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Tennessee's Warlick SEC Women's Coach Of The Year

Posted: Updated: Mar 05, 2013 2:36 PM CST
Tennessee women's NCAA college basketball coach Holly Warlick speaks to media during the Southeastern Conference basketball media day on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) Tennessee women's NCAA college basketball coach Holly Warlick speaks to media during the Southeastern Conference basketball media day on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Tennessee's Holly Warlick is the Southeastern Conference coach of the year after replacing Pat Summitt and leading the Lady Vols to a league regular-season title in her inaugural season, league officials announced Tuesday.

Kentucky's A'dia Mathies and Tennessee's Meighan Simmons are co-players of the year. Tennessee forward Bashaara Graves was selected freshman of the year. South Carolina's Ieasia Walker was named defensive player of the year. Arkansas' Sarah Watkins and Missouri's Morgan Eye shared the 6th Woman of the Year award. Auburn's Blanche Alverson was named the conference's scholar-athlete of the year.

Awards and all-conference teams were chosen by the league's 14 coaches.

First-team all-conference picks included Mathies, Simmons, Graves and Walker plus Georgia's Jasmine Hassell, Kentucky's DeNesha Stallworth, LSU's Theresa Plaisance, Texas A&M's Kelsey Bone and Vanderbilt's Tiffany Clarke.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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