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Megan Shupe Pessoa Athlete Profile

Megan Shupe Pessoa

Megan Shupe Pessoa
Position: All Around Height: 5-1 Roster Years: 2002-2004 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Cottonwood High School

Academic All-America

  • 2004 Academic All-American
  • 2003 Academic All-American
  • 2002 Academic All-American


  • Parents are Paul and Janie
  • Has three brothers and one sister
  • Began gymnastics at the age of 12
  • Enjoys performing on the vault the most because she says it is all about power
  • Likes snow skiing and water skiing
  • Majored in speech language pathology and audiology
  • Married to Fernando Pessoa who competed for the BYU volleyball team

Before BYU

  • Graduated from Cottonwood High School
  • Level 8 State Champion
  • Finished sixth at Level 8 regionals
  • Took 3rd place at Level 9 State Championships
  • Level 7 Summer Games champion


Season Highs:

Year: Vault:
2002 9.800
2003 9.825
2004 9.875

2002 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed on vault in every meet of the season
  • Scored a career-high 9.800 in four of the final five meets of the season
  • Injured her ankle on vault at Utah, but returned only two weeks later to score yet another 9.800 at the South Central NCAA Regional meet
  • Academic All-American

2003 | Junior Year

  • Competed on vault in every meet of the season
  • Scored a career-high 9.825 twice, once against Kentucky (2/28) and SUU (3/25)
  • Academic All-American

2004 | Senior Year

  • Missed just one meet
  • Posted a career-high 9.875 on vault against Utah State (3/12)
  • Academic All-American