Women's Hoops To Be Awarded NCAA Division I Shooting Award
North Texas Increased Field Goal Percentage By 7.23 Percent In 2015-16
DENTON -- North Texas will be awarded with the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Shooting Award later this month for the most improved field-goal percentage in the 2015-16 season, the Association announced over the weekend.
The Mean Green shot 41.7 percent from the field this year, a 7.23 percent increase from a season ago and the best mark by any North Texas team this century. That figure ranks sixth in program history and is the best single-season percentage since the team went 41.3 percent from the field in 2001-02.
The national recognition is just the latest affirmation of the team's step forward this season. In addition to the country's best improvement in shooting efficiency, North Texas averaged 9.5 more points per game in 2016 while more than doubling its win total from a season ago.
Now in its third season, this honor was created by the NCAA in 2014 to reward the team that improved its shooting the most. Head coach Jalie Mitchell will represent the Mean Green in receiving the award later this month, when the team's achievements will be recognized on Super Saturday during the 2016 Women's Final Four weekend in Indianapolis.