Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska School-Record Holder
    500 Free, 4:41.34 (twice)
    200M Fly, 2:12.78
    400M Free, 4:13.87
  • Seventh, Big Ten Championships; 200 Fly (1:57.36, 2023)
  • Eighth, Big Ten Championships; 200 Freestyle (1:46.54, 2023) and 500 Freestyle (4:44.45, 2023)
  • Team Captain (2022)
  • Three Nebraska Letters (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2022, 2023)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2020, 2021, 2022; Spring 2021, 2022)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • American Athletic All-Conference (3rd, 200 Fly, 2020)
  • East Carolina Coaches Award (2020)
  • American Athletic Conference All-Academic (2019)
  • British Summer Championships (3rd, 100m Fly; 7th, 200m Fly, 2016)
  • British Summer Nationals Medalist (Silver, 50m Fly; Silver, 400m Free, 2016)
  • World Trials Qualifier
  • British Championship Qualifier

2022-23 (Senior)
Shannon Stott's fifth season included a trio of A Final qualifications at conference, a school record in the 500 freestyle, 14 NCAA B Standard Cuts and 10 individual titles. The senior from St. Albans, Great Britain, was the leading scorer for Nebraska at the Big Ten Championships. In the 500 freestyle, Stott broke the school record with a 4:41.65 in the prelim and went on to place eighth. She re-broke the record at the Mizzou Last Chance Qualifier (4:41.34). Stott's top finish at conference was in the 200 butterfly, finishing seventh after swimming a career-best 1:57.29 in the prelim. That time is the third-fastest in school history. Rounding out Stott's podium finishes was an eighth-place swim in the 200 freestyle, with a career-best 1:46.46 in the prelims. That time moves Stott to No. 2 on the all-time list.

At the mid-season Hawkeye Invite, Stott clocked a career-best 1:58.15 to win the 200 butterfly and hit the NCAA B Standard Cut. Adding another NCAA B Standard, Stott swam a career-best 4:44.51 in the 500 freestyle prelims and went on to finish as runner-up in the finals. She was also a member of the winning 800 freestyle relay at the invitational and notched another runner-up finish in the 200 freestyle with a 1:47.72.

Through Stott's first four times swimming the 200 butterfly, she won the event in duals with Iowa State (2:03.98), Iowa (2:04.25) and Kansas (2:03.65), while finishing as runner-up in a double-dual with Minnesota and South Dakota (2:05.08). In the 500 freestyle, Stott swam to victory in the Iowa (4:59.67) and Kansas (5:00.33) duals. She pitched in a runner-up effort in the event at the Minnesota and South Dakota double-dual with a 5:01.87.

2021-22 (Senior)
Stott collected 11 titles during her senior season, including six in the 200 butterfly. She finished fourth at the CSCAA Open Water Championships, helping Nebraska to a team victory.  She followed with a pair of individual titles in the 1,000 freestyle and the 100 butterfly in a season-opening dual victory over South Dakota State. Stott continued to be a leader in the water by racing to individual victories in the 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle in Nebraska’s dual win over Iowa at the Devaney Natatorium (Oct. 23). NU’s 193-59 victory over the Hawkeyes represented their largest margin of victory over a Big Ten opponent in school history.

Stott continued to be one of Nebraska’s major contributors in the Minnesota (Oct. 29) and Iowa State (Oct. 30) duals, putting up two individual victories and two runner-up finishes in one weekend. This included finishing first in the 500 freestyle and second in the 200 butterfly against the Golden Gophers. She added a win in the 200 butterfly and a runner-up finish in the 100 butterfly against the Cyclones the next day.

Stott continued to swim the exact time she swam the 200 fly (2:02.04) against Iowa State the next week in a dual against Kansas (Nov. 5) to notch yet another victory in the event. She claimed yet another individual victory in the 200 fly (1:58.76) at the competitive Mizzou Invitational. She added a relay victory in the 800 freestyle relay (7:15.75), while finishing fourth in the 100 fly and eighth in the 500 free. Stott got the opportunity to compete against some of the best swimmers in the country at the U.S. Open Championships (Dec. 1-4), where she nabbed a top-ten finish in the 200-meter butterfly (10th, 2:15.29).  

Stott added another victory in the 200 fly at Illinois, along with a runner-up finish in the 100 fly. She capped off the dual season with a pair of second-place finishes in the butterfly events against Rutgers. At the Big Ten Championships, Stott earned a spot in the 200 fly C finals. During the finals, Stott shaved a second and a half off her prelims time to win the C final with a 1:58.94 and place 17th overall. She added a 28th-place finish in the 500 free (4:53.60) and a 31st-place swim in the 200 free (1:49.15). A week after the conference meet, Stott competed in the Mizzou Last-Chance Qualifier meet, where she improved her 200 fly time even more to clock a career-best 1:58.23.

2020-21 (Junior)
Stott came to Nebraska after East Carolina dropped its swimming and diving program in 2020. She made a big impact for the Huskers at the 2021 Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis. Stott was the runner-up in the C-Final of the 200 butterfly to fellow Husker Izzie Murray at the conference meet. Stott’s 18th-place performance (1:59.58) earned Nebraska seven team points. She also contributed on Nebraska’s 400 and 800 free relay teams that combined to produce 86 points to help the Huskers to the best team finish and highest score since joining the Big Ten in 2011-12. Stott also competed in the 200 free (30th, 1:49.59) and 500 free (32nd, 4:53.33) at the Big Ten Championships. During an abbreviated regular season, Stott posted a pair of top-five individual finishes including third place in the 200 fly in NU’s lone home dual of the year against Illinois (Jan. 23). She also finished fourth in the 100 fly at Iowa (Jan. 16).

2019-20 (Sophomore)
Stott captured American Athletic All-Conference honors with her third-place finish in the 200 butterfly (1:58.51) at the 2020 AAC Championships in Houston, Texas. Stott added a career-best 100 fly time of 54.69 in the prelims before tying for seventh (55.02) in the event finals. She added a time of 4:50.47 in the 500 freestyle to take 10th place. A workhorse for the Pirates, Stott also swam the fly legs of the 200 and 400 medley relays and the second leg of ECU’s 800 freestyle relay. She earned the East Carolina Coaches Award for her contributions to the swimming and diving program.

2018-19 (Freshman)
Stott made a strong collegiate debut with a fourth-place finish in the 200 fly (2:00.58) at the American Athletic Conference Championships in 2019. She added an 11th-place finish in the 100 fly that included a 55.04 in the prelims. Stott also contributed a top-16 finish in the 500 freestyle (4:59.13), while swimming legs of the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay for the Pirates. In the classroom, Stott earned American Athletic Conference All-Academic honors.

Before Nebraska
Before coming to the United States, Stott attended Loreto College in St. Albans, Great Britain. She competed with the Hatfield Swimming Club under Coach Janko Gojkovic. In 2016, Stott finished third in her age group in the 100-meter butterfly at the British National Championships. She was a World Trials and British Championship qualifier and competed at English Summer Nationals, claiming silver medals in both the 50-meter fly and the 400-meter freestyle. In July 2016, she was part of the Great Britain team at the International Catholic Student Games (FISEC) in Beavais, France, where she captured five golds and two silvers while breaking two meet records.

The daughter of Chas and Heather Stott, Shannon was born Aug. 29, 2000, in Johannesburg, South Africa. She moved to the United Kingdom in 2001. Shannon has a younger sister, Lauren, and a brother, Charlie. A child, youth and family studies major, Shannon earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2023. She was an Academic All-Big Ten choice in 2022 and 2023. She was a five-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection and a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
100 Fly 54.69 The American Conference Championships (2020)
200 Fly 1:57.29 Big Ten Championships (2023)
100 Free 52.97 vs. Omaha (2022)
200 Free 1:46.46 Big Ten Championships (2023)
500 Free 4:41.34 Mizzou Last Chance Qualifier (2023)
200 IM 2:13.44 at Omaha (2021)