Published Wednesday, October 16, 2013 AT 1:18 PM / Updated at 1:19 PM
Women’s basketball: NU coach Yori, forwards Hooper, Cady earn preseason honors
Big Red Today Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska forwards Jordan Hooper and Emily Cady and coach Connie Yori were named to the College Sports Madness preseason All-Big Ten teams Wednesday.

Hooper was a first-team All-Big Ten selection, while Cady claimed second-team honors. Yori, voted 2013 Big Ten Coach of the Year by the conference coaches, was named the 2014 preseason coach of the year.

Hooper, an Alliance, Neb., native, enters her senior season with 1,685 points, 811 rebounds and 215 career three-pointers while starting 98 consecutive games for the Huskers. Last season, Hooper averaged 17.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while helping the Huskers (25-9, 12-4 Big Ten) to the Sweet 16.

Cady, a 6-foot-2 junior from Seward, Neb., averaged 9.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

Lincoln Southeast graduate KK Houser, a Purdue guard, was a third-team selection.

College Sports Madness Preseason All-Big Teams

Coach of the Year: Connie Yori, Nebraska
Player of the Year: Maggie Lucas, Penn State
Freshman of the Year: Nia Coffey, Northwestern

First Team
Maggie Lucas, Penn State (G)
Rachel Banham, Minnesota (G)
Klarissa Bell, Michigan State (G/F)
Jordan Hooper, Nebraska (F)
Jacki Gulczynski, Wisconsin (F)

Second Team
Courtney Moses, Purdue (G)
Morgan Paige, Wisconsin (G)
Samantha Logic, Iowa (G/F)
Micaella Riche, Minnesota (F)
Emily Cady, Nebraska (F)

Third Team
KK Houser, Purdue (G)
Karly Roser, Northwestern (G)
Amber Moore, Illinois (G/F)
Lauren Douglas, Northwestern (F)
Ashley Adams, Ohio State (C)

Fourth Team
Kiana Johnson, Michigan State (G)
Maggie Lyon, Northwestern (G)
Nicole Elmblad, Michigan (G/F)
Becca Mills, Michigan State (F)
Sasha Chaplin, Indiana (C)

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