UF senior Jaterra Bonds named 1st-team All-SEC


UF senior Jaterra Bonds was named first-team All-SEC on Tuesday.

Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Florida senior Jaterra Bonds and freshman Ronni Williams were honored Tuesday by the SEC women's basketball coaches with postseason awards.

Bonds, a P.K. Yonge graduate, was named first-team All-SEC and Williams was selected 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.

Williams, the Gators' lone freshman, is averaging 8.3 points on 50.0 percent shooting, along with 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

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

Also recognized: 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.

The Gators (18-11 ) open SEC tournament play at 2:30 p.m. Thursday against the winner from Wednesday's first-round matchup of Missouri-Mississippi State.

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