HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate from Granite Bay (Calif.) High School, where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner for head coach John Sherman ... Competed in the the freestyle, individual medley and the backstroke ... Career best marks include a 53.50 (100 free), 59.78 (100 back), 2:09.25 (200 back), 2:12.11 (200 IM), 4:35.51 (400 IM) and 5:08.73 (500 free) ... Four-year All-Sierra Foothill League selection and High School All-American on the 200 medley and 400 free relays ... Helped set a San Joaquin sectional record with the 400 free relay during her senior year ... Received the team's "Coaches Award" as a senior and was named "Most Motivational" following her sophomore year ... Won Rookie of the Year honors ... Helped lead school to four league titles and a pair of sectional chmapionships in 2007 and 2009 ... Member of the California Scholastic Federation ... Received the 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 "Most Motivational" ... Won a short course sectional championship with the Marlins in 2009 at Cal-Nevada ... USA Swimming Academic All-American and member of its Gold Medal Club with her teammates ... Trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with her team in April of 2008.
PERSONAL: Given name is Shannon Marie Adkins ... Born in Oakland ... Lists Granite Bay, Calif., as her hometown ... Major is undeclared ... 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 ... Chose Pepperdine because of, "Coach Nick's positive attitude and emphasis on improvement ... academic excellence ... good moral characeter ... (and) incredible chemistry between teammates."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include running, kayaking, shopping and photography ... Cullen Jones and Brendan Hansen (Pro Athletes) ... To Kill A Mockingbird (book) ... Mean Girls (movie) ... House and Gossip Girl (TV shows) ... Amy Winehouse (musical artist) ... Pasta and Hamburgers (food) ... Soccer (sport other than swimming).