Nebraska Wesleyan University senior guard Shea Rasmussen reached the 1,000 point plateau Saturday afternoon (Dec. 10) in a 63-60 victory over Dordt.
Rasmussen (Longmont, Colo.) entered the game with 972 points, needing 28 to reach 1,000. At the 8:26 mark of the second half she connected on her sixth 3-pointer of the game to get 1,000 points for her career. She finished the game by tying her career-high with 32 points, hitting 6-9 from 3-point range to give her 1,004 points for her career. Rasmussen is a two-time All-GPAC honorable mention selection and is currently averaging 17.3 points per game to rank third in the Great Plains Athletic Conference in scoring.
Rasmussen, a Longmont H.S., graduate, is just the 11th Nebraska Wesleyan women’s basketball player to score at least 1,000 career points. She is the third NWU women’s basketball player to reach 1,000 points in the past two seasons. She is 10th all-time at NWU in scoring and needs 38 points to climb up to ninth all-time.
She also is second all-time in 3-point field goals with 153 career 3-pointers. She needs just 10 more 3-pointers to become the school’s all-time record holder for 3-point field goals. Rasmussen is also the career leader in free throw percentage hitting 82.4 percent (155-188) from the free throw line for her career.
Nebraska Wesleyan is 2-6 overall and 1-4 in GPAC play after their victory on Saturday against Dordt College. The Prairie Wolves first seven opponents had a combined record of 52-13 with four of their losses coming to teams ranked in the NAIA II Top 25, three of them now ranked in the top 10. NWU will host Mount Marty College on Saturday (Dec. 17) and Midland University next Tuesday (Dec. 20) to close out play before the Christmas break.