DuBois on Shipp: "She's going to have her best year as a collegian. This is the most fit she's ever been and she's one of our most improved gymnasts. She's still learning, which is nice to see out of a senior. Everyone knew she had this potential and now she's proving it."
CAL: Due to her height, Shipp impresses with unique routines and skill sets. 2004: At NCAA Regionals (4/3), posted third-best competition mark on beam (9.900) and eighth-best score on vault (9.875). Both were tops for Cal at the competition ... school-record 9.950 on vault was instrumental in helping the Bears upset Oregon State (1/30) ... recorded third-best season vault average on Cal (9.798). 2003: Saw limited action due to an ankle injury ... took 11th on beam (9.875) at Pac-10 Championships (3/29) ... named Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. 2002: Claimed 20th place at Pac-10 Championships (3/23) on vault (9.800) ... underwent ankle surgery in off-season which eventually ended her participation in floor. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: 2000 Illinois State Champion on vault (9.825) ... placed second on beam and fifth in the all-around at 2000 Junior Olympic Nationals ... voted 2000 Gymnast of the Year at Northbrook Gymnastics and still holds all club event records. PERSONAL: Integrative biology major with a minor in English ... would like to attend graduate school ... graduated from Libertyville HS with honors and is a member of the National Honor Society ... worked at a veterinary clinic while attending Cal ... has played piano since age four ... parents are Paul and Bonnie Shipp ... has two siblings: Hayden (23), a graduate of Northwestern, and Kristen, 16 ... Lauren Elizabeth Shipp was born Sept. 29, 1983 in Columbus, Ohio.
Collegiate Career Highs: Vault 9.950 (Oregon State, 1/30/04) Bars 9.775 (at Arizona, 2/6/04) Beam 9.900 (NCAA Regionals, 4/3/04)