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Former Wisconsin guard Robin Threatt was one of two Badgers players to be the first to participate in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Threatt, a 1993 graduate of Wisconsin, earned a spot with the Seattle Storm in 2000 and played one season.
A 5-7 shooting guard, Threatt led the Badger team to its then-second best finish in program history in 1992, with a 20-9 record and first-ever NCAA bid. She was only the second Badger to earn first team all-Big Ten honors (in 1992 and 1993), and was the runner-up in balloting for Big Ten Player of the Year honors in 1992. She averaged 19.8 points per game her senior year and was the first basketball athlete to be named a Kodak District All-Region team, and earn all-America Honorable Mention honors in 1992. She was also one of 56 athletes and the only UW women's basketball player to ever be invited to the U.S. Olympic Tryouts (in 1992).
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native became Wisconsin's all-time leading scorer collecting 1,901 points replacing the 10-year old mark by Theresa Huff. She now ranks fourth in career scoring, and her career average of 16.7 points per game ranks third. She scored in double figures in 80 of 96 games (.851 percent), and scored 20 points or more 34 times. She also ranks fourth in career steals with 283.
Although many of her scoring records were supplanted by others, Threatt will always remain a fabulous fixture in Wisconsin Women's Basketball lore. She could shoot the 3, drive, make steals, play defense, and touch the rim. Return to 1993 and see her All-America nomination video to the tune of “Rockin' Robin.”
THREATT'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Ranks fourth in UW scoring with 1,901 points; broke Theresa Huff's (UW Hall of Fame 1998) 10-year old scoring record when she assumed the top scoring honors in1993. Barb Franke (UW Hall of Fame 2005) broke Threatt's record two years later.
- Ranks 6th in double figure scoring (96) including 37 straight games (ranks third)
- Member of UW's first NCAA qualifying team in 1992 (lost in first round and finished 20-9).
- Three-time MVP from 1990-93
- Only UW player (and one of just 56 players) ever invited to the US Olympic tryouts (1992)
- First-team All-Big Ten honors in 1992 and 1993
- Runner-up for Big Ten Player of Year in 1992
- Earned second team All-Big Ten honors in 1991
- WBCA/Kodak All-District IV first team in 1992 and thus a Kodak honorable mention All-American
- One of only four UW players to earn 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 240 assists and 200 steals
THREATT'S CAREER STATS
- 4th in scoring 1,901; career average of 16.70 points per game ranks third
- 3rd in most field goals (757) and field goal attempts (1609)
- 15th in field goal percentage (.470)
- 7th 3-point goals made (144) and sixth in 3 pt goals attempted (410)
- 8th in 3-point percentage (.351)
- 4th in steals (283) and career average steals (2.48)
- Tied 15th games played (114)