DeWanna Bonner Named State Farm Coaches' Honorable Mention All-American
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April 6, 2008

Atlanta, Ga. - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and State Farm announced the 2008 NCAA DI State Farm Coaches' All-America Team. Auburn junior DeWanna Bonner was recognized as an honorable mention All-American.

Bonner, a native of Fairfield, Ala., led Auburn on both sides of the ball this season and became just the second ever Tiger player to lead the team in scoring and rebounding three consecutive years. She is the league's second leading scorer with 18.4 points and grabbed an SEC best 10.0 rebounds per game. Both averages rank her in the top 30 in the nation.

Bonner was Auburn's leading scorer in 18 of the 31 contests she has played in and notched 15 double-doubles in that span. Bonner also ranks in the top 10 in the SEC in field goal percentage, free throw percentage, steals, blocks, offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds.

A first team All-SEC selection by the league's coaches and the Associated Press, Bonner ranks ninth all-time at Auburn in scoring with 1,446 points and rebounding with 758 boards. She is one of only six players ever to be in the top 10 in both categories.

She finished this season ranked fourth in career scoring average (15.7), third in rebounding average (8.2), second in free throws made (382), third in free throws attempted (497), fourth in free throw percentage (76.9) and 10th in blocks (84).

Bonner concluded her junior campaign, fifth on the season record books for points (571) and rebounds (311), second in free throws made (168) and attempted (207), seventh in scoring average (18.4) and fifth in rebounding average (10.0).

She also became the all-time leading rebounder for the junior class during the Arkansas game in the first round of the SEC Tournament. Bonner averaged 24.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in the SEC Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament team, becoming the first Auburn player since Tara Williams in 1997 to receive the honor.

 

 

The Tigers concluded their 2007-08 campaign in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Stanford, Calif. Auburn fell 66-56 to No. 20 George Washington on March 22 and concluded the year with a 20-12 ledger and was 7-7 in SEC play.

2008 NCAA DI State Farm Coaches' All-America Team:
Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Maya Moore, Connecticut
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Candace Parker, Tennessee
Kristi Toliver, Maryland
Candice Wiggins, Stanford

2008 NCAA DI State Farm Coaches' Honorable Mention All-America Team:
Kate Achter, Bowling Green
Matee Ajavon, Rutgers
Jolene Anderson, Wisconsin
Jayne Appel, Stanford
Kimberly Beck, George Washington
Chante Black, Duke
DeWanna Bonner, Auburn
Essence Carson, Rutgers
Trina Charles, Connecticut
Kristi Cirone, Illinois State
Devanei Hampton, California
Amber Holt, Middle Tennessee
Alexis Hornbuckle, Tennessee
Tasha Humphrey, Georgia
Amanda Jackson, Miami (Ohio)
Crystal Kelly, Western Kentucky
Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
Leilani Mitchell, Utah
Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
LaToya Pringle, North Carolina
Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State
Diamond Rogers, UAB
Olayinka Sanni, West Virginia
Takia Starks, Texas A&M
Angela Tisdale, Baylor
Ashley Walker, California
Marcedes Walker, Pittsburgh
Khadijah Whittington, N.C. State
Christina Wirth, Vanderbilt
Monica Wright, Virginia