First-team all-Big 12 Conference guard Anne O'Neil, Iowa State's 2005 female athlete of the year, will be honored at halftime of Sunday's Cyclone women's basketball game against Kansas State in Hilton Coliseum. The game starts at 2 p.m.
O'Neil's outstanding senior season helped ISU achieve a 23-7 overall mark and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2005. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, O'Neil led Iowa State with a 16.6 ppg. scoring average last season. She was one of the best shooters in the nation, hitting 49.6 percent (58-117) of her shots from 3-point range and 85.5 percent (124-145) from the charity stripe. She earned first-team all-Big 12, honorable mention All-America and first-team academic All-America honors last season, ending her career as the 11th-highest scorer in school history with 1,186 points. O'Neil, who earned her bachelor's degree from Iowa State in May in communications, was drafted in the third round (30th pick) of the 2005 WNBA Draft by the Sacramento Monarchs. O'Neil is currently an assistant women's basketball coach at Eastern Illinois.