Austin Sheppard
Austin  Sheppard


Murphy, Texas

High School:
Plano East



Artz, Chiarelli, Sheppard, Williams Named Scholastic All-Americans

Four Women's Gymnasts Named Scholastic All-Americans


Six Named to All-Big Ten First Team

Six Women's Gymnasts Named to All-Big Ten First Team


My Time at Michigan: Austin Sheppard

My Time at Michigan: Austin Sheppard (Women's Gymnastics)


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

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


Kornacki: Sheppard Overcomes Injury, Returns to Elite Status

Women's Gymnast Sheppard Returns to Elite Status Following Injury


Comeback Player of the Year: Austin Sheppard

Comeback Player of the Year: Austin Sheppard


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At Michigan
• Graduated from the School of Kinesiology with a degree in health and fitness in 2016, part of the first U-M class to graduate with that degree
• NACGC/W Regular Season All-American -- Vault (First Team -- 2014)
• Two-time All-Big Ten (2016: First Team, 2014: First Team)
• All-Big Ten Championships Team (2014)
• Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2014-16)
• 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).

Senior (2016)
• NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
• All-Big Ten first team
• U-M Senior Honors
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Finished the season ranked in the top 50 nationally on vault (t-37th)
• Won two events on the season, claiming one vault win and one bars victory
• Scored a 9.875 to help the team set a new school record for bars rotation score (49.675)
• Tied for the win on bars with a 9.875 at No. 24 Southern Utah, also had a 9.875 on vault to finish second
• Posted a season-best 9.875 on vault and 9.825 on bars in a win over No. 17 Illinois on the road
• First event title of the season at No. 17 Nebraska, tying for first on vault with a 9.850 to go with her 9.850 on bars
• Tallied a 9.875 on vault and 9.85 on bars for a solid meet against Maryland and Eastern Michigan
• Scored a 9.875 on both vault and bars on her senior night against No. 6 Utah

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.

• Plano East (2012)

• 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

• 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

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