Shannon Osborne enters her fourth year at the helm of the Menlo women's basketball program in 2011-12, after leading the Oaks to three straight runner-up finishes in the Cal Pac over the past three seasons. Menlo is 52-34 (.605) overall with Osborne in charge and an impressive 29-11 (.725) in conference play. She has produced ten All-Cal Pac honorees, three Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete recipients, two Cal Pac Defenders of the Year, one Cal Pac Newcomer of the Year, and one NAIA All-American. Following the 2008-09 season the Oaks women's basketball team was named an NAIA Scholar Team.
A two-time All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player at Pomona-Pitzer (1991-95), Osborne returned to the West Coast to be the second women's basketball head coach in Menlo College history. Osborne has been a successful assistant at the prep, AAU, and collegiate levels, having coached most recently at NCAA Div. I Fordham University prior to taking over the reigns of the Oaks program. She has also had stints at fellow NCAA Div. I schools Kansas, San Jose State, and Texas-Pan American.
As an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., Osborne helped rebuild the program, taking it from a five-win team in her first year to a 17-11 record her final season. Osborne's additional duties at Lynn included coordinating all aspects of recruiting, perimeter player development, scouting, as well as fundraising and organization of summer camps. Osborne was responsible for recruiting and developing three All-Sunshine State team selections and two All-Rookie team selections while helping the Fighting Knights to their highest conference finish in school history.
Osborne spent the 2001-02 season at San Jose State as an assistant coach where she helped the Spartans to a program-best fourth-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference. From 1999-2001, she was an administrative assistant with the University of Kansas. The Seattle-area native also spent one season as an assistant at Texas-Pan American and served as an assistant girls basketball coach at her alma mater, Redmond (WA) High, from 1996-98. Osborne also gained experience on the AAU circuit, directing the Seattle-area Players Only squad in the summer of 1998.
|Lauriane Cassou*||FR||G||5-6||Hyeres, France||Lycee Jean Aicard|
|Rachael Cummings||FR||Manager||El Segundo, CA||St. Benard Catholic HS|
|00||Erika Garcia||SR||G||5-7||Garden Grove, CA||Irvine Valley College|
|5||Brittany Taylor||SR||G||5-4||Hayward, CA||Saint Francis HS|
|10||Jolise Limcaco||FR||G||5-6||Sacramento, CA||Saint Francis HS|
|12||Jenna Marinaro||JR||G||5-5||San Mateo, CA||Notre Dame HS|
|13||Carly Tristao||JR||F||5-11||Visalia, CA||College of Sequoias|
|14||Lauren Adamek||JR||F||6-2||Hollister, CA||San Jose City College|
|15||Bryanna Batts||SR||G||5-5||Kapolei, HI||Saint Francis HS|
|20||Laurel Donnenwirth||FR||F||5-10||Sacramento, CA||El Camino HS|
|21||Sareen Ohanian||JR||G||5-7||Westminster, Ca||Cypress College|
|22||Brittany Simmons||SR||P||6-0||Santa Clarita, CA||Bellarmine-Jefferson HS|
|23||Tori Conley||FR||G/F||6-0||Vancouver, WA||Evergreen HS|
|33||Aubrey Harris||FR||F||5-11||Hesperia, CA||Sultana HS|
|34||Corie Thompson||SR||P||6-0||Los Angeles, CA||L.A. Valley College|
|44||Alexandria Collier||FR||F||5-10||Fresno, CA||Bullard HS|