Sister Act 2: Shannon Shaw To Reunite with Big Sister at Penn State DuBois

Senior Shannon Shaw, a standout basketball player since elementary school, and has always dreamed of playing at the college level. Despite a season-ending injury this year, Shaw will realize her dream in the fall when she joins her older sister Sydney on the court for Penn State DuBois.

Shaw has not played a complete game since her junior year when the team made it to the PIAA Elite 8, only to see the rest of their season canceled due to COVID-19.

I really look forward to being able to play basketball again in college and just start a new chapter of my life”

— Shannon Shaw

In the first game of the 2021 season, Shaw tore her ACL and was unable to play for the rest of the season. However, Shaw didn’t let the setback prevent her from being a part of the TAHS high school team. Shaw was still highly involved with the team and was right there with her team throughout their 2021 playoff run.

“I will definitely miss my amazing teammates that have become my friends and all the memories we got to make at practice, on the bus rides, and playing together on the court,” said Shaw.

After a successful ACL repair surgery, Shaw has been rehabbing her knee and is looking forward to getting back on the court in the fall.

While the Lady Eagles initially had a difficult time finding someone to step up and fill Shannon’s starting position, they came together as a team and had a very successful season. The 2020-21 team won the Mountain League and their first district title under head coach Luke Rhoades.

Shaw decided to look into Penn State DuBois, where her older sister Sydney plays, because of the level of competition and location.

The Penn State Dubois did not play the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 but had a successful record of 16-10 in the 2019-20 season. Shannon’s older sister Sydney was a solid contributor, starting 17 of 26 games, averaging 8.6 points and 5 rebounds per game.

Shannon decided DuBois would be the best fit to continue her athletic career and is looking forward to playing on the same team as her sister again. Shaw plans to major in pre-medicine.

“I really look forward to being able to play basketball again in college and just start a new chapter of my life,” said Shaw.