1998-99: Co-captain ... went 13-18 in singles (6-4 Big Ten) and 18-19 in doubles (3-6 Big Ten) ... posted 11-11 spring singles record, playing primarily at the No. 3 position ... pulled off three-set stunner over 43rd-ranked Francesca La?O of California on March 17 (2-6, 6-2, 6-3) ... teamed with Erika Quebe to knock off Northwestern?s 20th-ranked pair of Katherine Nasser and Colleen Cheng at the 1998 ITA Midwest Regional Championships on Nov. 6 ... Acdemic All-Big Ten ... one of 300 NCAA student-athletes and Purdue?s lone representative to participate in the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference during the summer of 1999.
1997-98: Finished third on the team in singles victories with 21 ... posted a record of 13-10 (6-4 Big Ten) at No. 4 singles ... defeated Michigan's Erryn Weggenman 6-3, 6-2 to secure a Purdue victory over the 28th-ranked Wolverines ... named to the Academic All-Big Ten team ... Big Ten Athlete-of-the-Month for March as a result of going 5-1 in singles play ... won three of four matches in the No. 2 Flight of the Ohio State Bruegger's Invitational ... went 17-15 (6-4 Big Ten) with Erika Quebe at No. 2 doubles ... won three of four matches at No. 1 with Quebe at Notre Dame Eck Tennis Classic.
1996-97: Posted a 9-25 overall record in her collegiate debut season ... split time between the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles positions ... picked up a hard-fought three-set victory over Notre Dame's Tiffany Gates, avenging an earlier two-set defeat to Gates at the ITA Midwest Regional ... won two matches in both the Notre Dame and Arizona State invitationals in the fall season ... semifinalist in two ITA summer circuit tournaments.
High School: Earned four letters in tennis at Barrington High School ... team Most Valuable Player as a freshman, junior and senior ... won state championships in doubles as a junior and senior ... ranked in top 16 of state during sophomore year ... Chicago Tribune Athlete-of-the-Year for tennis as a senior ... won 1996 Notre Dame Invitational doubles crown.
Personal: Given name Shannon Lee Taheny ... born March 27, 1978 ... parents' names are Dennis and Marlene Taheny ... has two older brothers, Colin and Ryan ... Colin played tennis at Northern Illinois ... chose Purdue because "it is a great school and has a great tennis program" ... majoring in management.
Taheny's Career Records
Year Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten
1996-97 9-25 1-9 11-18 3-7
1997-98 21-19 6-4 17-15 6-4
1998-99 13-18 6-4 18-19 3-6
Career 43-62 13-17 46-52 12-17