Indiana’s “big three” received All-Big Ten honors on Monday.
Junior point guard Tyra Buss repeated as a first-team All-Big Ten selection and junior Amanda Cahill was a second-teamer, by both the media and the coaches. Senior forward Alexis Gassion made the conference’s all-defensive team.
Buss is the first Hoosier to be named first-team All-Big Ten in back-to-back years since Jill Chapman in 2001-02. She leads the Hoosiers with 18.6 points and 4.9 assists per game. She has the most points through a junior season in program history, at 1,522, and set an IU record for consecutive double-figures scoring games at 59.
Cahill was named second-team All-Big Ten last year by the media, but was an honorable mention selection by the conference’s coaches. This year, both voting blocks awarded her second-team status. Cahill averages 15.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per game this season.
Gassion, who is always tasked with guarding the other team’s best player, made the all-defensive team. She is the second player in program history to receive this honor; the only other was Kim
Robinson Roberson in 2008 and 2009. Gassion, who averages 12.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game, was also named honorable mention All-Big Ten.