Eisenhower High School
Awards and Honors
2011 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete ... 2011 Conference USA Rowing All-Academic Team ... Member of the 2011 Big 12 Academic At-Large Team ...2010 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.
Finished sixth in the grand final of the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the varsity eight at the five seat ... Finished fourth in the grand final as a member of the varsity eight at the Conference USA Championships ... Placed second as a member of the varsity eight at the Windermere Cup ... Helped lead team to second place overall finish at Big 12 Championships in the varsity eight ... Rowed five seat to defeat Indiana in a tri-meet ... Five seat of the varsity eight that finished first in the petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Claimed wins over Iowa, Louisville and UCF at the Longhorn Invitational in the varsity eight ... Rowed five seat of the varsity eight at the OU Invitational, claiming wins over Tulsa, Kansas, Creighton and SMU.
Rowed in the championship eight "B", championship four "C", and open pair "C" at the Head of the Hooch ... Member of the open eight "B" and the open four "C" at the Head of the Colorado, finishing third and fifth, respectively ... Competed in the collegiate eight "A", open four "B", and open pair "B" at the Head of the Oklahoma, claiming third at the grand final, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Placed seventh overall in the south region at the NCAA South/Central Regionals ... Finished fourth in the "C" finals after placing first in the "C/D" semifinal at the NCAA South/Central Regionals ... Member of the second-place team at the Big 12 Championship ... Placed third at the Big 12 Championship as a member of the second varsity eight at the five seat ... Earned a silver medal at the SIRA Championships at the six seat ... Raced at the five seat to defeat Alabama and Old Dominion in a tri-meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... Placed first in the third final at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Defeated Kansas State in dual racing at the Longhorn Invitational ... Recorded wins over SMU and Creighton at the OU Invitational as a member of the varsity four at the two seat.
Rowed at the five seat with the varsity eight that placed first against SMU ... Placed sixth in the collegiate eight stampede qualifier and second in the Grand Final at the five seat at the Boot of the Oklahoma ... Placed ninth in the collegiate four stampede qualifier at the two seat at the Boot of the Oklahoma ... Placed 32nd at the Head of the Charles in the championship eight at the five seat ... Finished 12th in the championship eight at the five seat at the Head of the Hooch ... Placed third in the open eight at the five seat and first in the open four at the bow seat at the Head of the Colorado.
Posted regular season wins over Texas and Iowa with first novice eight ... Advanced to the Grand Final as the only non-Pac 10 team at the San Diego Crew Classic in first novice eight ... Earned a silver medal at the SIRA Championships in novice four ... Won the first novice eight race at the Big 12 Championships ... Advanced to the Grand Final at the NCAA South/Central Regional in first novice eight ... Selected to attend the U.S. Rowing National freshman team camp.
Placed second at Head of Colorado in first novice eight and fifth at Head of the Hooch in first novice eight.
Participated in volleyball, swimming, track and field in high school ... A National Merit Scholar finalist and academic all-stater ... U.S. Presidential Scholar and Valedictorian ... Named Outstanding Key Club Lt. Governor.
Parents are Drs. Cindy and Ernest Sheppard ... Has two siblings, Scott and Wade ... Father was a quarterback for Texas Tech ... Aunt, Jill Berg, played tennis at OU ... Human resources management and finance major.