Bone, Pratcher & Walker Earn All-SEC Honors

Three Texas A&M women’s basketball players earned recognition as the 2012-13 All-Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Awards were announced by the league on Tuesday.

Junior Kelsey Bone (Houston, Texas) was selected to the All-SEC First Team, while senior Adrienne Pratcher (Memphis, Tenn.) was selected to the All-SEC Second Team, freshman Courtney Walker (Edmond, Okla.) represented A&M on the SEC All-Freshman Team. The honors were voted on by the league's 14 head coaches who are not allowed to vote for their own players, ties were not broken.

Kentucky’s A’dia Mathies and Tennessee’s Meighan Simmons were named Co-Players of the Year and Tennessee’s Bashaara Graves was named Freshman of the Year. Tennessee’s Holly Warlick has been named Coach of the Year and South Carolina’s Ieasia Walker Defensive Player of the Year, while Arkansas’ Sarah Watkins and Missouri’s Morgan Eye shared 6th Woman of the Year. Additionally, Auburn’s Blanche Alverson was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Bone is in her second season at Texas A&M and led the league in field goal percentage, ranked second in rebounding and third in scoring. The 6-foot-4 center started every game this season for the Aggies and ranked eighth in the country in field goal percentage, 56th in rebounding and 63rd in scoring while recording the 28th most double-doubles (13). Bone was named to the All-SEC second team and the SEC All-Freshman Team following her freshman season at South Carolina. Bone recorded season bests in minutes, field goals, free-throws, rebounds, assists and points in 2012-13. Bone is the 24th player in program history to record 500 career rebounds and currently sits in 20th on the career list. She is on pace to be the 26th player to record 1,000 points, just 77 points shy of the milestone.

Pratcher, in her final year in Aggieland, took over the starting point guard role starting 28 of 29 games and relished her opportunities by leading the league in assist-to-turnover ratio, ranking third nationally. In conference games the 5-foot-7 guard took her game to another level, leading the league in three-point field goal percentage and ranking 25th in scoring. Pratcher with 301 career assists is just nine assists short of making the top-10 all-time in program history. Kerrie Patterson (1995-99) currently ranks 10th with 309 career assists. Pratcher recorded career bests in points, rebounds, assists and steals in 2012-13.

Walker in her first season at A&M and has started every game this year, becoming the first freshman in the Gary Blair era at Texas A&M to record back-to-back 20 point games. Later in the season the 5-foot-8 guard scored 20 points two additional times to help her rank second in scoring for the Aggies on the year at 10.5 points per game. Walker was a warrior on the floor averaging just over 30 minutes per game and playing all 40 minutes during the final two games of the year.

Quote from Head Coach Gary Blair:

“The All-SEC team is an accumulation of what goes on the whole year, not just conference play. I thought we had three very well deserving representatives. I am extremely happy for Adrienne Pratcher finally getting noticed for the job that she is doing for our basketball team. Kelsey Bone easily could have been player of the year, but she was first team and still has a chance to be an All-American. Walker had a sensational freshman season, along with my entire freshman class. I am happy for my team being recognized for what they have accomplished with their hard work, it has been a long year and we want to finish it off the right way by going to the SEC Tournament and being fired up and excited to play on Friday.”

2012-13 Southeastern Women’s Basketball Awards
Coach of the Year: Holly Warlick, Tennessee
Co-Players of the Year: A’dia Mathies, Kentucky
Meighan Simmons, Tennessee
Freshman of the Year: Bashaara Graves, Tennessee
Defensive Player of the Year: Ieasia Walker, South Carolina
Co-6th Woman of the Year: Sarah Watkins, Arkansas
Morgan Eye, Missouri
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Blanche Alverson, Auburn

All-SEC First Team
Jasmine Hassell, Georgia
A’dia Mathies, Kentucky
DeNesha Stallworth, Kentucky
Theresa Plaisance, LSU
Ieasia Walker, South Carolina
Bashaara Graves, Tennessee
Meighan Simmons, Tennessee
Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M
Tiffany Clarke, Vanderbilt

All-SEC Second Team
Hasina Muhammad, Auburn
Jasmine James, Georgia
Samarie Walker, Kentucky
Adrienne Webb, LSU
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State
Bri Kulas, Missouri
Ashley Bruner, South Carolina
Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina
Adrienne Pratcher, Texas A&M
Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt

All-Defensive Team
Jennifer George, Florida
Shacobia Barbee, Georgia
Samarie Walker, Kentucky
Danielle Ballard, LSU
Theresa Plaisance, LSU
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State
Ieasia Walker, South Carolina

All-Freshman Team
Sydney Moss, Florida
Shacobia Barbee, Georgia
Danielle Ballard, LSU
Lianna Doty, Missouri
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina Bashaara Graves, Tennessee
Courtney Walker, Texas A&M
Heather Bowe, Vanderbilt

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