Bunny Shaw is Tennessee's Female Athlete of the Year

By April 23, 2019

A day after reports emerged that she has signed a professional contract with global sportswear giant, Nike, Reggae Girlz striker Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw, was named Female Athlete of the Year at the 13th annual Volscars on Monday night.

Shaw, who led the Tennessee Vols to the Elite 8 in the NCAA tournament, scored 13 goals and had six assists during the campaign in 2018. She is also now the all-time leading scorer in the school’s history.

In 2017, Shaw scored 14 goals and had five assists for Tennessee.

Shaw also scored 19 goals in Jamaica’s historic campaign that ended in October 2018 with Jamaica qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the very first time.

The Jamaica Observer reported on Sunday that Shaw recently signed her Nike contract at the company’s headquarters near Beaverton, Oregon. In doing so she became the first Jamaican female football player to be signed by the company.

“It is a great feeling, you dream about moments like this and for me to have a deal with such a successful brand just makes it even more satisfying,” Shaw told the Jamaica Observer.

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