Alwal, Richardson claim All-SEC honors

Martha Alwal

Martha Alwal

Mississippi State’s Martha Alwal received three honors from the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday.

The junior center was selected as the league’s Co-Defensive Player of the year as well as to the league’s All-Defensive team and a first team All-SEC selection.

Alwal led the conference in blocked shots with 2.6 per game and enjoyed career-highs in both points (15.5) and shooting percentage (50.3). The Worthington, Minn., native also finished third in the SEC with 8.9 rebounds.

Alwal is the only player in school history with 900 points, 700 rebounds and 200 blocked shots in her career. She shared the Defensive Player of the Year award with Texas A&M’s Jordan Jones.

Breanna Richardson

Breanna Richardson

Joining Alwal in SEC honors is teammate Breanna Richardson, who was selected for the All-Freshman team. Richardson averaged 9.1 points and 5.4 boards as a rookie.


Coach of the Year: Dawn Staley, South Carolina
Player of the Year: Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Freshman of the Year: Alaina Coates, South Carolina
Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Martha Alwal, Mississippi State / Jordan Jones, Texas A&M
Co-6th Players of the Year: Jennifer O’Neill, Kentucky / Alaina Coates, South Carolina
Scholar- Athlete of the Year: Lianna Doty, Missouri

First Team All-SEC
Tyrese Tanner, Auburn
Jaterra Bonds, Florida
Theresa Plaisance, LSU
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State
Bri Kulas, Missouri
Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Meighan Simmons, Tennessee
Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee
Courtney Walker, Texas A&M

Second Team All-SEC
Jessica Jackson, Arkansas
Shacobia Barbee, Georgia
Jennifer O’Neill, Kentucky
DeNesha Stallworth, Kentucky
Tia Faleru, Ole Miss
Valencia McFarland, Ole Miss
Alaina Coates, South Carolina
Courtney Williams, Texas A&M
Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt
Christina Foggie, Vanderbilt

Ashley Williams, Alabama
Jessica Jackson, Arkansas
Brandy Montgomery, Auburn
Ronni Williams, Florida
Linnae Harper, Kentucky
Raigyne Moncrief, LSU
Breanna Richardson, Mississippi State
Alaina Coates, South Carolina
Andraya Carter, Tennessee

Tyrese Tanner, Auburn
Hasina Muhammad, Auburn
Shacobia Barbee, Georgia
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State
Elem Ibiam, South Carolina
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Jordan Jones, Texas A&M

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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