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Taylor Alton Selected to 2012 State Farm Women's College 3-Point Contest

Taylor Alton, the Spartans' top threat from behind the arc this season, has been selected to participate in the women's college 3-point contest next week.

March 21, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Senior Taylor Alton will represent the Michigan State women's basketball program next week at the 2012 State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships, held Thursday, March 29 in New Orleans. The 24th annual event will air at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Alton is the first Spartan to compete in the women's college 3-point contest since Lindsay Bowen won the event in 2006.

Alton finished her senior season third on the team in scoring with a career high 7.8 points per game. She led the Spartans and was fifth in the Big Ten with 64 3-pointers, while knocking down a team-best 36.6% from behind the arc, good for seventh in the conference. Alton finished her career eighth on the MSU career 3-pointers list with 116 and is fourth with a career percentage of 35.6%.

The State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will take place at Tulane University's Fogelman Arena in New Orleans. The event will showcase the dunking and sharp-shooting talents of 24 of the nation's top college basketball seniors. Individual events include the State Farm Women's 3-Point Contest, Hampton Hotels Men's 3-Point Contest, Pure Protein Battle of the Champions and Denny's Slam Dunk Contest.

The final roster for the 2012 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will be available soon. Some of the other participants include: Miles Plumlee (Duke), Marcus Denmon (Missouri), John Shurna (Northwestern) and Brittany Rayburn (Purdue).

For fans who would like to attend the event, doors will open at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $15, a Family Four Pack is $40 and groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $8 per ticket. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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