News release date: February 6, 1997

Whitman College Basketball Player Sees
Record Free Throw Streak End at 60

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Dan Rough, a 6-foot-1 junior guard at Whitman College, saw his record streak of consecutive free throws end at 60 against Linfield College in a Jan. 31 game in McMinnville, Oregon.

Rough made his first five free throws against Linfield to extend his new NAIA Div. II record to 60 before missing a pair of free throws late in the game.

The previous NAIA Div. II record -- 52 -- was shared by two players.

Rough began his streak on Dec. 15, 1995, when he made two free throws in the second half of a non-conference game against Eastern Oregon State College. He had missed two free throws in the first half.

His streak eventually spanned 34 games and parts of two others.

His first miss against Linfield also snapped Rough's streak of 61 consecutive free throws against Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges (NCIC) opponents. His last miss during an NCIC game was February 4, 1995, against Willamette University.

The all-time collegiate record for most consecutive free throws is 74, set by Mike Hall of Adams State in 1992. His mark is the record for both NAIA Div. I and NCAA Div. II.

Rough graduated from Port Townsend (Wash.) High School as valedictorian of his class. He is a math major at Whitman.

Rough is leading Whitman in scoring this season. He also led Whitman in scoring during his sophomore season, and he capped his freshman season by winning the NAIA Div. II 3-point shooting title.

CONTACT:

Dave Holden, Whitman College Sports Information, (509) 527-5902
Email Address: holden@whitman.edu