Two Eagles named preseason All-SoCon

Hayden Boudreaux

The Georgia Southern University women’s basketball team will take the court this season with two preseason All-Southern Conference players.

College Sports Madness selected guards, senior Mimi Dubose and junior Anna Claire Knight, for the honor. Dubose was named to the first team, while Knight was named to the second team.

Last season, Dubose started in every game for the Eagles and averaged 12.4 points per game and compiled 117 rebounds on the season. In the conference she ranked fourth in 3-pointers and 10th in free-throw percentage.

Knight also had a positive impact on the team last season. After starting in 29 games, she placed fifth in the conference in free-throw percentage and averaged 11.7 points per game along while recording 10 blocks. From beyond the arch, Knight managed to knock down 32 percent of her shots.

Both players hope to help GSU have success this year after a stressful 8-24 season. Along with Knight and Dubose, the Eagles are returning all but one of their starters for the 2013-14 season.  They will face a tough non-conference schedule, battling Auburn University, Florida Atlantic University and the University of Kentucky.

The Eagles will begin their season on Nov. 9 as they travel to Auburn, Ala to take on the Auburn University Tigers. Their first home game is against Jacksonville State University on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.