NEW YORK – Columbia University women’s basketball first-year Abbey Hsu was named an Honorable Mention to the inaugural Her Hoop Stats Fab 15 Freshmen. The list, announced Thursday and selected in conjunction with Mel Greenberg of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, recognizes the nation’s top freshmen. 

Hsu, who was named the Met Basketball Writers Association Women’s Div. I Rookie of the Year on Monday, was a Second Team All-Ivy selection and five-time Rookie of the Week. She ranked among the nation’s top 20 freshmen in five statistical categories, Including No. 4 in 3-point percentage (.411), No. 9 in 3-pointers per game (2.41), No. 11 in total 3-pointers (65), No. 15 in field goal percentage (.457) and No. 20 in points per game (14.3). The Parkland, Florida native’s 3-point percentage was also top 30 among the nation overall.

A 5-11 guard, Hsu helped lead the Lions to a historic season. Columbia posted a 17-10 overall record and 8-6 mark in the Ivy League to finish fourth in the standings and qualify for the Ivy League Tournament for the first time. 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. Columbia also won a program-record six-consecutive Ivy League games and earned season sweeps over Harvard, Dartmouth and Brown.

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Hsu led the Lions in scoring with a team-high 14.3 points per game overall, as well as 16.4 points in Ivy League play. The Second Team All-Ivy honoree’s scoring average on the season ranked seventh, while her Ivy League scoring average led all league rookies and ranked fourth. 

Hsu was one of the most efficient shooters in the Ancient Eight, leading all league competitors in 3-point percentage (.411) and ranking sixth in field goal percentage (.457). Her field goal percentage was 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. Hsu’s career-high 31-point effort came in an 89-64 blowout win over Harvard (Feb. 15), in which she hit 11-of-15 from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range. She went on to be named the National Freshman of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Her Hoop Stats Fab 15:
Aliya Boston – South Carolina
Haley Cavinder – Fresno State
Dyaisha Fair – Buffalo
Abby Feit – Evansville
Alex Fowler – Portland
Aislynn Hayes – MTSU
Jada Holland – Grand Canyon
Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
Ila Lane – UC Santa Barbara
Ashley Owusu – Maryland
Kyla McMakin – Longwood
Kayla Padilla – Penn
Alissa Pili – USC
Maddy Siegrist – Villanova

Honorable Mentions:
Abbey Hsu – Columbia
Sam Brunelle – Notre Dame
Zia Cookie – South Carolina
Leilani Correa – St. John’s
Rickea Jackson – Mississippi State
Taylor Jones – Oregon State