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     Shannon O'Brien
    Shannon O'Brien


    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Naperville North


    2004 Highlights: Solid beam performer in second year on team...officially appeared in five meets, along with three other contests in exhibition performances...earned a 9.700 on beam at the NCAA South Central Regional on April 3rd...posted 9.750, a season-best, versus Illinois State on March 17th...made season debut against Western Michigan, posting 9.725 on beam.

    2003 Highlights: Appeared in nine meets during her rookie campaign and competed primarily on the balance beam for the Flames...had the team's best score of 9.65 on the beam at the Ball State Triangular on February 21st...had a season-best mark of 9.85 on the balance beam at the Illinois Classic on March 23rd...also posted a score of 9.825 on the balance beam at the Midwest Independent Championships.

    Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner in gymnastics at Naperville North...earned All-DuPage Valley Conference and All-State honors three straight years (2000, 2001, 2002)...DuPage Valley Conference all-around and beam champion in 2002...finished second on beam, sixth in the all-around and eighth on uneven bars at the Illinois state meet...placed first on beam at the 2001 state meet with a 9.55...also competed for Naperville Gymnastics Club...born January 10, 1984...daughter of John and Diane O'Brien...majoring in liberal arts and sciences.