Shannon Lane Wiswell: Cumberland Athletic Hall of Fame

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Shannon Lane Wiswell

A 1985 graduate, Shannon (Lane) Wiswell was an outstanding female athlete, who will join Bert Skinner, Dave Olson, and Bob Wurm at the October 6th Cumberland Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at the Das Lach Haus.
Currently, an Art Teacher at Burlington High School, Shannon has two daughters, Hailey and Ashley. She and her husband Jeff are avid bicyclist and also enjoy camping and hiking. Jeff has two daughters himself, Morgan and Jena, giving them a family of four along with three grandchildren.
Lane won 11 letters in high school, including four each in track and basketball and three in volleyball. She would be a team MVP in volleyball and twice in basketball, while becoming school record holder in track with a jump of 5’3 inches. She currently still holds that record, with the next best jump standing at five foot even. As a senior, she would be named the C-Club “Outstanding Female Athlete” as well as receiving the American Legion “Citizenship Scholarship.”
As a sophomore, Shannon would play on the 1983 Regional Champion Basketball team, a squad which included Kay Anderson, Barb Behling, Jill Jansen, and Ruby Vick among others. These girls would put together three good seasons, although not advancing past the Regional Championship game after 1983.
Lane averaged over 12 points a game her senior year winning All-Conference honors. That team started slowly due to an offseason injury to Anderson, an eventual 1,000 point scorer, but would come on strong the second half of the season and had season victories over Rice Lake, Hayward, Spooner, and twice over Barron.
A big jumper, as a senior she would lead the volleyball team in kill spikes and would be a long jumper as well as a high jumper in track. On October, she will leap into the Cumberland Athletic Hall of Fame. Tickets for the event will go on sale in late August.





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