Tabatha Shaw

Tabatha Shaw

Player Profile


Austin, Texas

High School:
Charles Akins HS





Up-and-coming prospect who is a key member of one of the most improved sprint groups in the MWC...should be a conference scoring threat in the 100 and a threat in the 200 as she continues her progression this spring...will also be counted on to help the 4x100 team challenge for the MWC title after earning all-conference honors in the event last year...2005: (outdoor) Competed 11 times in 6 meets...just missed the 100m finals at the MWC Championships, finishing 9th in the prelims...four top-5 finishes on the year...third in the 100 and 200 at the Mesa Classic...owned the team's fifth-fastest 100 time, clocking in at 12.39 at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque...season-best 25.48 in the 200 in the MWC prelims...helped the 4x100m relay team win three times and earn all-MWC honors for the first time since 2000 with a third place finish...Academic All-MWC honoree...(indoor) Seven races in three meets...fifth-fastest 60m time on the team, a 7.97 in the MWC prelims.


2004 graduate of Charles Akins High School in Austin, Texas...three-year letterwinner in track & field for head coach Umberto Garza...District 25 champ in the 100 and 200 as a junior...went on to claim the regional 200 title and was a finalist at the Texas 5A state championships in the event in 2003...captured district high jump title as a sophomore and qualified for the regional meet...clocked PRs of 11.70 in the 100 and 24.4 in the 200 her junior year...helped the Akins 4x100m team finish second in the country in 2002...three-time UIL Scholastic Achievement Award winner...also earned Universal Astronomy and African-American Achievement awards.


Born on Aug. 6, 1986 in Austin, Texas...age is 19...full name is Tabatha Yvette Shaw...daughter of Hughie and Karen Shaw...has an older sister, Tiffany (23)...father was a standout running back and sprinter for Texas A&M-Kingsville in the late 1970s and was inducted in the Javelina Hall of Fame in 1999...a four-time Lone Star Conference champion, Hughie Shaw was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1978...also a relative of the Iowa Hawkeye's all-time leading rusher, Sederick Shaw, who played professionally for the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns...majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition.