Shannon Pivovar | Assistant Coach
Shannon Pivovar joined the Jackrabbit softball staff in August of 2014 after working for one season as a graduate assistant at Wayne State College for current SDSU head coach Krista Wood.
A native of Ralston, Neb., Pivovar graduated from Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., after a standout playing career with the Griffon softball team. A four-year starter in the middle infield, she earned All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors three times, adding All-North Central Region honors in 2008. She also helped lead Missouri Western to a pair of NCAA Tournaments.
The 2010 Missouri Western Female Athlete of the Year, Pivovar ranks in the top-10 in six career categories at MWSU, including; games played, hits and runs batted in. She also ranks in the top-10 in home runs, walks and total bases in a single season.
Pivovar also excelled in the classroom, earning All-MIAA academic honors three times, finishing her Griffon career with a 3.80 grade point average. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management, with a minor in business.
In addition to her work on the field and in the classroom, Pivovar also served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee throughout college as president, vice-president and secretary, and also worked for the Missouri Western sports information department helping with football, women's soccer and men's and women's basketball.
After her time at Missouri Western, Pivovar moved on to Creighton where she worked as a sports information intern for two years before landing a full-time position as the assistant sports information director in 2012-13.