Women's Gymnastics

 Shannon Mitchell
Shannon  Mitchell


Bethesda, Md.

High School:
Walter Johnson



Hills Gymnastics


Wildcats Rank Fourth on SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll

65 UK student-athletes earn spots on honor roll


Waltz Qualifies for NCAA Championships as UK Sixth at Regionals

Sydney Waltz becomes UK's first NCAA Championships all-around qualifier since 2002


Kentucky Gymnastics Rallies to Upset No. 14 Arkansas

UK Posts Season High on Vault; Six Individuals Break or Tie Career Highs on Jenny Hansen Night


UK Beats Second Consecutive Ranked Team in Senior Night Win

Wildcats close home slate with 196.150 to down No. 22 California and Centenary


Shannon Mitchell's Career-Night Helps UK to Season-Best Score

Wildcats fall at No. 13 Arkansas with a season-high 195.975


Gymnastics vs. Arkansas, 022015

Gymnastics beats No. 14 Arkansas by a score of 195.850 - 194.825 on Friday, February 20, 2015


UK Gymnastics vs Alabama

The UK Gymnastics team hosted Alabama for its DanceBlue Meet on Jan. 30, 2015 in Memorial Coliseum.


Excite Night, vs. LSU and Arizona State, 011615

The gymnastics team hosted Excite Night with Arizona State and LSU Friday, January 16, 2015, at Memorial Coliseum.


Gymnastics vs. Florida, 020714

Gymnastics hosts Florida at Memorial Coliseum on February 7, 2014

  • 2014 All-SEC Team
  • Two-time SEC Academic Teamhonoree
2014 (Junior): Named to the All-SEC Team on balance beam and vault ... Named to the SEC Academic Team... Competed in all 13 meets for the Wildcats as a junior, on vault and balance beam in each meet and on floor three times ... Posted team-high scores six times on vault and three times on balance beam ... Led UK with a 9.850 Regional Qualifying Score on vault and a 9.840 Regional Qualifying Score on balance beam ... Recorded a career-high-tying 9.900 on vault to win the event in UK's upset victory over Auburn on Feb. 28, tied for the Wildcats' second-highest score on the event in 2014 ... Posted a career-best 9.900 on vault and a season-high 9.900 on beam on Feb. 21.

2013 (Sophomore): Became one of UK's most reliable performers on balance beam and floor exercise in her sophomore campaign ... Won the "Scratch Award" at the CATSPY awards, which goes to the top non-scholarship student-athlete in the UK Athletics Department ... Posted career-high beam score of 9.9 at PSU ... Tied for the balance beam title with a 9.875 at Ball State ... Won balance beam in upset of Arkansas ... Posted career-high (9.85) and won first floor exercise title of the season against Missouri.

2012 (Freshman):
Became a solid contributor on balance beam participating in 12 of 13 meets ... Ended the season with a 9.675 average on beam, including a high score of 9.825 ... High mark came in UK's dual meet with LSU ... Had a score on beam of 9.75 or higher in seven meets ... Led Kentucky on beam in two meets, including the SEC Championships ... Won the beam title against Centenary with a 9.8 ... Competed twice on floor exercise with a high mark of 9.7 ... Second on the team in average on beam ... Guided UK to three of the top 15 team scores on beam in school history (48.975, 49.0, 49.05).

Pre-College: A level 10 gymnast from Hill's Gymnastics under Coach Kelli Hill ... Was a three-time TOPs National Team member, five time regional qualifier, and two time national qualifier ... State beam champion in 2009 and 2011 ... Was also a state AA, vault and floor champion in 2010 ... NIT beam champion in 2009 and regional beam champion in 2011 ... Was a honor roll student in high school and earned the Certificate of Meritorious Service at graduation.

Personal: Full name is Shannon Marie Mitchell ... Parents are Bobby and Tracy Mitchell ... Has an older sister Nicole and younger brother Kyle ... Was a cheerleader in her senior year of high school ... Plans on studying merchandising.

Career Highs:
Vault: 9.900, twice, last on Feb. 28, 2014 vs. Auburn
Balance Beam:
9.900, twice, last on Feb. 21, 2014 at Arkansas
Floor Exercise:
9.875, April 5, 2014 at NCAA Regionals

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