Shannon  Doepking

11Shannon Doepking


Acton, Calif.

High School:




At Bats:4 (23 times)
Runs:3 at Virginia (3/24/05) & vs. Temple (3/10/06)
Hits:4 vs. Morehead St. (3/5/05)
Hit Streak:6 games (4/7-4/15/07)
RBI:5 vs. Temple (3/10/06)
Doubles:2 vs. Mississippi State (3/19/05)
Triples:1 (three times)
Home Runs:1 (14 times)
Walks:2 (five times)
Stolen Bases:0

AS A JUNIOR (2007):

One of the top catchers in the country, Doepking has thrown out almost 40% of base runners attempting to steal against Tennessee during her three-year career...Received her first league and national honors by being chosen first-team All-Southeastern Conference and second-team NFCA All-South Region in 2007 after hitting .278 with eight doubles, two triples, six HR's and 28 RBIs...Recorded eight multiple-hit games and six multi-RBI efforts during the 2007 campaign...Helped manage a pitching staff that led NCAA Division I in ERA at 0.88 and in K's with 910 strikeouts...Raised her average up to .310 during SEC action while knocking in 14 runs...Became known for her clutch production as she was responsible for five game-winning RBIs from March 14th until the end of last season's campaign...Her clutch efforts started at Ole Miss in the first game of a doubleheader on March 14 by knocking in Tennessee's lone run in the seventh inning of a 1-0 victory via single...She continued her heroics on March 17 against Mississippi State with a walk-off double to left center in UT's 2-1, eight inning win...Then came the first match-up versus South Carolina on March 21, as Doepking blasted a game-winning walk-off, two-run home run to left in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Big Orange's 2-0 triumph...Against Auburn, Doepking delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning of a 2-1, extra-inning win (April 21) and blasted a grand slam in the sixth inning during the finale to break a 1-1 tie, as Tennessee completed a sweep of AU on April 22...Knocked in six total runs in the three-game sweep of Auburn while hitting .375...Delivered a perfect 3-for-3 effort with a double and two RBI in a 5-1 triumph over Liberty (3/26)...Was on the receiving end of Monica Abbott's historic 2,266th strikeout on May 6, 2007, as the hurler punched out Alabama's Charlotte Morgan to end the first inning in a 9-2, UT win...Also homered in victories over UC Davis (2/18), Kentucky (4/14) and Furman (5/18)...Blasted a solo shot off Arizona's Taryne Mowatt in the fourth inning of the first game in the Women's College World Series best-of-three championship series to grant the Big Orange a 2-0 advantage.


Posted a .236 average with five doubles, a HR and 24 RBI in 2006...Threw out 11 of 36 base runners attempting to steal in '06...Delivered a base knock in the upset of #1 UCLA...Played in all five WCWS contests for UT...Registered a .333 average during Tennessee's 11 NCAA contests...Hit .375 (3-of-8) with a double in the three-game set with No. 13 Michigan...Was exceptional at the dish in NCAA Regional No. 8 by hitting .500 (4-of-8) with three RBI...Was 2-of-3 with two RBI in the title game against No. 18 Louisville...Hit .250 in the series with #11 LSU and knocked in three runs in the 10-1 (5) rout of the Bayou Bengals...Drove in two runs during the 10-0 (5) rout of Mississippi State...Was 2-for-2 at the dish in UT's 5-2 win over Austin Peay (4/11)...Doubled and registered a pair of RBI in the series at Kentucky...Was only 1-of-4 at the dish in abbreviated playing time at #6 Alabama due to an injured finger...Was a perfect 2-of-2 with a double in the doubleheader sweep of Belmont (3/14)...In seven games at the USF adidas Tournament, Doepking hit .333 (6-of-18) with three runs scored, a rare triple, a home run and eight RBI...Posted a career-best five RBI as part of a 3-for-4 effort with a triple and HR in the 14-0 (5) win over Temple at USF...Picked up her offense by hitting .286 with three RBI and a double at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic...Scored twice during the opening weekend at the Coastal Carolina Tournament in Conway, S.C.


Hit .274 with seven home runs and 42 RBI last season while starting 70 of 71 contests...Threw out 16 of 37 attempted baserunners or 43% from her spot behind the plate...Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team...Knocked in a run during Tennessee's 6-0 Super Regional-clinching win over No. 4 Stanford...Gunned down College of Charleston's Shondra Schlichenmayer at second on a steal attempt despite double-clutching the ball waiting for a third strike call that never came...Registered a 2-for-2 slate with a run-scoring double and a two-run homer in UT's 9-0 win over Miami Univ...Hit safely in four consecutive games from Ole Miss (4/30) through game two at LSU (5/7)...Went 3-for-4 with four RBI, a three-run home run and three runs scored in UT's 10-0 win at Virginia...Reached in four straight games including two contests at South Carolina (3/15) and two versus Miss. State (3/19) while going 6-of-13 with seven RBI...Hurt ETSU with two RBI singles in a 2-for-3, three-RBI effort...Delivered a three-run blast in the 13-0 win over Austin Peay...Went 4-for-4 with a run scored in the 8-0 victory over Morehead State at the Charleston Southern Invitational...Hit .286 in Palm Springs with two doubles and three RBI...Blasted a two-run double to left center against No. 1 California...Went 2-for-3 against No. 22 Oregon State (2/25)...Made perhaps the play of the year to this point against Illinois-Chicago in the GSU title game against UIC (2/20) by scampering to her right from her catcher's position to dive and snag a fouled bunt attempt near the on-deck area...Hit .400 at the GSU Invitational with a three-run home run in the 12-0 victory over Mercer (2/19)...Hammered her second career home run as part of UT's back-to-back-to-back round-trip effort in the second inning of the 5-0 win over No. 22 Nebraska (2/12)...Gunned down a base runner trying to steal in each of Tennessee's three games at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic...Made her first collegiate hit a memorable one with a solo blast to left center to lead off the fourth inning in UT's win over Louisville (2/6)...Also played flawlessly behind the plate while catching Monica Abbott's fifth career no-hitter in the 5-0 victory over Florida A&M.


A highly-touted recruit from the softball hotbed of California, Doepking garnered numerous individual honors during her career at Highland High School...During her freshman season, she was chosen as the varsity rookie of the year and was a second-team all-league selection (2001)...Picked up the "Big Stick" award in 2002 after registering a .439 batting average while nabbing all-league honors and being named to the High Desert Classic all-tournament team...Was also tabbed as a first-team all-league selection in softball in 2003...Named a Los Angeles Daily News Top-10 hitter in 2002 and 2003 as well as a three-time scholar athlete award recipient...Also lettered in golf and volleyball at Highland H.S....Led her links squad to a Gold League title and a fourth-place finish in the California Interscholastic League (CIF), while Doepking garnered the coaches award...Played with the Southern California Stealth in the 2002 and 2003 Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) Nationals...Posted a third-place finish in the 2003 Big League World Series.


Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Hopes to major in sociology with a focus on criminal justice...Likes snowboarding, wakeboarding, watching movies and hanging out with friends...Career goal is to be in the FBI...Has modeled her game after U.S. Olympic gold medal catcher Jenny Topping...Cites her parents as the biggest influence on her life due to all the support they have provided...Has a superstition of refusing to step on the lines before a game...Has four siblings: Kris, 25; Matt, 24; Chris, 23; and Timmy, 20...Shannon Nicole Doepking was born Nov. 30, 1985, in Acton, Calif...Her parents are Erich and Tina Doepking.




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