Courtney Woods became NIU’s leading 3-point shooter in program history.
Courtney Woods, the 6’0″ combination guard/forward became the leading 3-point shooter in Northern Illinois University history last night.
Woods, a senior has hit 280 3-point shots in her career, moving past kylie York whose 275 3-point record has stood since 2010. The fact that Woods was not a shooter when she entered the program makes this feat even more impressive.
She is hitting the long ball at 40.9 percent, making her a very difficult cover for any defender. She is also getting to the line more than four times per game. She is 115-of-136 from the charity stripe, good for 84.6 percent.
Woods, a redshirt senior, also moved into fourth all-time on NIU’s scoring with 1834 points. Combine this with her other skills and Woods is quite the complete player.
She is leading the team in scoring with 22.1 points per game which is more than a quarter of the teams total scoring on most nights. She is also leading the team in rebounding with 8.0 per game.
She is second on the team in assists with 3.3 per game but has been the best passer for the last seven games. She is also second on the team in steals with 1.4 per game, just 0.1 behind team leader Myla Starks.
Unfortunately Woods is playing the 200th ranked team in division-1 per hero sports, which means she will probably not get a look in for the WNBA draft, but lets be honest, there are only 36 spots available.
If Woods can drag this team into March Madness expect her stock to rise. I, for one, want to see her career blossom