Meet Shannon Schambeau, the 2005 Miss D.C. and wife of former Washington Nationals pitcher John Patterson (he’s been recently picked up by the Texas Rangers - signing him to a minor league contract) . See photos and a biography of Shannon below.
Shannon Schambeau was born on January 12, 1981 in San Antonio, Florida, which makes her 27 years old. Since Shannon was in the 6th grade, she has been a volunteer for the Special Olympics. She currently works for the Special Olympics in the International headquarters in Washington, DC, where she is Manager for Donor Relationships.
While growing up in Florida, Shannon has competed in several beauty pageants. She was the Miss Pasco County Fair 2000, Miss Mid-State 2001, and Miss Tri-County in 2002.
Shannon was Miss Pinellas County 2004 and was the first runner-up in the Miss Florida 2005 competition.
On July 9, 2005, she became Miss District of Columbia and competed in the Miss America pageant in January 2006. She received the Talent Award and was chosen as “Miss Congeniality” by her fellow contestants. She was fourth runner-up in that competition.
Shannon met John Patterson at a gala event for the Washington Nationals charitable foundation in September 2005. They decided to meet for drinks after the event and the rest is history. Shannon and John were married on November 10, 2007 in San Antonio, Florida. You can see photos of their wedding on their website – shannon-john.com.
Shannon attended St. Leo University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003. She received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2005 from the university as well.
More photos of Shannon Schambeau are below.