PHILADELPHIA - Senior Sarah Bucar was named All-Ivy honorable mention Thursday after leading the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball teamin points, assists, steals, threesand minutes played during the2009-10 season.
The All-Ivy teams are selected by vote of the eight Ivy Leaguecoaches. There are five members on the first and second teams, as well as on the all-rookie team,while four membersmake up thehonorable mention team.
"This is a great honor for Sarah," said head coach Mike McLaughlin. "She hasbeen rewarded for all her hard work. She isa great leader and such a great competitor.I think the coaches saw her ability to motivate her teammates andrealized that she prepared andcompeted as hard as anyone, on any night, regardless of the score. This is a great reward for all of that."
Bucar servedas ateam captain for the second straight season in 2009-10.She finished secondin the Ivy League in minutes played and also placed in the Top 10 in the Ivy League in assists with 78, and steals with 41 - leading the team in each category.
TheTrafford, Pa., nativeled the Quakers in scoring in six different games, including a career-high 25 points against Lafayette on Dec. 2 - the highest scoringoutput by anymember of the Red andBluein 2009-10. Her 7.6 points per gameled the team, asdid her 32 threes.
En route to setting career highs in steals, pointsand made threes in 2009-10,Bucar was named to the Doubletree White Invitational all-tournament team in November, which featured power conference opponents Northwestern and No. 14/14 Iowa State.
Since coming to West Philadelphia as a transfer from West Virginia University, she started73 games for the Quakers, including all 28in 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.
Columbia junior forward Judie Lomax was named the Ivy League Player of the Year, while Princeton freshman Niveen Rasheed was namedthe Rookie of theYear. Columbia's Sara Yee captured the Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight season. For a complete rundown of the 2009-10 All-Ivy teams, click the link atop this release.