Unique Thompson, a junior forward for the Auburn women’s basketball team, was named to the preseason All-SEC second team, announced Tuesday.
The teams are voted on by a panel of media members.
Thompson averaged 12.2 points and 10.3 rebounds as a sophomore last season. She put up 330 total rebounds in the 2018-19 season, which is fourth-highest single-season mark in program history, as well as the most for an individual player for Auburn since the 1992-93 season.
Thompson broke more program records by becoming the first Auburn player since 2009 to average a double-double during her sophomore season. It marked the fifth time in program history a player had done so.
She will enter her junior season with the seventh-most career double-doubles in Auburn history with 20. Thompson is one of the two top scorers returning for the upcoming season.
Additionally, Auburn was picked to finish No. 7 in the SEC by the media vote after ending last season tied for sixth.
Thompson will represent Auburn at the SEC Tipoff in Birmingham on Thursday, then travel back to Auburn to play in the Tipoff at Toomer’s event for the student body and community that night.
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The Tigers kick off their season Nov. 6 at home versus Wofford.
2019-20 SEC Women's Basketball Preseason Media Poll
1. South Carolina
2. Texas A&M
3. Mississippi State
13. Ole Miss
First Team All-SEC
Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M (Player of the Year)
Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas
Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
Ayana Mitchell, LSU
Tyasha Harris, South Carolina
Second Team All-SEC
Unique Thompson, Auburn
Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, South Carolina
Rennia Davis, Tennessee
Ciera Johnson, Texas A&M
Mariella Fasoula, Vanderbilt
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