Former Rocket selected for MAC Hall of Fame

May 29, 2018 | Athletics, Events, News, Alumni
By Brian DeBenedictis

Former Toledo women’s basketball player Dana Drew-Shaw has been voted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame.

Drew-Shaw will join four other inductees into the 2018 Induction Class Wednesday, May 30, at 6 p.m.during the MAC Honor’s Dinner at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel.

Dana Drew-Shaw was a two-time MAC Player of the Year.

In addition to Drew-Shaw, the other inductees are Orel Hershiser (Bowling Green, baseball), Charlie Batch (Eastern Michigan, football), Dr. Carol Cartwright (MAC/Bowling Green/Kent State, administration) and Michael Turner (Northern Illinois, football).

Drew-Shaw played basketball at UT from 1990 to 1995 and was named MAC Player of the Year and All-MAC First Team in her sophomore and junior years, leading Toledo to three NCAA Tournament appearances and one WNIT berth. She guided Toledo to three regular-season MAC Championships and three MAC Tournament Titles.

She averaged 11.7 points per game as a freshman, 15.0 points per game as a sophomore, 20.1 points per game as a junior and 19.0 points per game as a senior. She was named MAC Player of the Year her sophomore season and then sat out the 1992-93 season due to knee surgery, playing just three games that year. Drew-Shaw came back for her junior season and was again named MAC Player of the Year. After sitting out several games due to injury, she was named All-MAC Second Team as a senior in 1994-95.

Drew-Shaw was named to the MAC All-Tournament Team on four occasions and was the MAC Tournament Most Valuable Player three times. She ranks second on Toledo’s all-time career assists (659) and fourth in scoring (1,919). As a sophomore, she played on the United States Olympic Festival team.

She was named Academic All-American First Team twice (1994, 1995) and was named Academic All-MAC on three occasions (1991, 1994 and 1995). She was the recipient of the Walt Disney Post-Graduate Scholarship, NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship, MAC Post-Graduate Scholarship, and White Scholarship for Excellence in the Study of Political Science.

Drew-Shaw is married to former Toledo Academic All-America basketball player Casey Shaw. They lived in Italy for several years, where Shaw was a professional basketball player, and Drew played three years of professional basketball. They currently reside in Nashville with their four children, Anna, Isaiah, Caleb and Luke.

The MAC Hall of Fame was approved by the MAC Council of Presidents in 1987. The charter class was inducted in 1988 and subsequent classes were added in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1994.¬†After six induction classes, the MAC Hall of Fame maintained 52 members until it was reinstated in May 2012.¬†This year’s class brings the number of MAC Hall of Fame inductees to 92 individuals from 13 classes.

Tickets are available for the MAC Honor’s Dinner. Individual tickets are $100 each and a table of 10 is $950. Contact Julie Kachner at the MAC Office at 216.566.4622.

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