Shannon McKew
Shannon McKew
Height: 5-09
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Cockeysville, MD
Major: Exercise Science
Previous School: Dulaney HS

As a redshirt junior (2015-16)… Sunshine State Conference Golfer-of-the-Week for April 11… NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Florida Southern Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner for women’s golf for the second year in a row… Won the Team’s Most Improved Player award… The only player on the roster who played in all 12 tournaments, including the NCAA Division II South Super Regional where she qualified as an individual… Second on the team to Abbey Williams with a 78.69 stroke average in her 32 rounds… Improved her average by more than six strokes from what her career average had been coming into the season… Had the Moccasins’ only individual win during the season and a team-high three top-five finishes… Tied with Williams for the team lead with three top-10’s overall… Picked up her win in a 2-hole playoff at the University of West Florida Argonaut Invitational on April 5, the final regular season tournament of the season, with a 3-round score of +10 (75-75-76 = 226)… Defeated Bernadette Little of Lee University and Hally Leadbetter of Rollins College in that tie-breaker by sinking a long birdie putt on the par-4 No. 11 hole… Other top-five finishes came back-to-back at the Lady Falcon Invitational hosted by Daytona State (Sept. 19-20) where she was fifth with a +7 (72-79 = 151), and the Guy Harvey Invitational hosted by Nova Southeastern (Oct. 12-13) where she tied for fourth with a +5 (76-73 = 149)… Played with the Moccasin “B” team in the first tournament of the season, the Rollins/Ross Resorts Invitational, where she posted the best score for any Moccasin in the tournament and tied for 16th place overall (Sept. 14-15)… Moved up to the main team after that and remained there for the rest of the season… Including her tournament with the “B” team, was Florida Southern’s top golfer in four of the 11 events the Mocs played in as a team… Team counter in 25 of her 26 rounds for the main squad before playing in the NCAA postseason as an individual… Had the Mocs’ best score in eight of those 26 rounds, and in 10 of 29 overall including her one tournament with the “B” team… Tied for 28th at the Sunshine State Conference Championships (April 17-19) with a 247 (79-86-82) in her first career postseason tournament… Tied for 42nd as an individual at the NCAA Division II South Super Regional with a 238 (80-78-80).

As a redshirt sophomore (2014-15)… NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Florida Southern Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner for women’s golf… Played in seven tournaments (five as an individual, one with the varsity team, and one with the “B” team)… Her varsity appearance came at the Tusculum/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate (Feb. 7-8) to start the spring… Played with the FSC “B” team in the Lady Moc Classic… Best tournament of the year came in the Saint Leo Fall Invitational (Oct. 20-21) with a 2-round score of 166… During the summer following the 2015 season, returned to her home state and finished as the runner-up in the Maryland State Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship… One week later, while paired with Tyler Caballero, won the MSGA Mixed 2-Ball Tournament. 

As a redshirt freshman (2013-14)… NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Played in five tournaments, four of them with the Florida Southern “B” team and one with the regular lineup (Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational, March 3-4)… Counter in nine of her 10 rounds with the “B” team, and two-of-three with the varsity squad… Lowered her average by three strokes from the fall to the spring… Ended her season with her best round of the year, a 77 in the final round of the Lady Bucs Invitational (March 18).

As a freshman (2012-13)… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Did not play in any of the Moccasins’ 11 tournaments, earning a redshirt season… Dean’s List student at Florida Southern.

In high school… Came to Florida Southern from Dulaney High School in Timonium, Maryland… 4-year letter winner for coaches Richard Welsh and Vicki Bracken in golf, and also played four years of lacrosse and basketball… Won district title as a senior when she was also named the team’s most improved player in lacrosse… Served as team captain in both golf and basketball as a senior… Won scholar-athlete awards as a junior and senior… Personal… Daughter of Tom and Sydney McKew… Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and was also a member of student government in high school… President of Phi Epsilon Kappa and is Vice-President of the Florida Southern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee... Mentions the Baltimore Ravens as her favorite team... Born December 1, 1994… Exercise Science major with a minor in Biology.

McKEW YEAR-BY-YEAR

YearTourn.Rnd.StrokesAvg.Low
2013-145131,08583.4677 (+5)
2014-157171,45785.7180 (+8)
2015-1612322,51878.6972 (EV)
CAREER24625,06081.6172 (EV)