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Sara Shanks
Sara  Shanks


Madison, Ala.

High School:
Bob Jones

Last College:
Tennessee Tech




Pre-Physical Therapy

2008: Played in all 31 of Auburn's matches, earning the starting position at setter in 25 matches ... Recorded 995 assists on the year with a 8.43 assists-per-set average ... Her 202 total digs was good for third on the team ... Posted five double-doubles, including a 39-assist, 21-dig performance at LSU ... Finished the season with a .174 attack percentage with 60 kills and 29 errors on 178 attempts ... Had a season-best five kills on 10 attempts for a .500 attack percentage at Arkansas along with 45 assists and 10 digs ... Tallied a season-high 51 assists against Arkansas to go with 12 digs ... Led the squad in total service aces with 30 ... Her 8.43 assists-per-set average finished sixth in the SEC, while her assists total of 995 was fourth-best ... Had a team-high three blocks on two separate occasions; one coming against Georgia Southern and the other against Kentucky

2007: Earned her first collegiate start on Sept. 1 against Wichita State at the Denver Invitational and went on to be Auburn's primary setter through most of the rest of the season ... Tallied 878 assists on the season, a total that ranks third all-time at Auburn among freshmen ... Finished the season with 34 kills on 101 attempts with 17 errors for a .168 attack percentage ... Posted 150 digs and 37 total blocks ... Finished the season with five double-doubles; her first came against Tennessee on a 57-assist, 13-dig effort ... At the 21-13 mark in set three against Nicholls State, she set her older sister Rachel twice on back-to-back kills - the first sister-to-sister connection in Auburn's history ... Had 50 or more assists in six matches, highlighting the season with a 63-assist effort at Arkansas ... Posted a season-high four kills on three occasions with her most efficient effort coming at Kentucky when she tallied four kills and one error on five attempts for a .600 attack percentage ... Had a season-best five blocks at Arkansas and a season-high 14 digs at Tennessee

2006 (Tennessee Tech): Transfers to Auburn from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn. ... Recorded one attack for the Golden Eagles, but received a redshirt and will compete as a redshirt freshman

High School: Helped Bob Jones High School to a third-place finish in the state as a senior ... Named first-team all-state as a senior and second-team all-state as a junior ... Also earned all-area and Super Metro honors ... Posted 1,653 assists, 93 career blocks, 166 aces, 139 kills and 574 digs as a senior ... Won her team's Patriot and Hustle awards ... Played on the Rocket City Juniors club team out of Huntsville, Ala.

Personal: Full name is Sara Wynne Shanks ... Daughter of Stanley and Cynthia Shanks ... Her older sister, Rachel, played volleyball at Auburn from 2004-07

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