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2008-09 outlook

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Predicted champion: Georgia

Predicted player of the year: Billy Horschel, Florida

Predicted freshman of the year: Bud Cauley, Alabama

NCAA Regional bound: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Mississippi

Team on the rise: South Carolina

Biggest question mark: Alabama

Wouldn't surprise me to see: As many as five Georgia players earn All-American honors of some kind.

__Would shock me to see:__Fewer than three Georgia players earn All-American honors of some kind.

__2007-08 accolades

Team champion:__ Alabama

Player of the year: Michael Thompson, Alabama

Freshman of the year: Harris English, Georgia

Coach of the year: Jay Seawell, Alabama

SEC medalist: Michael Thompson, Alabama

All-SEC First team:

Mark Anderson, South Carolina

George Bryan IV, South Carolina*

Billy Horschel, Florida*

Adam Mitchell, Georgia*

Jay Moseley, Auburn

Hudson Swafford, Georgia*

Matthew Swan, Alabama*

Michael Thompson, Alabama

  • returns in 2008-09

2008-09 predicted finish:

  1. Georgia

  2. Florida

  3. Alabama

  4. South Carolina

  5. Tennessee

  6. LSU

  7. Auburn

  8. Mississippi State

  9. Mississippi

  10. Arkansas

  11. Kentucky

  12. Vanderbilt

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2008-09 outlook

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Predicted champion: Alabama

Predicted player of the year: Cydney Clanton, Auburn

Predicted freshman of the year: Marta Silva, Georgia

NCAA Regional bound: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Vanderbilt, Tennessee

Team on the rise: Alabama

Biggest question mark: Auburn

Wouldn't surprise me to see: Any of five different school wind up winning the conference title when all is said and done.

Would shock me to see: Any individual player dominate like Stacy Lewis of Arkansas did last season.

__2007-08 accolades

Team champion:__ Florida

Player of the year: Stacy Lewis, Arkansas

Freshman of the year: Cydney Clanton, Auburn

Coach of the year: Jill Briles-Hinton, Florida

SEC medalist: Stacy Lewis, Arkansas

All-SEC First team:

Dori Carter, Mississippi*

Cydney Clanton, Auburn*

Kathleen Ekey, Alabama*

Stacy Lewis, Arkansas

Whitney Myers, Florida

Benedicte Toumpsin, South Carolina*[

Jessica Yadloczky

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Hannah Yun, Florida*

  • returns in 2008-09

2008-09 predicted finish:

  1. Alabama

  2. Florida

  3. Georgia

  4. Auburn

  5. Arkansas

  6. LSU

  7. Vanderbilt

  8. Tennessee

  9. South Carolina

  10. Kentucky

  11. Mississippi

  12. Mississippi State

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