Started eight games in the circle while relieving in a team-high 13 contests...Compiled a 5-4 record with a 2.04 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched...Tossed three complete games and one shutout on the year...Got the win in the season's first game against North Florida (2/8), throwing three innings in relief, scattering three hits and two walks in the outing...Went five frames in the combined shutout over Western Carolina (2/13)...Started both games against Bucknell in the Carolina Classic, carrying a perfect game into the sixth before allowing a run in the seventh in the first game (3/1)...Came back with her first career no-hitter, walking one in the run-rule shortened contest against the Bison...Collected her only save of the year at Winthrop...Got a win in relief in the second game of the doubleheader against Auburn (4/6)...Tossed five innings of scoreless relief in the second game against Mississippi State (4/12)...Also served as a pinch-runner twice, but did not score either time.
Started 21 games in the circle for Carolina while appearing in 30...Led the squad with a 1.48 earned run average, which ranked 33rd in all of NCAA Division I and sixth in the Southeastern Conference...Also stood eighth in the SEC stat rankings in opponent batting average (.201) and 10th in wins (16)...Struck out 150 batters in 156.1 innings...Tossed seven shutouts...Gave up only four home runs all year...Had two 10+ strikeout games, against Western Carolina (2/14) and at Campbell (2/28)...Hurled two shutouts in SEC play, at Arkansas (3/10), and a nine-inning blanking against Mississippi (5/5)...Held the Rebels to one hit in that outing...Also tossed nine scoreless innings vs. Georgia (4/14) in a game the Gamecocks would win in the 10th...Struck out a season-high 11 Catamounts in the win over Western Carolina...Recorded consecutive shutouts twice, first at College of Charleston (2/22) and Campbell (2/28) then against Coastal Carolina (3/7) and Arkansas (3/10)...Tossed her first career one-hitter in the win over Pittsburgh (3/4)...Picked up the win after pitching 5.2 innings in the elimination game against North Carolina State (5/19) in her first action in two weeks...Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades for the third time.
Led the team in saves (3)...In 90.2 innings pitched, recorded a 5-7 record and a 2.24 ERA...Recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts in 6-0 win over Winthrop (2/15)...In that game, she had a perfect game for 4.1 innings and a no-hitter through 5.2 innings...Registered her 100th career strikeout in game against Canisius (3/4)...Recorded 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings against Campbell...Scored her first and only collegiate run in a game against Mississippi State (3/25).
Pitched 10 complete games in 19 starts...Made 27 appearances...Debuted in a start against Coastal Carolina on 2/6...Threw her first complete game against eventual national champion Michigan (2/25)...Recorded her first victory against Gardner-Webb (3/4)...Picked up her first SEC victory against Arkansas (3/8)...Recorded her first career shutout on 3/8 against Arkansas (3-0)...Her second shutout came on 3/13 when USC defeated LSU, 2-0...On 4/9, she pitched 5.1 innings against Florida, allowing one hit and striking out four.
Five-year letterwinner in softball at Hillcrest H.S....Member of team that set the South Carolina state record for consecutive wins with 96...Coached by James Graves and Larry Wooten...Three-time S.C. 4A state champion...Holds the state record for most consecutive wins by a pitcher with 66...Sophomore year, led team to a perfect 40-0 record...Junior year, continued with a 36-0 record (for a two-year total of 76-0)...Senior year went 36-2 to compile a three year record of 112-2...Four-time All-Region selection...2003 4A Region Player of the Year...Three-time All-State selection (2002-2004)...2002 and 2003 State Player of the Year...Three-time S.C. Gatorade Player of the Year...High School Sports Report "Miss Softball" 2003 and 2004...Student Sports 2002 Second Team All-American...Student Sports 2003 First-Team All-American...Was a member of Beta Club and National Honor Society.
Full name is Shannon Katherine Pouliot...Born May 7, 1986 in Greenville, S.C....Parents are Ron and Shan Pouliot...Has two older brothers, Joe and John...Major is exercise science.