As the tournament champions of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC), four Owens Community College men's basketball players have been awarded special state and regional honors.
Sophomore Monty Latimer, of McKees Rocks, PA, was named "Player of the Year" for the OCCAC All-Conference Team and was named the Tournament MVP. Latimer also was named to the All-Great Lakes Region XII Division H Team.
Sophomore Antwann Jones of Lansing, MI was chosen as an All-Tournament selection and was named to the All-Great Lakes Region XII Division H Team.
Freshman Craig Erquhart of Southfield, MI and freshman Brian Ponder of Detroit, MI both were named as Honorable Mention selections for the OCCAC All-Conference Team.
The Owens Express, led by Head Coach Jim Welling, ended their season with an overall record of 26-7 and 12-2 in the conference.