Omaha Women's Basketball BIO
Mikaela Shaw
Player Profile:
Mikaela Shaw 1731079
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Deweese, Neb.
High School: Sandy Creek

Honors and Awards
Marian Ivers Female Athlete of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017)
Two-time Summit League Player of the Week
College Sports Madness Summit Preseason 1st Team All-Conference (2015-16)
UTSA Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament team (2015-16)
College Sports Madness Summit League Player of the Week (12-7-15)
CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 (2015-16)
CoSIDA Academic Third Team Academic All-American (2015-16)
Summit League First Team All-Conference (2015-16)
Summit League All-Tournament Team (2015-16, 2016-17)
All-Summit League Second Team (2014-15, 2016-17)
Academic All-Summit League (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)
College Sports Madness All-Summit League Second Team (2015)
UNO Female Newcomer of the Year (2014)
Summit League All-Newcomer Team (2013-14)
Summit League Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015)
Summit League Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2016)

2016-17 (Senior) Season Statistics
Started all 31 games in her senior season…earned her third straight All-Summit League honor…made her second-straight appearance on the Summit League All-Tournament Team…led Omaha in points (17.4), rebounds (7.5) and assists (3.7)… the only athlete in the Summit League to rank in the top five in points, rebounds, assists and field goals made this season…had 11 20-point games…scored a season-high 29 points vs. Western Illinois in the Summit League semifinals on March 6, 2016…had a 29 point effort at IUPUI on Feb. 2, 2017…totaled five double-doubles during the season…had her first double-double of the season vs. Indiana State on Nov. 25, 2017 (10 points/14 rebounds)...her 14 rebound performance against Indiana State marked her highest rebound total of the season…became a three-time winner of the Marian Ivers Female Athlete of the Year award… became the first Omaha women's basketball player to reach 1,800 points, 900 rebounds and 310 assists for a career…completed her career as the program's all-time leader in starts with 117 and second all-time leading scorer (1809 points)…is sixth all-time in rebounds (901) and eighth in assists (314).

2015-16 (Junior) Season Statistics
Named CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American....earned CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District honors....Named the Marian Ivers Female Athlete of the Year for the second straight year...named to the Summit League All-Tournament Team (was the only player on the team that did not appear in the finals)...collected First Team All-Summit League honors...chosen to the UTSA All-Tournament Team....garnered College Sports Madness Summit League Player of the Week... The junior started all 30 games...averaged a Summit League-best 18.3 points....led the Mavericks by shooting 51.9 percent from the field…averaged a team best 7.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game....scored 20-plus points 12 times this season...was in double-digits in every game...had 11 double-doubles this season...only player in the Summit League to rank in the league's top 10 in field goal percentage, points, rebounds, assists and steals per game...scored a season-high 31 points against Eastern Illinois on Dec. 16...grabbed 14 rebounds against North Dakota State of Dec. 30...had a career-best seven assists against Denver on Jan. 17...became the 18th player in program history to surpass the 1,000 career point and 500 career rebound milestone...In Omaha women's basketball history, Shaw finished her junior year 12th all-time in points with 1,254 and 9th all-time in rebounds with 661.

2014-15 (Sophomore) Season Statistics
Named the Marian Ivers Female Athlete of the Year…earned Academic All-Summit League honors…selected to the All-Summit League Second Team…named Summit League Player of the Week on Feb. 16…named to the College Sports Madness All-Summit League Second Team…played and started all 28 games…averaged 15.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals a game…recorded seven double-doubles on the season…Scored double digits 19 times…scored a career high 38 points at North Dakota State (Feb. 14) which was the third highest point total in school history…also scored over 20 points five times and twice over 30…grabbed a career high 17 rebounds at Air Force (Nov. 17)…tied for the second most field goals made in a single game at North Dakota State (Feb. 14)…shot .467 from the field (165-353) and .744 from the free throw line (90-121), reaching perfection six times going 12-12 against Oral Roberts...finished third in the Summit League in rebounds per game (8.7 rpg)...finished fifth in the Summit League in points per game (15.4 ppg).

2013-14 (Freshman) Season Statistics
Posted 10.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in her first year as a Maverick, starting all 28 games...led all Summit League freshmen in scoring and ranked 19th overall...ranked fifth in the Summit League in rebounds and first among freshmen...scored a career-high 25 points with eight rebounds against Denver on Feb. 22...recorded double-digit rebounds in four games with a career-high 12 rebounds twice...had three double-doubles...finished the season strong, averaging 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds over her final five games...shot 47.5 percent (112-of-236) from the floor and showed improved range at the end of the season, hitting a 3-pointer in each of the last three games after just two through the first 25 games...shot 77.2 percent from the free throw line (61-of-79)...tied for the team lead in minutes played (31.6) and had the lowest turnover total among the Mavs' five regular starters (1.9 per game)...had 34 steals to rank third on the team.

Before UNO
A versatile guard with the ability to play in the paint, was a third-team Lincoln Journal Star Super-State selection after averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior in 2012-13 at Sandy Creek High School...was also named one of the state's Prep Athletes of the Year...averaged 18.4 points and 10.1 rebounds as a junior, helping the Cougars win the Class C-1 state championship…was a first-team all-state pick and honorary captain…also helped the Cougars win the C-2 state title in 2010…played AAU basketball for the Nebraska Twisterz under coach Randy Edwards…averaged 19.4 points per game in the summer of 2012 and scored 155 points in eight games at the Miss Basketball Showcase, fifth-most in the tournament's history, and led the Twisterz to the tournament title…was also an all-state volleyball player and a state qualifier in track…was recruited to walk on at Nebraska but signed with UNO early in the recruiting process.

Born Aug. 26, 1994...daughter of Steve Shaw...has one brother, Brian, and three sisters, Pam (Shaw) Duzik, Amber (Shaw) Doliver and Keri Shaw...has six nephews: Ty, Josh, Ethan, Nolan, Christian and Charlie, and has seven nieces: Halle, Payton, Blair, Quinn, Delaney, Kolby, and Briley.

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