5'6"...Credits teachers George Alexander and Gail Davis, Clarence Shipman (father), Herbert Bench and Joel Sarta as the individuals most influencing her career...Enjoys competitive swimming and cycling...A member of the Masters Swimming Association...Volunteers at the Women's Community Bakery in Washington, D.C...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
In 1995, underwent five weeks of rehabilitation for an injured left shoulder early in the season; best finish was a tie for 25th at the LPGA Corning Classic.
In 1994, placed second at the State Farm Rail Classic, which marked a career-best finish.
In 1993, recorded her first LPGA hole-in-one during the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
In 1992, best finish was a tie for 12th at the McDonald's Championship.
In 1991, best finish was a tie for 11th at the Rail Charity Golf Classic.
In 1990, carded a career-low round of 64 during the final round of the Boston Five Classic; best finish was a tie for fourth at the Los Coyotes LPGA Classic.
In 1989, best finish was a tie for 10th at the Lady Keystone Open.
In 1988, top finish was a tie for fourth in the Ai Star/Centinela Hospital Classic.
In 1987, best finish was a tie for 11th at the San Diego Inamori Golf Classic.
In 1986, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Lady Keystone Open.
In 1985, as a rookie, posted her season-best finish at the MasterCard International, where she tied for second.
Shipman visited the winner's circle twice during her junior career, winning the 1980 Junior World and Future Legends. Shipman finished as runner-up in the 1981 North-South Amateur and claimed semifinalist honors in the 1983 Women's Western. While attending the University of Texas, Shipman played on the 1984 Southwest Conference Championship team.