Feb. 11, 2010
It took Allyssa DeHaan only 11 minutes and eight seconds to block her first college shot and now 127 games later, she now sits atop the NCAA Division I record book with 480 blocked shots.
The story began with a blocked Lindsey Hollobaugh layup on Nov. 17, 2006 at the Breslin Center and added a new chapter tonight at Crisler Arena. Thirteen seconds into the second half, Michigan's Krista Phillips squared up for a foul line jumper, only for the ball to be deflected by DeHaan for the 480th time in her storied collegiate career.
For the time-being, DeHaan is tied with TCU's Sandora Irvin (2001-05) for the NCAA mark. Her laundry list of block laurels began with the Michigan high school record of 718 (a record she holds by 252 blocks), and also includes the Big Ten and Michigan State freshman, single-season and career plateaus, along with the MSU single-game mark.
DeHaan may not end the season, or even the day, with the NCAA record, but when she hangs up her Green and White jersey for the last time in the next couple months, she will always be able to say, she stood atop the NCAA all-time record book.
UPDATE: St. Mary's Louella Tomlinson tallied five blocks tonight against Gonzaga to surpass DeHaan and Irvin for the curent NCAA Division I blocks record. Tomlinson, a junior, now has 483 career blocks and also broke the NCAA single-season record tonight with 166.