Harbison Named All-SEC

Graduate transfer earns second-team honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt’s Ciaja Harbison has been named second-team All-SEC it was announced on Tuesday by the league office.

In her lone season with the Commodores, the graduate transfer enters the SEC Tournament averaging 19.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game.

A two-time SEC Player of the Week, Harbison ranks second in the SEC in scoring average and assists per game while leading the league in steals per contest, and she is also among the top five in free-throw percentage and top 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio. She stands among the top 25 nationally in points per game and top 40 in steals per outing, is 10th with 152 free throws made and ranks among the top 25 averaging more than 36½ minutes per contest.

The only player in the SEC to score 40 points in a game this season, Harbison has three outings with 30-plus points among the 23 times she has scored in double figures while recording the highest scoring average of her collegiate career. She has led the Commodores in scoring 16 times, assists on 20 occasions and steals in 15 games.

Harbison tied a school record with 41 points and added five steals in a January win over Texas A&M, and she had 34 points against then-No. 13/11 NC State at the Cancun Challenge the opening month of the regular season. After posting 27 points and seven assists last time out at Auburn, she became just the second SEC student-athlete ever to have 25 or more points and five-plus assists in at least five league games in a season.

The Commodores, seeded 12th at this week’s SEC Tournament, will face No. 13 seed Texas A&M Wednesday at 10 a.m. CT in the opening game of the event in Greenville, South Carolina.