Bowling wins ninth title of year, softball sweeps SSU for first time in MEAC
Lady Hawks down by 11 with one minute left, get to one possession but cannot close gap
UMES to take on in-state rival Morgan State on Monday at 4 p.m. in Norfolk
Alexis Udoji hit layup with 16 seconds left in regulation to tie, UMES outscores SSU 16-5 in OT
UMES heads to Georgia for a 6 p.m. tip off at Tiger Arena
UMES takes on in-state rival Morgan State in the first round of the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
See Megan Raymond's shots from Think Pink 2.20.13
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."
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 Man by 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