If anyone defines scholar-athlete, it's Andrea Shipley. In her senior year at Baylor, Ashley co-captained the varsity volleyball team that won the Division II State Championship and made the All-Tournament team. She was named All Tri-State Best of Preps Player of the Year by The Chattanooga Times, and The Free Press placed her on its All-Academic All-Star team and named her Super Team Player of the Year.
As a senior, Andrea also co-captained the varsity basketball team, and competed on the varsity track team, tying for second place in the high jump at the Division II State Championship. The Free Press tagged Andrea for its Academic Super Team for both basketball and track, and she was a finalist for the 1999 Scrappy Moore Athlete of the Year.
The winner of Baylor's O.B. Andrews, Alexander Guerry, and Best All-Around Athlete awards, Andrea was also an AP Scholar. She received an academic scholarship to Mercer University, where she continued to earn recognition in the classroom and on the volleyball court. Andrea earned All-Academic Team honors every year at Mercer, and in her senior year, she received the Virginia Williamson Female Athlete of the Year Award. When Andrea graduated summa cum laude from Mercer in 2003, she was named Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student.
Since 2005 she has worked for the Department of Defense at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga., where she is a flight director. Andrea has been married to Chad Dobbins for five years.