Bonner, Fortner and Boddie Honored By SEC

DeWanna Bonner, Whitney Boddie and Nell Fortner have been recognized by the SEC.

Auburn, Ala.—Auburn senior DeWanna Bonner has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and Nell Fortner has been named the SEC Coach of the Year.

Senior point guard Whitney Boddie has also been selected to the first team All-SEC.

Bonner led the SEC in scoring at 20.9 per game, which is 4.5 points better than second place in the league. A 6-4 guard/forward from Fairfield, Ala., she scored an average of 23.1 points per game in conference play as Auburn won the regular season championship with a 12-2 record.

Bonner was third in the conference in rebounding (8.6 per game), third in field goal percentage (48.2), second in free throw percentage (84.2), 10th in steals (1.9 per game) and fifth in blocked shots (1.6 per game).

Fortner, on her 50th birthday, was named the SEC Coach of the Year in her fifth season at Auburn, directing the Tigers to a 27-2 overall record, an SEC Championship and the No. 1 in the SEC Tournament.

Boddie, a 5-9 guard from Florence, Ala., directed an offense that led the conference averaging 78 points per game and had plus-17.1 scoring margin. Because of Boddie's play at the point guard spot, Auburn also led the SEC in field goal percentage, three-point percentage, assists and assist to turnover ratio.

Boddie is national leader averaging 8.1 assists per game. She also leads the SEC in assist to turnover ratio. For the year she averaged 10.8 points, 8.1 assists and 4.4 rebounds.

The SEC Tournament from Little Rock, Ark., begins on Thursday. Auburn's first game will be on Friday versus the winner of Arkansas and Ole Miss.

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