Mitchell Named to Preseason Media All-SEC Team

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
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Mitchell Named to Preseason Media All-SEC Team

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU senior forward Ayana Mitchell has been named to the 2019-20 Preseason Media All-SEC First Team as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. Voting was conducted by a select panel of both SEC and national media members.

The Conyers, Georgia, native finished her junior year ranked 24th in the nation and second in the SEC in field goal shooting percentage at 56.3 percent to lead LSU. She averaged a double-double of 13.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Her rebounding average ranked 30th in the nation and third in the SEC, while she was 20th in the nation with 16 double-doubles. Mitchell ranked 17th in the SEC in scoring and was tied for 11th in steals per game (1.7).

An All-SEC First Team selection in 2018-19, she was 18th in the nation and third in the SEC in offensive rebounds (4.0) and third in the SEC in defensive rebounds with 6.5 per game. Against Auburn on March 3, Mitchell grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds and became the 15th Lady Tiger to crack the 700 career rebounds mark. She is currently 12 points away from becoming the 33rd Lady Tiger to score 1,000 career points.

The selection panel also produced its predicted order of finish and ranked LSU eighth in the league. LSU finished the 2018-19 season at 16-13 overall and 7-9 in SEC action.

LSU begins the 2019-20 season on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against New Orleans. LSU will host a total of 14 games in the PMAC during the 2019-20 season. Fans can purchase season tickets at LSUtix.net. There are also two mini-plans available for purchase Half-Season Pick’em Plan and The SEC Pack.

2019-20 Preseason Media All-SEC Team

First Team

Ayana Mitchell, LSU

Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas

Rhyne Howard, Kentucky

Tyasha Harris, South Carolina

Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M

Second Team

Unique Thompson, Auburn

Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, South Carolina

Rennia Davis, Tennessee

Ciera Johnson, Texas A&M

Mariella Fasoula, Vanderbilt

Player of the Year: Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M

2019-20 Preseason Media Predicted Order of Finish

1. South Carolina

2. Texas A&M

3. Mississippi State

4. Kentucky

5. Arkansas

6. Tennessee

7. Auburn

8. LSU

9. Missouri

10. Georgia

11. Alabama

12. Florida

13. Ole Miss

14. Vanderbilt