Umatilla Shoni Schimmel Named to a Second Team All-American by ESPNW

Shoni Schimmel Accomplishments Translate to Native Pride!

Shoni Schimmel Accomplishments Translate to Native Pride!

Shoni Schimmel Accolades Continue

LOUISVILLE — Shoni Schimmel has been named to a second team All-American by ESPNW. Schimmel is a standout Louisville Cardinal senior guard.

She is a tribal citizen of the Confederated Tribe of Umatilla, based in Pendleton, Oregon. Her accomplishments bring extreme Native pride to Indian country.

Schimmel was one of the 10 players named on the two teams. Eight of the 10 selections are seniors, which also includes two sophomores. Connecticut led the way with three honorees; Notre Dame was represented by two players.

This season Schimmel is leading the Cardinals in scoring with 17.0 points per game. She also leads the Cardinals in assists with 3.8 per game. She recently became just the second player in Louisville’s history to score 2,000 career points along with former standout Angel McCoughtry.

Schimmel currently ranks second on Louisville’s all-time scoring list with 2,088 points. Schimmel also has dished out 578 assists and pulled down 529 rebounds.

Here are some of Schimmel’s outstanding accomplishments during her collegiate career that bring her accolades:

  • Earned first team All-American Athletic Conference honors
  • Has started every game for the Cardinals
  • Named to the Preseason All-American Athletic Conference team
  • Named to the John Wooden Award Women’s final ballot
  • Named to the Preseason Wade Watch list
  • Also named a Naismith Finalist
  • Named to the Top 5 of ESPNW’s best shooting guards
  • Scored a season-high 30 points against Colorado
  • With her third 3-point field goal against Loyola Chicago, she became the all-time leader in 3-point field goals made
  • Dished out a season-high 11 assists against Quinnipiac, the fifth time in her career she has recorded double-digit assists in a game
  • Grabbed a season-high three steals at Western Kentucky, at Kentucky and at SMU
  • Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Ball State and Houston twice
  • Knocked down a career-high nine 3-point field goals, setting a new school record against Memphis
  • Scored double-digit points in 22 straight games
  • Went 13 of 16 from the free throw line against Colorado, both career-highs and both tied for the third most in school history in a single game
  • Scored 15 points against Houston to become second player in program history to score 2,000+ career points.



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