Of Note: Sister, Savanna, played volleyball at Lake Forest College from 2003-07 ... brother Russell is a professional ATV Motorcross racer for Team Monster-Kawasaki ... named Miss Bristol 2008
2009: Played in nine matches and 22 sets ... averaged 0.55 digs per set ... tallied a career-best four digs vs. Oregon State (Sept. 6) ... also had three digs vs. Seattle (Sept. 5) ... put up one assist vs. Oregon State ... was aced only once in 19 receptions (.947) ... Major: Personal finance
2008: Played in three matches and three sets ... averaged 0.67 service aces per set ... recorded a career-high two aces vs. IUPUI (Sept. 13)
High school: Member of two state championship and four conference championship teams at Westosha Central ... first-team all-conference and third-team all-state as a senior ... team captain her senior year ... two-time team defensive player award winner ... second-team allconference in 2006 ... all-state honorable mention in 2006 ... also competed in track and gymnastics ... 2007 and 2008 county champion in the pole vault ... two-time state qualifier in the 1600-meter relay ... set school record in 3200-meter relay ... won most improved runner award in 2006 and was a part of the conference champion 1600-meter and 3200-meter relay teams ... gymnastics team captain as a senior ... National Honor Society member ... American Legion Certificate of School Award ... Badger Girls' State representative ... won Excellence in Math Award ... Junior Board member on Kenosha County Judiciary and Law Committee ... played club volleyball with the Milwaukee Sting ... won the 2005 Outstanding Libero Award at the Mizuno
National Junior Classic ... Sting finished third at Atlanta National Qualifier in 2007 ... libero on 2005 regional High Performance team
Personal: Nickname is Sal ... parents are Paul and Debbie Shumaker ... has four siblings, Savanna (24), Russell (22), Sara (16) and Shelby (14) ... Savanna played volleyball at Lake Forest College (2003-07) and Russell is a professional ATV Motorcross racer for Team Monster-Kawasaki ... named Miss Bristol 2008 ... was Miss Bristol third runner up in 2006 ... hobbies include fishing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, spending time with and cooking ... has volunteered with the 48-Hour Practice, as a guest at a presentation on Africa and other events with Badger athletics
Major: Personal finance
"I chose Wisconsin because there's no better place to be!"
Attempts: 1 vs. Northwestern, 11-20-09
Hitting Percentage: .000
Assists: 1 vs. Oregon State, 9-6-09
Service Aces: 2 vs. IUPUI, 9-13-08
Digs: 4 vs. Oregon State, 9-6-09
Total Blocks: 0
Points: 2.0 vs. IUPUI, 9-13-08
Off the Court with Sally Shumaker
First started volleyball: Age 9. I was on a 12s team with Al Wack and her mom was the coach!
Most memorable match: Beating Menomonee Falls in the Semifinals my junior year of high school
My favorite thing about Wisconsin Volleyball is: THE FANS!
Best road trip: Las Vegas by far... we got to experience the strip a little bit at night and saw a water/light show!
Before each match I: braid everyone's hair!
One word that describes the UW team is: indescribable
Favorite thing to do off-the-court with my teammates is: go to the movies and get off campus a little bit!
In off-season training, I worked on: Strength, quickness and endurance
This past summer, I: Took a two classes, worked at the Telefund, worked camps, gave private volleyball lessons, did a few parades for Miss Bristol, travelled to Pennsylvania to watch my brother race, worked out a lot, hung out with my family on the weekends at our lake, and got really tan!
If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be: Doing college track somewhere!
Is there anything significant about your uniform number? It was my older sister's number in college and club.
Who is the funniest player on the team? It's a close tie between Nellie and Elle, but I would say Nellie since she tells better stories!
Who is the best dressed player on the team? Brit!
My role models are: my family
What talent would you like to have? Sing well
Fantasy job/career: secret agent
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: live in a Spanish-speaking country
If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: my family!
If I could be on any TV reality show it would be: Fear Factor
My secret addiction is: quoting TV shows and movies
Favorite Coach Waite quote: "Believe in what you can do and stay the course."
Favorites -TV show: Family Guy;Sports team: Badgers; Place on campus: Field House; Cartoon character: Peter Griffin from Family Guy; Vacation spot: Costa Rica; Volleyball player: Janelle Gabrielson; Favorite drink: Crystal Light Wild Strawberry Flavor