One AU Tiger Chosen Preseason All-SEC

Birmingham, Ala.--The Southeastern Conference announced on Tuesday that Auburn sophomore DeWanna Bonner has been selected to the league's preseason All-SEC Women's Team selected by the coaches.

Bonner was the lone representative on the women's all-league team. The Auburn men's squad has no players on the all-league team selected by the coaches, which was also announced on Tuesday.

Bonner, who won a gold medal this summer in Mexico representing the United States at the FIBA Americas Under 20 Championship, averaged 13.5 points per game last season for the Tigers and was an Freshman All-SEC pick. The former Fairfield High star scored in double figures 22 times.

"I am working hard on being a leader for our team," says Bonner, who adds,"We are looking forward to the season. We are going to have a better team this year."

Bonner and her teammates open the season on Nov. 10th at Western Carolina. They will play their home opener Nov. 15th vs. Alabama State.

DeWanna is a six-foot-four guard for the Tigers.

Auburn's third-year head coach, Nell Fortner, says, "I am very happy for DeWanna because she has worked really hard to get to where she is right now. She understands where she wants to go as a basketball player and it is exciting to see a young player work hard and see good things happen for them.

"She is ready to lead this team this year and understands what lies ahead of her," Fortner adds. "I am just proud of the effort that she has made and the player that she is becoming."

Joining Bonner on the All-SEC women's team are Sha Brooks of,Florida, Cori Chambers and Tasha Humphrey of Georgia, Sylvia Fowles of LSU, Armintie Price of Ole Miss, Candace Parker of Tennessee and Dee Davis of Vanderbilt.

The SEC men's coaches All-SEC team features a trio of players from the defending national champion Florida team. That group includes Corey Brewer, Al Horford and Joakim Noah. Other players on the team include Jermareo Davidson and Ronald Steele of Alabama, Glen Davis of LSU, Chris Lofton of Tennessee and Shan Foster of Vanderbilt.

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