ATLANTA (AP) Tennessee dominated the Southeastern Conference
during the regular season, so it was only appropriate that the Lady
Vols cleaned up at awards time.
Sophomore Candace Parker was named player of the year on The
Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference women's team announced
today, while Pat Summitt was honored as coach of the year.
Georgia freshman Ashley Houts was picked as newcomer of the
Parker was one of three unanimous selections to the first team,
joined by L-S-U center Sylvia Fowles and Mississippi guard Armintie
Price. Guard Alexis Hornbuckle gave Tennessee a second player on
the elite unit, which was rounded out by Georgia forward Tasha
Humphrey, a 6-foot-3 junior forward, made the first team for the
third year in a row. She had another strong season, despite being
suspended by the school for the first five games after being
charged with underage possession of alcohol.
Leading Georgia to a second-place finish, Humphrey was fifth in
scoring (16.1) and seventh in rebounding (7.9).
She was joined by Houts, who made an immediate impact for the
Lady Bulldogs. The 5-foot-6 point guard placed second in minutes
(33.4), third in steals (2.7) and eighth in assists (3.7).
Just two players from the University of Florida were among
the honorable mention category. They are 5-foot-7 guard Sha Brooks
and 5-foot-11 forward Marshae Dotson.
The teams announced Monday are:
u-Sylvia Fowles, LSU, C, 6-6, Jr.
u-Candace Parker, Tennessee, F, 6-4, So.
u-Armintie Price, Mississippi, G, 5-9, Sr.
Tasha Humphrey, Georgia, F, 6-3, Jr.
Alexis Hornbuckle, Tennessee, G, 5-11, Jr.
Carla Thomas, Vanderbilt, F-C, 6-3, Sr.
DeWanna Bonner, Auburn, G, 6-4, So.
Dee Davis, Vanderbilt, G, 5-7, Sr.
Lauren Ervin, Arkansas, C, 6-3, Jr.
Sarah Elliott, Kentucky, C, 6-6, Jr.
Player of the Year: Candace Parker, Tennessee
Coach of the Year: Pat Summitt, Tennessee
Newcomer of the Year: Ashley Houts, Georgia
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)