Austin Sheppard
Austin  Sheppard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Murphy, Texas

High School:
Plano East

Height:
5-4


02/28/2015

Wolverines Celebrate Seniors with 197+, Victory over N.C. State

Women's Gymnastics Celebrates Seniors with 197+, Win over N.C. State

02/27/2015

Kornacki: Sheppard Overcomes Injury, Returns to Elite Status

Women's Gymnast Sheppard Returns to Elite Status Following Injury

02/13/2015

Lineup Depth Pushes U-M to Victory at Michigan State

Lineup Depth Pushes Women's Gymnastics to Victory at Michigan State

02/09/2015

Sheppard Secures Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week Honor

Women's Gymnast Sheppard Secures B1G Event Specialist of the Week

02/07/2015

Maize & Blue Eclipses 197 Mark in Victory at Maryland

Women's Gymnastics Eclipses 197 Mark in Victory at Maryland

06/05/2015

Comeback Player of the Year: Austin Sheppard

Comeback Player of the Year: Austin Sheppard

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 -- Vault (First Team -- 2014)
• All-Big Ten (First Team -- 2014)
• All-Big Ten Championships Team (2014)
• Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2014-15)
• Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014-15)
• Five-time Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week (Jan. 20, 2014; Feb. 3, 2014; March 3, 2014; March 10, 2014; Feb. 9, 2015).

Junior (2015)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week (Feb. 9)
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• Limited to two events (vault, uneven bars) due to recovery from previous year's injury.
• Missed first two meets of the season (injury rehab).
• Hit 17-of-19 routines.
• Had four 9.900-plus scores.
• Recorded nine top-five finishes.
• Performed on vault and uneven bars in the team's three postseason meets.

Sophomore (2014)
• NACGC/W Regular Season All-American -- Vault (First Team)
• 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
• Missed NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships (injury).
• Finished runner-up on vault (9.950) at Big Ten Championships (March 22).
• Performed 25 routines, including 11 each on vault and uneven bars.
• Won or tied for seven individual event titles (all on vault).
• Recorded eight scores of 9.900-or-better on vault.
• Had a trio of 9.975 scores on vault (Jan. 31 vs. Michigan State, Feb. 28 vs. BYU/Kent State, March 7 vs. UCLA/Utah).

Freshman (2013)
• Performed 12 routines on vault.
• Had four scores of 9.900-plus on vault.

Prep
• Plano East (2012)

Club
• World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (2011-12)
• Golden Grip Gymnastics (2008-11)
• Finished 11th on vault at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, competing for Hungary.
• 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

Personal
• Full Name: Austin Lee Sheppard
• Birthday: Nov. 3, 1993
• Enrolled in School of Kinesiology
• Open major

Career Bests

Event Score Date
Vault 9.975 1/31/14, vs. Michigan State
Uneven Bars 9.925 2/7/15 at Maryland
Balance Beam 9.775 2/28/14, vs. BYU/Kent State
Floor Exercise 9.550 1/31/14, vs. Michigan State
All-Around


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