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Shannon Guy
Year: Senior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard West
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Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • CSCAA Scholastic All-American (HM, 2012)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2010; Spring 2011)

2013-14 (Senior)
Shannon Guy finished off a stellar Husker career, with an impressive senior season.  She amassed 15 top-five performances, bringing her career total to 60. Guy also racked up four victories in her final season. Placing seventh in the Last Chance Meet in Athens, Ga., she missed out on the NCAA A Cut time and a chance to compete at the NCAA Championships. Guy also had a career-best performance at the Big Ten Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke by swimming a time of 1:02.95 to finish 19th.

Guy continued to be a star in the classroom, earning her academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar awards for a third consecutive year. She also claimed a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award, while being named to the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014.

2012-13 (Junior)
Guy swam her way to 17 top-five finishes and six event titles in 2012-13 to continue her brilliant Husker career. She swam a career-best 53.23 in the 100-yard butterfly at the Big Ten Championships to set a school record in the event. Guy came away with fifth place, marking the highest Husker finish in two years of competition at the meet. She also set a career-best time of 23.17 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle at the conference meet, finishing 25th.

Guy’s individual efforts contributed to four record-setting relay teams at the 2013 Big Ten Championships. Along with Hayley Martin, Taryn Collura and Ariel Weech, Guy helped set school records in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:30.11), 400-yard freestyle relay (3:18.10), and 200-yard medley relay (1:39.13). In the 400-yard medley relay, Guy, Martin, Weech and Ashley Reiter set a school-record time of 3:39.36.

In the classroom, Guy garnered her second-straight academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013, while also earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both semesters.

2011-12 (Sophomore)
Guy continued to build a solid Husker career as a sophomore. The Omaha, Neb., native competed in seven different events for the Huskers, earning 13 top-five finishes on the year, including five victories. Guy put herself into the No. 2 spot in the Husker record books, finishing the 100-yard butterfly in 54.23 and taking 11th at the 2012 Big Ten Championships. The butterfly and breaststroke specialist also set a personal-best time of 2:00.63 in the 200-yard butterfly at the Big Ten Championships. Following her sophomore season, Guy participated at the U.S. Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

A stellar performer in the classroom, Guy captured honorable-mention CSCAA Scholastic All-America accolades after earning recognition as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. She was also an academic All-Big Ten selection in 2012 and named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall semester of 2011 and spring semester of 2012.

2010-11 (Freshman)
Guy made an immediate impact for the Huskers in 2010-11, amassing 15 top-five finishes as a freshman, including four victories. All of her wins came in the 100-yard butterfly, although she notched her fastest time (54.54) in a 12th-place showing at the 2011 Big 12 Championships. Guy was also a member of the 200- and 400-yard medley relay squads that set multiple records at the Big 12 Championships, including what was then the fastest 200-yard medley relay in school history (1:41.08).

Guy was selected to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2010-11.

Previous
Guy continued a strong tradition of Millard West graduates who attended Nebraska, following in the footsteps of former Huskers Kaitlin Arntz and C.J. Bray. Guy was a four-time state champion in the 100-yard butterly and captured three Nebraska state titles in the 100-yard breaststroke. She holds the Nebraska high school record in the 100-yard butterfly and was the Midwestern Swimming record holder in the 100 fly (short course and long course). Guy was also the 100 fly champion at the 2010 Speedo Sectional Championship.

Personal
Shannon was born on July 21, 1991, in Omaha, Neb. She is the daughter of Richard and Natalie Guy and has a younger sister, Morgan. Shannon is a psychology major and earned honorable-mention CSCAA Scholastic All-America recognition in 2012. She was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and earned academic All-Big Ten awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete each of the last six semesters. Guy was also a two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She was also the recipient of a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2014, while also being chosen as a member of the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She helped the Husker swimming and diving team to three consecutive Life Skills Team Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Career-Best Times

Event

Time

Meet (Date)

50 Free

23.17

Big Ten Championships (2013)

100 Fly

53.23

Big Ten Championships (2013)

100 Breast

1:02.95

Big Ten Championships (2014)

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