Sunday, February 12th, 2012 - 9:59 pm

PUC’s Alex Starr Joins 1,000-Point Club

HAMMOND, Ind. – Purdue University Calumet’s Alex Starr (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) became the 15th woman in school history to join the 1,000-point club, reaching the career milestone less than two minutes into the Peregrines’ 77-73 victory over Trinity International on Saturday afternoon.

The 5-foot-8 guard needed just four points to clear the 1,000-point plateau and wasted no time accomplishing the feat, scoring her fifth point of the contest on a three-pointer at the 18:46 mark in the first half. She joins teammate Stephaine Beck as a current member of the 1,000-point club, marking the second-straight season that Purdue Calumet has had multiple 1,000-point scorers on the roster.

Starr ranks fourth on the school’s all-time three-point field goal list, having connected on 150 treys over the course of her three seasons in Hammond. She leads the CCAC in scoring this season, averaging 15.7 points per game this season while knocking down 54 shots from beyond the arc.

She has helped lead the Black and Gold to a 19-9 overall record this season, as the team is one win shy of the program’s fifth 20-win campaign. Purdue Calumet will look for its 20th victory of the year this Wednesday, February 15, when it travels to Trinity Christian for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.