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Shawnee Sweeney


University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Human Ecology


Sweeney has excelled in the classroom with a 3.7 grade-point average. She made the Dean’s List six times over the past three years and has won the Departmental Distinction Award of Academic Achievement twice. She is a member of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honors Society and was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner’s All-Academic Team twice.


Sweeney has built a positive reputation with her classmates, the faculty/staff and the student body. Currently, she is the Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). A year ago, Sweeney won the 2014 University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Female Sportsmanship Award. In the past, Shawnee has been recognized by her team, receiving the Most Reliable and Most Improved awards.


Sweeney has been active off the court in serving in the community. She participated in the Stop the Violence–Start the Garden project, an after-school program for kids in the community. She took part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and helped raise money to find a cure for cancer. Sweeney volunteered for the Strike Out Hunger campaign in which she focused on raising food donations and funds to benefit the Eastern Shore Branch of the Maryland Food Bank, the Food Bank of Delaware and the Eastern Shore Branch of the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. She joined the town of Princess Anne’s Street Sweep and devoted her time in making a difference in the neighborhoods, knowing that Princess Anne is her home away from home.


Sweeney has been a key contributor to the women’s basketball program over the years. Currently, she is on pace to become the program’s all-time 3-point leader. Last season, Sweeney led the conference in 3-pointers made (78). A year ago, she finished 48th in the nation with 2.6 3-pointers made per game. Sweeney posted a new career high (22) in the road victory over the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) and registered a team-high 18 points in the upset win over Norfolk State in the MEAC Tournament opening round. In her junior season, Sweeney placed eighth in the conference with 46 3-pointers made.