Courtesy of Tufts Sports Information
MEDFORD, Mass. - Tufts University women's lacrosse coach Courtney Shute was inducted into the Cornell University Athletics Hall of Fame at the 41st annual ceremonies on the Cornell campus.
Shute capped off an outstanding career for the Cornell women's lacrosse program by being named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) / US Lacrosse All-America Third Team in 2008. Shute, a Tewaaraton Trophy watch list selection and two-year member of the junior national team, led the Big Red in points (54), assists (26), game-winning goals (3), and ground balls (25) en route to First Team All-Ivy and IWLCA All-Northeast District honors in 2008. The two-time Ivy League Player of the Week graduated as the school's all-time leader in points (213) and assists (91). An IWLCA First Team All Region pick in 2007, she also held school records for season assists (34) and assists in a game (6), which she reached twice.
Shute set an NCAA record for fastest goal to start a game (8 seconds) in a 2007 win at Loyola (Md.). Her 1.62 assists per game as a senior ranked first in the Ivy League and 27th in the nation, while her 3.38 points per game ranked her fourth in the conference. She ended her career by registering at least one point in her final 53 games, the third-longest streak in the country. She was a second-team all-region pick as both a sophomore and junior.
At Tufts, Shute is in her sixth season and has the Jumbo women's lacrosse program among the top 20 teams in the nation on an annual basis. Her team finished last season at 13-5, the most wins the program has seen since 2009. The Jumbos advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2015. Tufts finished the season ranked 13th in the IWLCA poll.
Shute had previously been part of the SUNY Cortland staff under head coach Kathy Taylor from 2010-13. She was promoted from assistant to associate head coach in fall 2012. During her tenure, the Red Dragons played in three consecutive NCAA "Final Fours" from 2011-2013. They compiled an outstanding 62-6 overall record during Shute's three seasons for a .912 winning percentage.
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