PHILADELPHIA - Senior Sarah Bucar was named second-team All-Big 5 at the annual Philadelphia Big 5 banquet Wednesday night in Drexel Hill, Pa. Bucar was also selected to the Academic All-Big 5 team.
Recently receiving the team MVP award at the women's basketball team's annual year-end banquet Saturday, the Trafford, Pa., native and two-time team captain led the team in points (214), assists (78), steals (41), three-pointers made (32) and minutes played (1038) during the 2009-10 season. Bucar was also the highest scoring Quaker in six different games during the season, including a career-high 25 points against Lafayette on Dec. 2.
Just last month, Bucar was honored with All-Ivy honorable mention distinctions. She finished second in the Ivy League in minutes played and along with her 78 assists and 41 steals, placed in the Top 10 in the Ivy League in those respective categories.
Since coming to Penn as a transfer from West Virginia University, Bucar started 73 games for the Quakers, including all 28 in 2009-10. In her career, Bucar logged more than 2,500 minutes in a Red and Blue uniform. The Oakland Catholic product scored more than 500 points in a Quakers jersey and recorded more than 100 steals, 250 assists and 300 rebounds in her collegiate career.
Temple's Kristen McCarthy was named the Big 5 Player of the Year and Temple's coach, Tonya Cardoza, earned Coach of the Year honors. Two players received the Co-Rookie of the Year award, Ashley Prim of Saint Joseph University and Laura Sweeney of Villanova University.