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Penn State women’s basketball: Lady Lions give out awards

Penn State’s Maggie Lucas, left, talks with head coach Coquese Washington during Tuesday’s win over Florida.
Penn State’s Maggie Lucas, left, talks with head coach Coquese Washington during Tuesday’s win over Florida. CDT photo

Maggie Lucas collected her third Joanie O’Brien Most Outstanding Player Award, while guard Dara Taylor garnered her second-straight Collegiate Pride Defensive Player of the Year Award at the Lady Lions postseason awards banquet on Sunday.

Ariel Edwards won the Jeanette Goss Courage/Leadership Award and shared the Most Improved Player honor with Talia East.

Guard Lindsey Spann, who missed her freshman season with a knee injury, took home the Robin Lombard Award, in honor of those qualities that exemplify the true spirit of Lady Lion basketball, and the Academic Achievement Award. Assistant coaches Fred Chmiel, Kia Damon and Maren Walseth received the Tom Caldwell “Unsung Hero” Award.

Pennsylvania Pink Zone executive director Miriam Powell and Kish Bank were recognized for their outstanding service to Lady Lion basketball with the Hank Gambocurta Award. The Kent Petersen Student Fan of the Year Award went to Brian Mundy and Stefanie Day, while Gorman Findley, the Lady Lion Cager Club photographer, was honored with the Ruth Ingram Award in recognition of a Lady Lion Basketball fan for outstanding enthusiasm and support.

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