University of the Sciences senior women’s basketball player Caitlin Shaw earned All-American status today as she was named to both the Daktronics and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American Teams.
Shaw (Monmouth Regional High School/Eatontown, N.J.) earned third team honors on the Daktronics All-American Team which selects the top 15 players in the country. The Daktronics team is selected by votes from the sports information directors of every NCAA Division II school and conference. In addition to being named to the Daktronics All-American team, Shaw was also an honorable mention selection to the WBCA’s All-American Team, which is selected by a committee comprised of one Division II coach from each region and the committee chair. Caitlin is the only player from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference to be selected to both the Daktronics and WBCA teams.
The two honors top the list of post-season accolades for Shaw this year. At the conclusion of the season she was voted the CACC Player of the Year by the conference coaches and was a First Team All-Conference selection. Caitlin was later named to the Daktronics All-East Region First Team in voting done by the region’s SID’s and was runner-up for Region Player of the Year honors in the Daktronics balloting.
Playing the power forward position at 5’9”, Shaw produced an impressive resume during the 2010-2011 season. Caitlin led the CACC in scoring and ranks ninth in the nation averaging 19.6 points per-game. She scored in double figures in every game this season, registered 11 double-doubles and poured in a career-high 34 points in November against Bloomsburg. She also stands fourth in the conference in rebounding (9.6), third in field-goal percentage (.540) and 14th in free-throw percentage (.762). Shaw has led the Devils to a 21-6 overall record and a second place finish in the CACC Southern Division with a 16-3 conference mark. The Devils 21-6 mark represents a nine-win turnaround from the 2009-10 season when USciences finished 12-15.
During the season, Shaw earned CACC Player of the Week honors three-times and was named to the conference honor roll eight times. Caitlin set a school record by making 16 free throws against Chestnut Hill College on February 1st. Shaw also produced the third best single game shooting performance in Devils history, an 11-12 effort (91.7%) at Philadelphia University on February 15th, making her first ten shots and scoring 25 points in the Devils win over the Lady Rams.
Shaw recorded her 1,000th career point against Wilmington on January 13th and finished her career in ninth place on the Devils all-time scoring list with 1,229 points. She also ranks tenth on USciences' all-time rebound list with 585. In 98 career games, Caitlin recorded the fourth best shooting percentage in school history (49.9%) and also ranks fourth all-time with 359 free throws made. Her 12.6 points per game career average is the fifth best scoring average in school history.
The former Monmouth Regional High School athlete is in her fourth and final season of competition for the Devils. Caitlin is a physical therapy major in her first professional year and fourth overall in the institution's Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program. She is on target to graduate in May 2013.