PRINCETON, N.J. – Columbia women’s basketball sophomore Sienna Durr and first-year Abbey Hsu have been voted Second Team All-Ivy League, as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon. The All-Ivy postseason honors and awards are voted on by the league’s eight head coaches.

Durr and Hsu are the first pair of Lions in 12 years to earn All-Ivy League first- or second-team honors. Columbia’s last such duo was Megan Gage and Danielle Browne, both of whom were named Second Team All-Ivy League at the conclusion of the 2007-08 season.

This marks the second consecutive season Durr has earned All-Ivy status – last season, she became the first rookie in program history to earn first- or second-team honors. Hsu is now the second Columbia rookie to earn that distinction after a tremendous first-year campaign that saw her rank top-10 in the league in scoring (14.3) and No. 1 in 3-point shooting (.411).

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Durr and Hsu led the Lions to a historic season, posting a 17-10 overall record and 8-6 mark in the Ivy League. Columbia’s 17 overall wins and eight Ivy victories were its most in a decade and marked just the second time since becoming a Div. I program in 1986-87 that the Lions posted a winning season. The Lions finished fourth in the regular season standings after winning a program-record six-consecutive Ivy League games earning season sweeps over Harvard, Dartmouth and Brown. Columbia’s regular-season finish earned the Lions one of the four qualifying spots for the Ivy League Tournament; however, the league announce on Tuesday that this year’s tournament would be cancelled in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 

Durr averaged 12.8 points and a team-leading 6.1 rebounds through her sophomore season, including 13.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in Ivy League play. She was among the top 12 in the Ivies in overall scoring and rebounding, while her Ivy League averages each ranked in the top 10. A native of Grinnell, Iowa, Durr shot a solid 44.2 percent from the field and ranked No. 3 in the Ivy League in free throw percentage at 75.9 percent. She scored in double figures 16 times and recorded three double-doubles on the year, highlighted by a career-high 31-point performance (11-21 FG, 5-10 3FG) that also included 13 rebounds on Nov. 15 at Buffalo. Her two other double-doubles came in league play, including a 17-point, 12-rebound effort in a home victory over Brown (Feb. 1).

Hsu was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week five times and averaged a team-best 14.3 points overall and 16.4 points in league play to earn the All-Ivy nod. Hsu’s scoring average on the entire season ranked seventh, while her Ivy League scoring average led all league rookies and ranked fourth. The Parkland, Florida native was also one of the most efficient shooters in the Ancient Eight, leading all competitors in 3-point percentage (.411) and ranking sixth in field goal percentage (.457). Her field goal percentage was also tops among Ivy League rookies. Hsu was even better over the 14-game league season, where she shot an Ivy-best 43.4 percent from long range and a rookie-best 45.4 percent from the field. She reached double figures in 20 of the 27 games, including four 20-point performances and one 30-point performance. Her career-high 31-point effort came in an 89-64 blowout win over Harvard (Feb. 15), hitting 11-of-15 from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range. Hsu went on to be named the National Freshman of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

The complete list detailing the 2019-20 Ivy League postseason honors and awards winners is below.


*Bella Alarie, Princeton (Sr., F – Bethesda, Md.)

Eleah Parker, Penn (Jr., C – Charlotte, N.C.)

Kayla Padilla, Penn (Fr., G – Torrance, California) 

*Carla Berube, Princeton

*Bella Alarie, Princeton (Sr., F – Bethesda, Md.)
*Carlie Littlefield, Princeton (Jr., G – Waukee, Iowa)
*Roxy Barahman, Yale (Sr., G – Calabasas, California)
Eleah Parker, Penn (Jr., C – Charlotte, N.C.)
Kayla Padilla, Penn (Fr., G – Torrance, California) 

Camilla Emsbo, Yale (So., F – Lakewood, Colo.)
Abbey Hsu, Columbia (Fr., G – Parkland, Florida)
Sienna Durr, Columbia (So., G/F – Grinnell, Iowa)
Justine Gaziano, Brown (Sr., G – Natick, Mass.)
Jeannie Boehm, Harvard (Sr., F – Winnetka, Ill.) 

Lola Mullaney, Harvard (Fr., G – Colts Neck, N.J.)
Samantha Widmann, Cornell (Sr., G/F – Lawrenceville, N.J.)
Julie Cunningham, Princeton (So., G – Watchung, N.J.)
Laura Bagwell-Katalinich, Cornell (Sr., F – Minneapolis, Minn.)

* Unanimous selection
^ First team expanded due to ties in the voting

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