Memorial Planned for Long-Time Georgetown SID Bill Shapland

Bill Shapland

April 29, 2013

WASHINGTON - Long-time Georgetown Sports Information Director Bill Shapland passed away on Friday, April 26 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va.

Shap, 57, has been a part of the fabric of Georgetown University for 40 years, starting in 1973 when he was a freshman on the Hilltop. He earned his bachelor's degree in English literature and continued his education at Georgetown, earning a master's degree in English literature in 1982. During that time, he rejoined the University, serving as the equipment manager for more than three years.

A memorial service for Bill will be held at Gawler's Funeral Home (5130 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20016) at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1.

There will be a memorial service on campus at Georgetown, but arrangements are still being made on that and that information will be announced as soon as they are finalized. A memorial mass will be held on the Georgetown campus at Dahlgren Chapel on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. A reception will be held in Riggs Library immediately following. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a donation be made to Academy 360, a health & wellness focused charter school in Denver, Colo. being founded by his sister, Dorothy Shapland. All donations will go toward an Athletic Facility that will be dedicated in Bill's name. Academy 360 accepts donations through PayPal and more information can be found at http://www.academy-360.org/get-involved/donate

Shap assumed his role as the sports information director in athletics in August of 1984 and remained in that capacity through the 2012-13 academic year. During his time, he publicized Georgetown basketball players from Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo to Allen Iverson, Othella Harrington, Mike Sweetney, Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert, Greg Monroe and Otto Porter Jr. He was on campus and working at Georgetown when the Hoyas won the National Championship in 1984 and was the SID when the team reached the championship game in 1985.

He worked with Georgetown teams that went to 20 NCAA Tournaments and made 27 postseason appearances. The team won four BIG EAST titles and he was the SID for two teams that went to the Final Four. Six players he worked with won the BIG EAST Player of the Year Award, five were First Team Associated Press All-Americans and one, Ewing, was named the National Player of the Year.

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