Southeast Missouri State junior forward Leon Powell's impressive rookie Division I season was rewarded Tuesday.
Powell was named second-team all-Ohio Valley Conference and to the OVC's all-newcomer team. He is Southeast's first all-conference selection since 2006-07, the last time Southeast made the OVC tournament.
The all-OVC picks were voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors.
Powell finished the regular season leading the nation in field-goal percentage (64.0). He leads the Redhawks while ranking among the OVC leaders in scoring (14.5 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg) and blocks (45).
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Powell, who registered a team-high six double-doubles, was named OVC newcomer of the week five times, second-most in the league.
Morehead State senior forward Kenneth Faried won both the player and defensive player of the year honors for the second straight season. Tennessee State guard Patrick Miller was named freshman of the year and Murray State's Billy Kennedy coach of the year.
On the women's side, Morehead State senior guard Chynna Bozeman repeated as player of the year and Tennessee Tech's Sytia Messer won coach of the year.
UT-Martin guard Heather Butler is freshman of the year, while UT-Martin freshman guard Jasmine Newsome and Tennessee Tech junior guard Tacarra Hayes shared the defensive player of the year award.