Received a redshirt during his true freshman season in 2010.
PRIOR TO LSU
A four-time letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Bowie High School in Austin, Texas ... Came to LSU with a top time of 16:24 in the 5k ... Was a four-time regional qualifier in cross country in his high school career ... Was also a regional qualifier on the track.
Full name is Paras Vivek Shah ... Born on Dec. 28, 1990 ... Parents are Vivek and Aika Shah ... Has a younger sister, Ami ... An honor roll student for four years at Bowie High School ... Majoring in finance.