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Makenna Marisa & Leilani Kapinus Named To All-Big Ten Teams

Penn State women’s basketball guards Makenna Marisa and Leilani Kapinus were each selected to Big Ten all-conference teams after the conclusion of the regular season.

Marisa was named to the conference’s second team, while Kapinus earned a spot on the All-Defensive Team. Additionally, Shay Ciezki, Ashley Owusu, and Tay Valladay, despite tearing her ACL in early February, were named honorable mentions by the media.

In her fifth season in the blue and white, Marisa averaged 13.7 points, 2.5 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game through 25 appearances and 22 starts. The McMurray, Pennsylvania, native has sunk 110 triples and 343 total points.

Kapinus, a redshirt junior, ranks fifth in program history in career steals and ninth in career block average. This season, Kapinus registered 62 steals and 34 blocks through 29 appearances along with 11.1 points per game. Throughout her three years in Happy Valley, Kapinus tallied 218 steals, 98 blocks, and 949 points.

The Lady Lions will continue their season at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, against Wisconsin to open Big Ten Tournament play. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network from Minneapolis.

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