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Shelby Salmon
Position: UB, BB
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Noblesville, Ind.
Club: Sharp's Gymnastics Academy
Experience: 3 Letters
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Shelby Salmon
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 10/19/2012

9.925 9.85 --



SEC Academic Honor Roll – 2014
SEC Academic Honor Roll - 2013
SEC Academic Honor Roll – 2012
Katie Hardman Gymback Pride Award - 2013

AS A SENIOR (2013-2014)

Salmon competed in all 12 meets during her senior campaign… She collected to bars event titles this season, in the opening meet of the season and at Missouri… she finished with four event titles in her career… she scored both of her routines with a 9.80 plus once this season… set her season best on the bars at 9.90 at No. 6 Georgia… saw her season-best beam score at Missouri… counted 11 of 12 bars scores on the season… she also counted 4 of 8 beam routines during the season.

AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Shelby Salmon was an essential contributor on both bars and beam throughout the 2013 season ... she competed in every competition on bars with her score counting in 12 of 13 meets time towards the team total ... Salmon picked up her season high on the bars of a 9.90 three separate times last season against Auburn, and in two quad meets featuring Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Centenary and Lindenwood ... Salmon claimed the bars title for each of those three meets ... Salmon, a regular in the beam line-up, missed only one competition due to injury and her score counted six times ... she scored her season high on the balance beam of 9.80 in the Corvallis NCAA Regional to help the Razorbacks advance to the NCAA Championship Meet for the sixth straight year and have the team’s best beam rotation in NCAA Regional history of 49.300 ... Salmon was awarded the Katie Hardman Gymback Pride award at the team’s annual awards banquet ... this award recognized the passion and drive Salmon exhibited during the 2013 season.

Salmon was solid on both bars and beam, competing in every meet with her scores counting 12 times on bars and 13 times on beam ... her work on bars helped Arkansas lead the nation in that event for three weeks during the season for the first No. 1 event national ranking in school history ... Salmon also helped Arkansas earn its first overall No. 1 national ranking, earn its ninth straight appearance in an NCAA Regional, advance to the NCAA Championship for the fifth straight year and qualify for the Super Six for the second time in four years ... Salmon set career highs on bars with a 9.925 at No. 8 Florida and 9.85 on beam in the NCAA Championship Session II semifinal ... She opened the year with a then-career high 9.85 on bars, helping Arkansas win the Cancun Classic over No. 12 LSU, No. 17 Auburn, No. 19 Arizona and No. 25 Iowa ... she tied for third on bars a week later with another 9.85 in the win over Kentucky and tied for second two weeks later with the 9.925 at Florida ... she also finished second at West Virginia (9.85), and had third-place finishes in the NCAA Regional (9.85), at Georgia (9.80) and against Minnesota (9.875) ... Salmon had a 9.875 bars and 9.85 beam in the NCAA Session II semifinal, helping Arkansas score the second-most points in school history (197.15) and advance to the Super Six ... in the Super Six, she closed the year with a 9.85 beam and 9.775 on bars ... Salmon was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. At UA, she earned Athletic Director’s List and Honor Roll honors.

Salmon was a bar and beam worker as a freshman ... her scores counted for the team total eight times on bars and seven times on beam, helping Arkansas to its third top 10 national finish with a tie for ninth ... early in the season, Salmon tied for second on bars against No. 9 Alabama (9.75) ... she had highs of 9.80 twice and both came in history-making wins ... Salmon helped the Razorbacks top No. 4 Georgia for Arkansas’ first win ever over the Gym’Dogs and knock off No. 1 Florida to give the Razorbacks a tie for the SEC regular-season championship ... she had other second-place finishes with a 9.75 in the win at No. 45 Illinois-Chicago and on beam in the win at No. 27 Kentucky (9.75) ... her high of 9.825 came at No. 18 Denver ... her 9.725 at the NCAA North Central Regional helped Arkansas top No. 1 Florida again and win the team title to advance to the NCAA Championship for the fourth straight year.

A former International Elite qualifier, Salmon competed for Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy in Indianapolis ... she was a two-time Region V all-star and a USAG national team member ... during the 2010 competitive season, Salmon swept all five titles at the Circle of Stars meet ... she also became the Region V all-around champion ... at the same competition she placed second on bars, fifth on floor, sixth on vault and 13th on beam ... this performance qualified her to the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship in Dallas ... Salmon finished fifth on bars (9.475) and tied for 14th on beam (9.325) at the championship ... Salmon was the 2009 Indiana state beam champion ... at the Region V championship, Salmon won the bar and floor titles ... however, her 11th-place finish in the all-around kept her from qualifying to the J.O. Level 10 nationals ... during the 2008 season, Salmon won the beam state title ... she was second on bars and in the all-around at the Region V championship, and was named to the Region V All-Star Team ... impressively, Salmon placed second on bars at the J.O. Level 10 Championship as well as 17th on floor ... in 2007, Salmon competed as an International Elite performer and qualified to the US Visa Championship ... she was also able to compete internationally in Japan with the Region V All-Star Team ... her personal bests were 9.475 on vault, 9.55 on bars, 9.40 on beam, 9.55 on floor and 37.60 in the all-around.

Salmon graduated from Noblesville High with a 3.6 grade point average and earned a merit award in 2007.

Shelby Deanne Salmon is the oldest of three children to Greg and Ellen Salmon ... she is named after all four of her grandparents ... Salmon is majoring in recreation and sport management.

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