WARRNAMBOOL Seahawks veteran Tim Gainey is one of five players nominated for Big V’s division one most valuable player award.
Gainey enjoyed a standout 2014 season, guiding the Seahawks to the second week of the play-off series.
The star forward averaged 20.4, 8.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
He dropped a season-high 34 points against Altona Gators and scored 33 points on two occasions.
Gainey will compete against Chelsea’s Corey Standerfer, Geelong’s Brett Goodgame and Mildura’s Calvin Henry and Reggie Fuller for the MVP crown. He was also one of five nominated in the All-Star forward section.
The Seahawks featured prominently in nominations after a strong season under new coach Bobby Cunningham.
Cunningham was nominated for coach of the year, along with Geelong’s Graham Bywoth, Latrobe City’s Les Stothard, Melton’s Mick Downie and Southern Peninsula’s Luke Sunderand.
Promising forward James Mitchell (rising star) and veteran forward Simon O’Keefe (defensive player of the year) were also nominated.
The awards will be presented in Melbourne on September 20.