SEC picks LSU's Plaisance as scoring champion
BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference named LSU junior forward Theresa Plaisance the league's scoring champion today, now that all SEC teams finished their runs in the NCAA tournament.
Plaisance averaged 17 points per game in her first year as a starter. She's the first to win the scoring title since National Player of the Year Seimone Augustus did in 2006 with 22.7 points per game.
"We had a special team this year," said Plaisance. "We fought through so much adversity and stayed close knit through it all. We all believed in each other. I'm happy about my individual progress I made this year. This summer, I am going to continue to build on it and get ready for a great senior season."
The New Orleans native racked up 31 consecutive double-digit scoring games this season, and was the only LSU player to rank among the top 10 in scoring, rebounding (fourth), blocks (second), field goal percentage (sixth) and free throw percentage (tenth).
"She emerged as one of the best 6-5 players in the country," said LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell. "She can do everything. And I've played her at the point, the two, the three, the four, the five. Not a lot of 6-5 kids can do that."