Shannon Johnson

Shannon Johnson

Player Profile


Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Junior Shannon Johnson from Sioux Falls, S.D., stepped into the lineup last season, competing in eight of 10 tournaments...was named to the 2003 MWC All-Conference team.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2002-03)...finished with a stroke average of 77.9... shot a season low round of 71 in the second round of the UNLV Collegiate Showdown...best finish of the season was eighth place at the 2002 McGuire, where the Lobos took the team title...listed No. 9 in MWC stroke average at 77.3...ranked No. 183 in GolfWeek individual poll (Apr. 28)...finished tied for 81st at the NCAA Central Regional...earned all-conference honors for the first time...named an NGCA Academic All-American...named a MWC Scholar-Athlete.

AS A FRESHMAN (2001-02)...finished with a season stroke average of 76.9...best performance came at the Rainbow Wahine Fall Golf Classic where she finished in seventh place, helping the Lobos capture their second team title of the season...Johnson scored a career low 69 in the final round of the 2002 MWC Women's Golf Championships, helping the Lobos come back from a four stroke deficit to capture their third straight MWC title...named to the MWC All-Academic team for maintaining above a 3.0 g.p.a.

HIGH SCHOOL...played golf at O'Gorman...played ice hockey at Sioux Falls...named all-state in South Dakota for four years straight in golf...was named South Dakota Junior Golfer of the Year in both 2000 and 2001...named to the Greater Dakota Conference Academic All-Conference team for spring sports...earned the S.D. Amateur Hockey Association "Academic All-State" honor in 2000 and `01...team captain on ice hockey team who were state champions three years running (1999, `00 and `01)...earned various junior golf titles including the Sioux Falls Junior City Championships (1998, `99 and `00)...as a junior was co-medalist at the 2000 SDHS Class A golf championships...had four top-five finishes at American Junior Golf Association tournaments...was a member of the National Honor Society in 2001...won a regional award in art...was recruited by New Mexico State, Louisville, Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska.

PERSONAL...born December 15, 1982, in Sioux Falls...is the daughter of Greg and Deb Johnson...has one sister, Ashley...played with sister Ashley on Sioux Falls' ice hockey team...enjoys drawing, painting and playing chess...favorite food is ranch dressing...favorite athlete is Phil Mickelson...majoring in general management.