Shannon Smith
Height: 5-3
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Linville, NC
High School: Avery County
Sport(s): T&F

Freshman Year (2014-15): Placed ninth in the 500m (1:25.95) at the JDL College Kick-off Indoor Classic… posted a season-best time of 1:03.55 in the 400m at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational… finished 16th with a time of 1:03.62 in the 400m trials at the SoCon Outdoor Championships…named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

High School:  Placed among the top six at the state championship meet in the triple jump, long jump, and both sprint relays her senior season…earned regional recognition for triple jump as a freshman and junior…named her team’s track and field MVP…a four-time all-conference selection for track and field…also competed on her school’s softball team, where she was named team MVP as a senior…named team MVP for Avery County’s soccer team her sophomore year…earned 2013-14 All-Conference Scholar Athlete accolades as a senior.

Personal:  Shannon Kia Smith was born on November 8, 1995, in Sheffield, England...daughter of Terry and Sara Smith...father, Terry, competed on the Furman football team from 1980-81 and on the Paladin baseball team from 1981-82 and went on to play professionally in the NFL for the New England Patriots and then with an international league in England…is undecided on her major.