Smith to Compete in National 3-Point Contest Thursday

March 30, 2009

IOWA CITY, IA — Hawkeye senior Kristi Smith has been picked to compete in ESPNs Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. Smith will be one of eight women and eight men from Division-I schools to compete in the 3-point contest. The competition will be held at The Palace of Auburn Hills Thursday in Detroit, MI.

This will be the 21st annual event, which is always held in the site city of the Men’s Final Four. The event will be televised on a tape-delayed basis on ESPN April 2 from 8-10 p.m. (CDT).

Smith finished this season with 65 triples, the most of any Big Ten senior. She shot at a 41.4 percent clip from 3-point territory this season, which ranks 16th nationally. For her career, she made 185-454 (.407) treys. Her career shooting accuracy from distance is a school record and ranks second-best in Big Ten annals.

Smith became only the seventh Hawkeye to earn first team all-Big Ten laurels multiple times after being selected to the first team this season. Additionally, she became the first Hawkeye to ever amass over 400 points and 100 assists in three seasons.