49th Class Brings GW Hall of Fame Membership to 144
Mike Bassett, Christina Brown, Jack Kvancz, Ingrid Wicker-McCree, Joe McKeown, Chris Monroe, Shawnta Rogers and Jim Tarr to be Inducted on February 18th, 2012
Shawnta Rogers helped GW to postseason appearances in every season during his tenure. As a senior, Rogers was named the A-10 Player of the Year after leading the conference with 20.7 points and 6.8 assists per game. He also led the nation with 103 steals that season. The Baltimore product holds GW program records in assists and steals and ranks sixth all-time with 1,701 points. Rogers earned A-10 All-Conference accolades all four seasons, including All-Defensive Team awards from 1997-99, and is still the only GW player ever chosen as A-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Year.
2012 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Shawnta Rogers ('99) helped GW to four postseason appearances in his four seasons, including trips to the NCAA Tournament in 1996, 1998 and 1999, and an NIT bid in 1997. Standing 5-4, his senior season in 1999 is recognized as one of the best single-season performances in program and Atlantic 10 history. Rogers was named the A-10 Player of the Year and the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner as the nation's top senior men's basketball player under 6-foot tall that season. He led the A-10 with 20.7 points per game and 6.8 assists per game, and paced the nation with 103 steals in guiding the Colonials to a 20-9 overall record and a NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Baltimore product holds GW program records in assists (634) and steals (310) and ranks sixth all-time with 1,701 points. He also owns single-season marks with 86 three-pointers, 196 assists and 103 steals. Rogers earned A-10 All-Conference accolades all four seasons, including All-Defensive Team awards from 1997-99. He was on the A-10 All-Rookie Team in 1996, the A-10 Third Team in 1997, the A-10 Second Team in 1998, and the A-10 First Team honors in 1999. He is still the only GW player ever chosen as A-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Year.
A three-time team MVP, he cemented his name in Colonials' lore in his final game at Charles E. Smith Center - when battling the flu, he hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to give GW a 77-74 victory over Xavier and a share of the 1999 A-10 regular-season title.