Junior guard is UK's leading returning-scorer with 11.9 ppg her sophomore season.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Kentucky guard Samantha Mahoney (Detroit) was named to the 2006-07 preseason All-Southeastern Conference team the league office announced Tuesday. For the second consecutive season Mahoney was selected to the conference's preseason second team.
Mahoney played a key role in UK's remarkable season of firsts last season, leading the Wildcats and ranking16th in the league in scoring with 11.9 points per game. She tallied double-figure point totals in 23-of-31 games, including nine of UK's last 10 regular-season contests.
"I'm very pleased that Sam was selected as an All-SEC performer in the preseason polls," UK Coach Mickie DeMoss said. "She really did a great job as a leader for us last season and she has really shown a lot of improvement for us during the offseason. She took up boxing, really worked hard at her conditioning, and I have been very impressed with her in fall workouts."
The preseason teams consist of a minimum of eight players on each squad, voted on by the head coaches of each SEC institution. This is the third-annual preseason All-SEC team for women's basketball. The Wildcats have placed a member on a preseason all-SEC team in each of the three years.
School Pos. Ht. Cl.
DeWanna Bonner Auburn G 6-4 So. Fairfield, Ala.
Sha Brooks Florida G 5-7 So. Jackson, Tenn.
Cori Chambers Georgia G 5-9 Sr. Elmsford, N.Y.
Tasha Humphrey Georgia# F 6-3 Jr. Gainesville, Ga.
Sylvia Fowles LSU# C 6-6 Jr. Miami, Fla.
Armintie Price Ole Miss# G 5-9 Sr. Myrtle, Miss.
Candace Parker Tennessee# F/C/G 6-4 So. Naperville, Ill.
Dee Davis Vanderbilt G 5-7 Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
Second Team All-SEC School Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown
G/F 5-10 Sr.
Sarah Pfeifer Arkansas F 6-0 Sr. Ozark, Ark.
Samantha Mahoney Kentucky G 5-10 Jr. Detroit, Mich.
Erica White LSU G 5-3 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla.
Melanie Johnson South Carolina F 6-1 Sr. Barnwell, S.C.
Alexis Hornbuckle Tennessee G 5-11 Jr. Charleston, W.Va.
Nicky Anosike Tennessee F/C 6-4 Jr. Staten Island, N.Y.
Carla Thomas Vanderbilt F/C 6-3 Sr. Mechanicsburg, Pa.
- Single-Game Tickets Go On
Single-game tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 30 at the ticket office in Memorial Coliseum. All single-game tickets for contests in Memorial Coliseum will be general admission as all the reserved seats have been sold on a season ticket basis.
Single-game tickets are available at a cost of $5 for reserved seats (Rupp Arena only) while general admission seats are $5 for adults and $2 for seniors and children ages 6-18. Age five and under are admitted free. Reserved seats require a ticket regardless of age.
In addition, exhibition games are free of charge to the public. UK's pre-season contests with Northern Kentucky (Nov. 1) and Shawnee State (Nov. 7) are not included in the season-ticket package and seating for those games will be first-come, first serve.
More than 4,500 season tickets have been sold. Kentucky will play 15 home games, including four contests in Rupp Arena (Arkansas Pine Bluff, Mississippi State, Georgia, Arkansas). The Wildcats have ranked in the top 20 in national average attendance three consecutive seasons. Last year a school-record total of 4,803 season tickets were sold.