TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- For the second
consecutive year, junior guard Suzy Carlson (State College,
Pa.) has earned an NCAA Division III Women's Basketball
statistical national championship for her shooting accuracy at
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her efforts also helped
the Engineers earn a team statistical national title.
Carlson buried 123 of 129 free throw attempts on the 2005-06
season for a 95.3% effort to earn the NCAA Division III free throw
accuracy national championship.
Her efforts helped Rose-Hulman lead all NCAA basketball teams
(men or women, Division I, II or III) in free-throw accuracy at
82.4%. No other team in any division surpassed the 80%
Carlson captured the second NCAA Division III statistical
national championship of her Rose-Hulman career with the free-throw
title. In the 2004-05 season, she led all NCAA basketball
players in three-point accuracy at 55.8%. That mark ranked
fourth in the history of Division III women's basketball and was
the highest percentage recorded by any player since 1993.
Carlson's marked ranked second among players in all divisions
and both genders, behind the 96.2% effort of Penn State guard
Adrienne Squire, a native of Indian Creek High School in central
Rose-Hulman compiled a 13-12 record on the 2005-06 season for
the first winning campaign in program history. The Engineers
open the 2006-07 schedule with a trip to the Franklin College
Invitational on Nov. 17-18.