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Jaterra Bonds and Ronni Wiliams were honored by the SEC head coaches.

Tuesday March 4, 2014Gators Jaterra Bonds and Ronni Williams Honored with SEC Postseason Awards

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Jaterra Bonds and Ronni Wiliams were honored by the SEC head coaches.

Florida senior Jaterra Bonds (Gainesville, Fla.) and freshman Ronni Williams (Daytona Beach, Fla.) were honored by the Southeastern Conference coaches, who announced their postseason awards on Tuesday.

 

Bonds earned First Team All-SEC recognition and Williams was recognized to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

 

Bonds is doing it all during her final collegiate season. She leads the Gators in: scoring (15.8 ppg), assists (4.4 apg), made free throws (155) and free throw attempts (189), while hitting 45.1 percent of her shots from the floor, 82.0 percent from the free throw line and collecting 1.5 steals.

 

Highlights from Bonds’ season:

·         Team Co-Captain

·         National Player of the Week (Dec. 30-Jan. 5) by CollegeSportsMadness.com

·         2x SEC Player of the Week (first two honors of career)

·         in SEC games stats ranks: No. 1 made free throws & attempted free throws; No. 5 FT percentage; No. 8 assists; No. 13 scoring; No. 14 Assist/Turnover Ratio; No. 7 Minutes played

·         Named to Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team - averaged 19.0 points, 3.0 assists, shot 94.1 percent (16-17) from free throw line

·         Scored her 1,500th career point during a 20-point performance at South Carolina (Feb. 23) - 11th Gator to score as many

·         UF’s all-time leader for minutes played

·         This season has a team-leading 23 double-figure scoring games (79 career); team scoring leader in 15 games, assists leader in 18 games, rebound leader in 4 games

·         12 career 20-point scoring games, 7 in 2013-14

·         Started 99 consecutive games - the third-longest streak in program history

·         Started 111 career games - fifth-most in UF history

 

Williams, the Gator’s lone freshman, is averaging 8.3 points on 50.0 percent shooting, along with an impressive 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

 

Highlights from Williams’ season:

·         In SEC games ranks No. 2 among freshmen for blocked shots

·         Two-Time SEC Freshman of the Week

·         CSS’s Geigo Go To Player of the Game (Jan. 5 at Kentucky) when she posted her third collegiate double-double with a career-high 19 points (9-13 FGs) and 10 rebounds; scored 6 points during a 16-6 run that helped UF erase a 9-point, second-half deficit at No. 6 Kentucky and take a 69-68 leads with 4:31 remaining

·         1 of 2 Gators who has scored in every game this year (Jaterra Bonds)

·         Earned 13 starting assignments.

·         Made most of first collegiate start (vs. Oregon State, Nov. 30); scored 11 points of her 15 points in the second half, when she also collected eight of her nine rebounds, including all six on the offensive end

·         Spectacular collegiate debut with 15 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks in season-opener vs. Bethune-Cookman

·         Only second freshman to net a double-double in Gator debut

·         17 rebounds in season-opener set record for most in Gator debut

·         13 double-figure scoring games, 3 double-doubles

 

Bonds is the eighth different Gator to earn All-SEC honors in seven years under UF Head Coach Amanda Butler, while Williams is the fifth different player under Butler’s watch to earn a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team.

 

The complete 2014 SEC Women’s Basketball Postseason Awards:

 

Coach of the Year: Dawn Staley, South Carolina

Player of the Year: Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina

Freshman of the Year: Alaina Coates, South Carolina

Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Martha Alwal, Mississippi State / Jordan Jones, Texas A&M

Co-6th Players of the Year: Jennifer O’Neill, Kentucky / Alaina Coates, South Carolina

Scholar- Athlete of the Year: Lianna Doty, Missouri

 

First Team All-SEC

Tyrese Tanner, Auburn

Jaterra Bonds, Florida

Theresa Plaisance, LSU

Martha Alwal, Mississippi State

Bri Kulas, Missouri

Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina

Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina

Meighan Simmons, Tennessee

Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee

Courtney Walker, Texas A&M

 

Second Team All-SEC

Jessica Jackson, Arkansas

Shacobia Barbee, Georgia

Jennifer O’Neill, Kentucky

DeNesha Stallworth, Kentucky

Tia Faleru, Ole Miss

Valencia McFarland, Ole Miss

Alaina Coates, South Carolina

Courtney Williams, Texas A&M

Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt

Christina Foggie, Vanderbilt

 

All-Freshman

Ashley Williams, Alabama

Jessica Jackson, Arkansas

Brandy Montgomery, Auburn

Ronni Williams, Florida

Linnae Harper, Kentucky

Raigyne Moncrief, LSU

Breanna Richardson, Mississippi State

Alaina Coates, South Carolina

Andraya Carter, Tennessee

 

All-Defensive

Tyrese Tanner, Auburn

Hasina Muhammad, Auburn

Shacobia Barbee, Georgia

Martha Alwal, Mississippi State

Elem Ibiam, South Carolina

Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina

Jordan Jones, Texas A&M

 

 

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