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Shayla Scanlan and BJ Shelton Bellevue Athletes of Year

From left, Bellevue University volleyball player Shayla Scanlan and men’s basketball player B.J. Shelton stand with their Bellevue Athlete of the Year honors. Scanlan was named the Bellevue Female Athlete of the Year for her work during the volleyball season. The Plattsmouth graduate helped the Bruins finish 30-13 and was a third-team NAIA All-American selection. Scanlan had 496 kills and 107 total blocks during the 2017 campaign.

BELLEVUE – Shayla Scanlan joined Bellevue University’s volleyball team after compiling an illustrious career at Plattsmouth High School.

Her artistry on the volleyball court allowed her to receive a prestigious honor at the end of the school year.

Scanlan was named the Bellevue University Female Athlete of the Year at the athletic department’s awards banquet in May. Bellevue basketball player B.J. Shelton collected the Bellevue Male Athlete of the Year honor at the same event.

Scanlan was one of the main sparkplugs in Bellevue’s 30-13 campaign this past season. She led the Bruins with 496 kills and reached double figures in kills 27 times. The rightside hitter delivered 20 kills in matches against both 24th-ranked Madonna University and Webber International University.

The former Blue Devil produced a .281 season hitting percentage and made 112 digs and 107 total blocks. She also vaulted to 11th place on Bellevue’s all-time career kills list with 1,268.

Scanlan was a first-team All-Conference selection in the North Star Athletic Association for the third straight season. She was also honored as one of the top players in the country. She was selected as a third-team All-American in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Bellevue placed second in the North Star Athletic Association Tournament and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament. The Bruins finished the season in the opening pool-play portion of the tournament. The team won 30 matches for the second straight year.

Scanlan is majoring in business administration at Bellevue. She owns a 3.284 grade point average and has earned NSAA Scholar-Athlete honors for her classroom work.

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