Mariah Robinson, senior guard from Beaver Dam, Ky., set the record for the most 3-point shots made in Murray State’s history.
Robinson passed Amber Guffey’s 2009 record of 211 career 3-pointers with over 215 shots and counting.
The record was broken in the Racers’ last meeting against UT Martin, where she scored 26 points, including four shots beyond the arc for the first Murray State victory over the Skyhawks in three years.
At the beginning of the season, Robinson said she was aware she was close to the record, but didn’t know how close she was until it was actually broken against UT Martin.
“I know I was short like 30 shots,” she said. “I was very surprised when I found out. Coach told me at the end of the game and everyone was patting me on the head and back telling me good job. I had to interview right after the game.”
Though Robinson said she was excited to break the record, she still was determined to add another win to the Murray State record more than anything.
“It’s really cool (to have this season),” Robinson said. “I feel like I’ve been in somewhat of a slump before the UT Martin game. It gave me a lot of motivation when I was frustrated about my shots not falling through.” Her presence behind the 3-point line has dug the Racers out of deficits in close games. Last week against Austin Peay, Robinson’s 3-point shot gave Murray State the lead for the first time in six minutes with just four minutes left in the game, giving them an opportunity to clench a 77-72 win.
Robinson’s aggressive 3-point play also earned her the Pepsi Athlete of the Week alongside senior men’s guard Isaiah Canaan.
Story by Carly Besser, Staff writer