AS A JUNIOR (2009)
Competed on the vault and floor for Pitt in 2009...An EAGL All-Tournament Second Team finish on vault...Received NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors as well as All-EAGL Academic Team accolades...Finished third and set a career-high vault score of 9.800 against Maryland...Scored another 9.800 on vault at the EAGL Championships...Tied career-high on floor against NC State with a 9.825, good for fourth place...Registered six top-10 finishes on both vault and floor.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008)
Continued to provide the Panthers with consistent performances on the vault and floor all season long...averaged a 9.605 on the vault, finishing in the top 10 in seven of 10 meets competed in...posted a season-high score of 9.775 at George Washington...twice posted a 9.700, against Rutgers and UNC, Cornell and Temple in late March...collected six top-10 finishes on the floor with a season-high mark of 9.800 against Rutgers...averaged a 9.653 in eight meets on the floor.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007)
Shannon McConnell was one of the team's most consistent competitors in her freshman season...scored a career-high 9.825 on the floor exercise at Oklahoma and a 9.800 on the vault at Kent State...averaged a 9.690 on the vault and a 9.728 on the floor exercise...placed in the top five four times throughout the season...was the runner-up on the floor exercise with a 9.800 against Ohio State...also appeared in the balance beam lineup early in the season.
McConnell was a Level 10 national qualifier in 2006 and top-10 placewinner on the vault at Level 10 nationals in 2002...six-time Level 10 regional qualifier...Level 9 national qualifier in 2000...trained at Gym Dandy's under coaches Karen Clark and Scotty Miller...also competed for North Allegheny High School where she finished third in the all-around at the WPIAL Championships in 2006...won the WPIAL title in the all-around as well as on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise as a junior...finished second at the state meet in the all-around in 2005...led her team to three WPIAL team titles in four years under coach Lisa Failla...named MVP of her high school team for three seasons...a scholar-athlete and member of the honor roll for four years.
Born October 13, 1987...daughter of James and Luanna McConnell...has one brother and one sister.
Career High Score:
Vault - 9.800
Balance Beam - 9.475
Floor Exercise - 9.825
Panthers Earn Season-Best 194.725 at George Washington
Panthers Travel to Washington DC for Five-Team Meet
Pearson Named EAGL Specialist of the Week
Offutt Named Gymnastics Director of Operations
Pitt Takes Third in Quad-Meet at NC State
Panthers Travel to North Carolina for Quad-Meet