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Penn State women’s basketball: Lady Lion Lucas a Wade Trophy finalist

Penn State’s Maggie Lucas, center, and the Lady Lions left University Park on Thursday for a Sweet 16 trip to California, where Penn State will take on Stanford on Sunday.
Penn State’s Maggie Lucas, center, and the Lady Lions left University Park on Thursday for a Sweet 16 trip to California, where Penn State will take on Stanford on Sunday. CDT photo

For the second-straight season, Lady Lion senior guard Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) is among the 12 finalists for The Wade Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding NCAA® Division I women’s basketball player, it was announced today by The Wade Trophy Committee, along with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and SHAPE America.

Lucas is just the second Lady Lion to be a two-time Wade Trophy finalist, joining Kelly Mazzante as the only players to earn the honor. Susan Robinson is Penn State’s only Wade Trophy winner, claiming the award as a senior in 1992.

Lucas, who was also recently named WBCA All-Region, is winding down one of the most prolific careers in Penn State and Big Ten history. The two-time Big Ten Player of the Year ranks second at Penn State and fourth in Big Ten in career scoring with 2,504 points. She owns the Big Ten and Penn State records with 365 career three-pointers, which also puts her 12th in NCAA history. Lucas is also one of the most prolific free-throw shooters in conference and school history. She owns the free-throw mark for both the Big Ten and Penn State at a .907 career clip and has broke the Lady Lion record for career free throws made (547) and single-season free throws with 185 this year.

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