Shannon Bell
Shannon Bell
Birth Date: 07/05/1985
Year: Senior
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Gonzaga Prep

AS A SENIOR IN 2006-07: WCC Fall All-Academic ... placed 4th in San Francisco Invitational on 9/2 with a 5k time of 18:05.4...Placed 40th in Sundodger Invitational on 9/16 with a 6k time of 21:47...Placed 6th in Notre Dame Invitational on 9/29 with a 5k time of 18:04...Placed 35th in the WCC Championships on 10/28 with a time of 24:28 in the 6k race...Finished 85th in the NCAA West Regionals with a time of 23:27.99 on 11/11 in the 6k.

AS A JUNIOR in 2005-06: All-WCC First Team ... WCC Fall All-Academic ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Bronocs top finisher in each of her team-leading seven competitions (tied, Adrianne Puetz) during the season...Best finish was 2nd place showing at WCC Championships on 10/29 with a 5k time of 18:10...Clocked season-best 5k time of 17:54.55 in 5th place finish at Santa Clara Invitational on 10/15...Finished 13th at Notre Dame Invitational on 9/30 with 5k time of 18:16...Finished 15th at USF Invitational on 9/3 with 5k time of 18:56.2...Finished 19th at Stanford Invitational on 9/17 with a 4k time of 15:01 in her only 4k race of the season...Finished 44th at Sundodger Invitational with a 6k time of 22:43, and 59th at the NCAA West Regional Championships with a 6k time of 21:49.5, in her only 6k races of the season. Click here to view her track results.

AS A SOPHOMORE in 2004-05: Redshirted the season.

AS A FRESHMAN in 2003: 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.