Oct. 28, 2006
Auburn, Ala. -
Sportspage Magazine ranked the Auburn women's basketball team No. 25 and placed sophomore DeWanna Bonner on its honorable mention All-American list.
Third-year head coach Nell Fortner and her 2006-06 Tigers begin the season on Nov. 10 at Western Carolina. The squad returns to Auburn on Nov. 15 when it hosts Alabama State at 6 p.m. The Tigers bring back eight letterwinners from last season's team that posted a 14-15 record. This includes starters Bonner, KeKe Carrier and Whitney Boddie, all sophomores.
Bonner, who was named to the Preseason SEC First Team last week, was also included on the Sportspage Magazine honorable mention All-American list. In addition, Bonner was listed as preseason honorable mention by Street and Smith's.
Bonner is coming of a stellar freshman campaign where she led the Tigers with 13.5 points per game and became the first rookie to lead the team since Becky Jackson did as a freshman in the 1980-81 season. Bonner was named to the SEC All-Freshman team after finishing in the top 10 in the league in scoring. Bonner scored in double figures in 22 games during the 2005-06 season.
Tennessee holds the highest national ranking on all preseason polls. The Lady Vols are No. 4 by Street and Smith and CSTV.com. On the Sportspage Magazine, Lindy's, Gballmag.com and Slam polls, Tennessee is No. 5. Athlon has the Lady Vols ranked No. 7. Other SEC school's who are ranked in the preseason are Georgia, LSU, Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
For a complete look at the Sportspage Magazine preview, please visit the official web site at www.sportspagemagazine.com.
Auburn hosts Tuskegee on Nov. 7 in an exhibition game doubleheader with the Tiger men. The women's game will begin at 6 p.m. CT in the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.