Oklahoma Baptist senior Kevin Swinton has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year, headlining a strong list of honorees on the all-conference team announced Monday.


Oklahoma Baptist senior Kevin Swinton has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year, headlining a strong list of honorees on the all-conference team announced Monday.
Joining Swinton on the list of SAC superlatives are Coach of the Year Clark Sheehy of John Brown, Newcomer of the Year Orren Tims of Northwestern Oklahoma State, Freshman of the Year Dylan Lemley of St. Gregory’s, Defensive Player of the Year Will Reinke of Oklahoma Christian and Sportsmanship Award winner Andrius Mikutis.
Swinton, a 6-8 senior from Greensboro, N.C., averaged 19 points and 7.7 rebounds for SAC regular season champion Oklahoma Baptist.
Lemley, who hails from Roff, averaged 13.5 points per game.
Joining Swinton and Tims on the first team are Kenny Hewitt of Lubbock Christian, John Boyd of Rogers State and Xavier Alexander of Southern Nazarene.
The second team includes Reinke, Sam Bartlett of John Brown, Maurice Foster of Oklahoma Baptist, Brandon Williams of Mid-America Christian, Fayzon Richey of SGU and Tim Bowman of OBU. Making the third team are A.J. Thomas of Southern Nazarene, Brandon Moton and Nate Flowers of Oklahoma City, Deveric Taylor of Rogers State, Adrian Miller of JBU and Thomas Peters of USAO.
OBU’s Dennis Tolliver was on the all-academic list.
On the women’s side, Southern Nazarane had the Player of the Year in Logan Martin and the Coach of the Year in Lori Carter.
Gabby Mattox of OBU was a first-team selection along with Martin and OCU players Donica Cosby and Lauren Gober, Angie Criner of Rogers State and Emily Atkins of Lubbock Christian.
The second team was made up of Brittany Hampton of Lubbock Christian, Abbey Marra of Southern Nazarene, Cortney Crockett of Rogers StateAnna Parish of John Brown and Erika Raymond of Wayland Baptist.
Samantha Smith of OBU was an honorable mention selection. Teammates Meredith Treat, Aleksandra Miletic and Diamond Austin were academic all-conference honorees.