Austin Sheppard
Austin Sheppard

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Murphy, Texas

High School:
Plano East


03/31/2014

Sampson, Sheppard Tabbed NACGC/W Regular-Season All-Americans

Women's Gymnastics Duo Earns Regular-Season All-America Honors

03/18/2014

Five Wolverines Receive All-Big Ten Honors

Five Women's Gymnasts Receive All-Big Ten Honors

03/03/2014

Sheppard Vaults Way to Big Ten Event Specialist Weekly Honor

Women's Gymnast Sheppard Vaults Way to Big Ten Weekly Honor

12/12/2013

U-M Ranked Seventh Nationally, No. 1 in Big Ten Poll

Women's Gymnastics Ranked Seventh Nationally, No. 1 in Big Ten Poll

04/20/2013

Maize & Blue Falls One Spot Shy of Advancing to NCAA Finals

Women's Gymnastics Falls One Spot Shy of Advancing to NCAA Finals

03/05/2014

Plays of the Month: February

MGoBlue.com counts down the top 10 plays from the month of February in Michigan Athletics.

At Michigan ... NACGC/W Regular Season All-American (2014) ... All-Big Ten (First Team - 2014) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team (2014) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2014) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014) ... Big Ten Championships runner-up (2014 - VT).

Sophomore (2014) ... NACGC/W Regular Season All-American (First Team - Vault) ... All-Big Ten (First Team) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Four-time Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week (Jan. 20, Feb. 3, March 3, March 10) ... Named to 2014 Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch list ... Championships ... Missed NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships due to injury (broken ankle) ... Big Ten Championships (March 22): Runner-up on VT (9.950) and scored 9.825 on UB ... Regular Season ... Big Ten Quad (March 15): Won VT (9.950), scored 9.850 on UB and 8.625 on BB ... UCLA/Utah (March 7): Won VT (9.975) and tied for third on UB (9.900) ... BYU/Kent State (Feb. 28): Won vault (9.975), tied for second on UB (9.850) and made BB debut (9.775) ... Perfect 10 Challenge (Feb. 21): Tied for fifth on UB (9.850) and scored 9.850 on VT ... Nebraska (Feb. 14): Tied for third on VT (9.875) and tied for fifth on UB (9.825) ... Illinois (Feb. 7): Was in the lineup on vault (9.800) and uneven bars (9.550) ... Michigan State (Jan. 31): Took first on vault (9.975), tied for third on uneven bars (9.875) and also made collegiate debut on floor exercise (9.550) ... Ohio State (Jan. 25): Won vault (9.900) and also competed on uneven bars (9.825) ... North Carolina State Quad (Jan. 17): Won vault (9.925) and tied for fourth on uneven bars (9.825) ... Iowa State: Won vault (9.900) and also competed on uneven bars (9.750).

Freshman (2013) ... Championships ... NCAA Semifinals: Scored 9.875 on vault ...Regionals: Competed on vault (9.875) ... Big Tens: Competed on vault (9.900) ... Regular Season ... Iowa State: Tied for first on vault (9.925) ... UCLA Quad: Competed on vault (9.875) ... Michigan State: Finished third on vault (9.900) ... West Virginia Quad: Tied for second on vault (9.900) ... Penn State: Competed on vault (9.850) ... Ohio State: Second on vault (9.875) ... Iowa: Tied for fourth on vault (9.825) ... Minnesota Quad: Competed on vault (9.850) ... Cancun Classic: Collegiate debut; competed on vault.

Prep ... Plano East (2012).

Club/Junior ... WOGA (2011-12) ... Golden Grip Gymnastics (2008-11) ... finished 11th on vault at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, competing for Hungary ... also finished 13th on vault at the 2011 European Championships ... finished second on floor exercise, third on vault, and seventh in the all-around at 2010 Junior Olympic (J.O.) National Championships ... 2010 J.O. Regional Champion (floor exercise), and also finished fifth in the all-around ... L10 Texas State champion on balance beam and vault ... did not compete in 2012.

Personal ... Austin Lee Sheppard was born Nov. 3, 1993 ... daughter of Mike and Gabriela Sheppard ... has four siblings ... enrolled in School of Kinesiology ... open major.

Career Bests

Event Score Date
Vault 9.975 1/31/14, vs. Michigan State
Uneven Bars 9.900 3/7/14, vs. UCLA/Utah
Balance Beam 9.775 2/28/14, vs. BYU/Kent State
Floor Exercise 9.550 1/31/14, vs. Michigan State
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