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HIghland Players Earn Conference Honorspublished March 9, 2012
Highland Players Earn Conference Honors
Two members of the Highland Community College women’s basketball team and one on the men’s team have been recognized by the Conference for their contributions in the the 2011-12 season. Kathryn Thomas and Sharniece Lewis from the Scottie women’s team and De’Andre Upchurch from the men earned Jayhawk East honors.
After having the most successful season in the history of the College, freshman Kathryn Thomas (Flint, MI) is the Jayhawk East Conference Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Sophomore Sharniece Lewis (Warrensburg, MO) made Honorable Mention.
The Scotties finished the regular season 27-3 and in second place in the Jayhawk East, both school records as they prepare for post-season play. "It’s great for both of these young ladies to be recognized for their work, and even better, I think it’s great for our team and our program. Our team has overcome many hurdles, and players never get there without great teammates,” said Scottie head coach B.J. Smith.
Sophomore De’Andre Upchurch (Flint, MI) has been named an All-Jayhawk Eastern Conference First Team selection.
Upchurch led both Jayhawk Conferences in scoring with 25.9 points per game average and three point shots made at 4.03 per game. He was twice named the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week and once the NJCAA Division II Player of the Week. He is the all-time leading scorer in Highland Community College men’s basketball history with 1,516 career points.