Shinall Honored as NEWBA & NESCAC Player of the Week for Connecticut College
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior Jenn Shinall of Redding, Conn. has been honored as the New England Women's Basketball Association and the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Shinall averaged 21.5 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in a perfect 2-0 weekend for the Camels.
The senior guard exploded with a career-best 30 points against Williams Saturday, shooting 6-for-8 from long distance and 10-for-12 from the foul line. She added 13 points and nine boards in a 72-59 win versus Middlebury.
Shinall is scoring 15.1 points per game to rank fifth in the NESCAC. The senior sharp-shooter leads the league in three-point makes with 2.86 triples per game, ranks second in NESCAC three point field goal percentage (42%) and is third in steals with 2.86 thefts per game.
Shinall reached a career milestone back on Dec. 5, becoming just the 12th Connecticut College women's basketball player to score 1,000 points.
She has moved into 10th place on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,107 points.
Connecticut College Head Women's Basketball Coach Brian Wilson is appreciative of Shinall's efforts in a productive weekend of Camel basketball.
"Jennifer is having a tremendous senior campaign and I cannot be happier for her," Wilson said. "Her development into a complete player can be attributed to her drive to be the best and her unparalleled work ethic. Jenn puts in countless hours in the gym as evidenced by her three point percentage this season. To shoot as many threes as she does and to do it as efficiently as she does speaks volumes about the reps she puts in outside of practice. Jenn has also worked hard to improve her finishing around the rim and her decision-making is off the charts! She has turned herself into a complete college guard who can impact the game on both ends of the floor."
The upstart Camels have stormed out to a 12-2 start and are receiving three votes in this week's D3Hoops.com national poll.
January 18, 2012