The National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Women’s Director announced the 2007 NJCAA D-I Region VI Women’s Basketball All-Region Teams on Thursday morning. Seward County Community College freshman Tegan Cunningham received the most votes and was named Region VI Player of the Year. Cunningham was also named First Team All-Region along with sophomore teammate, Taushelle Rushing, who received the seventh most votes among the Jayhawk West and Jayhawk East women’s players. The All-Region teams include 10 first team selections and five honorable mention picks.

Cunningham, the Jayhawk West M.V.P. and Freshman of the Year, also received Region VI Tournament Most Valuable Player honors after the Lady Saints won the title over Coffeyville C.C. The 6-foot-1-inch forward from Doncaster, Australia, is averaging a team-best 17.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season. Cunningham has led the team in scoring during 15 games and has posted the most rebounds in 18 games this season.

Currently, Cunningham ranks seventh all-time in Seward County women’s basketball history in single-season scoring with 605 points, but her total gives her the most points ever for a freshman. Cunningham currently has 334 rebounds this season, where she is only six rebounds away of breaking the all-time single-season record, and she ranks fourth all-time in single-season field goals with 256.

Rushing is familiar with breaking all-time school records, as the 5-foot-8-inch guard recently became the all-time single-season steals leader at SCCC. This season Rushing has averaged 13.3 points, 6.1 steals, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Her 202 steals led the nation and not only broke the Seward County all-time record, but is also the new Region VI record for steals in a season. Rushing now has 292 steals for her two-year career, ranking her second behind current assistant coach Kim Ortega-Davis who owns the Seward County career record with 324 steals in her two-year career (2000-2002).