Shaq Shannon Featured In Sports Illustrated for Kids

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Junior Shaq Shannon (Philadelphia, Pa.) of the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team was recently featured in Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazine in it's first edition of the New Year. SI highlighted former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and identified 10 Division I college basketball players that share his world-renowned first name.

Shannon has flourished into a key role player for the Bobcats this season, averaging 6.3 points, three rebounds and two assists per game. Over the past seven games, he has reached double-figures in four of them, including career highs of 18 points against CCSU (1/24) and Monmouth (2/7).

After this weekend, Quinnipiac's schedule gets very challenging as the Bobcats will play five games in the next 10 days. Up next, Quinnipiac heads to Sacred Heart on Thursday, Feb. 21 (7 PM), followed by a home tilt against Bryant on Saturday, Feb. 23 (2 PM). The Bobcats will recognize their senior class members prior to tip-off with the Bulldogs.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2012-13 campaign can call the QU Ticket Office at 203-582-3905, visit the official website of Quinnipiac athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com or make a trip to the TD Bank Sports Center Ticket Office.

Please refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Men's Basketball Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu