Auburn’s Katie Frerking earns multiple SEC honors

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AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn senior Katie Frerking was honored with three awards from the Southeastern Conference as the league announced its annual women’s basketball awards Tuesday.

Frerking, a senior from Johns Creek, Ga., was named the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in addition to being named to the All-SEC Second Team and the SEC All-Defensive Team.

Heading into the postseason, Frerking leads Auburn in scoring (16.0 points/game), rebounding (6.4/game), steals (2.5/game) and is tied for the team lead in blocks (0.9/game). In conference games, she finished the SEC regular season 10th in scoring (16.3), 12th in blocks (0.9/game), 14th in assists (3.0/game), 12th in field goal percentage (.404) and fourth in steals (2.0/game).

Frerking has six double-doubles this season and two games where she topped the 30-point mark: 30 at Louisiana Tech on Dec. 14 and 32 at Texas A&M on Feb. 5. She scored her 1,000th career point at Florida on Jan. 1 and is one of two players in Auburn history with 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists and 200 steals.

In the classroom, she has been a star for the Tigers, earning back-to-back nods on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team and three straight selections to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. She was also named to the SEC Community Service Team last week.

First-team and second-team All-SEC honorees, All-Freshman team, All-Defensive team, along with Player, Coach and Freshman, Defensive Player, 6th Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year were chosen by the league’s 14 coaches.

Frerking and the Tigers begin SEC Tournament play at 11 a.m. Thursday as they face Georgia in Greenville, S.C. The game can be seen on SEC Network, and Andy Burcham will have the radio broadcast beginning at 10:45 a.m. on 93.9 FM.