Nika Mühl broke the program’s single-season assist record in UConn’s women’s basketball game against Xavier on Monday night.
Mühl recorded her 232nd assist of the season with a pass to Caroline Ducharme in the first quarter, breaking Sue Bird’s previous record of 231 in 2001-02.
One of the Best Passers in the Country
Mühl’s 7.9 assists per game average ranks second nationally, and she has 10 or more assists in a game nine times this season, a new record. No UConn player had ever accomplished this feat more than three times in a single season before Mühl.
Rewriting the Huskies’ Record Books
This is not Mühl’s first year breaking a UConn record. She had 15 assists against NC State on Nov. 20, breaking the program’s single-game record of 14 set by Paige Bueckers in February 2021.
A Finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award
Mühl is one of five finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which goes to the best point guard in the nation.
A Record Broken in Just 30 Games
The previous record, set by Bird more than 20 years ago, was broken in 39 games and 1,168 minutes. In contrast, Mühl broke the record in just 30 games and 1,062 minutes. Through her first two seasons at UConn, she had 149 assists in 56 games and 1,280 minutes.
Mühl’s achievement is a testament to her skills as a passer and a key reason why UConn is a top contender in women’s college basketball this season.