KANSAS JAYHAWK
COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONFERENCE

 Contact: Commissioner Bryce Roderick at 620-441-6340
P.O. Box 1045 Arkansas City, KS 67005
NJCAA Region VI Directors
 
If you have any questions about the website
Contact:
Russ Karn at 785-741-0977
 

About the Conference

The KJCCC has always been known as a powerhouse in community college athletics
and has seen numerous national championship teams and players in its illustrious history.
 
       








KJCCC Football Media Day
The KJCCC Pre-season Football Press Conference is on Friday, July 25, starting at 11:30AM in the Roths Alumni Lounge (on 2nd floor) in the Dugan Student Center at Newman University in Wichita, KS.  Due to techincal difficulties the press conference will be available later today online at IHigh.com
2014 KJCCC Football Predicted Order of Finish
1. Butler
2. Hutchinson
3. Dodge City
4. Coffeyville
5. Garden City, Highland
7. Fort Scott
8. Independence

From Russ
I want to thank everyone in the KJCCC and Region VI for your kindness and patience in giving me the opportunity to develop the kjccc.org website over the past 15 years.  Entering my 36th year as a quadraplegic I am finally accepting my limitations and the fact that I can no longer put in the time into the website that I feel it requires.  It has been a great opportunity for me to enhance my abilities and to keep active in something I dearly love (athletics).  I want to thank Bryce for his patience when I'd get ahead of things trying to keep things up to the minute.  Thanks to all the Coaches, Athletic Directors & their Administrative Assistants, SID's and Administrators who bought in to what I could provide.  Without your help the website could not be what it has become.  Thanks to the media around the state for your input & kind words about the information you needed to promote the student-athletes of the Jayhawk Conference and Region VI. Thanks to everyone for your gifts & awards for doing something that came naturally to me.  Giving my time.  I'll allways be a friend of the KJCCC & Region VI.  You all have given me much more than I have given you.  See you at a game.  Russ Karn

2014 NJCAA Baseball All-Americans
2014 NJCAA Softball All-Americans


Warren gets 1000th as Barton Baseball victorious in walk-off fashion
Release by Todd Moore
The joy of sweeping a conference doubleheader quickly turned to the celebration of a milestone as the Barton Community College baseball team swept Pratt Community College 9-8 and 11-10 Saturday at Lawson-Biggs Field.  The Cougars won both contests in walk-off fashion, winning game one with a Caleb Cherryholmes bases loaded walk and winning game two as freshman Trevor Turner blasted a bases loaded single to deep center setting off a series of celebrations on the field.  As the Cougars chased and mobbed Turner behind first base, Barton Head Coach was congratulated by Assistant Coach Roger Ward as the victory marked the 1000th of Warren’s collegiate coaching career.   The mob of happy Cougars then quickly turned towards Warren, eventually catching and dowsing the 30th year Barton skipper with ice cold water.   Having won No. 900 at the Barton helm on Wednesday, Warren reached the 1000 feat against the same school that gave him his collegiate coaching start.  The teams concluded the 2014 regular season and the Pratt series finale on Sunday as the Cougars won a 20-16 slugfest.   Barton finished the regular season 32-23-1 and 15-17 in the West Division of the Jayhawk Conference while finishing Pratt’s season at 20-34 and 7-25 in conference play.  Full Release


Former Johnson County All-American Selected in WNBA Draft
Released By Tyler Cundith
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Former Johnson County Community College All-American and Missouri standout Bri Kulas was selected Monday by the San Antonio Stars in the third round of the WNBA Draft. She was the 28th overall selection. Kulas is the first Johnson County women’s basketball player to be drafted, and seventh in Missouri women’s basketball history.   “We are so proud of Bri and so proud that we were able to be a part of her journey to this goal,” said JCCC head coach Ben Conrad. “Her work ethic and commitment are second to none. We’re very excited for Bri.”   Kulas led the Lady Cavaliers in scoring in 2011-12, averaging 12.0 points per game, and helped JCCC to a school record 32-3 season, an East Jayhawk Conference title with a perfect 18-0 record, a No. 1 ranking for 15 straight weeks and a top 10 national tournament finish. She was also selected first-team All-East Jayhawk Conference, first-team All-Region VI and second-team NJCAA D-II All-American. Full Release

Hutchinson's Kadeem Allen Named NJCAA Basketball Player of Year
HCC Sports Information
Monday, April 14, 2014
After a season of scintillating performances and dazzling offensive production, Hutchinson Community College sophomore guard Kadeem Allen was named the 2014 NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Year on Monday.
Allen is the second Blue Dragon athlete to be named an NJCAA National Player of the Year, joining Eugene Kinlaw, who was football’s top player in 2008.
Last week Allen became the first Blue Dragon men’s basketball player ever to be named a two-time first-time All-American by the NJCAA. Allen is also a two-time Jayhawk West Player of the Year, two-time first-team All-Region VI Player of the Year, 2013 Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year and a 2013 National Association of Basketball Coaches first-team All-American.  Full Release - Highlight Video


2014 NJCAA Women's Basketball All-Americans

2014 NJCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

KJCCC Comissionor Bryce Roderick has been elected NJCAA President
Released By Michael Teague
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA Board of Directors and member college presidents elected four new representatives last week at the 73rd NJCAA Annual Meeting. Headlining the elections was Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) commissioner Bryce Roderick who was tabbed as the next President of the NJCAA.

Bryce Roderick – NJCAA President
Moving up from his current position as NJCAA Second Vice President for Women, Roderick will take over the role from retiring NJCAA President Joe Tubb on August 1. Roderick is set to become the 18th president in the organization’s 76-year history and the first to hail from the Sunflower State.

Serving as the NJCAA Second Vice President for Women since 2008, Roderick’s efforts have led to dramatic advancements in both women’s and two-year collegiate athletics. His leadership has also led to streamlining the championship bid process and significant improvement to officiating at national championships. Roderick joined the NJCAA Board of Directors in 1996 when he was elected Region 6 Women’s Director – a position he held before being elected as Second Vice President for Women 12 years later. In 2013, Roderick’s contributions to volleyball were recognized when he was inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Prior to becoming commissioner of the KJCCC in 2003, Roderick spent 12 years as the athletic director at Garden City (Kan.). A former official for multiple sports – including track and field, football and wrestling – Roderick was inducted into the Kansas Collegiate Officials Hall of Fame in 2013 and formerly was a member of the USA Track and Field Board of Directors. Graduating from Oklahoma State in 1967, Roderick earned his bachelor’s degree in math and went on to earn a master’s in sport management from the United States Sports Academy in 1991.  Full Release

Butler Softball Coach Reaches 400 Career Wins

Released by Matt Jacobs
Butler softball coach Doug Chance hit a career milestone with his 400th victory on Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of Barton County at East Park.


Chance now has a record of 401-119 in his 10th season at Butler, an average of 40 wins per season. He has had a winning record in each of his first nine seasons, winning at least 28 games in every season. His best record came last year when the Grizzlies were 54-4 and finished among the final four at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in St. George, Utah.


"I'm most proud of the fact that we play the toughest schedule of any junior college in Kansas and have still been able to average over 40 wins per year," Chance said.

Chance has led Butler to six conference titles in his first nine years. Butler finished third in the Jayhawk West in his first season in 2005, just two games out of first. Since then, his teams haven't finished lower than second. His teams have been to the national tournament five times in the past seven years. The Grizzlies have been ranked nationally in each of the past seven seasons as well. Butler has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in both 2013 and 2014 and currently holds that spot atop the NJCAA rankings.  Full Release

2014 KJCCC March Newsletter

2014 WBCA Women's Basketball All-Americans

KCKCC’s Stambersky One Of Three National Coaches Of Year Finalists

Pat Summitt Trophy recipient to be announced at Women’s Final Four in Nashville April 7
Released by Alan Hoskins
Kansas City Kansas Community College Coach Valerie Stambersky is one of three finalists for National WBCA Basketball Coach of the Year.

Named in honor of legendary Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt, the inaugural Pat Summit Trophy will presented at the Fourth Annual WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) Awards Show to be held during the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 7.

Trenia Tillis Jones of Tyler Junior College and 2009 Coach of the Year Ned Mircetic of Ventura College are the other finalists for the 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA Community College Coach of the Year award which will be announced in the Broadway Ballroom of the Omni Nashville Hotel.

“I’m a little lost for words; it’s a great honor,” said Stambersky. “My assistant, Shaun Burki, told me I had been nominated and I laughed. But then I received an e-mail informing me I was a finalist and was totally shocked.” Stambersky will be accompanied by her husband, Damian Stambersky, and their two children, 6-year-old son Taylor and 4-year-old daughter, Tyler, at the Women’s Final Four.  Full Release
 
KCKCC’s Harbert Earns All-American Honorable Mention
Released by Shaun Burki
While one of the biggest thieves in the Jayhawk Conference, Kansas City Kansas Community College freshman Cassidy Harbert’s passion for giving rather than receiving has earned her honorable mention on the 2014 Community College All-America Team chosen by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

Harbert is one of just three players from the Jayhawk Conference earning WBCA honors. She was joined on the honorable mention list by sophomore guards Timeka O’Neal and Sameia Kendall, who led Johnson County to a 30-2 record and No. 2 national ranking. No Jayhawk player was named to the 10-member All-America team.
 

A 5-6 point guard from Wichita Northwest, Harbert led the Jayhawk Conference in assists this past season with 6.32 a game and was third in steals with 3.42 per contest. Her 197 assists are the most ever by a Lady Blue Devil freshman and second only to the 207 recorded by All-American Aneta Kausaite in 1995-96.  Full Release

2014 Region VI Basketball on Smokey Hills Broadcasting

The 2014 Region VI Basketball Tournament will be aired on selected Public Television stations in Kansas.  KPTS (Wichita) and Smoky Hills Public Television will air the tournament on the following dates & times.  KTWU (Topeka) will air all the championship games at a later date. For further details contact: Michael Quade, General Manager/CEO, Smoky Hills Public Television 1-800-337-4788 ext 125.

Saturday, March 15th
8am - WBB D-I Semi-Final - Barton Comm. College vs Butler Comm. College
10am - WBB D-I Semi-Final - Hutchinson Comm. College vs Garden City Comm. College
12pm - WBB D-I Finals - Hutchinson Comm. College vs Butler Community College
Sunday, March 16th
8am - MBB D-I Semi-Finals - Hutchinson Comm. College vs Northwest KS Tech College
10am - MBB D-I Semi-Finals - Seward County Comm. College vs Pratt Comm. College
12pm - MBB D-I Finals - Hutchinson Comm. College vs Pratt Comm. College
Monday, March 17th
7pm - WBB D-II Finals - Johnson County Comm. College vs Highland Comm. College
9pm - MBB D-II Finals - Brown Mackie College (Salina) vs Fort Scott Comm. College
 

Cowley's Bahner, Allen's Peters on AVCA 2014 Thirty Under 30 List

Conrad Gets Fifth Straight 30-Win Campaign

Released by Tyler Cundith
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College women’s basketball coach Ben Conrad passed former Seward County coach Jim Littell, now at Oklahoma State, to become the first coach in the 91-year history of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) to have five consecutive 30-win seasons in basketball. Over those five years, Conrad has guided his teams to a 154-16 record (.906), including a 30-1 record to date this season.

Conrad’s Lady Cavaliers got its 30th win Tuesday evening by downing Hesston College, 86-43, in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region VI Division II Tournament. JCCC, ranked No. 2 nationally, will face No. 4 Highland for the title on Saturday afternoon at Koch Arena on the campus of Wichita State University. The winner earns a berth to the NJCAA D-II National Tournament March 18-22, which will be hosted by JCCC.  Full Release

2014 Officials Against Cancer Golf Tournament Set For June 28
 
KJCCC Now On Twitter
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KJCCC/Region VI Travel Center
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2014 KJCCC Basketball Officals Camps
June 13, 14, 15, 2014 at Hutchinson Community College
June 20, 21, 22, 2014 at Kansas University
July 11, 12, 13, 2014 at Hutchinson Community College


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