Dick O'Neal set every major Southwest Conference record in basketball while at Texas Christian University. In his three varsity seasons of 1955-57, O'Neal held season and career records for most field goals, free throws, and points scored. Remarkably, he is still tied for second for the Southwest Conference record for most free throws in a conference game (22) and is ranked in the top five all-time in both season and career scoring. In 72 games with the Horned Frogs, O'Neal scored 1,723 points for a per-game average of 23.9. O'Neal's single-game bests were 49 points, 17 field goals, and 22 free throws. The 1955 All-American was a three-time All-SWC performer. O'Neal was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.