Caliya Robinson Named Preseason All-SEC
SOURCE: GEORGIA SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS
Georgia senior forward Caliya Robinson is one of seven student-athletes on the 2018 Southeastern Conference Preseason All-SEC Team, while the Lady Bulldogs have been picked fourth by media members in the league’s preseason poll.
Georgia, which finished tied for second in last year’s standings, has been predicted to finish behind Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Lady Bulldogs return six of their top seven scorers and three starters off last year’s team that went 26-7 on its way to the NCAA tournament.
“Anytime you are mentioned among the top seven players in this league, it is a tremendous honor and I am happy for Caliya,” head coach Joni Taylor said. “We know that preseason predictions are based largely on what a team accomplished last season and it is not where you start but where you finish. As always, the SEC is going to be highly competitive, and we are focused on getting better in every single thing we do. It’s going to be a great season in this conference and we are ready to get started.”
Robinson, Georgia’s lone senior, is the only returning player in the SEC to rank in the top-20 in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals last year. The Marietta, Georgia native has totaled 218 blocked shots and needs just 80 to break Georgia’s career record of 297 set by Tawana McDonald.
As a team, the Lady Bulldogs capped off the second-largest single-season turnaround in program history a season ago on their way to the program’s 33rd NCAA tournament appearance. Georgia returns starters Robinson, Taja Cole and Que Morrison as well as nine total letterwinners.