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Seever, Schnurbusch selected JCCC female and male athletes of the year


Seever, Schnurbusch selected JCCC female and male athletes of the year

Preecy SeeverOVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College sophomores Preecy Seever of the volleyball team and Aaron Schnurbusch of the baseball team were announced as the 2013-14 female and male JCCC Athletes of the Year at the annual Athletics Awards Ceremony on April 23. In addition, sophomore Margaret Hornick of the women’s track and field team and sophomore Landon Shupe of the men’s soccer team, were the top female and male Academic Athletes of the Year.

Seever helped lead the Lady Cavaliers volleyball team to a 31-7 record and a third place national tournament finish. She was selected first-team NJCAA and AVCA All-American, NJCAA All-Tournament, first-team All-Region VI and first-team All-East Jayhawk Conference. Seever ranked second on the team in total kills with 445, and led the team with an impressive .422 hitting percentage. Her 445 kills ranked her 19th in the country, and .422 hitting percentage was the fourth-best in NJCAA Division II in 2013. She also ranked 17th with a kills per set average of 3.62. Seever moved into the No. 5 spot on JCCC’s season kills chart with 445, and ranks 12th all-time with 632. 

Seever was named to the NJCAA All-Tournament team after an impressive performance in all four matches. She recorded 64 kills in the tournament, and hit over .500 in three of the four matches, including kill percentage of .667 in opening match against Hagerstown. During the first week of October, Seever was named the NJCAA National D-II Player of the Week. She was also twice selected the KJCCC/Verizon Wireless Player of the Week, earning the honors in weeks two and six. Seever will continue her career at Rockhurst University.

Aaron SchnurbushSchnurbusch is possible the best two-way player in the tenure of head coach Kent Shelley. He has demonstrated over his career he can win a game with his bat at the plate, or his arm on the hill. This season, Schnurbusch is hitting .354 (52-for-1347) with 13 doubles, six triples, five home runs, and 56 RBI. His 56 RBI tie him for 17th in the NJCAA. On the hill, Schnurbusch has been nearly unstoppable. He is 10-1 in 12 starts, and has 87 strikeouts in 82 innings with an ERA 1.87. His 10 wins tie for third in the NJCAA, and his 87 strikeouts rank ninth nationally. Twice this season, Schnurbusch has been selected the KJCCC/Verizon Wireless Pitcher of the Week. He first earned the honor in week three, and again in week six. 

As a freshman, Schnurbusch was selected to the East Jayhawk Conference honorable mention team as an outfielder.

The following are the 2013-14 award winners for each JCCC athletic team:

Sport MVP Cavalier Academic
Baseball Aaron Schnurbusch John Fairchild Brian Burasco
Women’s Basketball Jaunita Robinson            Camille Gee Sameia Kendall
Men’s Basketball Pat Jones Pat Jones  
Women’s Cross Country Paige Miller Mackenzie Gorthy Abigail Hartzell
Men’s Cross Country Sam Yoakum Luke Treiber Michael Chalfant
Golf Charlie Rinehart Wade Hageman Logan Henrichs
Women’s Soccer Janay Stone Courtney Hughes Katie Blevins
Men’s Soccer Bryce McClanahan Landon Shupe Landon Shupe
Softball Zoe Price Emily Garcia Emily Garcia
Women’s Tennis Sarah Ong Claire Gordon Kara Hoegerl
Men’s Tennis Spartak Rahachou Kevin Kochersperger Spartak Rahachou
Women’s Track Janee’ Kassanavoid Jalisa Brice Margaret Hornick
Men’s Track Shawn Laurent James Bowlin Derek Webb
Volleyball Preecy Seever Lori Angello Hannah Sittig
Dance Lindsey Maugh Bailee Peterson Shelby Sitorius
Athletic Training Austen Anschutz Jairo Diaz Jairo Diaz