Kansas Jayhawks
Shelby Williamson - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Shelby Williamson

Position Defender/Midfielder
Height 5'6''
Class Junior
Hometown Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School Air Academy HS

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll (Spring)
  • 2012 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll (Spring)
  • 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2011 Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll (Spring, Fall)
  • 2011 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll (Spring, Fall)
  • 2010 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2010 Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall)
  • 2010 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall)
  • 2009 Kansas Rookie of the Year
  • 2009 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Nov. 3)

2011 (Junior)

  • An Academic All-Big 12 Second Team selection
  • Logged a team-high 1,756 minutes in 21 starts and has now started all 62 games of her career
  • Played defense for a majority of the season before switching to the midfield for the final eight matches
  • Recorded one assist on the year collecting the point on Whitney Berry[apos]s goal versus Texas A&M in the Big 12 Championship (Nov. 2)
  • Also tied her career-high in minutes played against the Aggies logging 110 minutes
  • Took a season-high two shots twice- vs. Arkansas (Aug. 21), vs. Dayton (Sept. 9) and vs. Georgia (Nov. 13)

2010 (Sophomore)

  • Named Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Moved from midfield to the back line, starting all 19 matches at defender
  • One of just five Jayhawks to start all contests
  • Logged 1,607 minutes, the fourth-most on the squad
  • Posted three shots with one on frame
  • Helped the KU defense shut out five opponents

2009 (Freshman)

  • Earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors (Nov. 3)
  • Started all 22 matches at midfield … Led the team with 2,012 minutes played
  • Sat just 29 minutes during the season
  • Scored seven goals with two assists on 28 shot attempts … Her seven goals ranked third among Jayhawks
  • Scored first collegiate goal against Rhode Island (Sept. 6)
  • Tallied a goal and three shots against No. 18 San Diego (Sept. 18)
  • Recorded first career multi-goal match at Oral Roberts (Sept. 27)
  • Scored KU[apos]s first goal at No. 15 Texas A&M (Oct. 2)
  • Collected first career game-winning goal with the team[apos]s final tally against Texas Tech (Oct. 9)
  • Recorded two assists at Oklahoma (Oct. 16)
  • Final goal of the season came against No. 20 Missouri (Oct. 30)
  • Played all 205 minutes of Big 12 Soccer Championship
  • Named KU[apos]s Rookie of the Year

Air Academy High School

  • A four-year varsity starter for head coach Nancy Sibley
  • Named all-state after her junior season
  • A four-time all-league selection
  • Honored on the league[apos]s all-academic team four times
  • A member of the National Honor Society
  • Graduated in the top 15 percent in her class
  • Also named all-state, all-region and first team all-league her senior campaign
  • Selected first team all-league in 2008 as well
  • Tabbed her school[apos]s MVP in 2008,DefensiveMVP in 2008 and Most Improved Player 2006
  • A four-time academic all-state honorable mention

Club (Pride Predators `91)

  • Played eight seasons for the Pride Predators `91
  • Head coach was Gary Evans
  • Served as team captain for four seasons


  • Shelby Marie Williamson was born in Urbana, Ill.
  • Daughter of Bob and Diane Williamson
  • Has two younger sisters, Kylie and Haley
  • Studying exercise science