SEATTLE – There was a time not too long ago when Washington had reached the upper echelon of women’s college basketball on the West Coast.
Kristi Kingma remembers those times, when she drove with her dad from her suburban Seattle home across the state to watch the Huskies play for a chance at the Final Four.
“I literally just get goose bumps and think back to those moments of being 11 and 12 and going to Spokane and watching those girls play,” Kingma said. “Those girls were my heroes, they were everything to me, and to be in that position now is crazy and it’s surreal and it’s really humbling.”
Washington is in the midst of a women’s hoops resurgence in its second year under coach Kevin McGuff. The Huskies are 17-7 overall and 10-3 in Pac-12 play heading into today’s game at Oregon State (6 p.m., Pac-12 Washington.)