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Shannon Adkins
Shannon Adkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Granite Bay, Calif.

High School:
Granite Bay HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Back/Free

Experience:
4V

11/13/2013

Adkins to Compete for Wieland Shield

Alumna Shannon Adkins one of four females chosen to represent California in the battle for the Wieland Shield.

02/16/2013

Waves Place Seventh at PCSC Championship, Mosbaugh Inks Name in Record Book

Pepperdine places seventh at the conference championship to conclude the year.

02/15/2013

Pepperdine Swimming & Diving Through Day Three of PCSC Championship

Waves' see countless season and personal-best times lowered during day three of the conference championships.

02/14/2013

Korver Earns Runner-Up Finish in 1-Meter Springboard at PCSC Championship

Waves sit in fourth place with two days left of competition.

02/13/2013

Waves in Second Place After First Day of PCSC Championships

Pepperdine earns four top-eight finishes in three events to open the conference championships.

SENIOR/2012-13: PCSC All-Conference performer in the 800 freestyle, 400 medley and 400 freestyle medleys ... Helped Pepperdine to seventh-place finishes in the 800 free, 400 free and 200 medley relays ... Part of the 400 medley relay squad that placed sixth at the conference meet with a season-best time of 3:56.26 ... Individually placed 12th at the conference championship in the 500 freestyle with a collegiate-best time of 5:09.44 ... That time was the fastest time by any Wave in 2012-13 ... Also placed 19th in the 100 butterfly behind a season-best time of 1:00.06 ... Clocked a career-best 1650 freestyle time of 18:32.24 at the Malibu Invitational ... Lowered personal-best time in the 100 breaststroke to 1:13.56 at the Malibu Invitational ... Paced the Waves in the 100 IM at the PCSC Relays with a mark of 1:04.59 ... Other season-best times include 25.93 (split time)/26.01 (flat time) in the 50 freestyle, 53.13/53.66 in the 100 freestyle and 1:56.09/1:56.68 in the 200 freestyle ... Produced season-best backstroke times of 28.83 (split time)/29.65 (flat time), 1:01.08 (split time) and 2:15.06 (flat time) in the 50, 100, and 200 distances, respectively ... Posted a time of 28.26 in the 50 butterfly the league meet ... Best 200 IM time of the season set at 2:18.79.

JUNIOR/2011-12: PCSC All-Conference in the 800 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays ... Individually placed ninth in the 100 butterfly, 13th in the 200 backstroke and 14th in the 500 freestyle at the PCSC Championships ... Clocked the teams' fastest time in the 100 freestyle this season with a time of 53.73 ... Also logged a marginally faster, and personal record split time of 53.19 in the 100 freestyle ... Posted a team-best 18:24.33 in the 1650 freestyle at the Malibu Invitational ... Set a personal-record in the 100 butterfly at the PCSC Championships with a time of 59.68 ... Lowered her career-best time in the 50 freestyle to 24.69 (split time) at the league championships ... Clocked a team-leading 1:56.14 in the 200 freestyle and a 2:10.81 in the 200 backstroke at the PCSC Championships ... Other season-best times include 5:11.29 (500 free), 29.85 (50 back) and 1:02.56 (100 back) ... Anchored the 400 medley relay team at the conference championships to help post a season-best time of 4:01.85 to place sixth overall.

SOPHOMORE/2010-11: PCSC All-Conference ... Scored in seven events at the PCSC Championships, including the 200 and 400 freestyle relays and the 200 and 400 medley relays ... Individually placed 11th in the 200 backstroke, 16th in the 100 butterfly with a personal-best time of 1:01.18, and 20th in the 500 freestyle at the conference meet ... Helped record the team's fastest 200 medley relay time of the season at the conference championships with a personal-best 50 butterfly time of 27.87 ... Swam the fastest 200 backstroke of and Pepperdine student-athlete this season with a time of 2:12.20 ... Posted the Waves' second-fastest season marks in the 200 (2:00.72) and 500 free (5:20.66), the 200 IM (2:15.62), the 100 backstroke (1:01.57) and the 50 (27.87) and 100 butterfly (1:01.18).

FRESHMAN/2009-10: PCSC All-Conference ... Scored in six events at the PCSC Championships, including the 400 and 800 freestyle relays and the 400 medley relay ... Individually, placed 12th in the 500 free, 15th in the 400 individual medley and 18th in the 200 backstroke ... Helped record the team's fastest 400 free and medley relays at the conference championships with times of 3:55.22 and 3:57.60, respectively ... Posted the Waves' second-fastest season marks in the 200 (1:55.60) and 500 free (5:09.93), the 100 (1:00.68) and 200 backstroke (2:10.75) and the 400 IM (4:44.35).

HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate from Granite Bay High School, where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner for head coach John Sherman ... Four-year All-Sierra Foothill League selection and high school All-American on the 200 medley and 400 free relays ... Set a San Joaquin sectional record in the 400 free relay during her senior year ... Led school to four league titles and a pair of sectional championships in 2007 and 2009 ... Member of the California Scholastic Federation ... Received school's Scholar-Athlete Award in 2008 and the President's Outstanding Academic Excellence Award in 2009.

CLUB: Has competed for the Sierra Marlins Swim Team since 2001 ... Recently served as the Marlins' team captain during the 2008-09 season and was named the team's Most Motivational swimmer ... Won a short-course sectional championship with the Marlins at Cal-Nevada in 2009 ... USA Swimming Academic All-American and member of its Gold Medal Club ... Trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in April of 2008.

PERSONAL: Given name is Shannon Marie Adkins ... Born in Oakland ... Raised in Granite Bay, Calif. ... Daughter of Jeff and Tracy Adkins ... Sister to Ryan ... Father, Jeff, was a track and field athlete at Penn State ... Grandfather, Don Adkins, was a three-sport athlete at Marshall University ... Majoring in broadcast news and production with a minor in Spanish ... Chose Pepperdine because of "Coach Nick's positive attitude and emphasis on improvement, academic excellence, good moral character and incredible chemistry between teammates" ... Has become increasingly involved in running and won age group at an area 5K last year ... Placed in the top-200 out of 20,000 participants at the Nike Women's Half Marathon in October of 2011 ... Studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the summer of 2012 ... Hopes to compete in an Iron Man race someday ... First female to finish and 18th overall out of 350 participants in the 1000 meter ocean swim that was part of the 2012 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Test.

FAVORITES: Brian Wilson and Nathan Adrian (pro athletes) ... Born to Run (book) ... Mean Girls (movie) ... The Big Bang Theory (TV shows) ... Amy Winehouse (musical artist) ... Hamburgers (food) ... Running (sports other than swimming) ... Hobbies include running, kayaking, shopping and photography.

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