2012 Track & Field Indoor: Finished sixth in the 400m dash finals (1:00.19) at the Arkansas State Kick-Off Classic ... At the same event, teamed with Pernell Joseph, Maggie Sutor and Erin Fountain to take fifth in the finals of the 4x400m relay (4:04.21) ... Placed fifth in the 600m run finals (1:39.89) at the Arkansas Invitational ... Was fifth in the finals of the 800m run (2:26.93) at the Saluki Open ... Partnered with Nicole Thate, Erin Fountain and Dana Roberson to claim seventh in the 4x400m relay (4:13.47) at the Saluki Open ...
Outdoor: Was sixth in the 400m hurdles finals (1:05.44) at the Bobby Lane Invitational.
Background Damisch lettered four seasons at Marengo Community High School ... Was a member of the school's 4x800m relay team her junior season that broke the school record ... Broke the Marengo Community High's 300m hurdle record her senior year ... Won the conference championship in high jump her senior season, as well as taking third place in the state 300m hurdles ... Named the team's MVP her final season.
Personal Shawnisha Esther Damisch was born Aug. 12, 1992 ... Daughter of William and Lea Damisch ... Has four sisters, Amanda, Maggie, Hallie and Caprisha; and two brothers, Seth and Robert ... Majoring in socio-political communication.