Woodbury girls tennis: Stevenson follows brothers’ footsteps to U-Mary
Woodbury High School senior Shanna Stevenson signed a National Letter of Intent to play tennis for the University of Mary in Bismark, N.D.
The sister of former University of Mary football player Matthew Stevenson and former Marauders baseball player Michael Stevenson, Shanna Stevenson will join U-Mary after a successful prep career at Woodbury High School under head coach Michael Moran. The Woodbury native was a four-year member of the varsity tennis team and was named All-Suburban East Conference.
“Shanna’s aggressiveness and quickness at the net will be an asset to the team,” said University of Mary women’s head women’s tennis coach Vida Saliendra in a press release.
The daughter of Michael and Patricia Stevenson, Shanna Stevenson has proven to be a well-rounded individual by not only being involved in athletics, but also being heavily involved in choir, while maintaining a 3.52 grade point average. Shanna Stevenson plans to major in elementary education at U-Mary.
The University of Mary, which competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, recently completed its most successful regular season since leaving NAIA for NCAA Division II in 2006. The Marauders completed the regular season with a 12-4 record overall and a 10-1 record in Northern Sun play. As a result of their success, U-Mary cracked the NCAA Central Region rankings for the first time in school history and is the No. 2 seed in the NSIC tournament.