• Shannon's Track and Field Bio
Eligibility: Redshirt Sophomore
2015: Placed 28th overall and second for UW with a time of 17:28.69 (5k) at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/3) ... Finished second for the Badgers and third overall in 22:28.5 (6k) at the Iona College Meet of Champions (9/19) ... Placed 11th overall and eighth for UW at the Badger Opener (9/4) with a time of 15:38.2 (4k)
2014: Competed in the junior race at the USA Cross Country Championships (2/15) in Boulder, Colo., and finished seventh with a time of 22:51
2013: Competed unattached and finished first overall at the Warhawk Invitational (9/14), clocking in with a time of 22:41 (6K) ... competed unattached and finished ninth for the Badgers and 19th overall at the Badger Opener (9/6), finishing with a time of 14:40 (4K)
Division II state cross country champion as a senior ... two-time Academic All-State in track ... Academic All-State in cross country as a senior ... conference champion in cross country as a senior ... placed fourth in state in the 1600 meters and sixth in the 3200 meters as a senior ... runner-up at the Division II sections in the 1600 meters and third place in the 3200 meters during senior year ... school record holder in the 1600 and 3200 meters ... WIAA Scholar Athlete Finalist as a senior ... qualified for state and broke a school record in the 4x800 relay as a junior ... was conference runner-up in the 1600 and 3200 meters as a junior ... regional runner-up in the 3200 meters as a junior ... conference champion in the 4x800 relay as a sophomore ... member of the National Honor Society ... high honor roll
Daughter of William and Kerri Shannon ... has an older sister, Erin (23) ... intends to major in animal science
My sister, mom, uncles and cousin all went to UW-Madison and loved it. I grew up hearing all about their wonderful experiences here, making me eager to have my own adventure at Wisconsin. It can offer me an amazing education, athletic career, social life, and will let me grow incredibly as a person. I'm extremely proud to be a Badger, especially to have the honor of running on the track and cross country teams.