2002 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
AT GEORGE WASHINGTON:
Appeared in 92 games as a junior last year and registered 189 kills and a .211 hitting percentage with 51 total blocks and 79 digs ... Appeared in 59 games as a sophomore in 2003 and had 61 kills, 14 service aces, 33 digs and 37 total blocks (5 solo, 32 assisted) ... made a significant impact as a freshman who was second on the squad in service aces with 37 and total blocks with 67 (14 solos, 53 assists). Hit .187 with 138 kills in 385 attacks including an errorless match (10-0-19) against Morgan State ... named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and the Colonials' Most Improved Player by the coaching staff...interned for the Washington Nationals during the summer of 2005.
Named the 2001 Georgia AAAAA State Player of the Year as a senior at Walton H.S. under coach Jeff Choe ... also named the 2001 Cobb County Player of the Year, the All-State team and team captain ... Walton was three-time Georgia AAAAA State champions (1999, 2000, 2001) ... she was the MVP and team captain of her Atlanta Juniors Club team and received the Most Improved Player Award as a sophomore and junior while garnering the Best Offense Award as a senior at Walton ... maintained a 4.17 GPA and ranked 52nd in her graduating class of 550 students.
Personal: Born February 24, 1984, in Downer's Grove, Illinois ... full name is Shannon Ashley Parks ... daughter of Jim and Tracy Parks ... enjoys traveling, playing outdoor volleyball ... plans to pursue a career in sports management or sports marketing after graduation ... psychology major minoring in exercise science.