South Carolina was predicted to win the 2020 SEC women’s championship.

The Gamecocks went 23-10, 13-3 last season with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16. South Carolina returns two starters among their six letterwinners and welcomes six newcomers to their roster.

Alabama was picked to finish 11th. Senior Cierra Johnson leads the Tide into the 2019-20 season, having scored 457 points in her first year with the program, which is the most points scored by an Alabama player since 2010-11. Junior Jasmine Walker returns after putting up 12.4 points and a team-high 7.5 rebounds per game. She also had a team-high six double-doubles.

South Carolina tops the order of finish, with Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Arkansas in the top five.

Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter was the overwhelming choice for SEC Player of the Year. Arkansas’ Chelsea Dungee and Rhyne Howard of Kentucky also received votes.

The Crimson Tide opens its season Dec. 5 at home vs. Iowa State.


First-Team All-SEC
Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas
Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
Ayana Mitchell, LSU
Tyasha Harris, South Carolina
Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M

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

Order of Finish
South Carolina
Texas A&M
Mississippi State
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