Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Georgia's' Anne Marie Armstrong (3) controls the ball against Tennessee's Glory Johnson, behind, during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Gwinnett County was well-represented on the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Coaches Awards, released Wednesday by the league office.
Georgia junior Anne Marie Armstrong made the first-team All-SEC list, in addition to earning a spot on the All-Defensive Team. The Wesleyan grad is the Bulldogs' leading scorer in SEC play (13.1) and ranks in the league's top 10 in nine of the 13 categories. The 6-foot-3 guard/forward is third in SEC play in steals, sixth in rebounding and sixth in assists.
Auburn junior Blanche Alverson aslo picked up a top award as the SEC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The Buford grad, who has a 3.68 GPA in biomedical sciences/pre-med, also was named this week to the SEC Community Service Team. She averages 8.9 points and 4.1 rebounds this season, ranking second in the SEC in 3-point percentage (41.4).
Vanderbilt's Tiffany Clarke, a junior from Norcross, made the All-SEC second team. Clarke was sixth in the conference in scoring (13.4) and fourth in rebounding (7.5) during SEC play, while converting a league-best 61.9 percent of her field goals.
Mill Creek grad Porsha Porter, a senior at Mississippi State, joined Armstrong on the All-Defensive Team. The guard leads the SEC and ranks 18th nationally in steals per game (3.1) and also averages 13 points, which is eighth in the SEC.
Kentucky's A'dia Mathies was named the SEC's player of the year, teammate Bria Goss was freshman of the year and Arkansas' Tom Collen was coach of the year. Tennessee's Glory Johnson was selected as defensive player of the year.