Seward County Community College freshman Tegan Cunningham has been named a 2007 Kodak/WBCA First Team All-American. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Eastman Kodak Company announced their 25th year of the Kodak/WBCA All-American Team last week. Cunningham, a 6-foot-1-inch forward from Doncaster, Australia, was named to the first team among the top 10 players in the nation. Seward County freshman guard Chontaye Walter was named to the Honorable Mention All-American list.

Selection committees in each of the nine WBCA geographical regions selected the top ten women’s basketball players in the nation to be honored as First Team members, with the remaining 22 finalists receiving Honorable Mention recognition.

Cunningham led her team in scoring 18 times and was the top rebounder in 21 games this season. Cunningham led Seward County in both scoring and rebounding averaging 18.1 points and 10.1 boards per game. Cunningham’s 384 rebounds set a new school record for rebounds in a single-season and her 687 points ranks her third all-time for single-season points scored.

This season Cunningham has collected many honors including Conference Most Valuable Player, Conference Freshman of the Year, Jayhawk West First Team All-Conference, Region VI Most Valuable Player, First Team All-Region VI, Region VI Tournament Most Valuable Player, Region VI All-Tournament Team, NJCAA All-Tournament Team, NJCAA Player of the Week (twice) and now WBCA All-American.

Cunningham’s season-highs were 36 points (vs. Barton County), 20 rebounds (vs. Salt Lake), six steals (vs. Fort Carson Military) and 15 field goals made (vs. Barton County).

Walter (Oklahoma City, Okla.) led the Region VI this season in assist/turnover ratio with 189 assists and only 53 turnovers (3.6). The 5-foot-8-inch point guard was the second on the team in scoring (14.2 ppg.), first on the team in assists per game (5.4 apg.) and was second on the team in steals (3.0 spg.). Walter shot 80 percent (95-of-119) from the free throw line this season ranking ninth in school history for single-season free throw percentage.

Walter’s season-highs were 28 points (vs. Colby), 11 assists (vs. Cloud County), eight rebounds (vs. Cloud County) and seven steals (twice).

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will be announcing their All-America Teams on Tuesday, April 10.