Charlotte, NC - Former Charlotte 49ers women's basketball standout Shannon McCallum has signed a pro contract with the LNA League's Riva Basket in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. McCallum, who participated in the WNBA's Atlanta Dream preseason camp earlier this summer, finished her stellar career at Charlotte fourth on the 49ers' all-time scoring list with 1,525 points.
"It will be different being way from my friends and family for eight months," McCallum said. "However, I am very excited to continue playing basketball at the professional level."
This past season, McCallum, who earned WNIT All-Tournament team honors, played an integral role in helping the 49ers win a school-record 27 games and reach the WNIT Final Four.
Last March, McCallum was named second-team All-Atlantic 10 for the second straight season. She earned All-Atlantic 10 honors three times in her career including being named A-10 Sixth Player of the Year in 2009. McCallum also earned NCCSIA All-State honors for the third time in her career.
McCallum led the 49ers in scoring this past season at 13 points per game. She recorded 24 double-figure scoring games and nine 20-point scoring games last season. She was one of three 49ers with 100 assists as she recorded a career-high 108 assists. She finished fourth on the team in rebounding (5.3 rebounds per game) and second in steals (60).
McCallum played in a school-record 130 career games. She finished her career ranked in Charlotte's top ten in field goals attempted, field goals made, three-point field goals made, three-point field goals attempted, free throws attempted, free throws made, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots and minutes played.