The list of preseason accolades for Auburn's Unique Thompson is continuing to grow as Thompson was named to the preseason All-SEC First-Team on Tuesday.
This honor comes after Thompson was named to the Katrina McClain Award watch list last week.
Thompson was an All-SEC selection and an honorable mention for the AP All-American team a year ago. For the second straight season, Thompson was one of 20 players named to the Katrina McClain Award watch list.
The Katrina McClain Award is given to the top power forward in Division 1 women’s basketball and is named after the former Georgia standout. The award is given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
“It is great to have Unique Thompson back,” said Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. “We’re blessed to actually have a real back to the basket post player.”
In 29 games last season, Thompson recorded 22 double-doubles and was one shy of the national record for double-doubles. The past two seasons have seen the senior averaged a double-double, making her the first player to do that in program history.
“She has great touch around the rim,” said Auburn guard Honesty Scott-Grayson about Thompson. "She’s a great defensive player, offensive player. There’s not much I can say that’s bad about her.”
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The senior will look to build on last season's success and the preseason expectations when the Tigers open against USC Upstate in Auburn Arena on Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. CST.
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