Baylor Men's Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce - 11/04/2006
2006 Academic All-Big 12, first team
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, spring 2007
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, spring 2006
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, fall 2005
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, fall 2004
Fifth-year veteran adds valuable depth to frontcourt... Senior with 58 career games played (second-most on team)... Tough forward praised by coaches for hard play and competitiveness... Energetic player with high motor... Strong rebounder, vertical jump measured at 39 3/4 inches... Broad jump of 9-feet, 7 1/4 inches... Four-semester Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll awardee... Graduated in May 2007 with a degree in business management, currently enrolled in Baylor's MBA program. 2006-07 (Junior): Played in 18 of 31 games during junior season in 2006-07, made one start at power forward (missed a combined five games due to medical reasons)... Named to spring 2007 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Averaged 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds and shot 60 percent from field in 10.3 minutes per game off the bench... Missed 13 games, five due to medical reasons and eight due to coach's decision... Sat out four games in January and December after separating shoulder... Saw significant increase in minutes and output over season's final five games, averaged 5.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, shot 65.0 percent and played 23.4 average minutes... Scored career-high 10 points and had season-high nine boards in season-high 26 minutes at Texas Tech (2-28-07)... Earned first season and third career start in place of an injured Kevin Rogers in win over Oklahoma State (3-3-07), totaled eight points and six rebounds in a season-high 32 minutes. 2005-06 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games off of bench, averaged 4.5 minutes in second year - Baylor's abbreviated 17-game season... Sat out other five games due to coaches decision... Averaged 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds on the season... Named to 2006 Academic All-Big 12 first team... Also included on Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in Fall 2005 and Spring 2006... Scored only 10 points but shot only eight field goals (made three) all season... Four of 10 from line on the year... Scored three points and had season-high two rebounds in season-best 10 minutes at Oklahoma (2-11-06) before fouling out... Scored season-high four points in three minutes played in Bears' rout of Missouri (2-7-06), added one rebound. 2004-05 (Redshirt Freshman): Played all 28 games and started twice as redshirt freshman in 2004-2005... Averaged 2.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 14.0 minutes played... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall 2004... Second on team with 13 blocks... Made two starts at center in place of Tommy Swanson (injury)... Made collegiate debut and recorded six points and seven rebounds vs. Hillsdale College (11-22-04) in season opener... Tallied career-highs of five steals and four blocks in win over Hillsdale... Recorded career-high 10 rebounds in career-high 36 minutes in second game vs. Louisiana Monroe... Had three blocks in 11 minutes at Missouri (2-16-05)... Scored a career-high eight points vs. Texas (2-19-05)... Made first career start at Kansas State (2-23-05), totaled one point and two rebounds in 24 minutes... Started following game at Oklahoma (2-26-05) and had six points and two rebounds in 33 minutes. 2003-04 (True Freshman): Joined team in late January and practiced but did not play in any games... Was redshirted to retain eligibility... Named to Spring 2004 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman under head coach Scott Zimmermann at St. Michael's Academy in Austin, Texas... Helped guide Crusaders to 28-7 record and 2003 TAPPS 5A state championship as senior... Averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and named to TABC All-State Large School second team... Averaged 11.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.2 blocks as junior in 2002 for St. Michael's 31-6 district championship team... As sophomore averaged 9.2 points and 8.1 rebounds for Crusaders' 21-10 district champs. PERSONAL: Full name is Mark Edward Shepherd ... Born Jan. 21, 1985, in Austin, Texas... Son of Will and Barbara Shepherd... Graduated in May 2007 (business), enrolled in MBA program.