SFCC student athletes honored at banquet
The State Fair Community College Athletics Department staff, Booster Club members, parents and fans celebrated the academic and athletic achievements of the college’s 2010-2011 student athletes April 15 at Best Western State Fair Inn.
Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas and Assistant Coach Josh Sash presented the men’s basketball team awards. The Roadrunners are coming off of a 24-7 season and an appearance in the Region XVI tournament championship game.
Sophomores Matt Webb, Torres Roundtree and Dominique Newton earned All-Region honors. Newton was named the team’s best free-throw shooter, Webb won the award for most rebounds and Roundtree was honored for most points and assists.
Sophomore Erik Hunter led the team in three-point shooting percentage. Sophomore Travis Jordan was named the team’s best defensive player. Freshman Tyler Wilson earned the Roadrunner Award and Alfonzo Houston earned the Fantastic Freshman award. Student Assistant Dennis Larson was recognized for his four years of service to the program.
Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher and Assistant Coach Buck Scheel presented awards for the women’s team. The Lady Roadrunners finished the season with a 29-6 record. The sophomores who spent their entire careers at SFCC finished with a record of 56-11. The Lady Roadrunners made the third national tournament appearance in the history of the program. SFCC claimed the Region XVI tournament championship with a victory over Jefferson College.
Sophomores Ebony Davis and Ciara Leak earned first team All-Region honors. Sophomores Dahlia Booker and Arriana Walker earned second team honors. Davis was named a first team All-American.
Davis was named the team’s best offensive player and best free-throw shooter. She also was the team leader in blocked shots and rebounds. Walker was named the team’s best defensive player and won awards for most steals and assists.
Sophomore Maci Wisdom received the award for the highest three-point percentage. Sophomore Hattie Harris received the award for the most charges taken. Leak was the team’s most valuable player.
Walker and Wisdom were co-recipients of The Lady Roadrunner Award.
Vice President of Education and Student Support Services Dr. Brent Bates spoke about the importance of academics during a student athlete’s time at SFCC, and said 15 student athletes are on track to graduate during the spring or summer semesters.
Denny Perkins, KSIS Radio, was presented a framed No. 25 jersey to commemorate his 25th season as the “Voice of the Roadrunners.” The veteran sports broadcaster said he has announced between 800 and 1,000 games during his career.
“It is all about the kids,” said Perkins. “I get to see them become successful people.”
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