ATLANTA -- Senior guard Tyra Buss has been named a Women's Basketball Coaches' Association All-Region finalist, announced by the organization on Thursday.
Buss is one of 52 players from across the country to receive honors, which will be narrowed down to 10 Coaches' All-American honors that will be announced on March 29.
The Mt. Carmel native is coming off WBCA Honorable Mention All-American honors last season, the first All-American in school history in 31 years. Buss is averaging a team-high and fourth in the Big Ten with 20.3ญญ points per game to go along with 4.8 assists and 2.1 steals as she shoots 42.5 percent from the floor and 33.8 percent from 3-point range. The Mt. Camel, Ill. native is an All-Big Ten First Team selection for the third straight year and has scored in double figures in 33 of 34 games including 18 20-plus scoring games including three 30-point scoring games. In addition, Buss is leading the nation in minutes played (1,321) and minutes per game (40.0).
In her final season in Cream and Crimson, Buss has broken the school records for points scored, steals, assists, free throws made, free throws attempted and 3-pointers attempted. She is third amongst all-time players at Indiana (men's or women's) in scoring with 2,272 career points. In addition, Buss is a Senior CLASS Award finalist, a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Buss and the Hoosiers are back in action tonight in the third round of the Women's NIT at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall against Purdue at 7 p.m. ET.