Sarah Shire: High hopes at Mizzou

Sarah Shire was considered a vault and balance beam specialist during her freshman year at Utah.

Former U.S. team member Sarah Shire is back at home and happier than ever, if her latest online journal entry for the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) Tigers is any indication.

I’m so proud of this team and our coaches for their constant persistence and willingness to make our team the best it can be. It’s great to be home and I’m so thankful that everyone has made this transition as easy as it could be for me.

Shire spent her freshman year at the University of Utah, where she was lauded by coach Greg Marsden as “one of the most talented athletes we’ve ever signed.” Unfortuantely, she arrived at Utah out of shape and struggled with homesickness during much of the 2007 season. During the summer, she and Marsden agreed it would be best if she returned to her home state.

Shire, a top recruit coming out of high school, specialized on the beam and vault while at Utah, tallying career highs of 9.95 in both events. She will likely fit into an all around role with the Tigers, as she is also a specialist on the floor, with a career high of 9.8….

The 4-foot 11-inch Shire was a key performer for last years Ute team at the NCAA Championships, and will bring that experience to the Tiger squad. She tallied a 9.85 and 9.875 on the vault and a 9.8 and 9.85 on the beam during the preliminary and super six rounds last season at the championship.

Sarah Shire, 2007 NCAA Prelims, Balance Beam:

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3 Responses to “Sarah Shire: High hopes at Mizzou”

  1. TCO Says:


  2. rgs Says:

    wow…that picture was from last year….you guys are killing me…

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