Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 20, 2006) - With a basket just 36 seconds into John Brown’s 55-49 victory over Wayland Baptist Saturday, Kendra McCormick broke the JBU career scoring record, passing Holly Robason. McCormick scored 14 points in the game to set the new mark at 1,687. She had tied Robason’s old record of 1,673 against Lubbock Christian on Thursday night.
Robason played for John Brown from 1987-91. She still holds the school records for scoring average (15.2), made field goals (670), and assists (441), and also ranks fourth in steals with 211. Now Holly Beitel, she lives in Tulsa and is a member of the JBU Board of Trustees.
McCormick is a four-year starter from Siloam Springs. With a current career field-goal percentage of 52.3, she is poised to break the school record in that category, held by Sofie Voordeckers (52.0), by the end of the season. Of special note, the top four scorers in JBU history are now Siloam Springs natives. McCormick, Robason, Katie Woodruff, and Carrie Penner all graduated from Siloam Springs High School.