Shannon Howell

Shannon Howell

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
St. Bernard

Last College:
University of Nebraska

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1V

OREGON STATE
Junior (2003-04):
Shannon Howell is a 2004-05 postseason honors candidate...saw action in 22 games, making 19 starts after transferring from University of Nebraska in the winter of 2002...earned honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference honors...named Pac-10 Player of the Week for Dec. 29-Jan. 4... led the Beavers in scoring with an average of 15.1 points per game (333 points)...ranked second on the team, playing an average of 30.1 minutes per game...finished with 72 rebounds (3.3 rpg.) and 54 assists (2.5 apg.)...hit 96-of-120 free throws (.800)...reached double figures in scoring in 15 of 22 games...scored 20 or more points during seven games...buried 10-of-24 field goals and 9-of-9 free throws en route to 32 points in 33 minutes of action in her first game at OSU against No. 9 Stanford (12/27)...finished with 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds at California (12/29)...recorded 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting and dished out a team-high four assists in 37 minutes against UCLA (1/2)...finished with 24 points, including a school record 15-for-19 clip from the free throw line against USC (1/4)...reached double figures in scoring in her fifth straight game with 24 points on 9-of-20 shooting in 33 minutes at Oregon (1/10)...managed just four points on 2-for-10 shooting at Washington State (1/15)...became just 5th player in OSU history to score 40 points and first since 1995 (Tanja Kostic) on 14-of-28 shooting, including 5-of-10 free throws in 40 minutes at Washington (1/17)...managed just nine points on 3-for-14 shooting against Arizona State (1/22)...had nine points, three assists and three steals against Arizona (1/24)...dished out a career-high seven assists and scored six points at USC (1/29)...led the team with 14 points and three assists at UCLA (1/31)...had 14 points, three assists and three steals against Oregon (2/7)...was held to just four points but dished out three assists against Washington (2/12)...hit 4-of-8 shots for 10 points and pulled down six rebounds against Washington State (2/14)...had six points and four assists at Arizona before suffering a concussion (2/19)...missed the Arizona State game (2/21) with a concussion...hit 8-of-16 shots for 17 points, including 15 in the second half against California (2/26)...led the team with 20 points in 34 minutes against No. 10 Stanford (2/28)...led the team with 21 points, six rebounds and a career-high four steals against Washington State (3/5)...had 13 points and three assists against Arizona (3/6)...tallied 10 points against Gonzaga (3/19) in the WNIT...hit 6-of-12 shots for 17 points and had four rebounds at Nebraska (3/22) in the WNIT...held to just five points and two rebounds at Creighton (3/24) in the WNIT.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE - University of Nebraska
Sophomore (2001-02):
Shannon was one of only five players to see action in all 30 games, while making 29 starts at the off-guard position...scored 269 points (9.0 ppg.) and pulled down 61 rebounds (2.0 rpg.) while dishing out 72 assists...her 2.4 assists per game ranked third on the squad...ranked second on the team with 15 double figure scoring outings...buried 28 3-point field goals and hit 73-percent (55-for-75) from the free throw line...matched her career-high with 18 points against Kansas (1/19)...ranked third on the team in steals with 38 (1.3 spg.)...recognized as one of the top defenders on the squad...entered the 2001-02 season as the top returning scorer (8.8 ppg.) and leader in assists (3.1 apg.).

Freshman (2000-01): Shannon played in 28 games, making 21 appearances in the starting line-up...saw most action as the point guard...led the team with 87 assists (3.1 apg.) and 36 steals (1.3 spg.)...ranked second on the squad in scoring with 245 points (8.8 ppg.)...ranked in the Big 12 Conference top-10 for free throw percentage with a 79-percent (77-for-97) clip from the line...had 17 points and pulled down a career-high eight rebounds to lead the Huskers past Texas in the Big 12 Tournament...tallied 13 double figure scoring outings on the season...dished out a career-high 10 assists at Kansas State (2/17) and posted a career-best six steals at Baylor (2/24)...finished with 18 points and seven assists at Kansas (1/31).

HIGH SCHOOL
ST. BERNARD, Los Angeles, CA:
Shannon was a four-year starter and letterwinner for coach Felicia Simon at St. Bernard High School in Los Angeles, CA...was rated as the No. 2 point guard in the state of California and the No. 15 point guard in the nation...averaged 27.5 points, 8.0 assists and 3.2 steals per game as a senior...was a four-time first team All-Del Rey League selection...named the Division 4 Player of the Year...earned first team All-California Interscholastic Federation honors and was named the PowerBar Player of the Year for Southern California...led St. Bernard to a 27-5 record and state runner-up finish in 2000...team won three CIF titles and one state championship...named MVP of the CIF Championships and the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year...earned one letter in track and field.

PERSONAL Born in Fresno, CA...daughter of Bridgette and Greg Howell...has one brother, Gregory and one sister, Brittany...sister played basketball at Lewis and Clark College in Portland...majoring in Sociology...was a two-year high school honor roll member while boasting a 3.5 GPA...a former prep teammate, Alexis Kendrik plays Division I basketball at University of Georgia...biggest athletic thrill to date was winning the state championship in high school...lists Grant Hill as her favorite athlete...chose Oregon State because, "Closer to home - better environment."

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