clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Washington’s Kelsey Plum eclipses Pac-12 all-time scoring record

Kelsey Plum had a lot of people on their feet today after yet another impressive showing against Boise State. The senior is now the Pac-12 all-time leading scorer with 2,759 points in her career thus far.

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Lexington Regional-Kentucky vs Washington Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle, WA. — It’s not even up for debate that No. 11 Washington’s Kelsey Plum is one of the most prolific scorers in the country—not to mention one of the most prolific scorers to ever play the game. Today (Dec. 11) against Boise State, Plum surpassed Chiney Ogwumike to become the all-time leading scorer in Pac-12 history. Plum reeled in 44 points this afternoon moving her emphatic career points total to 2,759.

With under nine minutes to go in the third period against Boise State, Plum added yet another honor to her name by officially becoming the all-time leading scorer in the Pac-12.

At halftime, the senior was just one point shy of tying the record with 22 points, and she did not need much time in the second half to take sole possession of the leader board. In today’s game, Plum also became Washington’s all-time three-point record holder in program history.

This season alone, she has had six 30-plus scoring games (including today) and notched an impressive 44 points one other time this season. In all 11 games, she has scored at least 22 points. Plum now has 341 points solely in her senior campaign and came into today’s contest leading the country in scoring average at 29.7 points per game.

What’s impressive about Plum’s ability to score the ball is that, even after setting the Pac-12 freshman scoring record in 2014 with 712 points, she’s gotten even better since that. And not just a little bit better—drastically better. In Plum’s sophomore season, she finished the year with 746 points. But one year later, she flirted with 1,000 points—something majority of players don’t even do in four years—at 960.

At this rate, Plum is well on her way to 1,000 points or more this season.