SOPHOMORE: Was part of the fastest and second fastest team for the 200-yard medley relay with the times of 1:43.16 and 1:44.50, respectively...recorded the fastest time in the 50-yard freestyle at 23.86...was on the fastest and second fastest team for the 400-yard freestyle relay in the order of 3:31.23 and 3:32.88...swam in the first and third fastest team for the 200-yard freestyle relay at 1:36.31 and 1:37.17, respectively...finished at the 2014 Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championships in the 200-yard medley relay at 1:38.49...was on the team which took fourth place in the 200-yard freestyle relay at 1:30.96...also swam the 50-yard freestyle at 23.20...was on the 2013-2014 MW All-Conference Team...contributed to the program's 2013 Fall CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams award and 2014 Spring CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams award.
FRESHMAN: Finished with the third fastest time for the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle...was part of the fastest team for the 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard freestyle relay...was part of the second fastest team for the 200-yard medley relay...was also part of the fifth fastest team for the 400-yard medley relay...finished 12th in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2013 Mountain West Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian HS in Atlanta, Ga....letterwinner for coach Sabir Muhammad...an 11 time Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) state champion and a GISA state record holder in the 50 yard freestyle...was team captain two years...a former USA Swimming National Committee Athlete Representative and Georgia Athlete Representative in Swimming.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 26, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga....full name is Shayla Ophelia King...daughter of Cornelia King...has two older siblings, Charice and Sean...hobbies include playing other sports, visiting family and friends, sightseeing and helping children learn to swim...favorite food includes lemon pepper wings...favorite athlete is Michael Jordan...during the summer of 2012 the city of Fairburn, Ga. proclaimed July 24th "Shayla King Day" in honor of her many accomplishments...intended major at UNM is Liberal Arts.