DeWanna Bonner Named AP Second-Team All-American
March 31, 2009
AUBURN - Auburn senior DeWanna Bonner was named an Associated Press Second-Team All-American, the news service announced Tuesday. It marks the second All-America honor for the Fairfield, Ala., native as she was also named an ESPN.com First-Team All-American.
Joining Bonner on the second team were Stanford junior Jayne Appel, Maryland senior Marissa Coleman, Ohio State sophomore Jantel Lavender and Connecticut junior Tina Charles.
Making the first team were Oklahoma senior Courtney Paris, Connecticut sophomore Maya Moore, Louisville senior Angel McCoughtry, Maryland senior Kristi Toliver and Connecticut senior Renee Montgomery. Rounding out All-America honors on the third team were California senior Ashley Walker, Pittsburgh senior Shavonte Zellous, Rutgers junior Epiphanny Prince, Duke senior Chante Black amd Middle Tennessee State junior Alysha Clark.
Bonner has put together one of the most impressive careers ever at Auburn. The SEC Player of the Year and National Player of the Year finalist, she broke the Auburn career scoring record during the Ole Miss game at the SEC Tournament. She finished her career with 2,162 points, nearly 100 more than the former school record.
She also finished her career as one of Auburn's top rebounders, taking second all-time with 1,047 rebounds, placing her in an exclusive club of only three Tigers to ever finish their career with more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Listed in the top 10 in every major statistical category at Auburn, she also ranks sixth in blocks, seventh in steals, first in free throws, fourth in field goals and 10th in 3-pointers.
Bonner led the SEC in scoring in scoring this season, becoming the first Auburn player to ever earn the honor. She also ranked 10th in the country in scoring while setting the Auburn single-season scoring record with 716 points, 21.1 per game.
She led Auburn to a 30-4 record in the 2008-09 season and its second NCAA Tournament appearance in as many years. The Tigers also won the SEC regular-season title, Auburn's first conference championship since 1989.
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