- Joycelyn Shepherd
Joycelyn Shepherd


Tuscaloosa, Ala.

High School:



2003 Season: Her second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the Samford Twilight of 1:05.96 was the fifth-fastest time in UAB history ... finished fourth at the Samford Twilight with a time of 14.91 in the 100-meter hurdles ... part of the 4x100-meter shuttle team that posted a new school record of 1:00.64 at the Florida Relays ... her sixth-place finish with a triple jump of 38-5 at the Alabama Relays was the third longest in UAB history ... a jump of 37-10 at the Purple Tiger Indoor was good for a seventh-place finish and the fourth-longest indoor jump in school history ... won the triple jump competition at the Jace Lacoste Invitational with a jump of 36-7 3/4.

2002 Season: Seventh-place finish in triple jump with a mark of 38-7, third-best in school history, at the Indiana Relays ... eighth place in the triple jump at a mark of 11.50-meters and tied for 13th place in the long jump with a distance of 5.12-meters at the Cannon IV Classic ... fourth in triple jump with a 11.96-meter jump at C-USA Championship ... third place in triple jump with a 11.69-meter mark, sixth place in 100-meter hurdles at Snowbird Invitational ... second place in 400-meter hurdles at Spec Towns Invitational ... second place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.68 and part of the 4x100 relay team that placed first with a time of 46.91 at the Samford Invite ... seventh place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.87 at the Auburn Invitational.

High School: Attended Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... member of two-year 6A state champions in outdoor track (`00-'01) ... runner-up at 6A indoor state championship in `01 ... named MVP of home meet, Southern Miss and 6A Sectionals ... runner-up in the heptathalon at the state championships ... during junior year, finished second in the long jump and triple jump and third in the 300-meter hurdles at the state championships ... during senior year, finished first in the long jump and triple jump, second in the 100-meter and heptathlon and third in the 300-meter at the state championship ... also lettered in volleyball and basketball ... was a member of Junior Honor Society in ninth grade.

Personal: Full name is Joycelyn RaeShaun Shepherd .... born Nov. 29, 1982 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. .... daughter of Eunice (Gail) Shepherd and John King .... a nursing major.