By GERARDO RECINOS
Martinez native and St. Catherine of Siena graduate Natalie Romeo adds to the accolades of her sophomore season with one game left until the Big Ten Tournament.
Romeo has shot the ball from beyond the arc at an alarming pace. The former Carondelet-Concord guard nailed her 90th 3-pointer in a loss to Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 21, making her the first Nebraska basketball player, male or female, to top the mark.
With contests against Indiana on Feb. 24, and Northwestern on Feb. 28, the sophomore guard could conceivably reach the century mark this season with a solid performance. Her mark of 90 ranks her as the fifth best shooter from beyond the arc in NCAA Division I women’s basketball as of Tribune deadline.
Her percentage of shots made from beyond the arc is 41.7, which leaves her at number 26 in the nation, however, of the top 25 most accurate shooters, she is the only shooter to have converted more than 80 shots from long range.
Nebraska is currently 17-10 overall, and 8-8 in Big Ten Conference play. The Big Ten Tournament is set to start on Wednesday, March 2, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.