March 2, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -
Richmond's second all-time leading scorer Brittani Shells was named as an All Conference first team and All Defensive team selection for the third straight year and garnered All-Academic honors for the first time in her career.
Shells leads the Spiders and the A-10 in points per game (19.3) and comes in third at steals per game (2.3). Shells recorded her 2,000th point on senior day in a win over Saint Louis. Shells is just the second-ever Spider to surpass the milestone and sits second on Richmond's all-time scoring list with 2,006 tallies.
"I am very proud of Brit," said head coach Michael Shafer. "She had an excellent year and a tremendous career. She has continued to get better over the course of her career and this a great culmination to all of the hard work that she put in during that time. The most impressive honor, is not any one that she earned, but all three together. Brit was recognized for being what she is, a true student athlete."
Shells is the Spiders' all-time steals leader (290) and is second in career average (16.2) and field goals made (796). Shells is fourth all-time in three pointers (174) and eighth in assists (323). Shells has recorded double-figures in all but two games this season and has 106 double-figure games for her career.
Shells has nine 20-point or better games, and has 17 game-high performances this season. Shells has five 30-point or better games and scored a career-best 34 tallies in the Spiders' season opener at Western Carolina.
Shells is a three-time All Conference first team and All Defensive team selection. Shells was an All Rookie selection her freshman year and has garnered A-10 Player of the Week honors three times in her decorated career.
Richmond received a bye as the No 4 seed in this week's A-10 Tournament in Lowell, Mass. The Spiders play the winner of No. 5 Charlotte/No. 12 UMass Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.