Steady Improvement


Posted: March 10, 2014 at 6 a.m.

COURTESY PHOTO Sierra Shipley of John Brown has helped lead the Eagles to a school record 23 wins this season and earned first-team all-conference honors. She is ranked No. 7 all-time in scoring at JBU and leads the team this year, averaging 16.5 points per game.

Sierra Shipley made sure her final game in Bill George Arena ended with a John Brown victory.



SCHOOL: John Brown University CLASS: Senior HEIGHT: 5-9 NOTABLE: Leads the Eagles, ranked No. 20 in the country, in scoring at more than 16 points per game. … Earned fi rst-team all-Sooner Athletic Conference honors recently. … Ranks ninth in the country among NAIA players in 3-point field goal percentage (.436) and No. 10 in 3-pointers made this season (78). … Ranks seventh all-time in JBU history, scoring more than 1,400 points and second in 3-pointers made and career free throw percentage, Led JBU in scoring as a sophomore and junior, averaging 11.7 and 11.3 points per game. … Named to the all-conference third team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore at JBU. … Earned all-state honors in high school at Fayetteville as a senior and helped lead the Lady Purple’Dogs to an undefeated state championship season as a junior.

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