Shannon Quirk
Shannon Quirk
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wakefield, Mass.
High School: Wakefield Memorial
Events: Freestyle/Distance/IM
Major: Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies

Top Times
200 Freestyle - 1:54.69 (02/4-7/16)
500 Freestyle - 5:03.39 (02/4-7/16)
1000 Freestyle - 10:24.09 (02/07/19-02/10/19)
1650 Freestyle - 17:16.27 (02/16-19/17)

400 IM - 4:41.53 (12/4-6/15) 

2018-19: Named NE10 Swimmer of the Week twice… Placed first in the 1000 free in a time of 10:24.09 to earn the NE10 Championship for the event while setting a new school record… Swam to her fourth NE10 Championship in the 1650 free with a time of 17:25.17, being the first athlete to win four consecutive NE10 Championships in one event.

2017-18:  Named NE10 swimmer of the week (10/18)… Part of relay team that finished first in the “B” relays at NE-10 championship (2/10)… Finished first at NE10 Championships (2/10) in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:22.49… Placed first at the meet vs. LIU Post (1/20) in the 1000 freestyle.

2016-17: Twice was named NE10 Swimmer of the Week... Claimed 2nd place in the 1650 Free at the Harold Anderson Invitational... Also claimed 6th place in the 500 Free... Achieved 1st place in the 1650 Free as well as 2nd in the 500 Free at Gompei's Invitational... Helped her team capture 3rd place in the 800 Free Relay at the NE10 Champs... Finished 1st at the Champs in the 1650 Free and became the first in program history to qualify for Division II NCAA's...

2015-16: Was named the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year for the 2015-2016 season… Named Northeast-10 Rookie of the week six times… Made the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll three times… Was a member of the 800 Freestyle Relay team that captured the Northeast-10 Relay team of the Week on 1/18/16… Set the Assumption College program record in the 500 Freestyle (5:03.39) and 1650 freestyle (17.19.08)  at the Northeast-10 Championships… She placed  third in the 200 freestyle with a season-best time of  1:54.69… Also set a school record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 10:36.14 at the URI Invitational… Helped her team place second in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:41.81... During her 1650 freestyle at the URI invitational where she finished second (17:22.60), she set the 1000 freestyle record at 10:29.61.

Prior to Assumption: Competed for Wakefield Memorial High School... Also competed for the Northshore Sharks from the YMCA... Earned the Boston Herald and Boston Globe All Scholastic honors in 2015... Was named a league All-Star in the Swimming Middlesex League... She was a YMCA All-American... Also ran track for Wakefield.

Personal: Daughter of Richard and Margaret Quirk... Born on April 23... Has two sisters, Maureen (24) and Rebecca (22)... Her sister Maureen swam and graduated from Assumption College... She volunteered at the Buddy Walk in Wakefield for the past four years... Also Volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Fun Facts: Favorite Athlete: Michael Phelps... Dream job: Business Owner... #1 Song on her iPod: Cruise- Florida Georgia Line... If she could meet anyone, living or dead: Barack Obama... Celebrity she gets mistaken for: Anna Camp... Favorite sports memory: The level of comradery present at Ne-10 Championships the past two years I have been on the Assumption swimming and diving team... Favorite Food: Pizza.