NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior Jenn Shinall of Redding, Conn. has been honored as one of 22 seniors to appear in the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Classic. The contest will be hosted by Western New England University on Saturday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m.
In a stellar senior year for the Camels, Shinall helped lead the Camels to their first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) playoff berth in a 16-7 season. The 5-2 inch sharpshooter finished fourth in the NESCAC in scoring with 13.3 points per game, buried 2.57 triple per game to lead the league in three-point makes, and was sixth in steals (2.43 spg.), three-point field goal percentage (39%), and free-throw percentage (80%).
Shinall closed out her career as one of seven Camel women's basketball players to eclipse the 1200 point mark with 1216 points. She netted her 1,000th career point in a victory against Mitchell College in December, becoming just the 12th women's basketball player at the College to reach the four-digit milestone and the first since Katy Serafin '08 hit the mark in 2007.
"I could not have accomplished this without the support of my teammates, friends and family," Shinall said after the win over Mitchell. "Everyone throughout my career has always believed in me and I am truly thankful for that."
During her prolific playing career, Shinall collected 429 rebounds, grabbed 273 steals, dished out 258 assists and buried 177 three-point field goals.
Connecticut College Head Women's Basketball Coach Brian Wilson was pleased to learn of Shinall's selection to the All-Star Classic.
"We are thrilled that Jennifer was selected to participate in the NEWBA Senior All-Star Classic," Wilson said. "It is a tremendous honor for Jenn to be recognized by New England's women's basketball coaches as one of the top 22 seniors in the region and it is a wonderful way to cap what has been a tremendous career here at Connecticut College."
Back on Jan. 18, Shinall was named to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week and was also honored as the NEWBA and NESCAC 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, pouring in a career-high 30 points against a nationally ranked Williams College squad at Luce Field House.
March 9, 2012