Blugold Hall of Fame
Shelly Roth, who prepped at Appleton West High School and was a state tournament participant in volleyball, basketball and track & field, was a major points contributor for the Blugold track teams in 1992, 1993 and 1994. In addition to winning the indoor pentathlon three consecutive years and the javelin as both a junior and senior, Roth had nine other top six conference finishes in the pentathlon, heptathlon, high jump, triple jump and long jump. She qualified for nationals six times including the outdoor heptathlon in 1992 and 1994. She set the school record in the pentathlon at the 1994 WWIAC indoor meet.
Roth received the team Most Dedicated Award in 1993 and the Most Valuable Field Award in 1994. She was also a Super Six winner in 1994.
Roth graduated from UWEC with a geology degree in 1995 and earned her master's degree in geology from the University of New Orleans in 1999. She spent the summers of 1996, 1997 and 1998 interning as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and Mobil Exploration & Production U.S.
From 1999-2001, she was a geophysicist with Mobil Exploration & Production U.S. in New Orleans; then became a exploration geophysicist with ExxonMobil Exploration Company of Houston, Texas. Since 2007, she has been a senior exploration geophysicist with Esso Australia Pty. Ltd. in Melbourne.
While working for ExxonMobil in Houston, Roth played linebacker for the Houston Energy, formerly of the Women's Professional Football League, from 2000-05. The team won three consecutive WPFL championships form 2000-02.