On the heels of one of the best SEC regular seasons in Arkansas history, senior guard Alexis Tolefree and redshirt junior guard Chelsea Dungee both earned All-SEC Honors. Today, the league office announced Tolefree nabbed First Team honors, while Dungee was named to the Second Team by the league’s coaches.
Tolefree was been supremely baller in this, her breakout senior season. The Conway, Arkansas, product averaged career-highs across the board, with 16.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game, all while shooting 43.5 percent from the field and a blistering 41.7 percent from three-point range.
Tolefree was even better in conference play, averaging 18.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game, shooting the ball at a 41.6 percent clip from the field and at a 38.9 percent clip from beyond the arc. Tolefree led the team in scoring and in steals in SEC play, while her scoring average in conference-only games was the third best mark in the SEC during the regular season.
The senior guard proved to be clutch again and again, coming up with several huge second half performances to lead the Hogs to wins. Most notably, Tolefree dropped a career-high 35 at Missouri, 23 of which came in the second half in Arkansas’ epic 13-point comeback. She also scored 30 against then-No. 15 Kentucky, including 25 in the second half, in a game in which the Razorbacks would set a program record for most points scored against an SEC opponent.
“I play like Steph.” — Alexis Tolefree
Tolefree scored in double figures in 23 of Arkansas’ 29 games, scored 20+ 11 times, and dropped 30 or more three times, the most on the team. All three came in SEC play, and they were the first 30+ point games of her career.
Dungee, meanwhile, continued her historic Arkansas career during her second act on the Hill, earning All-SEC honors for the second straight season. The redshirt junior guard led the Hogs in scoring this season, pouring in 17.0 points per game over the Hogs’ 29 games. She also averaged 4.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Dungee continued to dominate games at the charity stripe, as she made 136 free throws during the regular season, the 20th best mark in the NCAA, and the best mark in the conference.
Dungee’s 1,497 career points is the second highest total among active SEC players. She scored in double figures 24 times, scored 20 or more 10 times and had 30+ twice.
There were several historic games from Dungee this season, as well. They included her 38-point outburst against Missouri at Bud Walton Arena. With that point total, the redshirt junior guard became the only Razorback to ever score 38 or more two different times.
Dungee also became the fastest Hog to ever score 1,000 points in just a Red & White uniform this season. She needed just 49 games to do so, passing Bettye Fiscus’ previous best mark of 55 games. Dungee averaged 20.4 points per game over that 49-game stretch, which would be the highest average in program history.
Learn more about Tolefree’s path to senior-year greatness here: