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Alyssa Ustby reaches 1,000 career point milestone

Alyssa Ustby reaches 1,000 career point milestone

Add junior forward Alyssa Ustby to the list of UNC womenโ€™s basketball players who have surpassed the 1,000 career point mark.

What a memorable 21st birthday for Alyssa Ustby!

Not only is the UNC womenโ€™s basketball standout celebrating her birthday playing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but also reached a personal milestone in the process.

Ustby becomes the 40th Tar Heel to reach the 1,000-career points milestone and is the second to do so this season. She follows teammate Deja Kelly, who accomplished the feat on January 5.

Coming into North Carolinaโ€™s first NCAA Tournament game against St. Johnโ€™s, Ustby was 10 points away from the milestone. She finished the first half with 9 points and saw some of her early second-half shots just barely rimmed out.

The moment finally happened around the 5:35 mark, as she put together a signature move near the basket to score her 1,000th (and 1,001) career points.

If it wasnโ€™t for missing five games towards the end of the season, itโ€™s certain that the Rochester, Minnesota native wouldโ€™ve accomplished the milestone already. However, it couldnโ€™t have happened on a better day, as a milestone birthday was capped off with a personal milestone on the basketball court.

Even though sheโ€™s been a scoring presence in the post, Ustby does so many things for this UNC womenโ€™s basketball program. This milestone goes to show just how important she is to this teamโ€™s success, as she continues to put together an outstanding resume during her time in Chapel Hill.

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