Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Andrea Bailey

Senior Andrea Bailey‘s last-second, game-winning shot turned out to be the buzzer beater of the year as chosen by the readers of D3.Hoops.com, which covers NCAA Division III basketball.

Bailey’s 40-foot bank shot came on January 9 against Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Sophomore Gabbie DePalo fired an overhand pass from the baseline to Bailey, who caught the ball beyond midcourt with 1.5 seconds remaining and her back to the basket. Bailey turned to her left and shot with a defender in her face, giving Wheaton a dramatic 64-63 victory.