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Shelly Fanning 5

Shelly  Fanning

RS Junior

Cypress, Texas

High School:
Cypress Ranch H.S.





VB’s Fanning Takes on USA Volleyball Tryouts

Sophomore outside hitter shoots to land on one of US Women’s National Teams


VB Holds Successful Green & Gold Scrimmage

Bears play three-set intrasquad match, showcasing 2016 team


Baylor Volleyball’s Fanning Tabbed Preseason All-Big 12

Sophomore outside hitter looks to build on All-Big 12 freshman season


Volleyball’s Fanning Named to U.S. Collegiate National Team

Freshman outside hitter becomes second BU player selected to represent USA


Why I Chose Baylor: Q&A with Shelly Fanning

Freshman outside hitter shares her experiences at Baylor on and off the court


Baylor Volleyball vs. TCU - 11/11/15



Baylor Volleyball vs. Tech - 09/30/2015


 2017 AVCA All-American (honorable mention)
 2017 All-Region (first team)
 2017 All-Big 12 (first team)
 2017 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 13)
• 2016 Preseason All-Big 12
 2016 U.S. Collegiate National Team member
• 2015 All-Big 12 (second team)
• 2015 All-Big 12 Freshman Team
• 2015 U.S. Collegiate National Team member
• 2015 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Sept. 21)
 2017 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)
• Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

2017 (Redshirt Sophomore):
Named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American after compiling the best single-season hitting percentage (.376) in program history…Also named a Honorable Mention All-American…Named to the All-Region Team with three other Bears…Is now a two-time Big 12 honoree after being named to the All-Big 12 First Team…Compiled 314 kills for 2.80 per set out of the middle, leading the team in hitting efficiency and ranked second in the Big 12…Was the eighth-best blocks leader in the Big 12, averaging 1.10 per set with 123 total blocks in 2017…Was fourth on the team in aces, producing 20 for 0.18 per set…Posted double-digit kills in 18 matches…Matched a career-high 17 kills at Washington State on Aug. 31…Hit .765 for 13 kills on 17 attempts against UC-Santa Barbara, recording the fourth-best attack percentage all-time in a three-set match in program history (min. 10 kills)…Hit .300 or better in 13 matches…Hit .500 or better in seven matches, adding 14 kills at Iowa State (.500) and nine kills at Texas Tech (.692) in conference play…Posted a season-high seven digs twice during the season: at TCU and vs. Iowa State…Totaled a career-high eight blocks three times, including at No. 11 Kansas, vs. Oklahoma and vs. Texas State…Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after career-high eight blocks vs. the Jayhawks on Nov. 13…Earned spot on the NCAA Tournament Waco Regional All-Tournament Team after producing 21 kills on 39 attempts in the postseason…Named the Baylor Invitational Best Attacker and Baylor Classic Best Blocker in the team's home tournaments…Earned Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team honors…Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll during the fall semester.

2016 (Sophomore - Redshirt):
Spent the season recovering from a preseason injury and did not participate in any matches…Prior to decision to redshirt, earned preseason All-Big 12 honors...Named to U.S. Collegiate National Team during the summer...Named to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for fall and spring semesters. 

2015 (Freshman):
Played in every match and in all but two sets in her first year...Third on the team in kills and fifth in blocks...Her .244 attacking percentage was best among Baylor hitters with 400 or more total attacks...Season-high 17 kills vs. Sam Houston State on Sept. 4...Season-high seven digs vs. Eastern Illinois on Sept. 12...Season-high seven blocks vs. Cleveland State on Sept. 12...Named to the All-Big 12 second team and the Big 12 All Freshman Team...Earned a spot on USA Volleyball’s U.S. Collegiate National Team, competing against the country’s best over the summer in Indianapolis...Named as the Baylor Invitational MVP and to the Dayton Invitational All-Tournament Team...Earned Big 12 Rookie of the Week Honors (Sept. 21).

2015 (Spring Early Enrollee):
After graduating high school a semester early, enrolled at Baylor in the spring to take part in the spring camp schedule and international tour to Italy...Named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

High School:
Played four years of varsity volleyball at Cypress Ranch High School...Led the Mustangs to a four-year record of 113-49...Team finished 37-7 in 2014, winning the District 17-6A championship and advancing to the regional finals...Honors include four-time first-team all-district, District 17-6A MVP (2014), Cy-Fair Tournament MVP (2013 & 2014), Magnolia Tournament first team (2013), Magnolia Tournament MVP (2014), Under Armour All-American (2014), Houston Fab50 (2012, ‘13, ‘14) and KHOU News Athlete of the Week (2014).

Daughter of Bill and Holly Fanning...Has two older siblings, Mandy and Travis...Participated in FCA, traveled to Mexico for mission trips... Majoring in business...Would like to play professional volleyball and then coach at the professional level...Enjoys riding horses in her spare time. 


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