MORGANTOWN - West Virginia women's basketball junior Asya Bussie, redshirt-sophomore Christal Caldwell and freshman Linda Stepney earned All-Big East honors today as announced by the Big East Conference.
Bussie becomes coach Mike Carey's sixth All-Big East First Team selection. At center, Bussie leads the team in scoring this season with 12.1 points per game and is the second-leading rebounder as she averages 6.6 rebounds per game. The co-captain has collected 68 blocked shots this season, leading the blocking efforts with 2.4 per game, the second-most in the league and 24th-best nationally.
The Randallstown, Md., native currently ranks second in WVU's all-time record books with 194 blocked shots and is 16 points away from reaching the 1,000-point milestone, becoming the 28th player to do so in Mountaineer program history.
Caldwell was named All-Big East honorable mention in her first season as a Mountaineer. The Charlotte, N.C., native is WVU's second-leading scorer with 11.9 points per game and the third-leading rebounder with 6.2 boards per game. A guard, Caldwell has recorded 19 double-figure scoring games, including three 20-point or better outings this season.
Stepney was named to the All-Big East Freshman Team. The Norfolk, Va., native earned 23 starts at point guard as a true freshman. She helped WVU with a career-best 14 points, including 3-for-3 from 3-point range, in the win over No. 14/12 Louisville this season.