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Shannon Russell '04
With 779 career points (and counting), Russell is the 10th leading scorer in school history, just 281 points shy of becoming only the seventh 1,000-point scorer at Amherst

Russell Named NESCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week

December 16, 2002

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College shooting guard Shannon Russell (Shrewsbury, MA) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week on Monday. The 5’ 7” junior sharpshooter drained five of seven three-point attempts and led the Jeffs in scoring for the third straight game as Amherst improved to 6-0 with a 68-52 victory over visiting Coast Guard last week.

Russell is currently second in the NESCAC in three-point field goal percentage at 46.5% (20-for-42), third in scoring at 18.2 points per game and, despite her diminutive size, tied for seventh in blocked shots at 1.0 per game. She’s scored in double figures in every game this season, with consecutive 23-point outbursts in wins over Coast Guard and Westfield State. Russell also erupted for 21 points in an early-season victory at WPI.

With 779 career points (and counting), Russell is the 10th leading scorer in school history, just 281 points shy of becoming only the seventh 1,000-point scorer at Amherst. Liz Garner ’89 holds the school record with 1,413 career points.

Russell is coming off an outstanding junior season in which she finished 15th in the nation in three-point field goals per game (2.7), 10th in the NESCAC in scoring average (12.3 points) and fourth in three-point field goal percentage (33.0%). She also hit a school-record eight three-pointers in a 69-58 loss at Clark University and earned Tournament MVP honors at the Goombay Shootout in Nassau, Bahamas, after leading the Jeffs with 15 and 14 points, respectively, in a pair of wins over Colby-Sawyer College.

After a 25-day layoff, Amherst will put its unblemished record to the test with a non-league tilt at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, January 3.