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Sam Shanahan
Sam  Shanahan

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Bishop Blanchet

Height:
5-5

Position:
INF


05/04/2016

BLOG: Nittany Lions Succeeding On and Off the Diamond

03/26/2016

Laubach Leads Softball to Extra-Inning Victory over Rutgers

Laubach pitched the complete game victory, marking her fifth win of the year

02/13/2016

Softball Splits Day Two of FAU "Kick-Off" Classic

The Nittany Lions defeated SIUE and fell to Tulsa

04/19/2014

Lions Fall in Doubleheader to Wisconsin

Reina Furuya registers first double of the season in game one

04/11/2014

Nittany Lions Down Hoosiers, 4-1, for Fifth Straight Win

Kasie Hatfield went 3-for-3 at the dish for Penn State

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2016)

2016 (JUNIOR YEAR)

Made five appearances with one start as the designated player in 2016…Scored one run after drawing a walk against Tulsa (2/13)…Came in as a pinch runner on four occasions and pinch hit once.

2015 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Redshirted in the 2015 season.

2014 (FRESHMAN YEAR)

Made 35 starts at third base or as the Lions' designated player...Batted .113 (7-for-62)...Scored five runs and drove in a run...In a doubleheader against Kent State and Dartmouth (Mar. 1), went 3-for-5 with a double...Scored a pair of runs against Oregon State (Feb. 7).

BEFORE PENN STATE
Lettered three years for the Bishop Blanchet varsity team for Head Coach Lisa Olsen...Named First Team All-Metro in 2011, 2012 and 2013 while picking up honorable mention in 2010...Has excelled in the classroom, earning the Academic Award for highest GPA during the 2012 season...Named Most Valuable Player as a sophomore, junior and senior...Played club ball with Northwest Bullets under Head Coach Tony Campos...Bullets team captain for fall 2012 and summer 2013...Finished 19th at 2012 Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) Nationals...Member of National Honor Society...Student of the Month for science department in Jan. 2010.

PERSONAL
Full name is Samantha Kathleen Shanahan...Born on May 12, 1995 in Seattle, Wash....Parents are Cheri and Ray Shanahan...Has three siblings, Hannah, Harrison and Michael...Plans to major in nutrition with a minor in kinesiology...Wants to become a sports nutritionist.

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