Shawnee Sweeney selected to hometown exhibition
Coach Cedric Jenkins Interviews Women's Basketball Seniors Long and Sweeney
Lady Hawks' historic run falls short to Savannah State
Courtesy of MEAC Media Relations
Lady Bulldogs snap UMES' three-game winning streak
See Mark Sutton's shots from the championship game vs. Savannah State in the 2015 MEAC Tournament.
See Mark Sutton's shots from the UMES win over NCCU in the first round of the 2015 MEAC Women's Basketball Tournament.
UMES Women's Basketball versus Coppin State
UMES Women's Basketball v. Savannah State on Take A Kid to the Game Day
UMES Women's Basketball versus Monmouth inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Lloydlee Heite
Batchelor on Sweeney:"Shawnee is an extremely sharp young lady that has the ability and mentality to be an assassin from three point range. Her passion and desire to produce excellence in every facet of her life is what's most impressive."
2013-14: Finished second on the team in scoring (10.0) and minutes (25.6)... ranked among the best three-point threats in the MEAC, making 78 beyond the arc ... elected to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... scored 16 points versus USC-Upstate (11/08/13) ... notched a season-high 22 points in the road win over UMBC (11/16/13) ... netted 12 points in the home win over Lincoln (Pa.) (11/26/13) ... recorded 13 points at Monmouth (12/03/13) ... tallied 18 points and six boards at Old Dominion (12/07/13) ... had 15 points at Virginia (12/17/13) ... notched 17 points at Mount St. Mary's (12/21/13) ... netted 11 points at Bethune-Cookman (01/25/14) ... scored 11 points in a reserve role in the home victory over NJIT (01/29/14) ... had 12 points versus North Carolina A&T (02/01/14) ... recorded 15 points at Hampton (02/10/14) ... tallied 16 points in the UMES Homecoming win over Howard (02/15/14) ... netted 11 points in the home victory over Morgan State (02/17/14) ... scored 11 point in the overtime home win over Delaware State (03/06/14) ... registered a team-high 18 points in the upset win over Norfolk State in the opening round of the MEAC Tournament (03/10/14).
2012-13: UMES Women's Basketball Most Improved Player of the Year ... team's main three-point threat, finishing second on the team with 7.9 points a game and 10 double digit points contest ... eighth in the conference with 46 three-point field goals made and 12th in the MEAC with 31.9% three-point shooting percentage ... earned 13 points in home opener vs. Elizabeth City State (11/17) ... scored 15 points off 6-12 shooting in win over Towson (12/8) ... 13 points and six rebounds vs. American (12/18) ... 4-8 from three-point range vs. Norfolk State (1/12), finishing with 13 points ... career-high 17 points off 7-12 shooting and six steals in home win against North Carolina Central (2/4) ... near double double with 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Hampton (2/20) ... four three-point baskets in road overtime win over Savannah State (3/7) ... team-high 15 points off 6-12 shooting in MEAC Tournament game vs. Morgan State (3/11) ... member of the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2011-12: Served as a reserve in 18 games ... averaged 1.9 points per game ... led all UMES freshmen in three-point baskets and attempts, converting four of 22 shots from beyond the arc (.182) ... earned an assist in first game against Mount St. Mary's (11/15) ... first rebound grabbed at American (11/30) ... scored first career basket in the home victory over Delaware State (12/3) ... scored five points, including first three-point make and pair of free throws in as many attempts, against UMBC (12/6) ... shot 4-12 from the floor with career-high nine points, two rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes at Towson (12/13) ... had 3-6 shooting, eight points at Elizabeth City State (1/2).
High School/Club: Competed in basketball and track & field at Thomas Dale High School ... member of the honor roll all four years ... led Knights to three straight regular season and tournament Central District championships from 2009 to 2011, being ranked #6 in the state of Virginia in 2010 and #8 in 2011 ... combined 71-12 record in final three years ... named First Team All-District and All-Metro Second Team in senior season ... averaged 15.3 points a game with career high of 24 points ... played for AAU teams James River Blaze under coach Ed Sherod and Virginia Storm under coach James Reid.
Personal: Born February 13, 1993 in Petersburg, Va. ... daughter of Tony and Ivey Sweeney ... has two siblings, Tony Sweeney-Garr and Mersedes ... major is human ecology with a concentration in dietetics ... pregame routine includes listening to music and praying during the national anthem ... best sports moment is leading Thomas Dale to third straight district title against Meadowbrook in 2011 and receiving Player of the Game Award ... most influential person is her Dad for introducing her to basketball at age five and supporting her ever since ... best non-athletic accomplishment is ranking 20th out of her class of 536 in her junior year of high school ... plans to attend graduate school to become a registered dietician upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Everything will be okay at the end. If everything's not okay, then it's not the end." ... hobbies including hanging out with friends ... favorite book is Invisible Manby Ralph Ellison ... favorite movie is "Takers" ... personal goal for the season is to break the record for most three-pointers made in a game ... personal goal at UMES is to maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher.
SWEENEY'S CAREER STATISTICS