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Two former Seward County Community College baseball players were selected on day two of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Amateur Draft. Chris Holguin and Michael Jarman, both pitchers that played for the Saints in 2006, were selected by the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays, respectively. The Blue Jays selected Holguin with the 429th overall selection in the 14th round, and Jarman was taken by the Rays with the 773rd overall pick in the 26th round. The Seward County baseball program has now had 78 MLB Draft selections or free agent signings in the programís history.

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Seward County Community College has announced Abby Bolton as the new assistant softball coach. Bolton, a 2003 graduate of SCCC, re-joins her alma mater after one season as the assistant coach at Dodge City Community College. Seward County coach Andrea Gustafson welcomes Bolton back to the program where she coached Bolton during her first year as head coach in 2003. Bolton replaces Renee Metzker, who spent the past five years as the assistant coach in the Lady Saintsí program. Bolton is originally from Colorado Springs, and she completed her bachelorís degree at Friends University (Wichita, Kan.).

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Seward County Community College athletic director Galen McSpadden has announced 70 student-athletes have been named to the spring 2008 Athletic Directorís Academic Honor Roll, with 10 student-athletes earning a 4.0 GPA. Overall, a total of 133 student-athletes, cheerleaders, dancers, trainers and student managers averaged 15.23 credit hours passed with an average of 3.03 GPA for the spring semester. The athletic department also boasts 13 NJCAA Academic All-Americans, with six varsity sports represented with at least one student-athlete receiving the prestigious academic honor. Two Seward County student-athletes, David Masters (Baseball) and Alex Droogsma (Volleyball), were named Distinguished Academic All-Americans.

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Seward County Community College sophomores Tomas Cruz and David Masters have been named National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Baseball All-Americans. The NJCAA announced its All-American teams this week with five players from the Region VI receiving recognition. Cruz, a right-handed pitcher from Amarillo, was named Second Team All-American while Masters, a catcher from Odessa, Texas, was named honorable mention. A total of 36 players earned first, second or third team recognition while 18 players were selected honorable mention.

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Seward County Community College freshman Courtney Auger and sophomore Jennifer Collins have each been selected to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Second Team All-West Region team. It is the second straight season that Seward County has had multiple players selected to the NFCA All-Region team, after three players received recognition last year. Auger is the first SCCC pitcher to receive NFCA All-Region honors while Collins is a two-time second team selection. Auger and Collins each had record-breaking seasons as the duo combined to break 11 school records.

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