Auburn's Alverson named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Buford grad Blanche Alverson, a senior on the Auburn women's basketball team, was named the Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday. It marked the second straight year Alverson has won the award.

Alverson has a 3.6 cumulative GPA in biomedical sciences/pre-med and is a three-time selection to the Capital One Academic All-District Team. She is a member of the Order of Omega, Spade Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Chi Alpha Sigma, Cardinal Key, Delta Epsilon Iota, Squires, Lambda Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies.

She was also named Auburn's 2012 Miss Homecoming and has been recognized by the SEC and as a member of the inaugural Allstate WBCA Good Works Team for starting her own community service program, Ballin' For Books.

On the court, Alverson is averaging 12.6 points and a team-high 5.9 rebounds. Earlier this season she became just the fourth Auburn player ever to tally 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 100 assists, 100 steals and 50 blocks in their career. She currently ranks 22nd all-time at Auburn in scoring with 1,182 points and is 23rd in rebounding with 568. She also ranks second all-time at Auburn with 202 career 3-pointers.