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  Shannon Vafiadou
Shannon Vafiadou

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mahwah, N.J.

High School:
Mahwah (Chelsea Piers)

Event:
AA

AS A JUNIOR (2010)
Continued her high performance with the Panthers throughout her junior campaign...selected to the All-EAGL second team for vault...posted six top-five finishes on the floor and three on the vault...named to the EAGL All-Academic Team.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009)
Vafiadou followed up a strong freshman campaign with a consistent sophomore season...Earned All-EAGL Second Team honors on vault...Selected to the All-Tournament first team on vault and second team on beam...Tallied two individual event titles on the season, both on vault...Set career-high score of 9.850 four times on vault...Captured a career-high 9.8 on the beam...Turned in a career-best 9.850 on floor against NC State...Finished fifth at the EAGl Championships on vault, the highest Panther in the event.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008)
Pitt's lone all-arounder during her freshman campaign, competing in every event in 11 of 13 meets on the year...Qualified for NCAA Regional action and finished the year with a average score of 38.080...picked to the All-EAGL Second Team in the all-around...posted third-highest score on the team on the vault, a 9.800 against George Washington...averaged a 9.583 in the event...averaged a 9.373 on the bars with a season-high mark of 9.700 coming at Maryland and home against UNC, Cornell and Temple...on the balance beam, carried a 9.557 average, good for second highest on the team..Season-high score of 9.750 came at the EAGL Championships...posted a season-high 9.825 on the floor at the EAGL Championships and averaged 9.471 on the year.

HIGH SCHOOL
Competed at the 2007 Level 10 Junior Olympic National meet, finishing 10th on the vault...selected as a 2006 Junior Olympics National Region 7 alternate...in 2004, tied with Mallory Brewer to claim the Level 9 Eastern National all-around and balance beam crowns...also claimed the Region 7 vault title and a runner-up finish in the all-around that year...added Level 9 New Jersey state title in the all-around, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise in 2004...selected to the New Jersey all-state team twice...a high honor roll student in each of her four years at Mahwah...two-time recipient of the Minds in Motion Award for a varsity athlete on the high honor roll.

PERSONAL
Born February, 1 1989...Daughter of George and Marianne Vafiadou...has two brothers, Michael and Steven.

MAJOR
Communications and English
President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). SAAC acts as a liason betweenthe University of Pittsburghathletic department and the varsity athletic teams that represent the University of Pittsburgh to bring the opinions and concerns of the student-athletes to the attention of the athletic department administration.

Career High Scores:
Vault - 9.850
Uneven Bars - 9.700
Balance Beam - 9.800
Floor Exercise - 9.850
All-Around - 38.975