Sooners’ Robertson sets women’s 3-point record


OU’s Taylor Robertson sets NCAA D-I women’s career 3-point record (0:19)

Oklahoma’s Taylor Robertson hits her 498th career 3-pointer, setting an NCAA Division I women’s basketball record. (0:19)

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      M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.

AMES, Iowa — Oklahoma Sooners guard Taylor Robertson broke the Division I women’s basketball career record for 3-pointers with her first attempt Saturday as the No. 14 Sooners met the No. 18 Iowa State Cyclones. It was her 498th 3-pointer, breaking the mark Ohio State Buckeyes star Kelsey Mitchell set from 2014 to 2018.

Robertson is a fifth-year senior who is taking advantage of the extra season offered by the COVID-19 waiver from 2020 to 2021. However, Robertson reached the record in one fewer game than Mitchell: 138 to 139.

She also got the career mark in fewer attempts: 1,135 to Mitchell’s 1,286. Mitchell was the No. 2 pick by the Indiana Fever in the 2018 WNBA draft and has made 347 3s thus far in her five WNBA seasons.

Robertson now has made at least one 3-pointer in 62 consecutive games. Oklahoma, Iowa State and Texas are tied atop the Big 12 at 6-2.

The record-setting basket came with 4 minutes, 18 seconds left in the first quarter at Iowa State’s Hilton Coliseum. It was Robertson’s first attempt from the field and her 52nd 3-pointer of this season.

The 6-foot Robertson entered the game shooting 43.9% from behind the arc in her Oklahoma career. She has never finished a season with the Sooners shooting less than 40% from 3-point range, and is shooting 41.8% this season.

The only season she had fewer than 100 3-pointers was in 2020-2021, when the Sooners played just 24 games.

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