Albert Finishes 2011-12 As Nation’s 3-Point Leader
Courtesy of Marian University
FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Sophomore guard Sarah Albert finished the 2011-12 women's basketball season as the most efficient three-point shooter in the nation, leading all performers with a 49.6 percent clip from downtown for the Marian University women's basketball team. She currently leads all three NCAA divisions.
"It's exciting and not something that I was expecting," Albert said. "For all the hard work I put in, it's a great feeling to achieve this and have something to show for it. I couldn't have done it without my teammates."
Albert, a native of Howards Grove, Wis., went 62-for-125 from the three-point this season, finishing 1.6 percent ahead of the next closest competitor in Maria Mackey of Northland, who shot 48 percent (72-for-150). Conference foe, Kayla Blom of Dominican, was third at 46.9 percent (67-for-143).
She smashed the school-record of 41.9 percent (52-for-124), previously held by Kerri Huebel (Holtz) from the 2000-01 season. She tied Brook Haen (2009-10) for most makes in a single season. Haen also holds the record for most makes at 84.
Albert established herself early on as a potent threat from the outside. She posted a game-high 22 points in her first game as a Sabre, going 6-for-8 from three-point range, in a dominating win over Lawrence at home. Her most impressive performance was in a win over Aurora when she knocked down 10-of-13 triples, a school-record for three-point makes in a single game.
As the season went on, defenses began to key on her and she still managed to average 2.4 three's made per game to rank second in the Northern Athletics Conference.