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Smith To Participate In 3-Point Competition At NCAA Final Four

Mar 30, 2010

BOULDER - University of Colorado senior guard Bianca Smith has been selected to participate in the 3-point shooting competition at the 22nd Annual State Farm Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships on Thursday, April 1, in Indianapolis, home of the 2010 NCAA Final Four.

Smith is one of eight competitors in the women's field that will face off Thursday night at the Indianapolis Convention Center as part of the NCAA's Bracket Town events. The championships also feature a field of eight slam dunkers and eight men's 3-point shooters. A list of the entire field has yet to be announced.

The competition will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m. MST on Thursday and at various times throughout the Final Four weekend.

The reigning Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Sixth Man Award winner, Smith recently completed her Colorado career as the program's top 3-point shooter.

She is CU's all-time leader in 3-pointers made (257) and attempted (707) and her career 36.4 percent accuracy from downtown ranks 10th on CU's career charts. Smith's 257 3-pointers ranks ninth on the Big 12's all-time lists while her 707 attempts rank eighth.

A native of Missouri City, Texas, Smith leads the Big 12 in 3-pointers (2.7 3mpg) and free-throw percentage (.887) while ranking 14th overall in scoring at 12.8 points per outing. She set new team season 3-point marks with 82 made and 233 attempted in 2009-10. She held both previous marks when she made 80-of-217 in 34 games in 2007-08, giving her the top two single season performances in both categories.

Smith also has a hand in CU's single-game 3-point marks. She holds a share of the record for 3-pointers made in one game (7), made in one half (5) and attempted in one half (9). Seven times, a player made seven in one game, with Smith being three of those instances.

Smith, who is scheduled to graduate in May with her bachelor's degree in sociology, finished her career 18th on CU's all-time scoring list with 1,138 points. She is also sixth in career free-throw accuracy at 82.9 percent (141-of-170).