(Editor's Note: Montana State Press Release)
BOZEMAN -- Montana State’s Tori Martell has been selected to the Rocket Mortgage Women’s 3-Point Championship roster for the 32nd annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Hinkle Fieldhouse on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis on Thursday, April 1. Martell is one of eight players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. MT.
Martell recently completed her senior season at Montana State, finishing third on the Bobcats’ all-time career three-point chart with 211 makes. Her career 36.5% three-point shooting ranks ninth all-time and her 69 triples this year is the sixth best single-season mark. Martell shot 41.3% from long distance this winter, which is the sixth best single-season showing in Bobcat history.
“Tori is without a doubt, one of the best shooters to ever come out of the Bobcat program,” said MSU head coach Tricia Binford. “It’s a great honor for her to be invited to this showcase and represent Montana State. Tori is one of the elite shooters in the nation at a consistent level this past season. She’s put in thousands of hours to perfect her craft and we’re excited for our ‘trigger’ to compete on national television.”
The product of Somerset, Wis., finished the season averaging 13.3 points per game. Martell led the Big Sky Conference in three-point field-goals per game, three-point field-goals made, three-point field-goals attempted, and three-point field-goal percentage. For her efforts, she was an All-Big Sky Conference Second-Team selection.
Nationally, Martell ranked 18th in 3-point field-goals made and 19th with 69 made triples. She set a Bobcat school record connecting on eight three-pointers against North Dakota in the season-opener. The eight three-pointers were the fourth highest recorded in the nation for the 2020-21 season.
A complete roster of participants will be released later.
For more than 30 years, several of the top players in college basketball have competed in the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships including: Gary Payton, Steve Nash, Jason Terry, Kyle Korver, Bobby Hurley, Michael Finley, Allan Houston, Wesley Matthews, Yogi Ferrell, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Gearlds, Kristi Toliver, Tiffany Hayes, and Ariel Atkins.
Intersport, producers of the event, invites 24 of the nation’s elite men’s and women’s college basketball players to compete in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships (eight dunkers, along with eight men’s and eight women’s shooters).
The program showcases the dunking and sharp-shooting talents of the nation’s top college basketball players during the Men’s 3-point Championship, the Rocket Mortgage Women’s 3-Point Championship, the Battle of the Champions, the Great Clips Slam Dunk Championship, and the IHOP Team Shootout.