Feb. 25, 2021
By David Nordby
The Brillion News
BRILLION – Through two years of high school basketball, Brillion sophomore Megan Schuman has built an impressive resume for herself.
Schuman is this year’s Eastern Wisconsin Conference Player of the Year, and, for the second season in a row, was a unanimous first-team all-conference selection.
“It’s truly an honor. I feel so blessed and humbled. It’s very special to have my hard work pay off,” Schuman said. “There are a ton of great players in our conference and it’s wonderful to be recognized as one of them.”
There are good players in the conference, but none were better than Schuman this season. She helped guide Brillion to a 21-5 overall record this season and the team’s first conference championship since 2011-12.
Schuman averaged 18.4 points per game, up from her freshman year average of 14.9. Schuman’s overall field goal percentage improved from 53 to 53.6, her free throw percentage improved from 53.8 to 60.2 and her 3-point percentage improved from 16.7 to 28.6, as she shot 29 more threes than she did as a freshman. She averaged more than seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block each game, too.
She is the first Lion to win player of the year since Sara Braun earned it in 2017.
“It was not one of my original goals going in,” Schuman said, as she gave credit to her teammates and coaches, who helped her win the award.
Please see the complete article in the Feb. 25, 2021 print edition of The Brillion News.