Student Advisory Board Member
Monday was another great night for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. They continued their winning streak after defeating South Florida in the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game, but their win was not the top story of the night.
Sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson stole the spotlight when she went 10 for 10 from beyond the 3-point line. The best part of this story is that Samuelson achieved this record in just three quarters.
Samuelson broke a NCAA record for women’s basketball and tied the over all NCAA record with Andre Smith, who was once the only one to shoot 10 for 10 in D-1 basketball history. This record is something that has never been achieved in the NBA. Both Ben Gordon and Letrell Sprewell came close to breaking this record, but fell short by only scoring 9 out of the 10 shots.
Videos are streaming the internet of Samuelson doing the legendary Micheal Jordan shrug after her sixth 3-pointer. The shrug was originally done by Jordan in the 1992 finals after his sixth consecutive 3-pointer in the first half of the game. It was perfect timing for Samuelson to pull out the shrug, especially because she is on the right track to being one of the most well-known collegiate athletes.
The huskies find out who they play in the NCAA tournament on Monday.