The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and NJCAA Region VI handed out their yearly awards on Wednesday, and the Seward County Community College menís basketball team was well represented. First-year head coach Bryan Zollinger was named the Jayhawk West Conference Coach of the Year, and freshman point guard Reggie Chamberlain was named the Conference Freshman of the Year to lead a list of three Saintsí players who received recognition. Seward County sophomore Darko Cohadarevic was named First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region VI while sophomore Ervin Williams was named Second Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region VI. Chamberlain also was selected to the First Team All-Conference list.

Zollinger was chosen Jayhawk West Coach of the Year after leading the Saints to an outright conference championship in his first season on the sidelines with the Saints. Zollinger and the Saints followed with a 4-0 run in the NJCAA Region VI Tournament, leading Seward County to a tournament championship, and to a berth in the upcoming NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson. Zollinger is the only first-year head coach in Seward County history to lead his team to a Jayhawk West and Region VI Tournament championship.

Chamberlain becomes the third player in Saintsí history to be named Conference Freshman of the Year. He is also the first Seward County freshman since Melvin Sanders and Jamal Brown (1999-2000) to be named First Team All-Conference. The Kansas City, Mo., native has led the team in scoring 11 times, he has scored over 20 points in eight contests, and he has led the team in assists on 20 occasions this season.

Chamberlain currently leads the Saints in assists per game (4.7), steals per game (2.7), minutes played per game (33.4), 3-point field goals (72), 3-point shooting percentage (.421) and free throw shooting percentage (.810). Chamberlain was second on the team averaging 13.8 points per game.

Cohadarevic, the Region VI Tournament M.V.P., is leading the Saints in scoring (15.1 ppg.) and rebounding (8.2) this season. At 6-foot-8, Cohadarevic is not only a threat in the paint, but also on the perimeter where he sank 46 three-pointers this season. He becomes the first Seward County player since Keoni Watson (2005) to be named First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region VI in the same season. In addition, Cohadarevic has led the Saints with 10 double-doubles this campaign.

Williams, a 6-foot-8 post from Orange, N.J., is averaging 11.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He leads the Saints in field goal shooting percentage (.567) and blocks (52). Williams currently ranks in six all-time SCCC career and single-season record books.

Hutchinson Community College sophomore point guard Bobby Maze was named the Jayhawk West Conference Most Valuable Player.