Meet the Phoenix: Shannon Demrow
Editor's Note: Throughout the 2010-11 school year, junior women's tennis player Morgan Weuve will introduce Phoenix fans to some of her peers and fellow student-athletes. The Green Bay native will conduct interviews with various student-athletes and share her findings with feature stories on GreenBayPhoenix.com.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Senior women's swimmer Shannon Demrow (Algonquin, Ill.) recently finished up her Green Bay career in a grand fashion with a seventh straight team title at the 2011 Horizon League Championships in Cleveland.
"It is bittersweet," said Demrow. "I am glad to start the next chapter of my life, but it will be sad not having swimming as part of it anymore."
Demrow holds the fastest time in the school's history in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:51.47 and ranks second on Green Bay's all-time list in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:04.92. She also ranks fourth in the 500 and 1000 freestyle events with times of 4:59.58 and 10:25.49, respectively. In addition to Demrow's individual accomplishments, she is also part of the school record-setting 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams.
"I have had a great experience at Green Bay," said Demrow. "We train really hard and have had a lot success. I have improved as an athlete throughout my time here and I give a lot of the credit to the coaching staff."
In addition to her athletic achievements, Demrow has also performed well academically throughout her years as a Phoenix. She is currently pursuing a major in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in human development.
Getting to know:
I first started swimming when I was...six years old.
My favorite event is the...200 butterfly.
When I have free time, I pass the time by...shopping.
I have visited...the Bahamas.
One food that I will not eat is...seafood.
One thing that makes me laugh the hardest is...the men's swim team.
My favorite sport to do besides swimming is...volleyball.
My favorite TV show is...Jersey Shore.
My favorite movie is...Dumb and Dumber.
My favorite place to eat is...Chipotle.
On my perfect day I would...be sitting on a beach with friends.
The person I most admire is...my mom.
When I was 12 years old, I wanted to be a...veterinarian.
If you look inside my refrigerator you would find...a lot of homemade chocolate chip cookies. I like to eat them cold.
To learn more about Demrow, watch her player bio.