Florida forward Jennifer George named First Team All-SEC
Jennifer George, the Florida junior forward who has had a breakout season this year, today was named a First Team All-SEC selection, the league office announced this morning.
George's teammate, Deana Allen was named Sixth Woman of the Year, along with Kentucky's Keyla Snowden.
George leads the Gators in scoring (12.8), rebounding (9.0) and field goal percentage (54.6). She is also second on the team in blocked shots (47).
Her run of eight consecutive double-doubles this season tied for fourth-longest in Florida history. She currently ranks No. 6 in career blocked shots at UF (129).
Allen, a senior, averages 7.8 points (fifth on the team) and 4.9 rebounds off the bench.
“We’ve been so proud of Jennifer’s level of consistency and that’s what this award is about,” said UF head coach Amanda Butler who has had four players earn first team All-SEC honors in her five years with the program. “It’s not about being a great player, it’s being an impactful player each week. It’s a player who opponents have to worry about and George has positioned herself to fit into that category. She’s worked exceptionally hard, as have her position coaches, Coach Mock and Coach Page. They’ve made a big different in her level of
play and level of confidence. Jennifer has definitely taken her role very, very seriously.”
The complete 2012 SEC Women's Basketball Postseason Awards:
First Team All-SEC: C'eira Ricketts, Arkansas; Jennifer George, Florida; Anne Marie Armstrong, Georgia; A'dia Mathies, Kentucky; LaSondra Barrett, LSU; Glory Johnson, Tennessee; Shekinna Stricklen, Tennessee; Christina Foggie, Vanderbilt.
Second Team All-SEC: Sarah Watkins, Arkansas; Jasmine Hassell, Georgia La'Keisha Sutton, South Carolina; Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt; Tiffany Clarke, Vanderbilt; Ieasia Walker, South Carolina; Markeshia Grant, South Carolina; Valencia McFarland, Ole Miss; Diamber Johnson, Mississippi State.
All-Freshman Team: Calli Berna, Arkansas; Hasina Muhammad, Auburn; Erika Ford, Georgia; Bria Goss, Kentucky; Martha Alwal, Mississippi State; Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina; Ariel Massengale, Tennessee; Kady Schrann, Vanderbilt.
All-Defensive Team: Anne Marie Armstrong, Georgia; Porsha Porter, Mississippi State; Glory Johnson, Tennessee; A'dia Mathies, Kentucky; La'Keisha Sutton, South Carolina.
Coach of the Year: Tom Collen, Arkansas
Player of the Year: A’dia Mathies, Kentucky
Freshman of the Year: Bria Goss, Kentucky
Defensive Player of the Year: Glory Johnson, Tennessee
6th Woman of the Year: Deana Allen, Florida; Keyla Snowden, Kentucky
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Blanche Alverson, Auburn