Shannon Rowland
5  Shannon Rowland
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bellingham, WA

High School:
Meridian

Height:
5-11

Position:
OH

Age:
21


COLLEGE: WWU Female Athlete of the Year for 2001-02 ? Enters season ranked No.9 among Western career leaders in kills (822), No.10 in service aces (117) and No.12 in digs (692) ? AVCA/NCAA Division II Pacific Region all-star and Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2001 ? Played in 28 matches and 104 games ? Ranked 10th nationally in aces per game (0.89) ? Set school season records for aces (93) and aces per game (0.89), and game mark for aces (12) versus Saint Martin's on 9/15/01 ? Had team-high 414 kills (3.98) on .213 attack percentage, 297 digs (2.86), 38 blocks (0.37), and 15 assists (0.14) ? Had double-figure kills in last 22 matches, and 25 of 28 ? Three times named GNAC Player of the Week ? Played in all 33 matches and 111 games in 2000 ? Honorable mention Pacific West Conference all-star ? Had 348 kills (3.14), 311 digs (2.80), 37 blocks (0.33), 19 aces (0.17) and 15 assists (0.14) ? Played in 17 matches and 41 games in 1999 ? Had 60 kills (1.46), 84 digs (2.05), 8 blocks (0.20), 7 assists (0.17) and 5 service aces (0.12) ? Career highs are 24 kills versus Alaska Anchorage on 9/29/01, .455 attack percentage (18-3-33) versus Cal State L.A. on 8/31/01, 34 digs versus Western Oregon on 9/21/00 ? Three letters.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played in Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association East-West Class 2A/1A all-star series ? North Cascades Conference Player of the Year for second straight season as senior at Meridian High School, leading Trojans to Class 2A state championship, the school's first in any sport ? First-team all-league selection three years and second-team as freshman ? Helped MHS to four league titles, going undefeated each year; four district crowns and four state tournament appearances ? Team captain as junior and senior ? Named team's best hitter as freshman and senior, and most inspirational as junior ? Four-year letter winner ? Also earned three letters in basketball ? Missed senior season because of knee injury ? First-team all-league as sophomore and junior, and second-team as freshman ? Also lettered one year in golf.

PERSONAL: Major is general studies.