COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina freshman Kelsey Bone has been named Southeastern Conference newcomer of the year by The Associated Press, and also earned a spot on the all-SEC second team.
The 6-foot-5 freshman is the first Gamecock to win the award since South Carolina joined the SEC in the 1991-92 season. She received both honors on Tuesday.
Bone led the league with 9.2 rebounds a game this season and her 14-point average was among the SEC's top 10 scorers. Bone had nine games with double-figures in points and rebounds, the most for South Carolina since 2002-03.
South Carolina ended the year 14-15 overall. The Gamecocks were 7-9 in the SEC, improving on a 2-12 mark in coach Dawn Staley's first season of 2008-09.