Shannon Osborne is set to enter her fifth year at the helm of the Menlo College Women's Basketball Team, after enjoying tremendous success in the 2011-12 campaign. Osborne led her team to its first California Pacific Conference Championship and trip to the NAIA Division II National Tournament in the last five years, following three straight second place conference finishes to begin Osborne's tenure. The remarkable season earned the Seattle-area native the coveted 2011-12 Cal Pac Coach of the Year distinction.
Overall, Osborne owns a 67-48 (.583) record in her four years with the Oaks, including a spectacular 37-13 (.740) in conference play. Under her reign, Menlo has reached the California Pacific Conference Tournament Championship Game three of four seasons. In the 2010-11 year, Osborne led the Oaks to an 18-13 overall mark, with a 9-3 conference record for a second place finish. The campaign produced three All-Cal Pac first teamers, including the conference Newcomer of the Year in Monique Ayers-Calvello. The 2010-11 Oaks also brought home a piece of Menlo history, as senior Elisa Ayala set the all-time single season rebounding record of 261.
The 2009-10 and 2008-09 seasons both culminated in Cal Pac Tournament Championship Game appearances, including Osborne's inaugural campaign in 2008-09 that saw Menlo go 19-8 overall, and 12-4 in conference for a second place finish. Those Lady Oaks were led by Conference Defender of the Year and Cal Pac leading scorer Kelci Fushikoshi, who averaged 19.7 points per contest.
With Osborne in charge, Menlo has produced 14 All-Cal Pac honorees, five Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, two Cal Pac Defenders of the Year, one Newcomer of the Year, one Freshman of the Year, and one NAIA All-American. Following the 2008-09 season, Osborne's team was named an NAIA Scholar Team as well.
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 the prep, AAU, and collegiate levels, having coach most recently at NCAA Division 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, and NCAA Div. II Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.
Osborne currently resides in Redwood Shores.
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|3||Amber Lane||SO||G||5-6||Henderson, NV||Cal State San Bernadino|
|5||Vanessa D'Amico||FR||G||5-8||Hillsborough, CA||St. Francis High School|
|10||Jolise Limcaco||SO||G||5-6||Sacramento, CA||Saint Francis HS|
|12||Jenna Marinaro||SR||G||5-5||San Mateo, CA||Notre Dame HS|
|13||Carly Tristao||SR||F||5-11||Visalia, CA||College of Sequoias|
|14||Lauren Adamek||SR||F||6-2||Hollister, CA||San Jose City College|
|15||Sasha Brown||JR||F||5-10||Rocklin, CA||Sierra College|
|20||Laurel Donnenwirth||SO||F||5-10||Sacramento, CA||El Camino HS|
|21||Sareen Ohanian||SR||G||5-7||Westminster, CA||Cypress College|
|23||Tori Conley||SO||G/F||6-0||Vancouver, WA||Evergreen HS|
|32||Jacki Bateman||FR||G||5-9||El Dorado Hills, CA||Oak Ridge HS|
|33||Aubrey Harris||SO||F||5-11||Hesperia, CA||Sultana HS|