January to compete in women's three-point championship

<p> Arizona State senior guard <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-baskbl/mtt/january_briann00.html"… January</a> will be one of eight college players from around the country competing in the women's three-point championship as part of the 21st annual College Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championships taking place on Thursday night at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich.</p><separator></separator><p>January, who was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday, concluded the regular season second in the country in 3-point field goal percentage (.469). This past season January set the single-season school record with 65 triples. She tied the single-game school record with seven from long range in a win at UC Davis last December. She ended her Sun Devil career ranked fourth on the school's all-time list in 3-point field goal percentage (.399) and fifth in 3-pointers made (132).</p><separator></separator><p>The school's all-time leader in assists (538) and free throw percentage (.830), January helped ASU to the most successful four-year period in school history as the Sun Devils won 77 percent of their games (104-32), including 72 percent of their Pac-10 games (59-13), and qualified for the NCAA Tournament all four years, including the program's only appearances in the Elite Eight (2007, '09).</p><separator></separator><p>Twice named the Pac-10's Defensive Player of the Year, January finished her career second on the school's all-time list in steals (265). Just as effective on the offensive end of the floor, January was also seventh all-time in scoring with 1,317 points.</p><separator></separator><p>Also competing in the three-point championship will be Kristi Toliver (Maryland), Kristi Smith (Iowa), Karee Houlette (Georgetown), Angel Chan (Central Michigan), Heather Ezell (Iowa State), Abby Waner (Duke) and Melissa Liebschwager (Furman).</p><separator></separator>Thursday's event will air at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN. <!-- STORY AD BEGINS HERE --></p>