Student-Athlete Spotlight


Photo Illustration by Jack Lohkamp

ANDREW HONERKAMP | online editor 

Landon Shuffett 

Sport: Billiards 

Age: 23

Birthplace: Greensburg, Kentucky 

Year in School: Senior 

Major: Early Childhood Education 

Q: How long have you been playing sports competitively?

A: “For billiards, I have been since the age of 6.  I also played baseball growing up, pee-wee through middle school.”

Q: What was your greatest moment in your sports career so far?

A: “My greatest moment was winning either my first junior national title and/or collegiate title. [My] junior title was in 2007 and [my] collegiate [was in] 2015.”

Q: What are your game-day routines/superstitions?

A: “I just try to make sure I get my arm loose. There’s nothing worse than playing pool cold.”

Landon Shuffett eyes a potential shot during a billiards match.
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Q: What is your sports fantasy?

A: “To teach pool players all over the country about not only the game of pool, but also the love God has for them.”

Q: Who is your favorite athlete?

A: “Ko Pin-Yi.”  (Taiwanese World nine-ball Champion)