Vivians earns All-SEC, MSU picked fourth

Victoria Vivians

Victoria Vivians

Mississippi State was picked to finish fourth in the Southeastern Conference and sophomore guard Victoria Vivians was selected first team All-SEC by the league’s coaches on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs received 134 points, four behind Texas A&M. South Carolina was projected to win the conference receiving 168 points while Tennessee was

Ole Miss was selected seventh with 81 points.

South Carolina’s Tiffany Mitchell earned Preseason Player of the Year honors for the second straight season.

Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own team or players.

Preseason Coaches’ Predictions

Order of Finish
1. South Carolina 168
2. Tennessee 158
3. Texas A&M 138
4. Mississippi State 134
5. Kentucky 125
6. Missouri 94
7. Ole Miss 81
8. Arkansas 77
9. Georgia 75
10. LSU 64
11. Vanderbilt 61
12. Florida 54
13. Auburn 29
14. Alabama 16

Player of the Year: Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina

First Team All-SEC
Makayla Epps, Kentucky
Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State
A’ja Wilson, South Carolina
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Alaina Coates, South Carolina
Diamond DeShields, Tennessee
Bashaara Graves, Tennessee
Courtney Walker, Texas A&M
Courtney Williams, Texas A&M

Second Team All-SEC
Jessica Jackson, Arkansas
Ronni Williams, Florida
Shacobia Barbee, Georgia
Raigyne Moncrief, LSU
Jordan Frericks, Missouri
Mercedes Russell, Tennessee
Jordan Jones, Texas A&M
Rebekah Dahlman, Vanderbilt

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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