Vivians, Dillingham earn AP SEC honors

Dominique Dillingham

Dominique Dillingham

After being selected first team All-SEC by the coaches earlier this month, Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians was rewarded once again on Tuesday by earning the same honor from the Associated Press.

Vivians was second in the conference in scoring averaging 16.8 points per game.

The sophomore guard from Carthage was a second team All-SEC selection by the AP last year and is the first Bulldog to be named to the first team since Martha Alwal in 2014.

Junior guard Dominique Dillingham was recognized as an honorable mention after averaging 8.2 points and finishing second in the league in minutes played.

South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson was named the AP SEC Player of the Year and was the only unanimous first team selection while her coach, Dawn Staley, brought home Coach of the Year. Missouri’s Sophie Cunningham earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors.

u-A’ja Wilson, South Carolina, F, 6-5, So.
Courtney Walker, Texas A&M, G, 5-8, Sr.
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina, G, 5-9, Sr.
Makayla Epps, Kentucky, G, 5-10, Jr.
t-Alaina Coates, South Carolina, C, 6-4, Jr.
t-Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State, F,
Jessica Jackson, Arkansas, F, 6-3, Jr.
Shacobia Barbee, Georgia, G/F, 5-10, Sr.
Ronni Williams, Florida, G/F, 6-0, Jr.
t-Tra’Cee Tanner, Auburn, F/C, 6-3, Sr.
t-Bashaara Graves, Tennessee, F, 6-2, Sr.
t-Evelyn Akhator, Kentucky, F, 6-3, Jr.
t-Diamond DeShields, Tennessee, G, 6-1, So.
Sophie Cunningham, Missouri, G, 6-1, Fr.; Dominique Dillingham, Mississippi State, G, 5-9, Jr.; Jordan Frericks, Missouri, F, 6-1, Jr.; Tiaria Griffin, Georgia, G, 5-7, Sr.; Alexis Hyder, LSU, F, 5-11, Jr.; Janee Thompson, Kentucky, G, 5-7, Sr.; Courtney Williams, Texas A&M, F/G, 6-1, Sr.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — u-A’ja Wilson, South Carolina
COACH OF THE YEAR — Dawn Staley, South Carolina
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR — Sophie Cunningham, Missouri

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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