Throwback Thursday: Shana (Decremer) Ojala

Throwback Thursday: Shana (Decremer) Ojala

Today's Throwback Thursday feature is on 2014 Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Shana (Decremer) Ojala.

Her senior year, Ojala led the Wildcats to the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championships for the second-straight year while leading NMU in scoring with 583 points and rebounding with 225. Her scoring total is the seventh most points scored in a single season by a NMU women’s basketball player.

Following her stellar senior season, Ojala was named a First Team All-American and Player of the Year in the GLIAC. She also earned First Team All-GLIAC honors. She was also named to the GLIAC All-Defensive team and named the Wildcats Most Valuable Player. 

Ojala became the 12th player in NMU school history to score 1,000 career points, finishing her NMU career with 1,057, and was only the third player to achieve that feat in just two years. 

In 2009, Ojala was named to the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame joining her grandfather, Ben Manning, who was inducted into the UP Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 when Ojala was 14.