2012-13: Member of the top Saints 400 medley relay team at ECAC Championships (12/2) finishing in 4:00.78...Earned her top 50 Free time at the ECAC Championships, Day one (11/30)... Recorded top 100 Free times at the MAAC Championships (2/14) in 53.21...Provides depth at the 50, 100 and 200 distance swims.
2011-12:Emerged on to the scene during her freshman season...MAAC Swimmer of the Week 11/15...Won eight individual races for Siena...Top finisher in the 100 free against Bryant and Niagara (53.37), Vermont (54.97), Holy Cross (55.11), Sacred Heart (55.32), and the Northeast Catholic Invite (53.95)...Also had success in the 50 free winning contests against Canisius and Gannon (25.02), Sacred Heart (24.63), and in the Northeast Catholic Invite (25.01)...Member of four winning relay teams...Recorded five season best times in the MAAC Championships, finishing fourth in the 50 free (23.78) , seventh in 100 free (53.31), seventh in 400 medley relay (4:00.82)...sixth in the 400 free relay (3:34.98), and 13th in 100 breast (1:08.51)
BEFORE SIENA:Earned four varsity letters at Fleming Island...Team captain and MVP in 2010-11 season...Freshman of the Year in 2007...District Champion in the 100 Free in 2009 and Regional Champion in 2010
PERSONAL:Born August 16, 1993...Daughter of Erin Love...Mother played basketball and softball at Siena in the 1980's...Grandfather played basketball for the New York Knicks, and aunt played basketball at North Carolina...Has an older brother, Brendan, and a younger brother, Tucker...Chose Siena for its swimming program, academics, and campus community...Also recruited by Florida Gulf Coast, Fordham, Indian River State College, and Tampa.
KUETERMAN ON LOVE: "Shannon is a great competitor, she's our top sprinter and I look for her to do even more things this year. She thrives in the big meet atmosphere"
GETTING TO KNOW SHANNON LOVE:
Major: English- Education
Twitter Handle: @shloveee
What I like most about Siena College: the small campus
What I like most about my sport: how close-knit my team is
What I like most about coach: his dry sense of humor
Another Siena sport I follow: Baseball and Water Polo
Player I most relate to on the team: Lea Allen and Dana Tricarico because we are all sprinters and have a good time in practice (when we're not hyperventilating)
Best moment of the previous season: ECAC's 2012
My goal for the upcoming season: I want to finish higher at MAAC's individually and as a team.
My biggest fear: losing a family member
My hobbies are: sleeping, eating, and catching up on my tv shows
What is one thing you can't live without: Chapstick
If I could travel anywhere, I would go: London or Australia
If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: my puppy and a Chick-Fil-A
My biggest fan: my mom and my grandfather
My before game/meet routine: I listen to the same song before every race
Best advice I have ever received: "Stop breathing, you're annoying me." -Shawn Delifus
Most embarrassing moment: I fall down a lot.
Person I look up to the most: my grandfather and mother
Three words that describe me: independent, saracastic, weird
If I could meet anyone, it would be: Albus Dumbledore
Sport/Position I always wanted to try: Hockey because I've never been ice skating!
My dream job: Something that involves food
If I had a million dollars, I would: pay off my loans, buy my mom a new house, pay for my brother's college, and donate to the ASPCA and the Alzheimer's Association
If I could have any pet, I would have: I already have my dream pet and his name is Riggy.
Reality TV show:Survivor
Class at Siena College:Adolescent Literature
Vacation spot:New York City
Twitter account to follow:@Yahoooquestions
Sports Teams:I only follow the Yankees and UNC Tarheels
Type of ice cream:Mint Chocolate Chip, but only if it's not green.
Song:"Don't Stop Believing" -Journey
Pro Athlete:Derek Jeter
Pro Team:NY Knicks