Former National Champ Trinity Oliver Bolsters UW’s Backcourt
SEATTLE – Washington head coach Tina Langley continued to reinforce the Huskies' roster for 2021-22 by adding former national championship guard Trinity Oliver to the backcourt. Oliver, who was a member of Baylor's 2019 NCAA title team, was a starter as a third-year junior in 2021 and played in 88 games for the Bears.
"Trinity Oliver comes from a rich collegiate tradition, with experience competing and winning at the highest level," Langley said. "This, along with her toughness and desire to pursue excellence on and off the court, makes her an outstanding addition and fit for Washington. We are so excited to welcome Trinity and her wonderful family to Montlake."
She was an important part of Baylor's winning ways over four years, helping the Bears post a 126-7 overall record, including 70-2 in Big-12 action. In her career, Oliver has been named to the 2019 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team, Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2018) and 2018 Big 12 All-Rookie Team.
"I chose the University of Washington because of the endless opportunities academically and athletically," Oliver said. "I believe in the vision Coach Langley and her amazing staff have for the future of the team. UW and the city of Seattle scenery is absolutely beautiful. I knew this would be a great place to call home. I'm so grateful to get the chance to play at this university while earning my masters and to continue turning dreams into reality!"
Oliver is coming off her best season with Baylor, which was 28-3 and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament in 2021. The junior played in all 31 games, starting 28, as the Bears advanced to the Elite 8 before falling to Connecticut.
During her redshirt sophomore season in 2020, Oliver played in 28 games. As a redshirt freshman in 2019 she appeared in 28 games for the NCAA Champs. In 2018, Oliver saw her season cut short after seven games due to a season-ending ACL injury in her left knee, but was able to utilize a redshirt and maintain her freshman eligibility.
Oliver had a storied high school career at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas, where she scored 2,300 career points and earned Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State honors three times and was a TABC Girls' All-State 6A selection twice.
In 2016 she was selected the District 7-6A Most Valuable Player and Fort Worth Star Telegram Player of the Year after averaging 22 points and 8.3 rebounds as a senior. She was ranked as the No. 30 guard in her class according to ESPN Hoopgulz. As a junior, Oliver averaged 25.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 1.3 blocks per game and was the 2015 District 7-6A Defensive Player of the Year.