Brittany Morris, Women's Basketball
With six made three-pointers as part of a long-range shooting exhibition at USF (2/16), senior guard Brittany Morris (Raleigh, N.C.) seized the crown as Seton Hall's new all-time leader in career three-pointers made.
The Pirates mounted a furious second-half comeback against the Bulls behind precise outside shooting, knocking down 10 three-pointers as a team to finish just one make shy of the single-game school record.
The six treys was a single game career-high for Morris and was also only one off of the SHU single-game record, established by Terry Green in 2011-12 and has now has connected from long-range 159 times in a SHU uniform. With her fourth triple of the night, the Raleigh native surpassed the previous mark of 156 that was shared by former Pirates guard Ebonie Williams ('07-'10) and Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Famer Jodi Brooks ('90-'94).
Over the last two seasons, Morris has emerged as one of the premier outside threats in the BIG EAST. As a junior, she nailed 54 three-pointers, the third-highest single-season total in school history. She has already exceeded that mark in 2011-12, ranking sixth in the conference with a team-high 55 treys to this point in the season. Morris enters the week just one three-pointer behind Brooks' second-place tally of 56 set in 1993-94 and within striking distance of Williams' record-setting total of 69 three-pointers made in 2009-10.
After seeing limited action as a freshman, Morris has steadily grown into one of the Pirates' most potent offensive weapons. The 5-foot-6 guard has started every game since the beginning of the 2011-12 season and after finishing second on the team in scoring (11.0 ppg) as a junior, currently leads The Hall with a scoring average of 12.8 per contest. By matching her season-high with 23 points against USF, Morris increased her career scoring tally to 891 points entering SHU's two scheduled games this week (vs. Providence 2/20, at #3/2 Connecticut 2/23).
This is the third time in 2012-13 that Morris has been tabbed as the SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week, matching volleyball's Shelbey Manthorpe and Kerrie Kolackovsky of women's swimming & diving for the most individual honors this season.