Shannon Vreeland
blank Shannon Vreeland
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kansas

High School:
Blue Valley West

Event:
Free/IM

Record Book:

• Ranks second in the 500 freestyle, fourth in the 200 freestyle, sixth in the 100 freestyle and 400 individual medley, and ninth in the 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle in school history.

• Led off the 800 freestyle relay that set the American, U.S. Open, SEC and Georgia records.

• Led off the 400 freestyle relay that lowered the NCAA, U.S. Open and Georgia marks.

2013-2014:

• Named the Kansas City Sports Commission's Sportswoman of the Year.

• Selected as a team captain.

• Named a recipient of the Ramsey Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Excellence.

• Chosen as the recipient of the Lisa Coole Memorial Scholarship.

• Picked as a swimming and diving representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

• Earned a Golden Goggles Award from USA Swimming for Relay Performance of the Year after helping the 400 freestyle relay win gold and set the American record at the 2013 World Championships.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

• Placed second in the 100 freestyle, fourth in the 200 freestyle and eighth in the 400 freestyle as the United States defeated Europe 132-131 in the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool in Scotland.

• Swam on the runner-up 400 freestyle relay in the Duel in the Pool.

Collegiate Personal Bests:

100 Freestyle 48.20 13 NCAA Championships

200 Freestyle 1:42.97 13 NCAA Championships

500 Freestyle 4:34.49 12 NCAA Championships

2012-2013:

• Came in first on the 400 and 800 freestyle relays, third in the 500 freestyle, fourth in the 200 freestyle and seventh in the 100 freestyle at the NCAAs as the Lady Bulldogs won the program's fifth national title.

• Placed first on the 400 and 800 freestyle relays, fourth in the 200 freestyle, seventh in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 500 freestyle at the SECs as the Lady Bulldogs claimed the team title for the fourth straight year.

• Named First-Team All-SEC.

• Selected for the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

• Chosen as the recipient of the Lisa Coole Endowed Scholarship.

• Named to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

• Chosen for the UGA Athletic Association's Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program.

• Initiated into the Blue Key Honor Society.

• Named a First-Team Scholar All-American by CSCAA.

• Named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Third Team At-Large Team.

2011-2012:

• Swam on the victorious 800 freestyle relay and came in third on the 400 freestyle relay, fourth in the 500 freestyle, fifth in the 200 freestyle and 16th in the 100 freestyle at the NCAAs.

• Placed first on the 800 freestyle relay, second on the 400 freestyle relay, third in the 200 and 500 freestyle, and fourth in the 100 freestyle at the SECs as the Lady Bulldogs won their third straight conference title.

• Named First-Team All-SEC.

• Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

• Recognized by the Athletic Association for having all As during her career.

• Named the recipient of the Lisa Coole Endowed Scholarship.

• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team.

• Chosen as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2010-2011:

• Helped the 800 freestyle relay claim first and took seventh in the 500 freestyle and 11th in the 200 freestyle at the NCAAs.

• Won the SEC title in the 500 freestyle and placed fifth in the 1,650 freestyle and the 400 individual medley at the SECs as the Lady Bulldogs won the conference championship.

• Named First-Team All-SEC and to the SEC's All-Freshmen Team.

• Named to the 2011 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

• Named to the 2011 Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

• Recognized by the Athletic Association for having all As during her career.

• Named the recipient of the Lisa Coole Endowed Scholarship.

2012 Olympics:

• Won a gold medal as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay.

International:

• Won gold medals on the 400 medley relay and the 400 and 800 freestyle relays at the 2013 World Championships in Spain.

• Won gold on the 800 freestyle relay at the 2012 FINA Short Course World Championships in Turkey.

• Helped the 400 freestyle relay place second at the 2011 World University Games.

High School:

• Graduated from Blue Valley West High School.

• Swam for the Kansas City Blazers and was coached by Pete Malone and Scott Bliss.

• Competed in the 2009 U.S. Open in the 200 freestyle and the 400 individual medley.

• Placed 15th at the 2010 Nationals in the 100 freestyle.

• Chosen as a member of the National Youth Team from 2008-2010.

Personal:

• Born November 15, 1991.

• Daughter of Dan and Connie Vreeland.

• Majoring in Economics.

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