A Lady Lion first: Mazzante makes first-team AP All-America squad

April 04, 2003

Kelly Mazzante, a junior guard for the Lady Lion basketball team, has become the first-ever player in Penn State women's basketball history to earn Associated Press (AP) All-America first team recognition. Mazzante, a second-team AP selection in 2002, is the fifth Penn Stater to be honored on any of the AP All-America squads. The three-time Big Ten scoring champion and recipient of the Chicago Tribune's Silver Basketball Award honoring the top women's basketball players in the Big Ten, Mazzante has already been recognized as a member of the United States Basketball Writers All-America Team and was a second-team Verizon Academic All-America selection. She became the fastest player in Big Ten history to reach the 2,000-point milestone during the 2002-03 season, needing only 88 games, and currently ranks fourth among the Big Ten's career scoring leaders with her current total of 2,238 points - 340 behind Ohio State's Katie Smith's conference-best total of 2,578.
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