Shauna Rohbock: Mormon Athlete
Shauna Rohbock is an Olympic silver medalist, former professional soccer player, soldier in the U.S. Army National Guard, and bobsled coach. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Rohbock was born in Provo, Utah, and raised in nearby Orem. She grew up playing soccer and running track. While attending Brigham Young University, she was named All-American in both soccer and track and field. She was also twice a heptathlete in combined track and field events. She set several BYU women’s soccer records, having scored 95 goals in 368 shots during her 90 games. She played professionally with club San Diego Spirit during 2003.
Rohbock is assistant coach of bobsled development for the Utah Olympic Park. She coaches the G-Force Boblsed program. She began the sport of bobsled in 1999 as a brakewoman and became driver in 2002. She competed in the bobsled at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and won a silver medal with teammate Valerie Fleming. She finished the 2006-2007 season with seven World Cup medals (two gold, four silver, one bronze)—first in Calgary and Park City where she set a new record—and ranked first overall in World Cup standings. She earned one silver and two bronze medals during the 2007-2008 season. During the 2008-2009 season, Rohbock was fourth overall in the World Cup with two gold, one silver, and one bronze medals. Rohbock won silver at the 2009 World Championships and was ranked third overall in FIBT women’s bobsled rankings.
She ranked fourth overall in the 2009-2010 season, winning two gold and one bronze in World Cup competition. Rohbock finished third overall in the 2010-2011 World Cup standings winning four World Cup medals and a silver at the World Championships. Rohbock and Fleming have won the most medals ever on the World Cup circuit for a U.S. pair, male or female.
She was named to the 2010 Winter Olympics team and finished sixth in the two-woman event with teammate Michelle Rzepka.
Rohbock earned her bachelor’s degree from BYU in recreation management. In 2000 she joined the Utah Army National Guard and is a former member of the National Guard Outstanding Athlete Program.