Wildcats on pace to again break school record for total Academic All-Big Ten honors
2011-12: Member of Northwestern's sprint freestyle group ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree ... Northwestern's Director's Award winner as the graduating female student-athlete with the highest GPA ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in the 200 free (73rd), 100 free (79th) and 50 free (79th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Best dual-meet event finish of the regular season was a second-place effort in the 50 free at NU's winter training trip dual against Colorado College and Austin College (12/17) ... Qualified for four bonus finals at the eight-team TYR Invitational (11/18-11/20) ... Finished 19th in the 500 free, 20th in the 200 free and 22nd in the 50 free and 50 fly at the TYR Invite.
2010-11: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in the 50 free (48th), 100 fly (49th) and the 100 free (50th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Qualified for the championship heat of the 50 free at Northwestern's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21), coming in seventh ... Made three consolation finals at the TYR, finishing 11th in the 100 free, 14th in the 100 fly and 15th in the 50 fly ... Best dual-meet finish was a fourth-place effort in the 50 free against Indiana (10/22) ... Also scored dual-meet points with a fifth-place finish in the 50 free against Purdue (11/5).
2009-10: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Achieved season-best times in the 50 free (24.01), 100 free (52.83) and 100 fly (57.57) at the Big Ten Championships ... Qualified for the consolation final in the 50 fly at the TYR Invitational ... Made the bonus finals of the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly at the TYR.
2008-09: Strong member of NU's sprint freestyle ... Finished the year second in the 50 free and third in the 100 free on NU's top times list ... Also swam with the Wildcats' top 200 free and 400 free relays, earning NCAA `B' standards with both ... NU's 200 free relay broke the school record with a 1:29.98 at the Big Ten Championships ... The 400 free relay ranked fourth on the program's all-time top performers list ... Scored points with a 12th-place finish in the 50 free at the Big Ten meet ... Took 24th in the 100 free while also swimming in the 200 free at the conference meet ... Swam in four consolation finals at the TYR Invitational, winning the heat in the 50 free to finish fifth overall ... Was sixth in the 100 free, seventh in the 50 fly and 11th in the 100 fly at the Invite ... Had four second-place efforts and three third-place finishes in dual-meet races ... Best dual came at Iowa (1/24) when she was second in the 50 and 100 free races.
High School: Earned six varsity letters in swimming from 2002-07 ... Was an all-state and all-conference honoree in all six of those seasons ... All-American from 2005-07 ... Team MVP from 2003-07 ... Earned Star Tribune Athlete of the Week honors from 2005-07 and a KARE 11 (NBC) Athlete of the Week award in 2007 ... Junior National qualifier from 2003-07 and a Senior National qualifier in 2007 ... Anchored state champion 200 free relay in 2006 ... Silver medalist in the 50 free at the state meet in 2006 ... Holds schools records in the 50 free and three relays ... Has competed with the Mach 3 Flyers club since 1996 ... A-Honor Roll from 2004-present ... AP Scholar with Honor ... National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Shelby Elizabeth Johnson ... Daughter of Tim and Bonnie Johnson, who both are NU grads ... Brother, Daniel, swam at Lehigh (2005-09) ... Sister, Whitney, ran track and field at Columbia ... Won her age group and finished eighth among all females at the 2009 Chicago Triathlon ... Chose Northwestern over Dartmouth and Minnesota ... Majoring in biological sciences with a minor in psychology.