MANSFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore Shannon Ryan of the Saint Anselm College women's basketball team was recognized with Northeast-10 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday.
Ryan and the Hawks posted a 2-0 record this past week, edging the Purple Knights from Saint Michael's College by a 75-72 score on Saturday after defeating Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday, 61-54, at downtown Manchester's SNHU Arena.
Ryan scored 29 points in the victory over Saint Michael's, giving her 504 points in her first year with the Hawks. In doing so with one regular season game and at least one postseason game to go, she passes Candace Andrews '17 for the sixth-most points scored in a season. Ryan needs only 18 points before the season is out to capture second place in single-season program history in point scoring.
With 18 rebounds against the Purple Knights, Ryan exited play with 304 through 27 games played this season. She becomes only the fourth student-athlete to pull down at least 300 caroms in one season and only the second Saint Anselm student-athlete to ever reach 500 points and 300 rebounds in a season (Rachel Jackson, 1984-85).
Against Southern New Hampshire, Ryan delivered what was her 14th double-double of the year by scoring 20 points while reeling in 14 rebounds. On the year, Ryan has 15 double-doubles and has recorded at least 12 rebounds in all but one of her last seven games. She leads the NE10 in rebounds per game with 11.3.