Shanahan Joins 1,000 Point Club
Nebraska Wesleyan Senior forward Mallory Shanahan reached the 1,000 point mark Saturday afternoon (Jan. 5) at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D. in a 53-69 loss to Dakota Wesleyan University.
Shanahan (Wahoo, Neb.) entered the game with 981 career points, needing 19 to reach 1,000. At the 2:24 mark of the second half she connected on a layup to get 1,000 points for her career. Shanahan finished the game with 23 points, hitting 10-15 from the floor to give her 1,004 points for her career. She is a three time All-GPAC honorable mention selection and is currently averaging 15.4 points per game to rank fourth in the Greater Plains Athletic Conference in scoring.
Shanahan, a Wahoo H.S. graduate, is just the 12th Nebraska Wesleyan University women's basketball player to to score 1,000 career points. She is the fourth NWU women's basketball player in the past three seasons to reach 1,000 career points. She needs 38 points to move into the top ten all-time scoring list.
She is also the career leader in free throw percentage hitting 84.3 percent (209-248) from the free throw line for her career. Her 209 made free throws also makes her 10th all-time in free throws made for a career.
Nebraska Wesleyan is 2-12 overall and 0-9 GPAC play after the loss on Saturday against Dakota Wesleyan. NWU will travel to Doane College on Wednesday (Jan. 9) and host Northwestern College on Saturday (Jan. 12) in upcoming Great Plains Athletic Conference play.
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