Shannon Exley
Shannon Exley
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oceanside, Calif.
High School: Vista
Position: Sprint Free

AU TOP 16s - 50 Free (4th, 24.01), 100 Free (7th, 52.29), 200 Free (10th, 1:53.52), 200 Free Relay (2nd, 1:36.08, 3rd, 1:36.10, 10th, 1:37.76, 11th, 1:37.82, 13th 1:38.41, 15th, 1:38.73) 400 Free Relay (2nd, 3:29.72, 3rd, 3:29.75, 5th, 3:30.35, 11th, 3:32.92, 13th, 3:32.94, 14th, 3:33.02, 15th, 3:33.19), 800 Free Relay (9th, 7:43.54, 10th, 7:44.04, 13th, 7:46.02), 200 Medley Relay (6th, 1:46.19) and 400 Medley Relay (2nd, 3:48.55, 10th, 3:53.30, 11th, 3:53.37, 13th, 3:54.09, 15th, 3:56.87).

2017-18 (Senior)- Competed in the 2018 Patriot League Championship in the 50 free, posting seasons best time of 24.01 finishing in 19th … held top mark of the season for the Eagles in the 50 free … posted a time of 52.53 in the 100 free at PLs for seasons best time … clocked 1:02.71 in the 100 back at PLs … finished seasons best time 1:01.82 at the Mason Invitational … competed in the 200 free relay at PL posting season best of 1:36.08, 2nd fastest time in school history … swam as part of the 400 free relay, finishing with season best of 3:30.35 … finished as part of the 200 medley relay at PLs with season best time of 1:46.19 … member of 400 medley relay team at PLs with season best time of 3.54.09. 

2016-17 (Junior) – Career-best 24.37 in the 50 free came at the Patriot League Championships at Bucknell, where she finished 23rd... Mark was the Eagles' best of the season... Had four of AU's fastest five marks of the year in the 50 free... Had AU's five best 100 free times of the year, with her 52.29 relay leg at the PL Championships being a career-best and 7th all-time at American... 400 free relay was 7th in 3:32.92... Placed 28th in the 100 free at the PL Championships at 53.58... Won the 100 free in duals vs. Georgetown and Howard... Had season-best 1:56.13 in the 200 free at the PL Championships (25th)... Swam anchor leg on 5th-place 400 medley relay team that was 5th (3:48.55)... Also had lead leg on PL 200 free relay (25.30), which finished 9th (1:37.76).

2015-16 (Sophomore) – Season-best 24.70 in the 50 free was at the Patriot League Championships, placing 27th... Also posted her best mark of the season in the 100 free at the PL Championships, going 53.62 and finishing 28th... Placed 24th at PLs in the 200 free at 1:56.02... Anchored AU's 200 free relay team that was 6th at the PL meet in a season-best 1:36.10... Swam second leg on 5th-place 800 free relay at the GMU Invitational that went 7:43.54.

2014-15 (Freshman) – Went 24.69 to post her best 50 free of her freshman season at the GMU Invitational... Went 24.72 in the 50 free at the PL Championships to place 35th... Tied for first in a triangular with Howard and Mount St. Mary's (24.76)... Had AU's best three marks of the season in the 100 free, led by her 52.32 lead leg on the 400 free relay at the PL Championships (7th, 3:29.72)... Placed 30th individually in the 100 free at the PL meet (53.60)... Finished 2nd in the Howard/Mount triangular (53.94) and won a dual vs. VMI... Career-best 1:53.52 in the 200 free came in the prelims of the GMU Invitational, good enough for 9th all-time at AU... Finished 4th in the final with 1:53.79 mark... Swam 1:56.15 in the Patriot League Championships, placing 36th... Anchored AU's 400 medley relay squads that went 3:53.30 (6th) at GMU Invitational and 3:53.37 (9th) at PL Championships.

PERSONAL - Majoring in psychology.