Catching up with the Commodores: Caroline Williams Hipps

June 20, 2014

By David Dawson

Throughout the week, we've been "Catching up with the Commodores" by shining the spotlight on former Vanderbilt players.

The package wraps up today with an interview of Caroline Williams Hipps, who played at VU from 2003-2007 and is one of the most accurate 3-point shooters in NCAA history.

Williams, in fact, ranks fifth in the history of women's college basketball in career 3-point percentage (46.5). It is the best-ever career mark by an SEC player.

Williams, who was apart of two SEC Tournament championship teams, made 238 of her 512 attempts from 3-point range. She trails only Notre Dame's Alicia Ratay (47.6), Samford's Emily London (47.4), Harvard's Erin Mahler (46.7) and Houston's Jana Crosby (46.7) on the NCAA's all-time list for 3-point accuracy.

• Saw action in 115 games in her career, including 80 starts
• Owns the program's record for single-season 3-pointers (95)
• Shot 46 percent from 3-point range for her career, the highest-ever mark by an SEC player and No. 5 on the NCAA's all-time list
• Scored 1,005 points in her career, including scoring 805 over her final two seasons
• Named All-SEC Second Team in her junior and senior seasons
• Shot 84 percent from the foul line in her career (95-of-112)
• Was a member of two SEC Tournament Championship teams
• Shot 49 percent from 3-point range as a senior and 51 percent as a sophomore

Here is the complete list for our "Catching up with Commodores" package. We featured a different player -- all of whom were fan favorites at Memorial Gym -- each day:

Monday: Tiffany Clarke interview (Here)
Tuesday: Elan Brown interview (Here)
WEDNESDAY: Gabby Smith interview (Here)
Thursday: Merideth Marsh interview (Here)
Friday: Caroline Williams interview



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