Shannon Grace
Shannon Grace

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
St. Ursula Academy

Height:
5-8

Event:
Breaststroke/Freestyle

Birthdate:
02/07/1986



2006-07: Big Ten scorer in the 100 and 200 breast ... placed 14th in the 100 breast (1:04.47) and ninth in the 200 with a personal best of 2:17.02, which ranks as the fourth fastest time in school history ... qualified 13th in the 200 breast at Big Ten's, but moved up four places and shaved over a second off her finals time ... U.S. Open competitor in the 100 breast ... accumulated nine top-3 showings through various races during course of regular season ... named to Coach's Honor Roll in Fall of 2006 and Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Spring of 2007 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2005-06: Semester Honors recipient ... named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the fall and Coach's Honor Roll in the spring ... Big Ten finalist in the 100 breast, placing sixth in 1:03.92 ... conference consolation finalist in the 200 breast, finishing 11th with a season-best time of 2:18.14 ... winner of three 100 breaststroke races during regular season, including victories over in-state rivals Indiana and Notre Dame ... mark of 1:03.89 against the Hoosiers was a season best ... beat the Fighting Irish with a time of 1:04.17 ... swept both breaststroke races at the Ohio State/Michigan triangular ... won the 100 breast in 1:04.55 and the 200 breast in 2:20.32.

2004-05: Big Ten Championships consolation finalist in the 100 and 200 breast ... finished 11th in both races, recording a mark of 1:03.92 in the 100 breast, and a career-best and NCAA provisional time of 2:17.85 in the 200 breast ... during prelims, established a personal record of 1:03.87 in the 100 breast, which is the fourth-fastest time in school history ... against Indiana, won 100 breast in 1:05.07 and was third in the 200 breast at 2:23.54 ... was runner-up in the 100 breast at the Indiana Intercollegiates (1:07.07) and in the 200 free (1:56.21) at the Michigan State dual meet ... swam second leg for winning 200 medley relay (1:48.04) at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

High School: Graduated from St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2004 ... competed on the varsity swim team all four years ... as a senior, placed among the top eight in four events at the state championships ... district champion in the 100 freestyle ... league champion in the 100 breaststroke ... named to the Greater Girls Cincinnati League first team for a second straight season ... two-time selection on the Cincinnati Enquirer's all-city team ... all-American in the 100 breast, 200 and 400 free relay ... during her junior campaign, placed second in the 100 breast and 12th in the 100 free at the state championships ... GGCL second-team honoree as a sophomore ... was a GGCL honorable mention following freshman season ... competed for head coach Will Russo ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Given name is Shannon Catherine Grace ... born Feb. 7, 1986 ... daughter of Robert and Christina Grace ... has a younger brother, Stephen, and a younger sister, Kathleen ... majoring in movement and sports sciences.