Shacobia Barbee was named to the SEC's All-Defensive team for the second straight year.
March 4, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia's Shacobia Barbee was tabbed second-team All-SEC and also named to the league's All-Defensive team in balloting of coaches. The Southeastern Conference's women's basketball awards were released Tuesday by the league office.
"Both of 'Cobi's' honors are well deserved," head coach Andy Landers said. "It's quite a statement on her behalf that she's the only player in the Southeastern Conference who leads her team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals. That she has been so productive on the offensive end as a playmaker and a scorer, and that she has earned a spot on the All-Defensive team, is a testament to the completeness of her game."
Barbee, a 5-10, guard/forward from Murfreesboro, Tenn., is the only player in the SEC – and one of just eight Division I women's basketball players nationally – who leads her team, average wise, in points (12.9 ppg), rebounds (8.2 rpg), assists (3.4 apg) and steals (2.7 spg). Barbee leads the league and ranks No. 21 nationally in steals.
Barbee ranks among the SEC's individual statistical leaders in seven of 13 categories kept – No. 1 in steals, No. 6 in rebounds, No. 7 in assist-to-turnover ratio, No. 7 in defensive rebounds, No. 11 in offensive rebounds, No. 12 in assists and No. 21 in points.
Last season, Barbee was named to the league's All-Freshman and All-Defensive teams. She also became the first Lady Bulldog freshman to secure All-Regional honors during the NCAA Tournament since Teresa Edwards did so in 1983.
Georgia completed regular-season play on Sunday at 19-10 overall and 7-9 in the SEC. The Lady Bulldogs finished in a five-way tie for sixth place and are the No. 9 seed in this week's SEC Tournament at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. Georgia will face eighth-seeded Vanderbilt on Thursday at noon.