Former Rocket to receive plaque for being nation’s elite three-point shooter

June 13, 2012 | News, UToday
By Brian DeBenedictis


Former Rocket Courtney Ingersoll was the nation’s most accurate three-point shooter during the 2011-12 season and soon she will have the hardware to prove it.

Ingersoll is set to receive a plaque from the NCAA acknowledging her statistical championship for three-point shooting accuracy.

A 2011-12 third-team All-Mid-American Conference selection, Ingersoll connected on a sensational 44.2 percent (96 of 217) from beyond the arc and ranked 13th in the country in three-point field goals made (2.8). She sunk at least four triples in 12 games this past season, including a collegiate-best six against Cincinnati in the second round of the Postseason WNIT. Ingersoll’s 96 treys tied a MAC single-season record, and her 44.2 three-point field-goal percentage stands second best in UT annals.

Ingersoll also had the opportunity to showcase her long-distance shooting skills on ESPN during the women’s three-point competition at the annual Three-Point Championships, held in conjunction with the Men’s Basketball Final Four. The Three-Point Championship invited the top eight seniors in the country to compete, and Ingersoll advanced to the semifinals.

She wrapped up her career ranking sixth in school history in three-point field goals made (176), seventh in three-point field-goal percentage (36.6 percent, 176 of 481), and tied for seventh in three-point field goals attempted (481).

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