JUNIOR (2012): Competed in the shot put, discus throw and hammer throw during the outdoor season...recorded a personal-best shot put distance of 47'3" to finish sixth at the Front Range Classic...tallied a career-best 145'7" in the discus throw at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...earned a ninth-place finish in that event at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational (136'3")...also earned a career-best distance in the hammer throw (154'9") at that meet...competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season...threw a personal-best 45'0¼" in the shot put at the Air Force Blue-Silver Open to finish eighth...posted a career-best distance of 51'6¼" in the weight throw at the Air Force Invitational.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Competed in shot put and weight throw during the indoor season...tossed a career-best 41'1¾" in the shot put at the Robert Shine Invitational...recorded a distance of 44'1½" in the weight throw at the Air Force Invitational...participated in the shot put, discus throw and hammer throw during the outdoor season...recorded a personal-best distance of 36'0" in the shot put at the Colorado Invitational...also posted career-best marks in the discus throw (137'2") and hammer throw (137'1") at that meet.
FRESHMAN (2010): Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season...tossed a personal-best 33'3" in the shot put at the Don Barrett Duals...posted a career-best 39'9¼" in the weight throw at the Robert Shine Invitational...participated in the shot put, discus throw and hammer throw during the outdoor season...recorded career-best outdoor shot distance of 34'6¾" at the Front Range Classic...added a career-best mark of 126'10" in the discus throw at that meet...posted a distance of 127'3" in the hammer throw at the Colorado Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Fremont High School...lettered in both cross country and track...Wendy's High School Heisman nomination...competed at the state meet in the discus throw as a senior...that was just his second year of throwing that event...graduated with a 4.0 GPA...four-year academic letterwinner...member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society...named to the "Who's Who Among American High School Students".
PERSONAL: Full name is Shane Daniel Cox...nickname is "RoboCox", "Cox" and "Il Duce"...son of Garry and Merry Cox...father attended West Point...has one older sister, Sarah Beth Olson, a branch manager for First National Bank in Mitchell, S.D., and one older brother, Aaron, who attends Dakota Wesleyan University...majoring in meteorology...future plans include attending graduate school and then working in combat weather/Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT)...served as Accountability Clerk, Security NCO and Chief of Standardizations and Evaluations...named to the Commandant's List for excellence in military performance...also named to the Dean's List and Athletic Director's List...hobbies include stand-up comedy, corn detasseling, bowling, carpentry, baling hay and weather forecasting...would like to add that "Lewis Black is a comedic genius and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are the best team in college football ... GO BIG RED!"...completed MSS 416 (Joint Operations, Strategy and Technology) during the first summer period...also worked as Base Training Cadre during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and as Senior Command Center Controller during the second session of Basic Cadet Training...received the Vice-Presidential nomination to West Point...both grandfathers are retired Army and Navy...member of Cadet Squadron 11.