The Xavier women's basketball team has been hard at work in the weight room - and outside - during the offseason. Strength and conditioning coach Jacob Dyslin talks about the more interesting ways the team has been training.
As a Junior (2011-12): Suffered season-ending injury at the beginning of 2011-12 practice ... Underwent ACL repair surgery ... Medical redshirt year.
At Xavier: Eligible to play immediately for the Musketeers after transferring from Chiploa College.
At Chipola Junior College (2009-11): Averaged 18 ppg., 6 rpg. and 6 apg. through 10 games in 2010-11 before being sidelined by an injury ... Earned Second Team All-Conference and All-Freshman honors following her freshman season.
Before Chipola College: Was a three-year starter for head coach Laura Jackson at Beebe High School ... A three-time 5A Girls All-State Team selection by the Arkansas Activities Association and was named to the 2009 5A Girls All-State Team by maxpreps.com ... Following her senior campaign, was named The Arkansas Leader 2009 Player of the Year ... Averaged a team-best 24 points per game her senior season to go with 5 rpg., 4 spg. and 2 apg. ... Helped lead her team to an unbeaten 5A-Southeast Conference mark and an appearance in the semifinals of the state tournament.
Personal: Full name is Tykiesha Deeshay O'Neill ... Parents Fatima O'Neill and Randy Fuller, siblings Jamaal and Kaleb O'Neill ... Shoots right-handed ... Nickname is Ty ... A sports management major ... Born September 17, 1991 in Beebe, Ark.