MANSFIELD, Mass. – Junior Shannon Ryan (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) of the Saint Anselm College women's basketball team earned the third Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week award of her career.
Ryan and the regionally-ranked Hawks posted two victories this past week, downing Southern New Hampshire on Wednesday by a 74-63 score prior to handing Merrimack a 60-50 defeat in Stoutenburgh Gymnasium on Saturday.
Across two games, Ryan averaged 17.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game while leading Saint Anselm with seven blocks. Ranked fifth in the East Region by the D2SIDA Women's Basketball Media Poll, the Hawks head into their next contest with a 7-1 overall record and a 4-1 mark against league foes.
Versus the Penmen on Wednesday at the Stan Spirou Field House, Ryan tallied 25 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks to help her team net a nine-point win against Southern New Hampshire. Against the Warriors on Saturday, she posted 10 points in as many rebounds in only 19 minutes of game play.
Ryan is averaging 18.8 points and 13.5 rebounds per game across eight contests for Saint Anselm in 2018-19. She leads the nation in double-doubles with seven to her credit in eight games. She is also second in NCAA Division II with 108 rebounds and is fourth in field goals made with 67. Her nine defensive rebounds also ranks within the top-10.
Through only 37 games on the Hilltop, Ryan's 18.4 points per game is the second-best mark in program history while her 11.5 caroms per contest is tops among all student-athletes in team history. Ryan is edging All-American Rachel Jackson '85 and her figure of 11.3 rebounds across 105 games played in a Hawks uniform.