Shannon Thompson

#21 Shannon Thompson

POSITION G
HEIGHT 5-7
YEAR Sr.
HOMETOWN Rosemount, Minn. (Apple Valley HS)

2012-13 (Senior): Captain… With 132 career steals, sits just outside BSU’s top 10 career steals list.

2011-12 (Junior): Played in 26 of 27 games with 25 starts… Led the team in steals with 48 (1.9 spg) to rank fifth in the NSIC in steals per game and guided the squad in assists with 80 helpers (3.1 apg) that finished eighth in the league in assists per game… Scored 250 points to average 9.6 points per game… Shot 83.5 percent (71-for-85) from the charity stripe to rank sixth in the NSIC (minimum 2.0 made per game)… Recorded a 1.21 assist/turnover ratio that placed her seventh in the league… Logged 30.9 minutes per game to rank 12th in the conference… Posted double figures in scoring on 14 occasions, which included a run of six straight games Nov. 25-Dec. 16… During that six game stretch, averaged 12.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game... Totaled eight games with five or more rebounds… Recorded a career-high seven rebounds at Augustana Jan. 7… Dished out five or more assists in five games, which included back-to-back nine-assist games (Nov. 3 and Nov. 19) that established a career-high… Named Winter Academic All-NSIC.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Made appearances in 23 of 26 games, which included two starts…Averaged 4.6 points and 2.1 rebounds while playing nearly 18 minutes a game...One of six BSU players to finish the season shooting over 80 percent from the charity stripe (80.4%)…Finished fourth on the team in assists with 40…Ranked second on the team in steals with 38…Tallied double-figure scoring on three occasions…Scored five of final nine points including converting a three-point play off a layup and free throw to send BSU past Southwest Minnesota State (Feb. 18) and end a 10-game losing streak…Tallied season-high 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting against SMSU...Hit game-tying three-pointer the following night (Feb. 19) to knot BSU and Minnesota State 73-73 with eight seconds remaining...Notched season-high five steals versus Northern State Jan. 29.

2009-10 (Freshman): Played in all 27 games with six starts...Led the team in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 38.8 percent...Averaged 7.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game as a freshman.

Apple Valley High School: Was a four-sport standout as a focal part of the Eagles’ girl’s basketball, cross country, track and field and softball programs…The 10-time letterwinner (4 basketball, 3 track and field, 2 cross country, 1 softball) was a four year starter for the Eagles’ girl’s basketball team…Owns the school record for career assists and steals…In her senior season she was named a team captain, All-Lake Conference, the team’s Offensive Player of the Year and was the leading free throw percentage shooter…In her first three years of high school basketball she recorded game highs of 22 points and nine assists while averaging 10 points per game…In 2006-07 she was the team’s assist leader while during her junior season she netted a team best 73-percent from the free-throw line…She also shot 52-percent from the field and 35-percent from behind the arc during the 2007-08 season…She was named the girl’s prep Impact Player of the Week during her junior season and prior to her senior season was selected to as one of the top 50 seniors in the state of Minnesota by the Breakdown…In addition to her basketball accomplishments she was a member of the 2006 Minnesota State Championship track and field team and was a section finalist in the 300 meter hurdles.

Personal: The daughter of Mike and Laura Thompson…Born Aug. 30, 1990 in Brookfield, Wis…Enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, running and vacationing…Intends to major in physical education, health and a minor in DAPE.

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