Dec 11, 2003 — Yeshiva University (YU) senior Shayna Greenwald was named Most Valuable Player of the Betty Shabazz Memorial Women’s Basketball Tournament, held Dec. 7 and 8 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY.
The Toronto native and management major at YU’s Sy Syms School of Business averaged more than 20 points per game during the tournament. As point guard, Ms. Greenwald dominated the final game against Medgar Evers, which led by one point with three seconds remaining. Her three-pointer clinched the game for the Lady Macs, winning the championship 57-55.
“It’s an honor that a YU student was named MVP of the tournament,” Ms. Greenwald said. “We played really well as a team and everyone is doing a great job.”
Ms. Greenwald tallied 24 points, three assists, and one steal during the championship game, earning her MVP honors.
“In two very competitive games, Shayna’s tenacious defense and clutch shooting led the team to victory,” said Head Coach Karen Green.
The Lady Macs are now 6-0, the best start in their team history.