Cal Softball BIO
Shannon Houston
Player Profile:
Shannon Houston 1261496
Position: Outfield
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Egypt, NJ
High School: New Egypt HS
Experience: 3 Letters

2010 Quick Hits:
-Batting .300 in 30 appearances and nine starts
-Filled in for the Bears in right field and as a pinch runner
-Hit .500 in Pac-10 play with three hits in six at bats

Columbus Regional (2010):
-Used as a pinch runner against OSU
-Played right field for an inning versus the Bison

2009 Quick Hits:
-Finished the year with 38 appearances and 16 starts
-Had 10 hits and came around to score 10 times
-Was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts
-Scored a run as a pinch runner in the regional

2008 Quick Hits:
-Appeared in 57 games with 39 starts

2007 Quick Hits:
-Used primarily used as a pinch runner, scored 22 runs
-Finished 12-for-16 in stolen bases

-Majoring in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in marketing
-Sister, Abbey, plays softball at Rutgers

High School:
-Selected the 2006 South Jersey Player of the Year
-Led New Egypt HS to the 2006 state championship
-Chosen to the all-state team
-Set a team record with 30 stolen bases as a senior
-Won two state championships senior year in field hockey and softball
-New Egypt also captured the 2004 South Jersey Section title
-Picked up all-state honors for field hockey and softball during her senior year
-Earned varsity letters all four years in field hockey and softball
-Member of the National Honor Society
-Played for the New Jersey Breaker club team.

Why I chose Cal:
"I chose Cal because I don't think there is a better place in the country to come to school whether it is for sports or academics. The softball program is more than competitive and the school academically cannot be beat. The weather lets you train outside all year and the City (San Francisco) is close by so there is plenty to do. Cal is a one of a kind school and from every aspect it is a great school."

Places I want to travel: All of Europe, especially Italy and Paris
Ideal job after Cal: To be a market research analyst for Nike
Weird fact not many people know about me: I am from the East Coast and love pork rolls.
Reality show I want to be on: "Top Chef," because I love to cook
Secret food cravings: Chocolate addiction, specifically peanut M&Ms, and rocky road ice cream with mini M&Ms added
In my spare time: I like to play Donkey Kong

2007	53	29	2 	6	.207	0	0	0	5	4	1	12-16
2008	57	93	21	17	.187	1	1	1	1	13	24	10-10
2009	38	49	10	10	.204	0	0	0	3	5	14	3-3
2010	30	30	7	9	.300	0	0	0	2	2	10	2-2
Total	178	201	40	42	.209	1	1	1	11	24	49	27-31
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