* Courtesy of Penn State Sports Information
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.; February 24, 2013 - Penn State Lady Lion junior guard Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) was selected as the Feb. 26 Big Ten Player of theWeek after averaging 21.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two wins for the Lady Lions. This is the third Big Ten Player of the Week honor for Lucas this season (Nov. 26, Dec. 10) and the fourth of her career. Lucas is the first Lady Lion to garner at least three Player of the Week awards in a season since Kelly Mazzante won five weekly honors in the 2003-04 campaign.
In addition to her 21.5 scoring average last week, Lucas accounted for 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per outing last week. In Wednesday's 95-62 win, she tallied 22 points via a 7-for-11 shooting night,including a 3-for-5 effort from long range. She also tallied nine rebounds,five assists and a block against the Illini. In Sunday's win over Michigan in front of 14,173 fans, Lucas registered 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals as the Lady Lions clinched at least a share their second-straight Big Ten regular-season title. With her performance against the Wolverines, Lucas became the eighth player in school history with 1,700 points and moved into a tie for third on the Big Ten's career three-pointers made list (Caity Matter of OSU).
Penn State closes out the regular-season with road games at Minnesota on Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. (ET) and Nebraska on March 2 at 6 p.m. (ET), both of which can be seen on the Big Ten Network.