For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: March 20, 2012

Nine Southwest Basketball Players Named to All-TCCAA Team

Five Saluqis and four Lady Saluqis basketball players were voted by conference coaches to the All-TCCAA team including three first team selections.

Antwon Oliver, a 6'6" sophomore forward from Racine, Wisconsin, and Nate Rucker, a 6'6" sophomore center from Melrose High School were first team selections. Oliver led the Saluqis with 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game while Rucker averaged 10.0 points and 5.2 rebounds. Second team selections were Tavin Cummings, a 6'4" freshman forward from Craigmont High School, D'Alvin Brown, a 5'9" sophomore guard from Covington High School and Marshun Newell, a 6'3" freshman guard from Middle College High School.

Amber Dunlap, a 5'9" sophomore guard from Bolton High School, was the lone Lady Saluqis' first team pick. Dunlap led the team with averages of 15.4 points, 3.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Erica Ousley, a 5'4" sophomore guard from Fairley High School, Kandi Granger, a 5'9" sophomore guard from Craigmont High School and Jenisha Jackson, a 6'2" sophomore center from Sardis, Mississippi, were named to the second team.

Men's All-TCCAA Team

First Team

Second Team

Player of the Year: Kinard Gadsden-Gillard, Roane State
Freshmen of the Year: Nick Ross, Cleveland State
Coach of the Year: Jay Joyner, Columbia State

Women's All-TCCAA Team

First Team

Second Team

Player of the Year: Portia Durrett, Walters State
Freshman of the Year: Kelva Atkins, Columbia State
Coach of the Year: David Kragel, Walters State


Photo caption: Antwon Oliver

Photo caption: Nate Rucker

Photo caption: Amber Dunlap

For more information contact: Keith Gentry, (901) 333-4114,, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134