Kyle Collinsworth: Mormon Athlete
Kyle Collinsworth was a college basketball player, having played guard for Brigham Young University, and is considered one of BYU’s best players. In November 2015, he scored his seventh triple-double, which made him the record holder of most triple-doubles in NCAA Division I history. The record moved him above LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal’s college career mark. On March 16, 2016, he hit his twelfth career triple-double. He finished the 2015-16 season with 1st all-time in assists in a single season, 1st in assists per game, 1st in 10-assist games, 3rd in steals, tied-4th in steals per game, and tied-8th in double-doubles. He was team captain, named AP honorable mention All-American, and was named the WCC Player of the Year and to the All-WCC First Team.
Collinsworth was born in Provo, Utah, on October 3, 1991. He was a four-year starter at Provo High School. He was named Deseret News Mr. Basketball, Salt Lake Tribune Male Athlete of the Year, Utah Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior, and earned first-team all-state honors from the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune and was the Daily Herald's All-Valley Player of the Year.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission to Russia after his freshman year at BYU. His wife, Shea Martinez-Collinsworth, is an All-American 800m runner at BYU.