Ole Miss' Price, MSU's Porter earn honors

BIRMINGHAM – Ole Miss junior Armintie Price was named first team All-Southeastern Conference on Tuesday as the league announced its 2006 women's basketball postseason awards. LSU's Seimone Augustus named Player of the Year, Tennessee's Candace Parker as the Freshman of the Year and Kentucky's Mickie DeMoss being named Coach of the Year.

Augustus and Sylvia Fowles of LSU and Tasha Humphrey and Sherill Baker of Georgia were all unanimous selections to the All-SEC First team. Also joining Price on the prestigious team were Parker, Dalila Esha of Florida, Shanna Zolman of Tennessee and Dee Davis of Vanderbilt.

Price earned first team honors for the second straight season. She leads Ole Miss in scoring (16.8), rebounding (10.1), assists (3.1) and steals (3.5) and has posted 15 double-doubles on the season. She became the eighth player in Lady Rebel history to earn the honor two times in a career after being selected for second team honors as a freshman.

Mississippi State freshman guard/forward Robin Porter was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. Porter becomes just the fifth Lady Bulldog to be named to the newcomer team behind Tan White (2002), LaToya Thomas (2000), Sharon Thompson (1995) and Lisa Scott (1989).

Baker was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year and Liz Sherwood of Vanderbilt earned Sixth Woman of the Year honors.

Florida's Sarah Lowe was named the third annual SEC Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.