With her induction into the Shawnee State Athletics Hall of Fame, Heather Schilling becomes the 10th different student-athlete in the history of the women's basketball program to be named as a hall of fame player.
During a career that spanned from 2001-2004 as well as the 2005-06 season, Schilling put together many memorable moments for the Bears' faithful to enjoy as the Columbus, Ohio native put on one of the best four-year scoring displays in Shawnee State history - especially during her freshman campaign.
As a freshman, the 5-6 guard immediately burst onto the scene in a big way as Schilling was one of only two members of the 2001-02 squad to play and start in all 30 contests that the Bears played in on the season.
Despite the heavy workload - a season in which Schilling averaged an astonishing 37.6 minutes per game, which is a record that still stands to this day - the Westlake High School graduate put 18.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game on 42.5 percent shooting from the field, a 38.2 percent mark from the three-point stripe, and 64 made free throws in 78 attempts.
As a result of those impressive statistics, Schilling was able to garner American Mideast Conference (AMC) Freshman of the Year honors, AMC First-Team honors, and NAIA Third-Team All-American honors as Shawnee State obtained a 25-5 mark and won the AMC Tournament title en route to another tournament berth.
During her four-year career, Schilling led the Bears to 100 wins and four NAIA tournament appearances as Shawnee State won 72 percent of its contests during her career.
Overall, Schilling is the all-time school record holder in three-pointers made, with 293. Schilling used her long-range bombing abilities to accumulate a lot of points, as she sits fourth in school history with 1,794 points and is tied for 10th all-time in career points per game, with 14.1. She was inducted into the Class of 2015.