Seward County Community College women’s basketball head coach Toby Wynn has been named Jayhawk West Conference Coach of the Year and freshman Tegan Cunningham has been named Jayhawk West Conference Most Valuable Player and Jayhawk West Conference Freshman of the Year. Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference officials announced today the Jayhawk West and Jayhawk East All-Conference teams and Seward County C.C. racked up the honors with Wynn and Cunningham receiving top honors and Taushelle Rushing (First Team), Chontaye Walter (Second Team) and Chelsea Blackshear (Honorable Mention) also being named to the All-Conference list.

Wynn led the Lady Saints to the Jayhawk West crown in only his second year as head coach with a 15-1 conference record. Under the guidance of Wynn this season, the Lady Saints have recorded a 29-1 overall record and finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in the final regular season National Junior College Athletic Association Top 25 poll. Seward County received a total of 12 rankings in the Top 25 poll this season with eight weeks being ranked in the Top 5 in the country.

Cunningham is only the second player ever in Lady Saints history to be named Conference M.V.P. and also the Freshman of the Year in the same season. Current assistant coach Kim Ortega-Davis earned both prestigious honors in 2000-01. Cunningham has shined all season for the Lady Saints averaging 17.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game so far this season. Cunningham was twice named NJCAA National Player of the Week and the 6-foot-1-inch Doncaster, Australia, native has posted 15 double-doubles this season, including a double-double against seven of the eight teams in the conference.

Rushing, a sophomore guard from Wynnewood, Okla. received First Team All-Conference honors by averaging 13.2 points, 6.0 steals, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. The 5-foot-8-inch defensive standout led the Region VI this season in steals and is currently second in the nation. Rushing is only nine steals away from breaking the all-time single-season steals record at SCCC.

Walter received Second Team All-Conference recognition after leading the Region VI in assist/turnover ratio (4.3) and ranking among league leaders in assists per game (5.4 apg.). Walter averaged 13.9 points per game and posted five 20-plus scoring games in conference competition.

Blackshear, a 5-foot-8-inch sophomore guard earned Honorable Mention All-Conference this season averaging 10.0 points, 4.8 assists and shooting 47 three-point field goals. Blackshear ranked fourth in the Region VI in assists and was sixth in assist/turnover ratio (2.3).

JAYHAWK WEST ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS:
First Team: Tegan Cunningham, fr., Seward County; Stanecia Graham, so., Cloud County; Andrea Barber, so., Barton County; Kelsey Nelson, so., Cloud County; Taushelle Rushing, so., Seward County.
Second Team: Danae Stuckey, fr., Butler; Inga Muciniece, fr., Barton County; Jamie Schroeder, fr., Colby; LaToya Jackson, fr., Barton County; Chontaye Walter, fr., Seward County
Honorable Mention: Lakiesha Levi, fr., Butler; Sharniece Saunders, fr., Garden City; Chelsea Blackshear, so., Seward County; Patrice McKenzie, so., Dodge City; Megan Cherry, fr., Butler; Ipek Turkyilmaz, fr., Barton County; Tessa Morrow, so., Hutchinson