IUWBB: Buss, Cahill, Penn earn All-Big Ten honors

Seniors Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill were All-Big Ten selections for the third year in a row, the conference announced Monday, while freshman Jaelynn Penn made the Big Ten’s all-freshman team.

Buss was named to the first team by both the media and the coaches for the third year in a row. She was a unanimous selection by the coaches, along with Iowa’s Megan Gustafson, Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell and Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty. Gustafson, Mitchell, Flaherty and Minnesota’s Kenisha Bell were unanimous selections by the media.

Buss, the first player in program history to surpass 2,000 career points, is the third Hoosier to earn three first-team honors, following Denise Jackson (1981, ’83, ’84) and Karna Abram (1985-87). The senior from Mt. Carmel, Ill., is averaging a team-high 20.8 points, 4.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

Cahill was a second-team All-Big Ten honoree by the media for the third straight year, and the second straight year by the coaches. The conference’s coaches made Cahill honorable mention as a sophomore. The 6-foot-2 forward from Clyde, Ohio, ranks third in career rebounds, third in double-doubles and eighth in scoring.

Penn is the Hoosiers’ first all-freshman team selection since Larryn Brooks in 2014. Penn is averaging 10.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.

The conference player of the year award was split, with the coaches going for Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell and the media selecting Iowa’s Megan Gustafson. Nebraska’s Amy Williams was the conference’s coach of the year selection.


  1. Congratulations. The best thing going on @ IU during the Buss, Cahill, and T. Moren era. Watching the level of program raised in such a positive way has been gratifying and fun.

  2. A great honor for these 3 girls! For those who have knocked our team this year, it is quite obvious that there are many others that feel our team is worthy of these honors. This is well deserved for the 2 seniors and a good sign for the future with Penn. Go Hoosiers!!

  3. Well-Deserved for all 3 women. All 3 wanted to help raise the program to a greater level of respectability and by these honors and others they have succeeded.

  4. Could not be prouder of these two outstanding young women.
    What a great day to be Hoosier fan!

  5. Harv, use your time machine to go back and dig up my comments from early on in Buss’s freshman year where I said she would be the best player in IU women’s history… for some reason I had doubters…

  6. Scoop Headline: Texas big man Priller commits to Indiana
    April 26, 2014

    Geoff says:
    April 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm
    I will say that he(Priller) went to HS in the same conference I played in at Grapevine. It’s a very tough 5A conference and has produced a ton of college stars (me) and a few NBA players (me G-League friends in Maine). 18 PPP is nothing to sniff at in that area and there are plenty of guys his size and more athletic he’d be going up against on a nightly basis.

    And the rest is history. Time machine stops at the Priller commitment thread. I think it morphed into a truth machine. It’s where I’ll always go to reminisce about Tom Crean….and his locating Geoff’s Cody 2.0.

    But all kidding aside, don’t remember you ever commenting on women’s basketball threads. I check the sidebars religiously. Not saying it didn’t happen but the time machine couldn’t find one. Maybe you were thinking of “Buss” Patterson….?
    Lord, Buss is still playing college hoops? Now on IUPUI. The Movement has come full circle. Buss finally eligible to play somewhere in Indiana. Crean found ineligible to coach anywhere in Indiana.

    Anyway, sorry I couldn’t help.

  7. Congrats to Cahill, Penn, “Buss”..and the Better Gender than Bob Bender Hurryin’ Women’s Hoosiers! Next Stop: NCAA tournament!

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