Kristen Riley Athlete Profile

#35 Kristen Riley

Position: Forward Height: 6-3 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2008-2012 Hometown: San Clemente, CA Last School: San Clemente High School

Before BYU

  • Four-year letterwinner in basketball
  • Team was South Coast League Champs from 2005-2008 and CIF Southern Section Div. 1AA Champs in 2007
  • Three-time MVP for South Coast League (2006-2008)
  • Two-time team captain 2007 and 2008 named to the All CIF Div.1AA Southern Section First Team in 2007 and 2008
  • Garnered Orange County Register All County First Team honors in 2007 and Orange County Register Player of the Year in 2008
  • Was a four-time All South Coast League Selection
  • Had the San Clemente HS single game rebound record (25) and the season rebound record in 2007 (379)
  • Named Division 1 All-State
  • Nominated to the McDonalds All-America Team

Personal

  • Parents are Steve and Jan Riley
  • Has three sisters
  • Older sister Lauren Riley Varley was a Cougar standout (2005-2008)
  • Father Steve played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings

Stats

Yr  G/GS   FG-FGA%     FT-FTA%    3-pts%       Pts.  Reb.  A.   To.   Bl.  St.  
09  29/1   34-105.324  24-42.571  5-23.217       97   105  18   44    17   20   
10  33/33 102-214.477  16-52.308  49-85.576     269   188  39   62    22   37   
11  34/14 114-227.502  18-41.439  55-105.524    301   182  46   58    16   29
TLS 96/48 250-546.458  39-116.336 128-232.552   667   475 103  164    55   86

2008-2009 | Freshman Year

  • Final player notes
  • Played in all games and started in her first college game at AFA on 3/7/09
  • Named the MWC Preseason Freshman of the Year in the Preseason 2008-09 MWC Poll
  • At TCU on 1/13/09 tied a season high in assists with two
  • Grabbed a team high eight rebounds @ SDSU on 1/24/09 for new season and career highs
  • Had seven boards at Portland on 01/03/09
  • Had four games where she has grabbed five rebounds
  • In the home game vs. SUU on 11/28/08 scored nine points for new season and career highs, was 4-6 from the field
  • In the home game vs. Oregon on 11/21/08 scored four points
  • Ranked sixth on the team in the rebound category grabbing 3.7 boards per game Finished her freshman season leading or tying in the rebound category in a total of six games
  • Led or tied in blocked shots in nine games on the season
  • Ranked second in blocked shots with 17
  • Placed third in the offensive rebound category grabbing a total of 48 for a 1.7 average
  • Was perfect from the free throw line in three contests
  • Finished the year with a total of 105 rebounds and 97 points
  • In the MWC, placed 15th in the blocks category for all games

2009-2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Final player notes
  • Ended the year ranked first in three stat categories on the team; free throw attempts with 87, in rebounds with a total of 188, and in offensive rebounds with a team high 69
  • In four stat categories placed second; field goal percentage (.477, 102-214), in free throws made with 49, in defensive rebounds with a total of 119, and in blocked shots with 22 on the year
  • Placed fourth in assists and in steals with 39 and 37 respectively
  • Ranked fifth in four categories; in field goal attempts and field goals made with 214 and 102 respectively, in 3-point field goal attempts with 52 and in 3-point field goals made with a total of 16
  • Named Honorable Mention All-MWC
  • Had the most rebounds on the team with seven in the road game at Cal in the quarterfinals of the 2010 WNIT
  • Led the team in rebounds with five in the win at Wyoming on 3/25/10 in the third round of the WNIT
  • Tallied 10 points in the road win at ASU on 3/23/10 in the second round of the WNIT for her 12th season and career double figure contest, also recorded three blocks that tied for career highs and were season highs
  • Tied her season and career high with two 3-pointers in the win at home over Pepperdine on 3/18/10
  • Picked up her second season and career double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the home victory over TCU on 3/6/10, the 10 boards were team highs Led the team in rebounds with nine in the road game at SDSU on 2/24/10 and also put up 11 points for her 10th season and career double digit game
  • Put up 11 points in the home win over CSU on 2/17/10 marking her ninth season and career double figure contest and her second straight, in the same game led team and game in rebounds grabbing nine
  • Scored 10 points in the win at AF on 2/13/10 for her eighth season and career double-digit performance and also tied her season and career highs in steals with three
  • Picked up her first season and career double double with team highs in points with 16 and in rebounds with 11 in the home win over SDSU on 1/23/10, the boards were game and career highs while the points marked her seventh season and career double figure outing
  • Grabbed seven boards in the league game at Wyoming on 1/19/10 to lead the team for the second straight game in the rebound category
  • Led the team in rebounds with nine in the road win at CSU on 1/16/10
  • Recorded new season and career highs in points with 17 in the home win over Air Force on 1/13/10 which marked her sixth season and career double figure outing and also tied her season and career high in steals with three
  • With the 10 points scored in the home win over Nevada on 1/2/10 her overall points total was 98 which surpassed the total of 97 points scored her freshman season, while the points mark her third season and career double figure outing
  • Grabbed season and career highs in the rebound category with nine in the game at Utah State on 12/19/09 which were also team highs and tallied 11 points
  • Scored 15 points vs. San Francisco on 12/4/09 for her second best scoring output of the year, the points were also team and game highs and marked her second double figure game of the season and her career
  • Dished out three assists vs. Kansas St., on 11/27/09
  • At SUU on 11/24/09 picked three steals
  • Tallied 12 points at Montana State on 11/20/09, also grabbed six rebounds and went (.750, 6-8) from the free throw line
  • Scored six points and grabbed three boards in the road game at Washington on 11/18/09
  • Started in the first contest of the season vs. UVU on 11/13/09 making her second start overall scoring eight points and grabbing six rebounds
  • Final MWC stats/rankings
  • In rebounding ranked 15th in all games and ninth in league contests
  • Placed sixth and fourth respectively in all games and in MWC contests in the field goal percentage category
  • In the blocked shots category finished ranked 15th in all games
  • Ranked seventh in league games in offensive rebounds and 14th in defensive rebounds

2010-2011 | Junior Year

  • Final player notes
  • Named 6th Player of the Year by the MWC
  • Garnered Honorable Mention All-MWC honors
  • Named Female Athlete of the Year by Cougar Club
  • Concluded her junior season ranked third in points and scoring average with 8.9 points per game while having the second best field goal percentage on the team (.502, 114-227)
  • Finished the year ranked second in rebounds and rebound average (5.4) as well as in defensive rebounds with a 3.3 average
  • Placed first in offensive rebounds and ended the year in fourth place in steals and in blocked shots
  • Picked up her second double double of the 2010-11 campaign and her fourth overall with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the home game vs. USC on 3/23/11 in the third round of the WNIT, the rebounds were team highs and tied for game highs Scored 11 points in the home win over Denver on 3/17/11 in the first round of the WNIT for her 14th season and 26th career double digit outing while grabbing a team and game high nine boards
  • Led the team in points with 15 in the game vs. Utah at the MWC Champs on 3/11/11 marking her 13th on the year and 25th career double figure game
  • Dished out four assists in the road win at Utah on 2/12/11, which tied for team and game highs
  • Put up 16 points which tied for team and game highs in the home win over Air Force on 2/9/11 recording her 12th double digit outing of the year, the 24th career and they were the fifth in league play
  • Tallied double figures in points with 11 for the fourth consecutive game in the home win over Wyoming on 2/2/11, the points marked the 11th time this year she’s put up double figures in points and the 23rd in her career, also tied the team in rebounds with seven
  • For the third straight time tallied double digits in points with 12 in the home win over UNM on 1/29/11 marking her 10th season and 22nd overall
  • Picked up new season and career highs in points with 23, 13 of which came in the first half in the road win at SDSU on 1/26/11 marking her ninth season and 21st overall double figure contest and the second straight in league play, the points were team and game highs
  • Had 11 points in the home win over CSU on 1/22/11 recording her eighth season and 20th career double-digit performance
  • For the second straight time in league play grabbed six rebounds in the road game at TCU on 1/19/11
  • Dished out four assists off the bench in the game at Air Force on 1/8/11 for season and career highs in that category
  • Scored nine points in 15 minutes in the home win over UNLV on 1/5/11
  • Tallied 10 points marking her seventh this year and 19th overall double figure contest in the game at Nevada on 1/1/11
  • Was one of two BYU players to grab seven rebounds in the home game vs. Montana St., on 12/30/10
  • Recorded nine points in the win over Portland St., on 12/18/10
  • For the fifth straight time this year tallied double figures in points with 14 in the win over Weber State on 12/11/10 marking her sixth season and 17th overall, the points also tie for season highs
  • Was one of two players to record double digits in points with 10 in the win at UVU on 12/9/19 for her fifth double figure game of the year, 16th overall and third straight
  • Put up 10 points in the win recording her fourth on the season, her 16th overall and second straight double figure outing of the year in the contest vs. the University of San Diego
  • Led the BYU effort with 14 points in the game vs. Northwestern on 11/27/10 for season highs and for her second double figure game of the year and 14th overall Named to the Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Recorded her first double double of the year and her third overall with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the home win over USU on 11/23/10, the points are also her first double figure scoring game of the season and her 13th career while the 10 boards were season, team and game highs
  • Grabbed rebounds with seven in the home win over Washington on 11/20/10 Scored five points in the first two games of the year while grabbing three boards in each game
  • Had two steals at UIC on 11/17/10
  • MWC all games final notes
  • Concluded the year in fourth place in field goal percentage (.502, 114-227)
  • Ranked 13th in offensive rebounds with a 2.1 average

2011-2012 | Senior Year

  • Finished her final season as the team's leading scorer and rebounder averaging 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, and had the third best field goal percentage, .463 (145-313)
  • Concluded the year with the most offensive and defensive rebounds, 74 and 195 respectively, while placing second in blocked shots with 32 and in minutes played, 28.9 per game
  • Was named AP All-America Honorable Mention
  • Picked up her 11th double-double of the season, the 15th overall with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the NCAA First Round game vs. DePaul, the points marked the 18th double digit outing of the year and the 45th in her career, the rebounds and the seven assists were both game highs, the assists were career bests as well
  • Named WCC Player of the Month for February on 3/8/12
  • Grabbed game highs in the rebound category with 10 against San Diego in the semifinals of the WCC Champs
  • Named WCC Player of the Year and made the WCC All-Conference Team
  • In the WCC finished the season ranked second in defensive rebounds, third in rebounding, sixth in field goal percentage and in blocks, seventh in offensive rebounds, and 15th in scoring and in assists
  • Has scored double figures in points in 17 games this year and 44 in her career, the most recent was the 11 points in the road game at Gonzaga
  • Recorded her 10 double-double of the year and the 14th in her career with a game high 17 points and 10 rebounds in the home game vs. Santa Clara, the points give her a total of 1,009 career points making her the 22nd player in BYU history to reach 1,000 total points
  • Grabbed 13 rebounds in the home game vs. San Diego tying for season and career bests in that category, while adding 12 points for her ninth double-double of the season
  • With her rebound at 7:15 in the first half of the home game vs. San Francisco, tied her sister Lauren Riley Varley in career rebounds and is now in seventh place in BYU history for rebounds with 690, also had her eighth double-double of the season and 12th of her career with a team-best 16 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Was named WCC Player of the Month for January on 2/8/12.
  • Garnered two national player of the week citations earning College Basketball Mid-Major Conference Player of the Week honors by netscoutsbasketball.com and was also named Madness High-Major WCC Player of the Week by collegesportsmadness.com
  • Named WCC Player of the Week on Jan. 30 after her back-to-back double doubles in the two road games the team played at Seattle and at Santa Clara
  • Recorded a career high four three-pointers in the road game at Santa Clara
  • Scored a game-best 22 points in the road game at LMU for season highs in points
  • Had four blocks in the road game at San Francisco for season and career highs in that category
  • Tied her season and career highs in steals with three vs. Wisconsin on 11/23/11