Shannon (Thomas) McBroom moved from Concord to Brentwood in 1978. Upon entering Liberty High School, she immediately made her impact felt as a three-sport star in volleyball, basketball and softball.
As a freshman, McBroom was named MVP of the junior varsity volleyball team, and in her junior and senior years as MVP, captain, the All-FAL Volleyball Team. As a sophomore, McBroom was named to the All-League Honorable Mention Team.
As a basketball player, McBroom won three varsity letters. As a senior she made the All-FAL Second Team and shared top team honors with another Hall of Fame candidate, Holly Mikkelsen. She was also named team captain in her senior season.
As a softball player, McBroom played on three outstanding softball teams in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She was a team leader and was selected as the best defensive player all three years. The 1982 team won the FAL Championship.
While at Liberty, McBroom was involved in all aspects of school life and activities, not only sports. She was the girls state representative, Homecoming Queen attendant, Student of the Month and honor roll student. She was a member of FFA, CSF and the French Club. She served as commissioner of justice, Block L president and on the Student Council.
McBroom served in the U.S. Air Force from 1985 through 1989 and was honorably discharged. While in the Air Force, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in professional aeronautics in 1989 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Biloxi, Miss.
She returned to college and received an Associate degree in nursing from Jefferson Davis Community College in 1995, and is now a registered nurse. While in nursing school, McBroom was named to the president’s list in the fall of 1993 and the spring of 1994. She also received the National Collegiate Nursing Award. McBroom is married to Jerry McBroom. They have two sons, Justin and Zachary, and reside in Olive Branch, Miss.