April 17, 2014
McPherron, a 6-0 middle blocker from Sandy, Utah, was a two-year starter at Brighton HS, where she helped the Bengals to a 22-7 record during her senior season, finishing second in Region 3 and a fifth-place finish at the Utah 5A State Tournament. She was a two-time all-region selection, posting Brighton's highest hitting percentage on the team, as well as earning the Bengals' Most Improved Player award her senior season. McPherron helped Brighton to the Nike Tournament of Champions title, as well as a third-place finish at the Utah Classic Tournament.
"We're excited to have Shannon as an Aggie. She gives us talent and depth at middle blocker. She has the potential to be a great middle blocker for us as she adapts to the college game along with our blocking schemes and philosophies," DuBose said.
McPherron played for Club V Volleyball in Woods Cross, Utah. Off the court, McPherron was a four-time honor roll selection.
Utah State finished the 2013 season with a 20-11 overall record and a 13-7 Mountain West ledger to finish third in the Aggies' first season in the league. It is USU's second 20-win season in a row and third in the last four years, all under head coach Grayson DuBose. After going 21-9 last season, Utah State has now posted back-to-back 20-win seasons since 2000 and 2001, when USU won 22 matches in 2000 and 20 in 2001. Overall, the Aggies registered their 12th 20-win season in school history in the 38 seasons of Aggie volleyball.
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Utah State Volleyball 2014 Signing Class Taylor Barnson - FR - 6-2 - OH - Temecula, Calif. - Chaparral High School Rachel Gale - FR - 6-0 - OH - Lindon, Utah - Pleasant Grove High School Shannon McPherron - FR - 6-0 - MB - Sandy, Utah - Brighton High School
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