Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Michael Sheppard
Position: Backstroke
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 159
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eads, Tenn.
High School: St. George's Independent School

- Two-time honorable mention All-American in the 200 back.

2013-14: Posted the second fastest time on the squad in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events…Clocked in with a time of 47.20 in the 100 and 1:42.46 in the 200 – both at the Texas Invite.

2012-13: Finished 10th in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:41.70…Came in 23rd in the 100 back at NCAAs…Placed eighth in the 100 back with a time of 47.72 at Pac-12 Championships. 

2011-12: Earned an All-American honorable mention honor with his 15th-place finish in the 200 back...Posted a time of 1:41.51 in the 200 back to earn him a NCAA "A" cut and recorded personal bests in the 100 and 200 back at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Earned a first-place finish in the 100-yd backstroke and fifth-place finish in the 400-yd medley relay versus UNLV...Finished in first in the 100-yd backstroke, second in the 200-yd backstroke, third in 200-yd freestyle relay and in third in the 400-yd medley relay versus Wisconsin...Recorded a third-place finish in the 400-yd medley relay, fifth-place in the 100-yd backstroke and second-place in the 200-yd backstroke at the Texas Invitational...Finished in second in the 200-yd freestyle versus Stanford...Posted a fifth-place finish in 100-yd backstroke, second in the 200-yd backstroke and fifth in the 500-yd freestyle versus California...Finished in third in the 200-yd backstroke and fourth in the 200-yd IM versus Texas and SMU...Won the 200-yd backstroke and earned a second-place finish in the 200-yd freestyle versus Arizona State.

High School: Won 100 backstroke and placed second in the 200 freestyle at the Tennessee State Swim Championships...Was selected onto 2009 U.S. National Youth Team...A four-timehigh school All-American under coach Rob Snowberger...Memphis Commercial Appeal's "Best of Preps" for swimming division...Swam for club team Memphis Thunder

Personal: Son of Lonnie and Tracey Sheppard...majoring in history.

Personal Bests

100 back - 46:91
200 back - 1:41.51
200 free - 1:38.83
100 Free - 45.71
200 IM - 1:50.68

National Teams
2009 National Youth Team
2010 National Youth Team

2012 Olympic Trials

100m Back Preliminaries: 34th - 56.52

200m Back Preliminaries: 29th - 2:02.87