1999 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Jennifer J. Shasky was an outstanding basketball player at GW, lettering four years (1990-93) and concluding her career as the school's all-time leading scorer. Though her scoring totals have since been eclipsed by three others (by Darlene Saar '95, Debbie Hemery '95 and then by Tajama Abraham '97) she blazed the trail for Joe McKeown's successful women's basketball teams and their individuals.
Shasky, who earned the 1989 "Gatorade Girls' Basketball Player of the Year" in Michigan as a star at Birmingham Marian High School, was the first nationally-regarded high school girls basketball player to choose GW. She did not disappoint her coaches, teammates and fans, scoring 1,643 points, including nearly 200 three-point field goals, in her illustrious career. While averaging 14 points per game, she helped to lead her teams to a four-year record of 82-39, including a pair of NCAA appearances, the first in the school's women's hoop history. In 1992, she earned MVP honors in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament.
A two-time All-America (in '91 and '92), she also was a Rhodes Scholar finalist and a GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-America second team selection, both in 1993. After earning Phi Beta Kappa Society honors and graduating summa cum laude from GW with a bachelor's degree in international affairs in 1993, she won three postgraduate scholarships (from the NCAA, Atlantic 10 and GW) and in 1997 earned a law degree at the University of Arizona.
Shasky works for the Department of Justice's Criminal Division. She is a prosecutor in the U.S. attorney's office, Eastern District of Virginia, in nearby Alexandria.