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  Shannon Bowles
Shannon Bowles

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lee, N.H.

High School:
Oyster River

Height:
5-0

Event:
AA

Birthdate:
06/20/1979

Club:
Atlantic Gymnastics

UTAH: Six-time All-American and former U.S. National Team member ... NCAA balance beam All-American all three years * has "hit" 87 percent of her career routines (129-148).

2001- Made successful return from year-long injury layoff, making first-team All-American on beam and second-team on floor * placed 12th in NCAA beam finals after fall, but had highest score on qualifying night (9.95) * second-team All-American on floor placed seventh in session II * NCAA region floor exercise champion (9.875) * tied for first in the nation in final regular season beam rankings (9.940 RQS) ... won all-around at Florida (39.525) * scored two 10.0s (1 on beam, 1 on floor) ... set or tied career highs on three events: beam (10.0), floor (10.0) and bars (9.95) ... 14 total wins: beam (7), floor (5), bars (1), all-around (1) * "hit" 45-55 routines * NACGC Scholastic All-American.

2000- Granted medical redshirt status after fracturing her seventh cervical vertebrae on Nov. 22, 1999 in a training accident on vault.

1999- NCAA first-team All-American on beam tied for fourth ... NCAA Region 1 beam champion (tie, 9.95) ... 9 total wins: beam (7), vault (2) * "hit" 41 of 45 routines (91%) ... GTE/CoSIDA District 8 Academic All-American and NACGC Scholastic All-American (3.90 GPA).

1998- Three-time first-team All-American was eighth all-around (39.35), fourth on bars (9.85) and fourth on beam (9.85) at NCAA Championships ... NCAA Midwest Region all-around runner-up (39.15) ... freshman led Utes in victories with 14: beam (4), vault (4), all-around (3), floor (2), bars (1) ... 39.60 all-around best vs. BYU was career high * won collegiate all-around debut at Michigan (39.25) ... went all-around in all but two meets ... "hit" 92% (46 of 50) of her routines ... one of two U.S. gymnasts chosen to compete in the prestigious Chunichi Cup in Nagoya, Japan in December ... NACGC Scholastic All-American.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the 1997-98 U.S. Senior National Team ... 12th all-around, fourth on beam and 10th on bars at 1997 U.S. National Championships ... competed at 1995 and 1996 U.S. Coca Cola National Championships ... fifth on beam at 1996 National Championships ... 1994, '95 and '96 regional elite all-around champion ... 1994 National Gymnastics Festival team member ... on 1994 USA Gymnastics National Training squad ... first level 10 and elite gymnast ever in New Hampshire ... trained at Atlantic Gymnastics (coaches Tony Retrosi and Cori Hart) ... graduated third in high school class (Oyster River) ... National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Susan and Paul Bowles is an only child ... loves to mountain bike (Lance Armstrong is her idol) ... majoring in exercise and sport science and psychology ... born June 20, 1979 in Portsmouth, N.H.

Bowles' Career Highs

A-A

39.600 vs. Brigham Young, Feb. 6, 1998

Vault

9.950 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 21, 1998

Bars

9.950 vs. Oregon State, Mar. 10, 2001

Beam

10.00 vs. Brigham Young, Feb. 6, 1998
?10.00 vs. Arizona, Jan. 26, 2001

Floor

10.00 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 23, 2001

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