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Shawn Anderson

School

Navy

Position
Guard
Major
Quantitative Economics

Classroom

Shawn Anderson is majoring in quantitative economics and will graduate in May from the prestigious and academically rigorous U.S. Naval Academy.

Character

Anderson is an all-around great Midshipman, basketball player and person. He is very outgoing and engaging. Proof of this is how independently active he is in community service. He is always looking to help others who are less fortunate. He was quoted in a story as saying, “I want to impact the world in a way that when I leave, people are better off. When you die, what are they going to say about you? Are they going to say you were a good 3-point shooter? Or are they going to say you made people believe in themselves in a way that they never did before?” He has been voted as the sole captain of the 2017-18 Navy men’s basketball team. He chose to come to the U.S. Naval Academy, and he will serve in the military as an officer after graduating.

Community

Anderson is heavily involved in community service, both in Annapolis and in his hometown of New Castle, Pa. Anderson co-founded the non-profit Forever Red Hurricanes with a high school classmate. One program under the Forever Red Hurricanes organization is the `Canes Coats for Kids, which solicits donations from the community to provide warm coats for children in need. There is also an annual coat drive at the New Castle Basketball Tip-Off Classic. Another program under the Forever Red Hurricanes is “Transitioning to Success,” which is a mentor program that helps sixth-graders transition to seventh grade. Anderson is also involved with a community service outreach group in Annapolis in a local housing authority complex. As a junior, Anderson received the Naval Academy’s inaugural Community Service Athlete of the Year Award.

Competition

Anderson was named to the 2016-17 All-Patriot League Second Team, and going into this season he was named to the Preseason All-Patriot League First Team. He led Navy in scoring in both his sophomore and junior seasons, helping Navy win 35 games during that span. He has been named the Patriot League Player of the Week and has been twice named to in-season all-tournament teams and was the Most Outstanding Player at the Spartan Showcase. He entered his senior year with 932 career points and should easily become a 1,000-point scorer. As a junior, he helped Navy reach the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals for the first time since 2001.