Shannon Bell
Shannon Bell
Birth Date: 07/05/1985
Height: 5-5
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Gonzaga Prep

AS A SOPHOMORE in 2004-05: Returned from 15-month absence due to injury to compete in four meets during the inaugural track season ... never finished lower than third in any of her races on the season ... captured the first women's individual event title in SCU history by topping the field in the 5,000-meters at the Chico Twilight Open with a winning time of 18:07 ... took second in the 1,500-meters at the Warrior Invitational with a time of 4:53 ... clocked a time of 17:51 to finish third in the 5,000-meters at the Johnny Mathis Invitational ... placed second at the Aggie Track & Field Classic with a 5,000-meter time of 18:11.

AS A FRESHMAN in 2003-04: Cross Country: Was the team's top finisher in five of six races ... finished seventh at the WCC Championships and earned first-team all-WCC honors ... top placing was a third-place effort at the Aggie Open ... ran 18:34.2 in collegiate debut and finished sixth at the Bronco Invitational ... time at Aggie was a best-ever for an SCU runner at that meet ... posted a 6,000-meter time of 22:01 at the Stanford Invitational, also the best effort for a Bronco on the Stanford Golf Course ... Named the team's Most Valuable Runner ... finished 32nd at the NCAA regionals in Portland, which was the best finish ever for a Santa Clara runner ... top 5,000-meter time was a 17:35.11 at the Willamette Invitational, good for a 13th-place finish.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2003 graduate of Gonzaga Preparatory in Spokane, Washington... ran for coaches Terry Kelly and Tony Mancione ... finished second at the Washington State cross country championships ... first-team all-league in cross country as a senior ... finished third in the state in the 3,200-meters in track ... set a personal best 5,000-meters cross country time of 18:24 ... posted bests of 5:17 in the 1,600 and 11:05 in the 3,200-meters on the track ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... earned team leadership award ... named league's top scholar-athlete ... class valedictorian ... member of the National Honor Society and president of women's community service group.

PERSONAL: Born July 5, 1985 in Spokane, Wash. ... daughter of David and Annie Bell, both Santa Clara alumni ... sister, Robin, is a member of the Santa Clara cross country team and was WCC Freshman of the Year in 2001 ... hobbies include snow and water skiing, art and volunteering ... expects to major in Biology.