Shanahan recognized as scholar-athlete

Megan Shanahan
Megan Shanahan

Eighteen University of Wisconsin-Stout senior scholar-athletes were recently honored in an awards ceremony, including NYA native Megan Shanahan.

Shanahan, the daughter of Pat and Kathy Shanahan and a Central High School alum, is a senior Applied Science/Pre-Physical Therapy major who played four seasons on the Blue Devils’ volleyball team.

In her career at UW-Stout, Shanahan tallied 1,003 digs as a defensive specialist, and also collected 41 kills, 61 aces, and 41 assists in her 335 sets played. She led the team in digs her last two seasons, including an average of 3.75 digs per game in 2012. In 2011 she was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-Sportsmanship team this season.

The UW-Stout Scholar Athlete Award is given to student-athletes with a cumulative 3.50 grade point average in the semester preceding their final season of eligibility.

“These student-athletes exemplify excellence, both in their educational pursuits and their athletic endeavors,” said Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, who participated in the ceremony.