Posted at: 01/30/2013 10:00 PM
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- All-time leading scorer - sounds pretty nice, right?
"It's very exciting. It's a huge honor," Jana Schammel said.
Schammel can now give herself that title at Southland.
She needed 13 points in the Rebels game against Triton a few weeks ago to earn that moniker, and she thought it happened on a buzzer-beater three-point shot before halftime.
"At first I got really excited, but then they called it off and I was like, 'Shucks,' but I just had to go out in the second half and try and get it then," Schammel said.
And it did come in the second half, but it would have been more Jana-like if that buzzer-beater had counted.
"Some people don't like to face the pressure to take the last shot, but I like that," Schammel said.
The quiet senior thrives under pressure, and knows when it is her time to shine.
"When she hasn't scored a whole lot and the other girls have, they start to focus on them a little bit and then she really let's them kind of have it, as they say," Southland head coach Bob Sheehan said. "So she just kind of waits for her moments and then takes advantage of them."
Take the conference game against Dover-Eyota Thursday. Jana only had five points in the first half, which was not great for Southland overall, but she finished with 22, and Southland beat the Eagles 80-73.
"I just want to be there for my team," Schammel said. "I like when people look for me to make a big shot or just like make the perfect pass for someone else."