Lady Lion guard Maggie Lucas was named an Associated Press honorable mention All-American Tuesday, while guard Alex Bentley was left off the list and the Big Ten received little love.
Lucas' recognition as an honorable mention is the first time a Lady Lion has brought home such honors since Trya Grant in 2010. It's the 15th time a Lady Lion has been recognized in some All-American fashion by the AP. Lucas averaged 19.5 points per game (20th in the NCAA) and a 41.0 3-point field goal percentage (8th) in a career year.
This award comes after she was named to the first team All-Big Ten.
However, only one player from the whole Big Ten was placed on a team, Ohio State guard Samantha Prahalis. She was named to the second team.
Bentley recorded 14.1 points per game to accompany 4.7 dimes in an excellent season and was on the first team All-Big Ten.
Still, those numbers weren’t enough in the Big Ten, which had seven teams make the NCAA Tournament but only seeded as highly as fourth.
The AP first team is composed of Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Stanford), Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame), Elena Delle Donne (Delaware), Brittney Griner (Baylor) and Alyssa Thomas (Maryland).
To see the second and third teams, follow this link.