Athens, GA - The Georgia Lady Bulldogs were picked to finish fourth in
the Southeastern Conference during the upcoming 2010-11 basketball season in balloting of a select panel of both SEC and national media members. In addition, senior Porsha Phillips was named to the media's pre-season All-SEC second team.
Phillips, a 6-2, forward from Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Ga., led the SEC in rebounding in conference games last season, averaging 8.8 boards in 16 league dates. She also averaged a team-high 8.2 rebounds and 8.7 points per game overall. Phillips led the Lady Bulldogs with seven double-doubles in 2009-10.
The Lady Bulldogs finished in a four-way tie for third in the SEC a year
ago. Georgia completed the season with a 25-9 record and advanced to the "Sweet 16" round of the NCAA Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs return three starters Phillips, Jasmine James and Meredith Mitchell from last season, as well as five more letterwinners. Georgia welcomed a three-player, top-10 recruiting class to Athens this fall as well.
Tennessee was chosen as the favorite to win the SEC, while Kentucky's
Victoria Dunlap was tabbed as the SEC Player of the Year.
Following the Lady Volunteers in the SEC predictions were Kentucky,
Vanderbilt, the Lady Bulldogs, LSU, Auburn, South Carolina, Arkansas,
Alabama, Ole Miss, Florida and Mississippi State.
The Lady Bulldogs open the season on Nov. 14 when they host Georgia Southern at historic Stegeman Coliseum.