Xavier Magazine

Record Rewrites

Tara Boothe is forcing the University to reprint its record books. In January, the senior shattered the University’s all-time scoring record for women’s basketball, breaking the mark of 2,036 points set by Jo Ann Osterkamp 22 years ago. She also broke the record of most games started in a career, which was previously at 111 games, after starting every game in her four years.

Boothe already owns the school record for most points in a season with 659, the records for most points by a freshman, sophomore and junior, as well as most rebounds by a freshman and sophomore. And, depending on how far the team goes during March Madness, she may add the career rebounding record to her list of accomplishments.

Boothe is being marketed as an All-American and potential player of the year. She’s one of 30 candidates for the Bayer Advantage Senior CLASS Award given annually to the country’s top senior player. She was already named to two preseason All-American teams by the Women’s Basketball News Service and Street & Smith magazine. To help in the effort, the University created bobblehead dolls of Boothe, which it gave out to the first 1,000 fans at the game in which Boothe set the career scoring record.

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