Alison Keough Claims Kathy Shields Award

A two-sport athlete at Riverview High School, Keough quickly made an immediate impact in the lineup after joining her hometown Capers this past fall. She becomes the first CBU player in history to claim the Kathy Shields Award.

The 6-foot-1 forward from Marion Bridge, N.S., was on the starting roster on opening day and averaged 33.2 minutes per game throughout the season, second best on the Capers, behind only fifth-year guard Tanira McClurkin.

A prolific scorer in high school, Keough made the difficult transition to the AUS look easy, finishing sixth in conference scoring with a team-leading 16 points per contest on 47 per cent shooting. The science student also ranked among the AUS leaders with 9.8 rebounds per game (2nd) and 1.1 blocks per outing (3rd).

"Alison has made an immediate impact on our program here at CBU," said Capers head coach Fabian McKenzie. "She is often a primary focus in the opposition's scouting report. Her athletic ability allows her to be a threat away from the basket and in the paint. At the defensive end, she does a great job of rebounding the ball, while at the offensive end, she uses her agility to get offensive rebounds and convert them for easy scores.

"Alison has been a pleasure to have on our roster this year. She has a tenacious work ethic and an incredible desire to improve. Throughout most of our games this year, she has played with the poise of a veteran player. She is a tremendous young lady with a very bright future."