Where are they now? SHANNON CURD - Class of 2007

Take a look as we caught up with Shannon Curd, Class of 2007. As a player here at Bucknell, Shannon captained her team as a junior to a PL Tournament Championship in 2005, where she was selected as the Tournament MVP. She also was named 2006 PL Scholar-Athlete of the Year after maintaining a 4.0 GPA, and receiving Academic All-American and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team honors. We caught up with this two-year captain and All-Patriot League honoree to see what she is up to after wearing the orange and blue.

Name: Shannon Curd (soon-to-be Shannon Shute after wedding in June)

Hometown: Westtown, NY

Major: Psychology and Education

Where are you now/what are you up to?

I moved to Boston when I graduated from Bucknell to attend Northeastern University for graduate school. I fell in love with the city of Boston and have grown roots here, though I still stand strong in my support of New York sports teams! I currently work as a school psychologist in a public high school in Cambridge, MA. I love my work, which aims to positively impact the lives of young adults with and without disabilities. I am also completing a doctoral degree at Northeastern University for Organizational Leadership. Outside of school and work, I love any outdoor activity with my fiancé, am glad to catch any live sporting event, and believe that time spent with friend and family makes the world go 'round.

Bison capture the PL Tournament title in 2005

What is your favorite memory as a Bison?

My favorite memory would definitely be winning the Patriot League Championship during our junior season. As the complete underdog going into the tournament, we shocked everyone in taking home the winning trophy. That Sunday will live in my memory forever!

What is your biggest piece of advice to current or aspiring Bucknell Women’s Soccer players?

Enjoy every minute spent with your teammates and coaching staff! Long after the clock has run out on your last game, you will look back and remember the laughs, jokes, and fun that decorated practices, road trips, and tailgates together!

What makes you most proud about Bucknell?

I am proud that Bucknell values a well-rounded educational and life experience. Separate from the wonderful experiences on the athletic field, I received unparalleled instruction in the classroom, had the opportunity to travel aboard, participated in service learning/extracurricular activities, and established lifelong friendships.

What was the most valuable thing you learned/gained from your time at Bucknell?

I am so grateful for the education that I received on and off the soccer field at Bucknell. Also, I'm forever indebted to Bucknell for introducing me to incredible friends, mentors, and people who have had a tremendous impact on my life.

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