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Junior Guard Maggie Proffitt Breaks Record

The University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bear Basketball team has a new record holder.

On Saturday Jan. 23 junior guard Maggie Proffitt drained her 167th three-pointer in a game against Nicholls State University.

The record that was held previously by Micah Rice with the programs division one record.

With that shot, she registered her place in Sugar Bear Basketball and in school history.

Proffitt a Columbia, Mississippi native, has been a near prolific outside shooter since she arrived as a freshman in 2013. She makes the three point shot look incredibly easy.

While it took Rice, the previous record holder 132 games to score 166 three pointers, it took Proffitt just a mere 79 games to eclipse that total for the program.

It also puts her well on track to surpass the overall three point record holders from the division two era of the program. Traci Graham who finished her career with 189 shots from beyond the arc, and Carone Harris who leads the way with 271 are the only women to sit ahead of Proffitt overall.

Proffitt sits in a comfortable third place with time left to play.

Keep in mind that Proffitt accomplished this feat in two and a half seasons here at UCA, and still has a season and a half left.

Proffitt is currently just 44 points shy of 1000 points for the program, averaging 14 points per game this season.

It is always great to see team players such as Proffitt reach milestones and book their place in the school record books.

While players like Proffitt try and make the people around them be the best that they can be, she leads the team by example. Congratulations to her.

This article originally appeared in the Jan. 27, 2016 print edition of The Echo.

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