LSU’s Theresa Plaisance makes All-SEC team

After producing one of the best statistical seasons in school history, LSU women’s basketball forward Theresa Plaisance has been named to The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference first team and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Region team.

LSU senior guard Adrienne Webb was recognized as an AP All-SEC honorable mention.

Plaisance was also one of seven players on the WBCA All-Region 3 team.

Plaisance led LSU in four categories this season, including scoring (17.4 ppg), rebounding (8.3 rpg), field goal percentage (44.7) and blocks (82). She was the only player in the conference to rank in the top five of all four of those categories.

Kentucky guard A’dia Mathies is the AP SEC player of the year for the second season in a row.

The 5-foot-9 senior kept the award in the Bluegrass State for the fourth straight year overall. Kentucky’s Victoria Dunlap won in 2010 and 2011 before Mathies went back-to-back for the Wildcats.

Tennessee claimed the other two awards announced Tuesday. Holly Warlick, who took over for the ailing Pat Summitt, was a unanimous choice as AP coach of the year. Freshman center Bashaara Graves was named newcomer of the year on every ballot.

Mathies also repeated as a unanimous first-team choice. She was joined on the squad by Texas A&M center Kelsey Bone, Tennessee guard Meighan Simmons, Plaisance, and Vanderbilt forward Tiffany Clarke.