HIGH SCHOOL: Severna Park High School...finished fourth at the 2013 Maryland 4A Cross Country State Championships...earned third-team Nike Cross North East Region honors, after placing 17th at the National Qualifier...finished fourth in the 3200-meter run at the state outdoor track and field championship in 2013...served as an officer in the National Honor Society...AP Scholar.
PERSONAL: Full name is James Melvin Shipley...goes by Jimmy...son of Roger and Janice Shipley...father played lacrosse at Virginia Tech during his freshman year...has one older brother, Robert...majoring in operations research...future plans include becoming a professional body builder...hobbies include surfing on the Chesapeake Bay, competitive dog grooming, people watching and eating Maryland steamed crabs with oldbay...loves cats, including own cat, Jasper...spent three summers learning Arabic through the Naval Academy's Summer Programs...would like to add that "I am thuper excited to be here"...member of Cadet Squadron 20.
COACH COLE ON JIMMY: "Jimmy has a good distance runner build and has worked his way onto the team as a freshman. He understands that contributing to the team is going to be a process that doesn't happen overnight. But, with continued hard work, Jimmy can be a very strong contributor to the team down the road."