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Shannon Wilson

Shannon  Wilson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairfax Station, Va.

High School:
James W. Robinson HS

Birthdate:
11/18/1986

Experience:
1L

2004-05 (Freshman Season): Competed at the 2005 National Junior Olympics, finishing 11th in the 10-meter air rifle section ... Received All-Academic Student-Athlete honors from the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association ... Named the team's "Rookie of the Year" ... Competed in all 13 matches ... Contributed to the team score 11 times in air rifle and 11 times in smallbore ... Season averages of 576 in air rifle and 568 in smallbore were both third-best on the team ... Air rifle average would have topped the Ole Miss record if not for Jennifer Lorenzen and Megan Sandage both besting it in 2004-05 ... Fell two points shy of the Ole Miss air rifle match score with her 588 performance at the Great America Rifle Conference Championships (Feb. 27) ... Best smallbore score was a 580 against Xavier and Memphis (Oct. 9) ... Helped the Rebels to their best team smallbore score of the year, a 2300, at the GARC Championshis, posting a 576.

High School: Competed for four years at James W. Robinson ... Earned two letters ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Claimed the Virginia State International Air Rifle Championship ... Helped the Rams to four Potomac High School league championships ... Also an individual conference champion in 2004 ... Team finished second in the scholastic team category at the 4-Position Sectional in 2003 and third in 2004 ... A First-Team All-Metro selection as a junior and senior ... Placed second at the 2004 Virginia Smallbore and 3-P Air Rifle Championships ... A member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior ... A member of the German Honor Society as a senior ... Received three academic letters (2002, 2003, 2004) ... A three-time Scholar Athlete (2002, 2003, 2004) ... Also competed for the nationally-ranked Arlington Optimist Acorns Junior Rifle Team.

Personal: Daughter of Daniel and Marian Wilson ... Born Nov. 18, 1986, in Fairfax, Va. ... Has one brother, Travis (10) and one sister, Katrina (12) ... Major is Geological Engineering ... Favorite class is Geology ... Favorite book is Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck ... Most prized possession is her smallbore rifle ... Would be in Germany if she could live anywhere in the world ... Few people know that she speaks German ... Better than anyone else when it comes to being "quick with comebacks" ... Full name is Shannon Elaine Wilson.

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