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Shelby Prunty
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'4"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Hanover Park, Ill.
High School: Bartlett HS
Club: IGI Gymnastics
Major: Sport Commerce
Born: 09/01/1991
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Shelby Prunty Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/02/2013

2013 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2012 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

A three-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American and three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Served as a manager and color analyst for LSU’s live audio broadcasts at road meets during her senior season … Retired from gymnastics prior to her senior season due to injuries.

SENIOR SEASON (2013)
Took on the role of a manager after injuries forced her to retire early from gymnastics … Provided commentary and analysis as an announcer on LSU’s live audio broadcasts at all road meets, including the NCAA Championships … Continued to show off her academic prowess as she earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America and SEC Academic Honor Roll selections for the third time in her career.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Hampered all season by injuries and was only able to compete on beam … Competed in seven of 14 meets, serving as the leadoff performer on beam five times and the No. 2 competitor twice … Earned a season-high 9.825 in meets against Alabama (2/24), at Iowa (3/9) and West Virginia (3/16) … Scored a 9.80 or higher in five of seven performances, including a 9.80 in the leadoff spot at the SEC Championship (3/24) … Continued to excel in the classroom as she was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight year and she received her second straight NACGC/W Scholastic All-America award.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Solid performer throughout the season on bars, beam and floor … Led off the beam lineup all season and earned the leadoff spot on bars and floor by the end of the season because of her great poise … Tied or set new career highs on bars, beam and floor this season … Led the team with a 9.756 average on beam and tied for third with Kaleigh Dickson on floor with a 9.748 average … Extremely consistent with only two breaks in 35 routines on the season … Season highs of 9.80 on bars, 9.875 on beam and 9.85 on floor … Tied her career high on bars twice with a 9.80 against Georgia (2/18) and at the SEC Championship (3/19) … Earned a new career mark on beam with a 9.875 at the Metroplex Challenge (1/29) … Set a career high on floor with a 9.85 versus BYU (2/4) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year and earned her first NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honor.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Saw action all season on bars and beam and led off the beam lineup most of the season … Displayed improved confidence and scores as the season progressed … Recorded season highs of 9.80 on bars and 9.825 on beam … Earned her season-high 9.825 on beam at the NCAA Championship semifinal (4/22) and narrowly missed All-America honors as she finished one spot out of the top eight … Scored her season high of 9.80 on bars in back-to-back meets against Oregon State (3/5) and Iowa (3/12) … Competed on vault once against Texas Woman’s and posted a 9.70 … Ranked third on the team with a 9.721 average on beam … Tallied six scores of 9.80 or higher on beam … Averaged a 9.671 on bars … Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Competed for Todd Gardner at Illinois Gymnastics Institute in Westmont, Ill. … Was a two-time Junior Olympic National qualifier … Captured the 2009 Illinois state title on bars … Placed 15th in the all-around at the 2007 national championships … Earned the beam title at the 2007 Region 5 Championships … Finished sixth on bars and 10th in the all-around at the 2006 nationals … Was phenomenal at the 2006 Region 5 Championships where she captured the floor title and finished second in the all-around … Was a member of the honor roll all four years of high school.

PERSONAL
Full name is Shelby Elizabeth Prunty … Born September 1, 1991 … Daughter of William and Cindy Prunty … Has one older sister, Colby … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce and minors in business and communication studies … Her mother coaches gymnastics … Chose to attend LSU because of her relationship with her teammates and coaches.

PRUNTY'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.700 (2-12-10 vs. Texas Woman’s)
Bars: 9.800 (four times; Last: 3-19-11 at SEC Championship)
Beam: 9.875 (1-29-11 at Metroplex Challenge)
Floor: 9.850 (2-4-11 vs. BYU)

 

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