Super Star Shanna Zolman Mahaley Returns to Syracuse
The Wawasee High School graduate, who went on to star at the University of Tennessee and into the WNBA, is returning to Syracuse on May 7 for two programs at Wawasee High School. In the morning she will speak at a student assembly. Then, at 7:00 she will speak at a Chautauqua Wawasee-sponsored event, free and open to the public at the high school auditorium. Active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Shanna will discuss her ministry, mentoring, and faith journey.
While playing for Wawasee, the Warriors went 74-19 during that stretch as Zolman led the state in scoring all four years as the team played in front of packed gyms throughout the area. She finished her career as an All-American, the Indiana Miss Basketball winner, co-MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game, and at that time the state’s all-time leading scorer for girls with 3,085 career points. Following an outstanding career at the University of Tennessee, where she ranks ninth in career scoring, Zolman played four seasons in the WNBA with the San Antonio Silver Stars and Tulsa Shock, averaging 7.9 points and shooting 41 percent from the 3-point line. Two knee injuries cut her playing career short.
She now lives in the Seattle area and works in ministry and mentoring with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “I’m trying to share my passion and love of Jesus,” she said. “That’s what makes me click. I really enjoy speaking around the country and sharing my passion and experiences. That’s where my focus is right now.” “I will be coming to share about the ministry God has me involved in around the Seattle area through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes,” Zolman said. “I will also be sharing how He has been working in and through me while using my basketball experiences as a platform to share and connect with others.
The event is free to attend, 7:00 – 8:00 at the Wawasee High School auditorium in Syracuse.