Women's Gymnastics

 Shannon Mitchell
Shannon Mitchell


Bethesda, Md.

High School:
Walter Johnson



Hills Gymnastics

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.

Collegiate Bests
Balance Beam: 9.825 at LSU (2/3/12)
Floor Exercise: 9.7 at Arkansas (1/13/12)

Season Averages

2012 - - 9.675 9.675 -
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