Martha Alwal earns All-SEC Honors this season

Former Worthington Trojan Girls Basketball standout Martha Alwal, now a sophomore at Mississippi State, has earned a couple of postseason honors from the Southeastern Conference.

This season, Alwal has been named to the All-SEC Second Team and the All-SEC Defensive Team. Alwal paced the Southeastern Conference in the regular season with 16 double-doubles, a mark that tied LaToya Thomas (2001-02) for second-most in school history. Ten of her double-doubles came in SEC play, where she averaged 12.6 points and 10.0 boards.

She also topped the conference with 18 double-figure rebounding games and 9.9 rebounds per contest. Martha Alwal averaged 12.3 points per game this season and finished second in the conference and 17th in the nation in blocked shots with 74 (2.5 per game), fourth-best in school history. Her 286 rebounds also rank fourth in school single-season history.

Alwal is also one of the top free throw shooters in the SEC, ranked 4th in the conference at 78.9 percent. The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 13-16 overall record and 5-11 in SEC play. Mississippi State received the #12 seed in the SEC tournament, which begins on Wednesday as the Bulldogs will host #13 Alabama tonight. The winner of that game will face #5 South Carolina on Thursday.

Information for this story was provided by the Mississippi State atheltic website at www.hailstate.com

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