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The Nittany Lions honored the careers of their six seniors prior to the game
Friday, May 5-Sunday, May 7 | Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field
Penn State dropped the series finale to Rutgers Sunday afternoon at Beard Field
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 (Feb. 13)…Came in as a pinch runner on four occasions and pinch hit once.
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 (March 1), went 3-for-5 with a double...Scored a pair of runs against Oregon State (Feb. 7).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Lettered four 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...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.
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...Majoring in nutritional sciences.