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SEC legend spotlight: Saudia Roundtree, Georgia

3143 days ago
SEC Staff
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The Southeastern Conference 2015 Class of Women's Legends showcases former student-athletes and coaches from all 14 SEC member institutions.

Saudia Roundtree-Georgia Basketball (1994-96)

Saudia Roundtree was one of the most electrifying players in SEC history and enjoyed what was then the most fruitful single-season haul of accolades by any women's basketball player in league history in 1996 when she was named National Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year and SEC Female Athlete of the Year for all sports.

The crafty guard, who was the 1994 National Junior College Player of the Year, led Georgia to the 1995 NCAA Final Four and then topped that as the catalyst to an SEC Championship and NCAA runner-up finish in 1996.

Roundtree took the nation by storm during a January stretch when Georgia defeated in succession No. 4 Tennessee, No. 24 Auburn, No. 3 Connecticut, No. 10 Penn State and No. 20 Florida. The Anderson, South Carolina, native averaged 26.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 3.0 steals per game in those contests as the Lady Bulldogs climbed to No. 1 spot in both national polls.

In the 1996 NCAA Midwest Regional Final, Roundtree poured in a career-high 37 points as the Lady Bulldogs defeated No. 1 Louisiana Tech. A two-time first-team All-SEC selection, Roundtree broke the Lady Bulldogs' single-season assist record during her junior year with 226 and, though looked upon more for her scoring ability as a senior, still led the SEC in assists for the second straight year. Over her two seasons in Athens, Roundtree averaged 6.4 assists per game, over a full assist more than any other player in Georgia history.