Records are meant to be broken. In the NCAA, scoring records are not comparable to professional records because it the sports have such drastic differences. For instance, Pete Maravich is the all-time leader scorer in NCAA men’s history at 3,667 points scored and an insane average of 44.2 points per game from 1967-1970. Pistol Pete did this all without a three-point line, meanwhile players of today now have the luxury of the three-point line.
The same same can be said for NCAA Women’s Basketball, as some players thrive off the system, while others play less selfishly in order to win. Here are the all-time scoring leaders in NCAA Women’s Basketball History.
- Jackie Stiles of Southwest Missouri State: 3,393 (2001)
- Brittney Griner of Baylor: 3,283 (2013)
- Patricia Hoskins of Mississippi Valley State: 3,122 (1989)
- Lorri Bauman of Drake: 3,115 (1984)
- Jerica Coley of Florida International: 3,107 (2014)
- Rachel Banham of Minnesota: 3.056 (2016)
- Elena Delle Donne of Delaware: 3,039 (2013)
- Maya Moore of Connecticut: 3,036 (2011)
- Chamique Holdsclaw of Tennessee: 3,025 (1999)
- Cheryl Miller of USC: 3,016 (1986)
It’s interesting to me how the only names who stand out in terms of common familiarity are Brittney Griner and Maya Moore. Candace Parker is considered the best college basketball player ever, but since she left for the WNBA after three seasons, she missed the top 10 list with her 2,137 career points. If you wanted to watch Maya Moore play today, you would have to buy Minnesota Lynx tickets, a team that she has led to three championships.