|Hometown:||Bell Gardens, CA|
|High School:||Bell Gardens|
|Previous College:||East LA College|
EAST LA COLLEGE
Shawnta Barnes spent two seasons (2010-12) at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Calif. ... competed in the multi-events and was also a sprinter for coach Louis Ramirez ... earned All-America honors and broke school records in the heptathlon, javelin and the 100 and 200 meters.
BELL GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL
Barnes competed in both track & field and basketball at Bell Gardens High School in Bell Gardens, Calif. ... the Lancers won the Almont League track & field championship in 2007 ... also earned MVP, all-league accolades for the basketball team which went undefeated in league play all four years ... graduated in 2010.
Born February 28, 1992 in Covina, Calif. ... parents are Luz'Celia Quinones and Richard Barnes ... favorites include the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers, U.S. Olympic sprinter Alyson Felix, actors Johnny Depp and Michelle Rodriguez and the movie "A Walk to Remember" ... says her greatest sports moment was "making it to state while attending East LA College for the heptathlon plus four individual events" ... listens to her favorite song as a pre-meet ritual ... major is Sociology.