She is a two-time World All-Around Champion. Shannon is a three-time Sullivan Award Nominee and, in 1994, won the Dial Award, America‘s most coveted award for high school seniors. In 1994 Shannon was also named USA Gymnastics Athlete of the Year.
Today Shannon contributes an enormous amount of her time to a variety of charities, including Special Olympics, Children’s Miracle Network, Drug-Free Youth, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Pediatric Aids Foundation.
After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon received her undergraduate degree in marketing and entrepreneurship and her law degree from Boston College.