Lady Lion Lucas named Freshman All-American

April 08, 2011

University Park, Pa. — Penn State guard Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) capped a stellar freshman campaign by being named to the Full Court Press Freshman All-American second team. She is one of 15 players selected to the Freshman All-American squad and one of only two Big Ten players to earn the honor (Purdue's Courtney Moses - third team). This is the second-straight season that the Lady Lions have had a representative on the Full Court Press Freshman All-American team, joining Alex Bentley who was a third team selection a year ago.

Lucas was instrumental in helping the Lady Lions return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005-06 after being selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Sixth Player of the Year. She is the second Lady Lion to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Year accolades (Kelly Mazzante - 2001) and the first Penn Stater to take home Sixth Player of the Year honors. The Narberth, Pa. native was also selected to the All-Big Ten second team by the media and the third team by the coaches.

The eight-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week etched her name into the Penn State and Big Ten record books in her outstanding rookie campaign as she broke the Big Ten and Penn State single-season record for three-pointers (112). Her 112 three-pointers are tied for 12th on the NCAA Division I single-season list. Lucas is just the third player in conference history to make 100 or more triples in a season, joining former Lady Lion Kelly Mazzante and Ohio State's Caity Matter. Additionally, Lucas broke Mazzante's Penn State freshman season scoring record with 552 tallies, which is also 15th on Penn State's single-season scoring list.

Lucas led the Big Ten in three-point field goals and was second in three-point field goal percentage (.426). She is also in the Top 15 in the NCAA in both categories. The rookie guard finished seventh in the Big Ten in scoring at a 15.8 per game clip. Lucas tallied 13 games with 20 or more points this season, the most by a Lady Lion since Kelly Mazzante had 10 20-point performances in her rookie yea

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Last Updated April 08, 2011