April 2, 2008
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior guard Chioma Nnamaka will showcase her long-distance skills as a participant in the 20th annual ESPN College Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championships Thursday night in San Antonio, Texas.
The annual event, which has come to be recognized as the tip-off of the Men’s Final Four weekend, will begin at 9 p.m. ET at the Greehey Arena on the St. Mary’s University campus and will be televised by ESPN.
“It is an honor to be selected to this competition,” Nnamaka said. “It is going to be a lot of fun going up against some of the best three-point shooters in the country. I am really looking forward to the experience.”
A native of Uppsala, Sweden, Nnamaka is one of eight senior standouts that will participate in the women’s three-point contest. The Yellow Jackets’ second-leading scorer this season with an average of 14.8 points, Nnamaka led the Atlantic Coast Conference in three-pointers made per game (3.0) and ranked third in three-point percentage (.387).
The women’s three-point contest will feature eight seniors from around the country. Also participating in this season’s competition are Meg Bulger of West Virginia, Maurita Reed of Miami, Joyce Ekworomadu of Texas State, DePaul’s Allie Quigley, Marscilla Packer of Ohio State, Kiki Lund of Dayton and Morehead State’s Tarah Combs. The winners of the men’s and women’s shootouts will meet in a head-to-head matchup.
Nnamaka is the Jackets all-time leader and ranks third in ACC history in three-pointers made with 269 in her four-year career on the Flats. The sharp-shooter closed out her final season in a Tech uniform with a career-best 92 three’s in 2007-08. She also racked up 1,593 points in her career, good for fifth all-time at Georgia Tech.
Last Season, Tech’s Mario West won the men’s slam dunk competition at the Georgia State Sports Arena.
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