By: Matt Rothman
Not only is former Marjory Stoneman Douglas star Abbey Hsu one of the top players on her team, she has become one of the best basketball players in the country.
Hsu, who attends Columbia University, was officially named an honorable mention to the 2023 WBCA Division I Coaches All-American Team, representing 12 players within the region and 52 across the country.
Hsu was the only player selected from Region I that is not from the ACC. She was also one of seven players from a mid-major to be selected after helping Columbia win their first Ivy League Championship in school history.
“I’m humbled to be recognized in this way and be mentioned alongside the players on this list,” Hsu said. “I’m fortunate to have incredible teammates and coaches who make me better every day in practice. I want to be my best for them.”
Hsu was the only player selected from Region I that is not from the ACC. She was also one of seven players from a mid-major to be selected after helping Columbia win their first Ivy League Championship in school history before their incredible run to the National Invitation Tournament Final. Columbia won five games before falling to Kansas in the Championship Game.
The sharpshooter averaged 17.8 points per game and had 606 this year. She had a career-high 34 points against Umass, where she hit nine three-pointers and followed that up with a career-high 35 points a week later against Harvard.
It was also the most points by an IVY league player this year, which sparked her to four Player of the Week awards and a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy League Team. Hsu also had at least 19 points in all but one game in the NIT. She finished second in the country in three-pointers made per game, only behind Kaitlyn Clark of Iowa.
“Abbey has proven to be one of the most prolific scorers and 3-point shooters in the country all season long,” Columbia head coach Megan Griffith said in a press release. “She will be the first to tell you she has a long way to go, but this honor is a representation of how hard she works at bettering herself every single day.
Hsu saw similar success when playing her junior season for MSD. She led her team to a 28-3 record during the 2016-17 season and knocked down 34 three-pointers, helping the Eagles win their last District Championship before graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
Send your news to Parkland’s #1 Award-Winning News Source, Parkland Talk. Don’t miss reading Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, Coconut Creek Talk, and Margate Talk.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
- News2023.06.07IT’S OFFICIAL! Marjory Stoneman Douglas Baseball Wins 3rd Straight National Championship
- News2023.06.0714 Marjory Stoneman Douglas Athletes Selected to BCAA All-Star Games
- News2023.06.06Parkland Pokers Launches New 12U Baseball Team
- News2023.06.05Good Luck Charm: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Baseball Honors Team Manager