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Holmes, Scalia selected to represent Indiana women’s basketball in All Star Game

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Indiana women’s basketball will have two participants in the 2024 Women’s College Basketball All-Star game Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio.  

For the first time since 2006, the premiere stars in Division I will go head-to-head, and among those shining bright will be a pair of Hoosiers in graduate student forward Mackenzie Holmes and fifth-year senior Sara Scalia. Indiana is the only program with multiple all-star selections. 

Holmes led Indiana with 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in her fifth and final year in the cream and crimson, during which she became the program’s all-time leading scorer. She finished the season with a unanimous All-Big Ten first team selection and a spot on the All-Big Ten defensive team, adding to the plethora of accolades the Gorham, Maine, native received during her tenure in Bloomington. 

While Holmes served as Indiana’s post threat in the paint, her teammate Scalia made her living from the perimeter where she exploded onto the scene as a sharpshooter in the 2023-24 season. The Minnesota transfer set a program record with 103 made threes this year, the fourth most in Division I, and shot the 3-pointer at a staggering 42.7% clip. 

In addition to her all-star selection, Scalia’s electric efficiency from beyond the arc earned her an invitation to the Hanes Women’s 3-point Championship on Thursday night. Following her 3-point contest in Phoenix, Arizona, Scalia will travel to Cleveland to join her teammate Holmes in the all-star game, where they will be competing against one another. 

Holmes will be competing on Team Lieberman while Scalia will suit up for Team Miller, being coached by Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame members Nancy Lieberman and Cheryl Miller. The two Hoosiers will be on opposite sides of the court for the first time since Dec. 23, 2020, when Scalia was still a member of the Golden Gophers. 

The 2024 Women’s College All-Star Game is set to tip-off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and the event will be televised on ESPN2. 

Follow reporters Dalton James (@DaltonMJames) and Quinn Richards (@Quinn_richa), columnist Ryan Canfield (@_ryancanfield) and photographer Olivia Bianco (@theoliviabianco) for updates throughout the Indiana women’s basketball season. 

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