Arkansas' Dungee voted All-SEC

By: Matt Jones
Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Arkansas' Chelsea Dungee drives past Alabama's Shaquera Wade during a game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks won 72-61.
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Arkansas' Chelsea Dungee drives past Alabama's Shaquera Wade during a game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks won 72-61.

— Arkansas guard Chelsea Dungee became the Razorbacks' first All-Southeastern Conference women's basketball player since 2016 on Tuesday.

Dungee was voted second-team All-SEC by The Associated Press and league coaches after averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in her first season of eligibility at Arkansas. Dungee transferred from Oklahoma after her freshman season in 2017 and sat out last year.

Dungee has 15 games with at least 20 points this season, including a career-high 41 points in a loss to Auburn on Feb. 10. The 41 points were three off the school record of 44 set by Shelly Wallace in 1988.

Dungee's 584 points are fourth most in a single season at Arkansas and she has a chance to challenge Wallace's single-season scoring record of 692 set in 1988-89. The Razorbacks (17-13) open the SEC Tournament with a game against Georgia on Thursday and stand a good chance to make the WNIT.

Dungee ranks second in the SEC in scoring behind Chennedy Carter of Texas A&M (22.5). She leads the SEC with 172 made free throws and 210 free-throw attempts (81.9 percent).

Arkansas' last All-SEC player was forward Jessica Jackson (second team) in 2016. Dungee is the ninth Arkansas player to be voted to the AP's All-SEC team.

The AP voted Mississippi State senior center Teaira McGowan as the SEC player of the year and Kentucky freshman forward Rhyne Howard beat out Dungee for newcomer of the year in the conference. Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer, a former Arkansas assistant, was voted AP SEC coach of the year after leading the Bulldogs to their second consecutive conference championship.

AP All-SEC First Team (listed alphabetically)

Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M, G, 5-7, Soph., Mansfield, Texas

Sophie Cunningham, Missouri, G, 6-1, Sr., Columbia, Mo.

Anriel Howard, Mississippi State, F, 5-11, Sr., Atlanta

u-Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State, C, 6-7, Sr., Brenham, Texas

Caliya Robinson, Georgia, F, 6-3, Sr., Marietta, Ga.

AP All-SEC Second Team

Rennia Davis, Tennessee, G/F, 6-2, Soph., Jacksonville, Fla.

Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas, G, 5-11, Soph., Sapulpa, Okla.

Tyasha Harris, South Carolina, G, 5-10, Jr., Noblesville, Ind.

Rhyne Howard, Kentucky, F, 6-2, Fr., Cleveland, Tenn.

Maci Morris, Kentucky, G, 6-0, Sr., Pineville, Ky.

AP Individual Awards

Player of the Year - Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State

Coach of the Year - Vic Schaefer, Mississippi State

Newcomer of the Year - Rhyne Howard, Kentucky


AP All-SEC Voting Panel

Robert Cessna, The Eagle (Bryan-College Station, Texas); David Cloninger, The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.); Greg Hadley, The State (Columbia, S.C.); Gene Henley, Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press; Tyler Horka, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.); Justin Lee, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News; Courtney Lyle, SEC Network; Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Adam Minichino, The Commercial Dispatch (Columbus, Miss.); Alyssa Orange, KNWA (Fayetteville, Ark.); Scott Rabalais, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.); Dylan Rudolph, Independent Florida Alligator; Adam Sparks, The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.); Josh Sullivan, Lexington (Ky.) Herald Leader; Nick Suss, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.); Taylor Vortherms, The Daily Times (Maryville, Tenn.)


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