Teams: Women's Basketball: Press
Monday, February 5, 2007
KRAH SETS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CAREER THREE-POINTERS MARK
-- With a three-pointer at the 9:31 mark of the first half against
Middlebury College on Friday night, Tufts University senior
Valerie Krah (Mountain Lakes, NJ/Mountain Lakes) became the
women's basketball program's all-time leader in three-point field
goals with 127. She currently has 131 in 394 attempts (.332)
entering the final week of the regular season.
Krah entered the season with 90 three-pointers, fourth place
all-time. She reached the century mark during Tufts' 82-50 win at
home against Simmons on December 7. She soon passed former Jumbos
Shelley Pedersen (1993-97) and Jessica Powers (2002-06) and tied Hironaka at 126 with two against Wesleyan on January 27. The 126th
three-pointer was a dramatic one from the left corner with nine
seconds on the clock that gave the Jumbos a 60-58 victory over
Wesleyan. Hironaka, currently a First Lieutenant in the US Air Force
who will be flying for the Hawaii Air National Guard, played at
Tufts from 1995-99.
After coming to Tufts in 2003, Krah netted 14 three-pointers during
her freshman season. She missed eight games that year with a broken
hand. Her 37 threes in 95 attempts during the 2004-05 season
represents the best percentage (.389) in a single-season for Jumbos
with more than 25 threes in a year. Krah's 39 threes last season are
tied for fourth-best in a season, and she's established a personal
high with 41 trifectas this year.
Krah is in the midst of a strong senior season. At 7-0 in the New
England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), the Jumbos are
off to their best-ever start in the league. Krah has led the team in
scoring in five of those games, including a career-high 21 points
against Middlebury on the night she set the record. She leads the
Jumbos with 14.3 points per game. Her career-high 300 points this
year have lifted her career total to 853.
"Val is a talented scorer who eats, breathes and sweats the game of
basketball," head coach Carla Berube said. "She's our go-to player
and sets a good example by being dedicated and hard working."
The Jumbos, 15-6 overall, have a first-place showdown against #2 in
the nation Bowdoin College on Friday night in Brunswick, Maine. Both
teams are undefeated in the league.