Mark Shallenberger is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Saint Louis Priory High School, a Catholic prep school run by monks form the Abbey of St. Anselm and St. Louis in the order of Saint Benedict. One of the top high school fielding first baseman in the country and a Perfect Game All-American, Shallenberger is also a gifted lefthanded pitcher topping 90 mph as a freshman at the University of Evansville following a prolific high school career at Priory with two no-hitters his senior year.
After starting the season at Evansville at Designated Hitter in the clean-up spot behind all-conference sensation junior first baseman, Tanner Craig, Shallenberger transitioned to the outfield as a freshman starting every game between left field, right field and DH. Despite being slotted as a reliever before the season started, Shallenberger hit his way out of the bullpen, never giving Coach Wes Carroll, the opportunity to see the freshman southpaw in game-action.
Not only is Shallenberger gifted on the baseball field, but he’s an excellent student having received a National Merit Scholarship. An honor student at Saint Louis Priory nearly achieving a perfect score on the ACT (American College Testing) standardized college admissions test the one and only time he took the test as a high school junior, Shallenberger arrived at the University of Evansville with 45 college credit hours, an academic sophomore, before attending a single class at the private liberal arts university in Evansville, Indiana.
Studying for degrees in both Mathematics, Statistics and Data Science and Psychology and Neuroscience with minors in Spanish and Economics, it is rumored that Shallenberger may well try to earn a third degree in his four years as a Purple Ace, perhaps, in Political Science.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is proud of the great strides taken by the youth in Evansville. Mark David Shallenberger is proud to call Evansville home at least the 9 months a year on the campus of the University of Evansville in Vanderburgh County. Raised a Catholic, Shallenberger attends the University of Evansville, originally founded in 1854 as Moore’s Hill College and affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Despite having an undergraduate enrollment under two thousand students, the University of Evansville participates in the Missouri Valley Conference as a Division I NCAA program. The president of the University of Evansville is Dr. Christopher Pietruszkiewicz, the university’s 24th president. Pietruszkiewicz, a former attorney and law professor, is familiar with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. Evansville is in Vanderburgh County; Indiana as is the University of Evansville.