AU's Bonner Makes All-SEC Team

Auburn, Ala.--Sophomore forward DeWanna Bonner has been selected first team All-SEC by the league's women's basketball coaches and forward Jordan Greenleaf was selected to the league's All-Freshman team announced on Tuesday.

Bonner leads Auburn in scoring at 14.7 points per game and in rebounding with 8.3 per contest. The former Fairfield High star has been her team's leading scorer in 15 of the 28 contests and has 12 double-doubles. Bonner ranks in the SEC Top 10 in scoring, rebounding, free throw percentage and defensive rebounds.

Bonner can become the first sophomore to lead an Auburn team in both rebounding and scoring since Vickie Orr (16.7 points, 7.6 rebounds) did it in 1986-87.

"We are all very proud of DeWanna for being named first team All-SEC," Auburn coach Nell Fortner says. "It is a tremendous honor for her and for her teammates. DeWanna has done a great job of continuing to develop her game and her teammates have done a great job of helping her as well."

DeWanna Bonner grabs a rebound vs. Ole Miss.

Other members of the All-SEC first team include Tasha Humphrey of Georgia, Sylvia Fowles of LSU, Armintie Price of Ole Miss, Alexis Hornbuckle and Candace Parker of Tennessee along with Dee Davis and Carla Thomas of Vanderbilt. Parker was named the league's player of the year and UT's Pat Summitt was named the SEC Coach of the Year.

Greenleaf, who is from Morrow, Ga., is averaging 5.2 points and 5.4 rebounds and has started 25 games for the Tigers, who are 19-11. Greenleaf has 39 blocked shots, which is eighth in the SEC.

"Jordan has been a consistent player for us all year long," Fortner says. "As a freshman to come in here and start almost every game and really anchor us down in that post spot is an honor. I really believe she has a great future here at Auburn. We are all proud of the fact that we have had an All-SEC Freshman team honoree the last three years and hopefully we will continue to do that."

The Tigers are trying to win a berth to the NCAA Tournament and will play on Thursday at noon at the Gwinett Center in Duluth, Ga., vs. South Carolina in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.

Other members of the All-Freshman team include Donica Cosby of Arkansas; Ashley Houts, Christy Marshall and Angel Robinson of Georgia, Allison Hightower of LSU, Alliesha Easley of Ole Miss and Alexis Rack of Mississippi State. Houts was named Freshman of the Year.

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