Indiana's Valentin breaks free throw record

Updated: January 13, 2006, 1:16 AM ET
Associated Press

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Indiana's Cyndi Valentin set an NCAA women's Division I season record Thursday night by hitting her 61st consecutive free throw.

Valentin, who tied the previous record of 60 on Monday, hit her first attempt during Indiana's 69-56 victory over Northwestern. She missed her next one and was 2-of-4 for the game, putting her at 78-of-82 (95.1 percent) for the season.

Valentin led the Hoosiers with 19 points.

Ginny Doyle of Richmond hit her first 60 attempts in 1991-92 and she still holds the overall record of 66, including her final six attempts from the previous season.

The NCAA women's record for all divisions is 69 by Jamie Visness of Division III Concordia-Moorhead in 2002-03.

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