ST. LOUIS – Senior Shannon Ryan (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) of the nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College women's basketball team was named the United States Basketball Writers' Association National Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Ryan, who also won Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday, helped Saint Anselm to an 84-83 victory over Southern New Hampshire University last Wednesday. She won NE10 Player of the Week honors for the second time in 2019 and for the sixth time overall in her career.
The senior notched a career-high 33 points against the Penmen in her team's one-point victory over the Hawks cross-town rivals. She finished 13-for-23 from the floor while notching 17 rebounds on the evening for her 43rd career double-double.
To date, Ryan leads all NCAA Division II student-athletes with 15 rebounds per game and her 29.2 points per contest is the second-best figure in the country. She leads the NE10 in points per game, overall rebounding (75), offensive rebounds per game (4.6), defensive rebounds per game (10.4) and field goals made (62).
Since joining the Hawks as a sophomore in 2017, Ryan has scored 1,270 points to rank 11th all-time. Her 19.2 career points per game is tied for first all-time and her 777 career rebounds is the eighth-best figure in team annals.
Ryan is the second Northeast-10 Conference student-athlete to be recognized by the USBWA this season as Brianna Purcell from Saint Michael's took home the first weekly award on Nov. 12.