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Friday, April 2, 2010

UDM's Mulroy wins national 3-point contest

Brigid Mulroy finished the regular season as the most accurate 3-point shooter in NCAA Division I women's basketball.

The Birmingham Marian grad and University of Detroit Mercy senior finished her postseason appearance with a claim on that same title, as she won the women's 3-point shooting competition held in Indianapolis to kick off Final Four weekend.

“It’s just one of those things that my nerves were going crazy, but as soon as I stepped out onto the court it was pure adrenaline going through me,” Mulroy told “I wanted to do so well for everyone that came out to see me and am so happy with how I am ending my career at Detroit.”

Mulroy tied for second with a 20-point first round, then won the semifinal round with another 20-point showing. In the finals, she beat Notre Dame's Ashley Barlow, 16-11, to claim the women's title. Facing men's champion Eric Hayes of Maryland to determine the overall champion, Mulroy's final shot bounced off the rim, as she fell, 22-21.

To read Mulroy's story — including a video of her expectations for the contest — click here.


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