Miami: (2003) Started 18 of the 28 games he played in ... batted .239 with three homers and 15 RBI ... registered 15 walks with two stolen bases ... Hurricanes went 45-17-1 en route to a berth in the College World Series ... played under head coach Jim Morris.
Fresno City College: Played for coach Ron Scott at Fresno City College ... batted .346 during Junior College career. (2002) Junior College All-American, first-team all-state and first-team All-Central Valley Conference selection as an outfielder ... team MVP ... hit .361 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI ... drew 39 walks with 12 stolen bases while scoring 52 runs ... posted a slugging percentage of .651 and an on-base percentage of .484 ... named to the Northern California All-American baseball team ... helped squad win the Central Valley Conference championship with a 39-9 mark. (2001) Batted .331 with three home runs and 21 RBI ... named to the second-team All-Central Valley team ... team finished runner-up in California with a 41-10 record.
High School: Coached by Todd Johnson at Bullard High School ... three-year letterwinner ... played shortstop during his senior campaign ... hit .346 with three home runs ... first-team all-league selection and all-city all-star ... team captain and Academic Player Award winner his senior year ... selected as a second-team all-league honoree at second base as a junior ... batted .314 with two home runs ... led team to league and Valley titles ... all-league honorable mention as a sophomore ... hit .379 with one home run ... team won league championship ... three-year letterwinner in football ... integral in all three facets of the game as a defensive back, wide receiver and place kicker ... played in the North/South football game his senior year.
Personal: Thomas Randall Shannon was born on Dec. 3, 1981, Fresno, Calif. ... son of Bonner and Peggy Shannon ... father is a sales rep for NorCal Pottery ... has two brothers, Rick and Brad ... enjoys music and weightlifting ... business management major ... lists Cal Ripken Jr. as his favorite athlete because he always played hard and was a perfect role model ... cites his biggest athletics thrill was winning the '99 valley title with Bullard ... chose to attend Fresno State because it is in his hometown and he's always dreamed of playing there.
YEAR G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2003 28-18 71 14 17 4 0 3 15 2 15 21 .239