Tara Miller National Leader In Assist-Turnover Ratio
Indianapolis, Ind. - Thanks in part to a season-high eight assists at UIC on Saturday (Jan. 12), Butler forward Tara Miller enters this week as the NCAA Division I leader in assists-to-turnovers ratio, according to the NCAA statistics which were released on Monday (Jan. 14). Miller touts 46 assists on the year to just 13 turnovers for an A/T ratio of 3.54.
Miller's mark is well ahead of the second-place ratio of 2.97, which is held by Illinois State's Kristi Cirone.
A native of Ramsey, Ind., Miller has been the Horizon League's leader in A/T ratio for much of the season, but she did not qualify for the national rankings because she lacked the minimum of 3.0 assists per game required by the NCAA. Miller had been averaging 2.9 assists per game heading into the Bulldogs' contest against the Flames before dishing a season-high eight to boost her average to 3.3 per game.
"We're really proud of Tara being the national leader in assists-to-turnovers ratio," head coach Beth Couture said. "This is a big accomplishment for her, especially with how many minutes she plays and how much she handles the ball in our offense. It really is a tribute to her floor vision and her physical strength when the ball in her hands."
As a team, the Bulldogs are 37th in the NCAA with a 0.97 A/T ratio (210 assists, 217 turnovers).
Butler (12-2, 2-1 Horizon League) welcomes league-leading Green Bay (12-3, 4-0 HL) to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Thursday (Jan. 17) for a 7:00 p.m. game.