the Huskies hold on for the win...tallied 14 points and a career-high four steals at Pepperdine (12/3/08)...contributed a team-high 14 points versus Kansas State (12/30/08)...recorded 12 points, career-high seven rebounds, career-high four assists and three steals versus Boise State (11/23/08)...got the starting nod in her first collegiate game in opener with Gonzaga (11/16/08), recording 11 points, four rebounds and a steal in her debut...missed three games with a sprained ankle.
AT HENRY M. JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL
2008 graduate of Henry M. Jackson HS....four-year letterwinner and three-year captain in basketball...also a standout in soccer and track and field...two-time Seattle Times High School Athlete of the Year...helped prep hoops squad to three-straight state tournament appearances (2006-08)...as a senior, set the 4A Washington state tournament scoring record (43 points) and averaged 23.1 ppg...as a junior, was a first-team All-Seattle Times, Everett Herald Player of the Year and Wesco MVP...led squad to eighth place finish at state and district championship title...as a sophomore, was the Wesco South MVP...selected to the all-state tournament first-team, finishing as the leading scorer with 23 points per game...was second-team all-league as a freshman...played AAU with WA Triple Threat out of Snohomish, Wash., and the Spokane Stars...Star's team captain in 2007...helped the Stars to back-to-back first-place finishes at the MidSummer Night's Madness in Seattle (2006, 2007)...named to all-tournament teams at the 2007 Oregon City and River City Classics...helped Triple Threat to ninth place finish at 2002 Nationals in Dayton, Ohio...club teammate of Angie Bjorklund currently at Tennessee...recruited to play collegiate soccer by Pac-10 schools as well...four-year varsity letterwinner in soccer...two-time second-team all-state and two-time Wesco MVP...helped lead team to fourth place state finish in 2003 and third place finish in 2004...three-year letterwinner in track and field...competed in the triple jump and on the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams...2007 Everett Herald Woman of the Year for track and field...was the first athlete at Jackson High School to compete at state in three sports.
Kristi Michelle Kingma...born in Mill Creek, Wash....parents are Gail and Gregg Kingma...oldest of five siblings, has two brothers - Brett and Dan - and two sisters - Kelli and Brooke ... brother Brett is a freshman guard at the University of Oregon ... father Gregg was an All-American basketball player at Seattle Pacific...mother Gail is a four-time qualifier for the Olympic marathon trials...was 2007 Homecoming queen at Jackson HS...contemplated profession is teaching.
Points - 35 at Oregon, Feb. 13, 2013
Rebounds - 14 vs. Idaho, Dec. 18, 2012
Assists - 7 vs. California, Feb. 14, 2010
Steals - 6 vs. Washington State, Jan. 30, 2011
FG Made - 12 at Oregon, Feb. 15, 2013
FG Attempted - 20 (2x), Last vs. Washington State (Jan. 30, 2011)
3-Pt. FG Made - 11 at Oregon, Feb. 15, 2013 (Pac-12 Record)
3-Pt. FG Attempted - 17 at Oregon, Feb. 15, 2013
FT Made - 15 vs. Oregon State, Jan. 27, 2013
FT Attempted - 16 vs. Arizona, Jan. 9, 2010
10 THINGS ABOUT...
Why do you wear No. 10?
I always wanted to play and shoot like Jackie Stiles, so I wore her number
What are your favorite things about Seattle?
My family is here, I love the water, and I love the people
Who is your favorite former UW Husky Basketball player?
What do you always bring on a road trip?
My blankey, candy, and my Bible
Describe Coach McGuff in one word?
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be on the USA Women's National Soccer team and play in the Olympics
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Lazy Sunday's, spending all day watching sports on TV
Who is your most inspirational teammate?
Mackenzie Argens and Jeneva Anderson
What is your favorite basketball memory?
Continuing the streak of beating WSU
Describe yourself in one word