Senior Janiah McKay and sophomore Unique Thompson were both named to the Preseason All-SEC second team. This is the first preseason All-SEC selection for both players. Auburn was also selected to finish eighth in the SEC. All 14 SEC coaches voted on these selections.

McKay comes into her senior year looking to be a leader as she was the Tiger’s leading scorer in 2017-18 averaging 16.6 points per game. She also led the team in assists with 4.5 per game and was second in steals with 2.3 per game. 

Thompson comes off a fantastic freshman season where she averaged 11.5 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game. This earned her a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. She tied the Auburn freshman record for double-doubles with seven.

Auburn opens the season Tuesday, November 6, against Grambling State in Auburn Arena. The Tigers will also compete in the Preseason Women’s NIT early in the season.


2018-19 Preseason SEC Coaches’ Poll

1. Mississippi State

2. South Carolina

3. Georgia

4. Tennessee

5. Missouri

6. Texas A&M

7. Kentucky

8. Auburn

9. LSU

10. Alabama

11. Arkansas

12. Florida

13. Vanderbilt

14. Ole Miss


First Team All-SEC

Caliya Robinson, Georgia

Maci Morris, Kentucky

Anriel Howard, Mississippi State

Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State

Sophia Cunningham, Missouri

Tyasha Harris, South Carolina

Rennia Davis, Tennessee

Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M


Second Team All-SEC

Malica Monk, Arkansas

Janiah McKay, Auburn

Unique Thompson, Auburn

Taylor Murray, Kentucky

Ayana Mitchel, LSU

Shandricka Sessom, Ole Miss

Amber Smith, Missouri

Alexis Jennings, South Carolina

Evina Westbrook, Tennessee