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    Jessica Shepley     
     
      Jessica Shepley
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakville, Ontario

High School:
Iroquois Ridge H.S.

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
04/04/1983

SHEPLEY'S PROFILE

AT TENNESSEE:
    Fall 2004: Finished the fall season with an average of 74.83, which lowered her career marker to 75.58, placing Shepley with the fourth-lowest career average...Earned her 10th career top-10 finish at the Cougar Classic, finishing in a tie for ninth place with a score of 218...Total equaled the Ontario native's career best...Shot a first-round 71 in the event, which tied as Shepley's lowest total to start an event...The captain's efforts helped lead the Big Orange to a second-place showing...Carded a three-day total of 233 at the NCAA Fall Preview to finish tied for 85th...Earned a tie for 10th place at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championship, helping UT to finish in a stalemate for second...Overcame a first-round 81 at the event, shooting one-under par the final 36 holes of the event...Tied for 25th at the Landfall Tradition, turning in a 225...UT finished in fifth place in the tournament, the third top-five finish out of four fall events...Posted a 2-1 record at the Hooters Match Play Championships.

    2003-04: At the NCAA Championships, Shepley put together Tennessee's best tournament score at the event in the program's history with a 286 (73-72-71-70) to top former Lady Vol standout Young-A Yang's previous standard 288 (75-73-71-69)...Her fifth place finish matched Yang's standard for the top showing by a Lady Vol at the NCAA championships...Earned NGCA Honorable Mention All-America status...Finished in fourth at the SEC Championships by firing a career-low 218 (73-70-75)...Fired a career-best 68 in the second round on her way to a fifth-place showing at the Lady Tar Heel, where she totaled a 220 (76-68-76)...Named Lady Vol Athlete of the Week for her performance...Finished in 21st place with a 225 (74-77-74) at the Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate Showdown...Posted a 225 (75-77-73) to tie for 31st at the Liz Murphey...Also tied for 31st place with a 229 (81-72-76) at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational...Notched a 30th-place 226 (73-74-79) at the Mercedes-Benz...Fired a 32nd-place-tying 226 (74-76-76) to lead the Lady Vols at the NCAA Fall Preview...Finished in a 61st-place tie with a 239 (78-83-78) at the NCAA East Regional...Broke her driver on the eighth hole of the first round en route to a 62nd-place-tying 237 (83-76-78) at the Bryan National...Finished in a 55th-place tie with a 240 (76-86-78) at the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational...Served as team captain for the second-straight season and will serve as team captain again in 2004-05...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...

    2002-03:
    Finished the season ranked 19th in the nation by Golfweek...Tied for 47th place at the NCAA Central Regional with a 238...String of top-15 finishes came to an end at nine, just one event shy of former Lady Vol Abby Pearson's school record, when Shepley tied for 16th at the SEC Championships with a 231...Finished with a third-place 222 at the Lady Boilermaker...Carded a seventh-place-tying 145 at the Bryan National Collegiate...Notched an eighth-place career-low 220 at the Lady Gator Invitational...Kept her top-15 streak alive at the Arizona Wildcat with a 15th-place-tying 223...Turned in a two-round 152 to tie for 13th place in the Regional Challenge...Fired a three-day 223 to tie for 15th place at the Auburn Tiger Derby...Recorded an 11th-place-tying 225 at the Mercedes-Benz...Carded a then-career-best three-round total of 222 to tie for fifth at the Mason Rudolph...Fired consecutive personal-record rounds at the Lady Kat with a three-under 69 in the first round, followed by a one-over 145 two-day total...Tied for a career-high second place at the Lady Kat...Nominated for Lady Vol Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Regional Challenge...Named to the first-team All-SEC squad...Owns a career shot average of 75.71, which ranks third in school history...Put together a 74.87 season shot average, fifth-best on the program's charts...

    2001-02: Named honorable mention All-SEC...Played in all 10 tournaments for Tennessee...Came up just one shot shy of tying her career-low 54-hole total with a 225 at the NCAA East Regional...After an uncharacteristic 82 on day one of the SEC Championships, she fired back-to-back 73s to help UT finish third...Got her college career off to a great start when she carded a one-over 73 during the first round of the Fall Preview...Finished 18th at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships, including her first collegiate round of par or better (72) during the second round...Notched a then-career-low 54-hole total of 224 during the Auburn Derby...Carded a then-career-low one-under 71 during the first day of the Lady Gamecock...Recorded a then-career-best finish at the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Tournament, where she placed third...Her season shot average of 76.59 tied Erin Simmons for 12th on UT's record charts.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Two-year letterwinner with the golf team at Iroquois High School...Awarded the I.R.H.S. TRAILBLAZAR award which goes to the student who exemplifies leadership through academics and athletics...Won the Most Improved Golfer award in 2000...Also a four-year letterwinner with the volleyball and basketball teams, while also picking up two letters with the track and field team...In 1998, she was named Most Valuable Player of both the volleyball and basketball squads...Named Junior Athlete of the Year in 2000.

AMATEUR:
Named to the initial Canadian Ladies Golf Association National Team...Had a busy summer in 2004, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen at the North/South Amateur...Also competed in the Women's Western Amateur, bowing out in the quarterfinals...Qualified for the U.S. Amateur in 2004 as well (tying for first)....She also qualified for match play with rounds of 76, 74, falling in the first round...In 2002, she nabbed the Toronto Star Amateur tourney title, placed third in the Canadian Amateur event, finished sixth in the Ontario Amateur tourney and was a Women's Western tournament semifinalist...Captured first at the 2001 Ontario Junior Ladies' Golf Match Play Championships, the 2001 Ontario Ladies' Amateur Golf Championships and the 2001 Ontario Ladies' Junior Golf Championships...Played in the 2001 British Amateur and made it to the round of 32...Tied for fifth at the 2001 Thunderbird Invitational...Captured second at the 2001 Ontario Tournament of Champions...Finished seventh at the 2001 Canadian Ladies Junior Golf Championships a year after finishing second in all three events...Seized the title at the Ontario Secondary School Golf Championships...Named to the honorable mention team of the 1999 Polo Junior All-America Team...Finished first at the AJGA Music City Junior in Nashville, Tenn...Finished fourth at the AJGA Windy City Junior in Winnetka, Ill.

PERSONAL:
Majoring in public relations...Has two brothers, Joshua, 18; and Zachary, 16...Golf ambition is to play on the LPGA Tour...Daughter of Bret and Lori Shepley...Born Jessica Ashley Shepley on April 4, 1983, in Owen Sound, Ontario.

SHEPLEY'S SCORECARD

YEARRNDSSTKSAVGLOW
2001-0229222176.5971
2002-0330224674.8769
2003-0434257175.6268
TOTALS93703875.6868

2003-04
NCAA Fall Previewt32nd74-76-76=226
Lady Tar Heel Invitationalt5th76-68-76=220
Mercedes-Benz30th73-74-79=226
Las Vegas21st74-77-74=225
Arizona Wildcatt31st81-72-76=229
Lady Gatort55th76-86-78=240
Liz Murpheyt31st75-77-73=225
Bryan Nationalt62nd83-76-78=237
SEC Championshipst4th73-70-75=218
NCAA East Regionalt61st78-83-78=239
NCAA Championships5th73-72-71-70=286
Low Round68(2 - Lady Tar Heel)
Low Total218(SEC Championships)
2002-03
Lady Kat Invitationalt2nd69-76=145
Mason Rudolpht5th72-76-74=222
Mercedes-Benzt11th78-72-75=225
Auburn Tiger Derbyt15th71-76-76=223
Regional Challenget13th76-76=152
Arizona Wildcatt15th77-73-73=223
Lady Gator8th72-75-73=220
Bryan Nationalt7th70-75=145
Lady Boilermaker3rd72-76-74=222
SEC Championshipst16th71-78-82=231
NCAA Central Regionalt47th78-78-82=238
Low Round69(1 -- Lady Kat)
Low Total220(Lady Gator)
2001-02
NCAA Fall Previewt41st73-79=152
Mercedes-Benzt18th80-72-77=229
Capstone Intercollegiatet25th88-81-79=248
Auburn Tiger Derbyt29th75-78-77=230
Arizona Intercollegiatet20th73-75-76=224
Lady Gamecock Classict24th71-77-78=226
Dr. Thompson Tournament3rd75-76-75=226
Bryan National Collegiatet55th79-79-75=233
SEC Championships29th82-73-73=228
NCAA East Regionalt45th75-76-74=225
Low Round71(1 - Lady Gamecock)
Low Total224(Arizona Invitational)

Italics indicate round of par or better

2003-04 ROUND-BY-ROUND BREAKDOWN

1st2nd3rd4th
Low73687170
Rounds1111111
Strokes83683183470
Average76.0075.5575.8270.00

COLLEGIATE QUICK FACTS

Rounds: 93
Strokes: 7,038
Average: 75.68
Rounds of Par or Under: 14
Low Round: 68; 2003 Lady Tar Heel
Low Tournament (54 holes): 218; 2004 SEC Championships
Top-10 Finishes: Nine
Best Finish: t2nd; 2002 Lady Kat Invitational

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