Mar 19, 2013 2:27 PM
Kentucky's Mathies Repeats As SEC Player Of Year
Kentucky guard A'dia Mathies has been named Southeastern Conference women's player of the year by The Associated Press for the second season in a row.
The 5-foot-9 senior kept the award in the Bluegrass State for the fourth straight year overall. Kentucky's Victoria Dunlap won in 2010 and 2011 before Mathies went back-to-back for the Wildcats.
Tennessee claimed the other two awards announced Tuesday. Holly Warlick, who took over for the ailing Pat Summitt, was a unanimous choice as AP coach of the year. Freshman center Bashaara Graves was named newcomer of the year on every ballot.
Mathies also repeated as a unanimous first-team choice. She was joined on the squad by Texas A&M center Kelsey Bone, Tennessee guard Meighan Simmons, LSU forward Theresa Plaisance, and Vanderbilt forward Tiffany Clarke
The 2013 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference women's basketball team released Tuesday, with name, school, position, height and class (u-unanimous choice to first team):
u-A'dia Mathies, Kentucky, G, 5-9, Sr.
Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M, C, 6-4, Jr.
Meighan Simmons, Tennessee, G , 5-9, Jr.
Theresa Plaisance, LSU, F, 6-5, Jr.
Tiffany Clarke, Vanderbilt, F, 6-0, Sr.
Jasmine Hassell, Georgia, F, 6-2, Sr.
Bashaara Graves, Tennessee, F-C, 6-2, Fr.
DaNesha Stallworth, Kentucky, C, 6-3, Jr.
Ieasia Walker, South Carolina, G, 5-8, Sr.
Hasina Muhammad, Auburn, G, 6-1, So.
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State, C, 6-4, So.; Jaterra Bonds, Florida, G, 5-7, Jr.; Kristi Bellock, Texas A&M, F, 6-1, Sr.; Jennifer George, Florida, F, 6-0, Sr.; Jasmine James, Georgia, G, 5-9, Sr.; Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt, G, 5-4, Jr.; Adrienne Pratcher, Texas A&M, G, 5-7, Sr.; Adrienne Webb, LSU, G, 5-9, Sr.; Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina, F. 6-0, So.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR - A'dia Mathies, Kentucky
COACH OF THE YEAR - Holly Warlick, Tennessee
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Bashaara Graves, Tennessee
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3/19/2013 2:09:24 PM (GMT -4:00)