The following is by the Montana State Athletic Department.
Montana State senior standout Katie Bussey continued to add to her impressive basketball resume? being named to the 2012 Division I Women?s Basketball Coaches Association?s All-America Honorable Mention squad.
Bussey becomes the first Bobcat women?s basketball player to earn All America Honorable Mention accolades since Blythe Hommes in 1997.
A unanimous First-Team All-Big Sky Conference selection this season, Bussey averaged 17.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as the Bobcats posted a 19-11 overall mark. In addition, Bussey became the Big Sky Conference?s all-time career leader in three-point field-goals with 254 makes and tied the league mark for most points in a game with 41 in MSU?s overtime win at Idaho State on Feb. 2.
?Katie is certainly deserving of this honor,? said MSU head coach Tricia Binford. ?She is without a doubt one of the best players in Montana State and Big Sky Conference history over the course of her four-year career. Not only has she excelled as a player, but she is just an outstanding person and ambassador for the Bobcat women?s basketball program.?
Bussey, a native of Alamosa, Colo., finished second on MSU?s all-time scoring chart with 1,710 points. In addition, she ranks in the top ten of 11 Bobcat career statistical categories.
Off the court, she is a four-time All-Big Sky Conference Academic selection majoring in kiniesology. Bussey is currently pursuing a professional playing career.