Penn State Lady Lion junior guard Maggie Lucas added another All-America honor to her collection as she was named to the 10-player United States Basketball Writers Association All-America team.
Lucas, who selected as a second team Associated Press All-American yesterday, is the first Lady Lion to earn USBWA honors since 2005 when Tanisha Wright was a first team choice. Lucas is becomes the fifth different Lady Lion to claim basketball writers accolades, joining Susan Robinson (twice), Tina Nicholson, Kelly Mazzante (three times) and Wright.
Honored as the 2013 Big Ten Player of the Year, Lucas claimed All-Big Ten first team accolades for the second consecutive season after averaging 20.1 points per game on the year. She is the first Lady Lion to finish the year averaging 20 or more point since Kelly Mazzante in 2003-04 and just the third player to accomplish the feat (Mazzante in 2002, 2003, 2004; Robinson in 1988). Lucas tallied 644 points on the season to become just the second player in program history to record back-to-back 600-point campaigns, joining Mazzante. The Narberth, Pa. native netted 98 three-pointers on the season, which is third on the program charts, and connected on 46.2 percent her shots from downtown, which ranks second in Penn State history.