Women's Basketball adds Shawnee Phillips for 2013-14

Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern women's basketball coach Maryann Mitts has announced the addition of junior college transfer Shawnee Phillips for the 2013-14 season. 

Phillips is a 5-9 guard that transfers to Southern from Labette Community College where she was a two-year starter for the Cardinals. 

At LCC, she helped the team to the conference tournament the past two seasons, while being named a first-team All-Jayhawk League selection and an All-Region pick, as well. As a sophomore last season, Phillips averaged 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 2.1 assists per game. 

A native of Santa Rosa, California, Phillips prepped at Santa Rosa High School where she was a four-year varsity performer. A three-time All-Conference selection, Phillips was a member of the North Bay League All-Star Team and averaged 10.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, and three steals as a senior. Also a standout soccer player, she was named the conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. 

The daughter of Tivon and Debbie Phillips, Shawnee is a criminal justice major at Southern. 

"Our recruiting needs are centered around bringing in dominant scorers," Mitts said. "Shawnee fits our desire to have a versatile, combo guard who can score off the drive and from long range.  She is a competitor and a vocal leader who is physically able to compete in the MIAA immediately.  We are excited about her offensive production as well as her athleticism on the defensive end.  Shawnee's large skill set will enable her to have success both in transition and within our half court offenses."