2010-11 Athletes of the Year
June 3, 2010
"Berry, Shardo, Female and Male Athletes of Year"
Katie Berry and Jeremy Shardo have been selected as the 2010-11 Walsh University Female and Male Athletes of the Year in a vote of university head coaches.
Berry, a 5-11 senior guard from Cleveland St. Joseph's High School, earned third-team NAIA All-America and first-team All-American Mideast Conference honors this past season. She averaged 12.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.4 steals. Berry shot 46% from the floor and 77% from the foul line. She started 125 of her last 126 games at Walsh. Walsh won a record 30 games and finished the season 30-5 in reaching the NAIA Final four. The Cavs also won a school-record 25 straight games and were one of four number one seeds at the national tournament and finished the season with their highest ranking ever, fourth. At the conclusion of the season, Katie received the ultimate honor when she was informed by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame that her Cavs' jersey will be on display in the Hall's Ring of Honor in recognition of her outstanding play for the 2010-11 season. The Hall of Fame is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Shardo, a 6-3 senior guard from Willowdell, Ohio and Versailles High School, earned first-team NAIA All-America, first-team All-American Mideast Conference and was selected conference player of the year. Shardo helped lead Walsh to its seventh straight NAIA National Tournament appearance and AMC title. He averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game. Shardo shot 41% from three-point range and 43% from the field. He started 97 straight games to close his Walsh career. Shardo was also named to the 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Team and to the Capital One Academic All-District IV team by Co-SIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Walsh posted a record of 115-14 in Shardo's four years.
The pair will be recognized at halftime this fall at a Walsh University football home game.