St. Simons Island, Ga.
◊ Played in four tournaments, including competing as an individual at the Cardinal Kickoff.
◊ Best finish of the season was a tie for 16th at the Lady Bulldog Individual Invitational.
◊ Effort at the Lady Bulldog represented her first collegiate top-20 performance.
◊ Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for freshmen.
◊ Competed in six tournaments, with four appearances in the Georgia team lineup and individual efforts at the Lady Bulldog Individual and John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate.
◊ Contributed counting rounds on all three days of the Dale McNamara Fall Preview, including a pair of season-best 2-over 72s in the first and third rounds.
◊ Reached the round of 16 of the Women's Western Amateur during her summer slate, winning a pair of stroke play matches before falling to UCLA incoming freshman Aliea Clark, 2-and-1.
Pre Collegiate Highlights
◊ A five-time winner on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT), winning the 2013 Sea Island Junior Classic, 2012 UGAAutoTrader.com Invitational, the 2012 Doublegate Junior Classic, the 2011 Brunswick Junior Classic and the 2011 Junior Peach Blossom.
◊ All told, recorded 11 top-five finishes in 13 SJGT events from 2011-13.
◊ Played a limited number of AJGA events, posting four top-10 finishes between 2009-13 and highlighted by a sixth-place showing at the 2011 Cleveland HealthCare Foundation Junior.
◊ Tied for sixth at the 2013 Brian Harman Junior Championship.
◊ Helped the Frederica Academy boys' golf team to four consecutive Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AA state tiles, extending the Knights' streak to six straight championships.
◊ A two-time overall medalist, four-time female medalist and four-time all-state selection at the GISA AA Championships.
◊ Fired a 3-under 69 to secure overall medalist honors at the 2013 GISAs as a senior.
◊ Tied for second overall by shooting 74 at the 2012 GISAs.
◊ Carded a 2-under 70 at the 2011 GISAs to tie teammate Due Love, son of Davis Love III, for medalist honors as a sophomore.
◊ As a freshman, shot 76 at the GISAs to best current Georgia teammate Amelia Hill for female low medalist honors.
◊ A three-sport standout who also secured All-Region 2AA honors in basketball as a junior and served as captain of the basketball and cheerleading squads as a senior.
◊ Served as president of the student council as a senior, one of numerous leadership positions she held at Frederica.
◊ Born March 15, 1995, Mary Ellen is the daughter of Billy and Bonney Shuman.
◊ Major: Pre-Business.