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Table of Contents & Credits A Championship Program NCAA Champions WVU On The Global Scene Olympic Success In the Spotlight Strength And Conditioning Community Service Athletic Training Facilities Student-Athlete Services Campus Life Mountaineer Excellence

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COACHING STAFF

Head Coach Jon Hammond Q & A with Hammond Support Staff

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

Rosters Petra Zublasing Chance Cover Daniel Sojka Taylor Ciotola Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Maren Prediger Matthew Martin/Garrett Spurgeon/ Patrick Sunderman

Credits: The 2012-13 West Virginia University rifle guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Tim Goodenow Author: Shannon McNamara Page Layout & Cover Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc., Provations Group Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, Jeff Geissler, Tim Goodenow, David Green, Mike Hardy, Julia Lucas, Dan Nagy, Brian Persinger, Steven M. Prunty, Chuck Scheer, Steve Smith, Martin Valent,

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WVU Records Coaches Records Individual Honors Olympians NCAA Champions All-Americans NCAA Results NCAA Team Championship Results NCAA History GARC History Year-by-Year Results All-Time Series Records All-Time Scores

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WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman. Contributors: Lisa Ammons, Eva Buchman, Grant Dovey, Michael Fragale, Mickey Glowacky, Jonathan Harkey, Katie Kane, Brian Kuppelweiser, Cheryl Maust, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Abby Norman, Amy Prunty, Micah Truex. Š 2012 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM Simply put, the West Virginia University rifle team is the most accomplished collegiate squad. With 14 national championships to their name, the most recent captured three years ago in 2009, the Mountaineers set the nationwide standard for sustained success. Seventh-year WVU coach Jon Hammond, himself a former Mountaineer shooter, has resurrected the program after a brief absence on the national scene and led the Mountaineers to five straight national championships, one NCAA team title, two NCAA air rifle titles and three consecutive Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) titles. Along the way, Hammond has recruited some of the world’s top talent, producing 43 National Rifle Association All-Americans. A combination of solid work ethic and exceptional skill level has helped the Mountaineers annually stake a claim at the nation’s top ranking. While individual success is applauded, it is the team’s unity and strive toward one collective goal – a national championship – that drives the Mountaineers daily in the WVU Rifle Range.

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NCAA CHAMPIONS NCAA titles are a common goal for all West Virginia rifle teams, and the squad has made good on its ambition 14 times since 1980, the most of any team. With a talent pool envied by most, the Mountaineers also are always in contention for individual national championships, too, as 16 student-athletes have earned 20 combined individual titles, the most of any collegiate rifle program. Four Mountaineers concluded their WVU careers with two national titles: John Rost (air rifle, 1981, 1982), Web Wright (smallbore, 1987, 1988), Ann-Marie Pfiffner (air rifle, 1991, 1992) and Trevor Gathman (air rifle, 1993, 1996). Petra Zublasing is the most recent WVU national champion, as she won the air rifle title at the 2012 NCAA Championships. She was the second Mountaineer to win the title in as many seasons, as Nicco Campriani took the title in 2011. Nicco Campriani was a four-time National Rifle Association All-American through his brief Mountaineer career. With just 18 WVU career matches to his name, he secured almost every possible honor available to a collegiate shooter and capped off his brilliant tenure with the 2011 NCAA individual air rifle title. Campriani broke or tied every record in the WVU record book, and most notably he shot a collegiate-record 600 air rifle twice in 2011, becoming only the second NCAA shooter to attain the perfect score.

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WVU ON THE GLOBAL SCENE

Once WVU’s season ends in March, the Mountaineers hit the international circuit and represent their home countries at various competitions. Many current Mountaineer shooters can be found competing on the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup circuit when not shooting for WVU.

Additionally, the Mountaineers are frequent competitors at USA Shooting Championships.

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OLYMPIC SUCCESS A program rich in history, the West Virginia rifle team proudly boasts 15 former Olympians among its alumni, including current head coach Jon Hammond (Great Britain, 2008 and 2012) and senior Petra Zublasing (Italy, 2012). At least one former Mountaineer has competed in every Olympics since 1976, with Hammond, Zublasing, Nicco Campriani (Italy), Eric Uptagrafft (USA) and Dave Johnson (USA, coach) participating in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Campriani represented the Mountaineers exceptionally well in London, as he won Gold in men’s 50m 3 positions and Silver in men’s 10m air rifle. He became the first WVU athlete to earn the Gold medal since 1992, and the forth former student-athlete to win Olympic Gold. Campriani also finished eighth in men’s 50m prone. Campriani became the forth former Mountaineer shooter to medal at an Olympic Games and the third to win Gold. Jack Writer (USA) won Gold in 1972, while Dr. Ed Etzel, the team’s sport psychologist, won Gold in 1984. Writer also won Silver in 1968, while Mike Anti took Silver in 2004. Shooting in her first Olympic Games, Zublasing placed just outside the final in both of her competitions, finishing 12th in the women’s 10m air rifle and the women’s 10m 3 positions.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer is special. Without a professional sports team in West Virginia, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics. No school helps its student-athletes more than the people at WVU. Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process. If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Athletic excellence and strength and conditioning go handin-hand at West Virginia University. WVU’s strength and conditioning staff ensures all student-athletes are on year-long programs designed to improve the fitness capabilities needed in their sports. To keep athletes in peak physical condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array of strength programs designed to increase performance. All student-athletes will have their own program individually calculated and updated throughout the year to ensure that every athlete raises his or her athletic ability and skill level. Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to their athletic capacity. Strength and conditioning for the sport of rifle is similar to other varsity sports, in that stresses are put on both the musculoskeletal system and the central nervous system with regards to proprioception and the cardio vascular system. The sport of rifle requires a great deal of muscular endurance and a high level of kinesthetic sense of awareness to fuel stabilization and balance. An efficient heart rate is also important for the student-athletes; the more efficient an athlete’s heart can pump blood, the longer he/she will have between heart beats to square their rifle on target.

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TARGETED EXERCISES

• Basic weight training exercises • Core training to strengthen the torso • Balance and functional training to improve kinesthetic awareness • Cardiovascular training to improve the blood pumping abilities of the heart, which in turn lower the resting heart rate


COMMUNITY SERVICE Winning and working hard are important to the West Virginia University rifle team. But becoming successful and positive role models in and out of the range is just as significant to them. The Mountaineers give back to Morgantown and its surrounding communities every chance they get. The Mountaineers especially enjoy working in outdoor settings and regularly volunteer their time at The National Hunting and Fishing Days at Stonewall Jackson Resort. There, the team interacts with visiting children and gives lessons on gun safety. With coach Jon Hammond putting an equal emphasis on academics and athletics, the Mountaineers are constant participants in the “Red Aloud” program, visiting local schools and not only reading stories to the younger students, but also encouraging older students to apply themselves to their studies. The WVU rifle team understands the privileges that come with being a Mountaineer, and in appreciation of the gifts they receive, the team in turn spends free time with those in need, especially the young patients at the WVU Children’s Hospital. Smiles are widespread when the Mountaineers visit and share their stories of success.

It’s really important for our team to give back. Something that I love about Morgantown and West Virginia is that the athletic department and the teams are such a huge part of both the city and the whole state. Without any professional teams, the student-athletes at WVU are put on a pedestal. In that aspect, it’s very important that they are visible and go out in the community and do whatever they can to help. – Jon Hammond

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ATHLETIC TRAINING The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches. The scope of the athletic training services encompass various domains which including injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available for studentathletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The athletic training staff will work in conjunction with the team physicians and athletic administration to assure the studentathletes receive quality care throughout their career at WVU.

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FACILITIES Home to one of the country’s most tradition-rich programs, the WVU rifle range is a reflection of the long-term success enjoyed by the 14-time national champion Mountaineers. The range is highlighted by the presence of 10 MEGAlink electronic scoring systems, the most up-to-date system used by some of the country’s proficient shooters, including twotime Olympian and current WVU coach Jon Hammond, and 2012 London Olympics men’s 50m 3 positions Gold medalist Nicco Campriani. The technological upgrade at the WVU facility allows a studentathlete’s shot to be scored based on sound waves. With the advantage of a computer screen located at the shooter’s stand, team members can view the results of their shots immediately. The system adds not only an advantage for Mountaineer shooters, but is also improves spectators’ view of the match. A large projection screen was installed in the viewing room so fans can now follow along shot-by-shot with athletes. Another unique aspect of the range is the ability for shooters to work simultaneously. Team members can shoot in the smallbore position at the 50 foot targets while others can also shoot the 10m air rifle at the same time. Accompanying the many features of the range is a comfortable student lounge area where student-athletes can relax before and after meets. Other amenities include a gun room and a locker room.

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SCORING INFORMATION

College rifle competition includes two events: air rifle and smallbore. A new rule implements at the onset of the 2010-11 season, the NCAA mandated that each team declare five scoring shooters prior to a match, and count the top four scores. The NCAA Championships follows this mandate, too – the same five shooters must shoot smallbore and air rifle, with the team counting the best four scores in each discipline.

Air Rifle

Overview: Competitors stand and shoot lead pellets from .177 caliber guns at targets 10 meters away. The bullseye, or 10-dot, is one-half millimeter wide (about the size of the period at the end of this sentence). The Rifles: Air rifles can be either air or gas-powered and weigh up to 12 pounds by NCAA regulations. The rifles have metallic sights. Course Of Fire: With the new electronic targeting system, competitors have 105 minutes for 60 shots from the standing position. Perfect Match Score: A perfect score of 600 is the maximum for air rifle.

Smallbore

Overview: In smallbore or three-position rifle, athletes fire .22 caliber smallbore rifles from the prone, standing and kneeling positions at targets 50 feet downrange. The bullseye is a millimeter (slightly larger than the size of a period at the end of this sentence). The Rifles: Athletes shoot free rifles (weight limit of 17.6 pounds) that can be customized with special accessories and/or alterations that fit the shooter’s size and preferences. The rifles have metallic sights. Course Of Fire: Athletes fire 20 rounds per position for a total of 60 shots. The total time limit is 120 minutes. Perfect Match Score: A perfect score of 600 is the maximum for smallbore.

MEGAlink Electronic Scoring Systems

Near the beginning of 2007, the West Virginia University rifle team received a grant from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust to allow for the installation of a state-of-the-art electronic target system.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center on the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. Some of those strides include a string of nine consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American. To help its student athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. The 8,000-square foot facility provides individual and group study areas, a plethora of computer stations and the latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past eight years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year. WVU’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 975 according to data released today by the NCAA. The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes over a four-year period, used as an assessment of real-time academic success. WVU’s average APR score of 975 is up one point from last year’s average is higher than the NCAA’s overall four-year APR average score of 973. For the 2010-11 academic year, West Virginia had three teams with perfect 1,000 scores: gymnastics, rowing and men’s soccer. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the “voice of the student-athlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

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Character: Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

CAMPUS LIFE

Research Classification: Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Research Funding: Faculty conduct $174 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants. Combined WVU Expense Budget: Approximately $955 million. Accreditations: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies. Governance: WVU is governed by the WVU Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Location: Morgantown, W.Va., population 28,654, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney. com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes. Student Profile: Fall 2011 enrollment was 29,617 (15,294 West Virginia residents, 14,323 nonresidents). Academic Excellence: WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships – 25 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 35 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), nine Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 30 Fulbright Scholars and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar. Degrees Granted: In 2010-11, WVU awarded 6,289 degrees, over 35% of which were graduate or professional level. Faculty & Staff Profile: Excellent faculty—18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. Academics: 13 colleges and schools offering 191 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; engineering and mineral resources; human resources and education; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences.

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Student Living Experience: The First-Year Experience—unique among state universities—helps students navigate their first year at WVU. A sampling of services: Lincoln Hall, a residential college; Resident Faculty Leaders, faculty couples who live in the halls to mentor and guide students; and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun, and healthy activities; an award-winning Student Recreation Center. Transportation: University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s expanded MountainLine bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID required for all services. Safety: WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. Student Organizations: Choose from over 300 student organizations, or participate in an active intramural program and a variety of club sports. Study Abroad: More than 900 students participate in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Civic Engagement: The Center for Civic Engagement develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. Last year, about 15,726 WVU students contributed 204,000 hours of service to the community. Scholarships & Aid: Approximately $10 million a year is awarded by the WVU Scholars Program; more than 5,000 students benefit from this program annually. In addition, there are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation, or some combination of these factors. Parents Club: The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 20,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news, and a “Parent Perk” program. Membership is free.

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Team Record Baseball: 23-32, 9-18 Big East Cross Country: 8th place at the NCAA Championships Men’s Basketball: 19-14, 9-9 Big East; NCAA Second Round Women’s Basketball: 24-10, 11-5 Big East; NCAA Second Round Football: 10-3, 5-2 Big East; Big East Champions; 2012 Discover Orange Bowl Champions Gymnastics: 21-5, 12-1 EAGL; EAGL Champions; NCAA Regionals Rifle: 12-2, 5-1 GARC; GARC Champions; 6th place at NCAA Championships Rowing: 7th Big East Men’s Soccer: 11-8-1, 6-3 Big East, NCAA Second Round

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Women’s Soccer: 17-5-0, 10-1-0 Big East; Big East Division Champions, Big East Tournament Champions, NCAA First Round Men’s Swimming and Diving: 4th Big East (1 NCAA Qualifier) Women’s Swimming and Diving: 3rd Big East; 5 NCAA Qualifiers – 26th at NCAA Championships Women’s Tennis: 4-16, 1-6 Big East Women’s Track: Indoor: 11th Big East; Outdoor: 5th Big East (10 NCAA Regional Qualifiers, 2 NCAA National Qualifiers –34th at NCAA Outdoor Championships) Volleyball: 7-19, 5-9 Big East Wrestling: 9-4, 4-2 EWL (6 NCAA Qualifiers) Team Conference Champions Football, Big East Regular-Season Champions Gymnastics, EAGL Champions Women’s Soccer, Big East regular season and Tournament Champions Rifle, GARC Champions Individual Conference Champions Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming: 500 free, 200 free, 800 free relay, 1,650 free Big East Champion Chelsea Carrier-Eades women’s track: 100-meter hurdles

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Beth Deal, gymnastics: EAGL Champion balance beam Kata Fodor, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Mike Morales, wrestling: EWL 141 Mandie Nugent, women’s swimming: 100 fly, 200 fly, 800 free relay Big East Champion Matt Ryan, wrestling: EWL 184 Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Champion - all-around, vault, uneven bars Danielle Smith, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Brandon Williamson, wrestling: EWL 285 Petra Zublasing, rifle: GARC air rifle, smallbore, combined score champion NCAA Champions Petra Zublasing, rifle: air rifle First Team All-Americans Tavon Austin, football: Associated Press, CBSSports.com College Football, Phil Steele’s Chelsea Carrier-Eades, women’s track: 100-meter hurdles and heptathlon Kaitlyn Gillespie, women’s cross country Kate Harrison, women’s cross country Erica Henderson, women’s soccer: NSCA Kevin Jones, men’s basketball: John R. Wooden Petra Zublasing, rifle: NRA smallbore and air rifle


Academic All-Americans Kaylyn Christopher, track/cc, third team Kaitlyn Gillespie (Track/Cross Country), first team Kate Harrison (Track/Cross Country), first team Ahna Lewis, track/cc, third team Petra Zublasing, rifle, second team Conference Major Awards Tavon Austin, football: Big East Special Teams Player of the Year Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming: Big East Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Andy Bevin, men’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Thomas Kyanko: GARC Rookie of the Year, GARC Scholar Athlete Tina Maloney, gymnastics: EAGL MVP Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player Blake Miller, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Gymnast of the Year Petra Zublasing: GARC Shooter of the Year

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE Coaching Awards Jon Hammond, rifle: NRA Distinguished College Coach Dana Holgorsen, football: FWAA First Year Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer: 2011 Frontier Field Walk of Fame inductee Vic Riggs, women’s swimming: Big East Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year

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Jon Hammond Head Coach Seventh Season

Making good on a promise put in place upon his hiring, Jon Hammond, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, has returned the West Virginia University rifle team to national glory, implementing a strategy for success that has seen one national championship, three Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Championships, one undefeated season, 43 National Rifle Association (NRA) All-America honors and five Capital One Academic All-America recognitions.

The 2011-12 Season Tasked with maintaining the level of success the Mountaineers are now accustomed to with a young team recovering from the loss of seven seniors, Hammond rose to the challenge in his sixth season at WVU. Nationally ranked in the top three all year, WVU bounced back from a regular-season loss to Kentucky to grab its third straight GARC title. The Mountaineers, winners of the GARC Sportsmanship Award, also won the air rifle title and were paced by discipline champion and GARC Shooter of the Year, junior Petra Zublasing. Additionally, redshirt freshman Thomas Kyanko was named the GARC Rookie of the Year, and the squad earned 12 All-GARC honors.

The team, boasting a 12-2 record, including a 5-1 mark in conference action, advanced to the NCAA Championships for the sixth straight season. Despite a sixth-place finish, the tournament was filled with highlights, as Zublasing won the air rifle title, becoming the second straight Mountaineer to win the discipline title. She also finished sixth in smallbore, while freshman Taylor Ciotola placed sixth in air rifle. As a team, WVU finished second in air rifle and eighth in smallbore. Following the national championships, six Mountaineers earned eight NRA All-America honors, including first team air rifle and smallbore marks for Zublasing, while Hammond was named the NRA Distinguished College Coach for the second time. At season’s end, Zublasing continued WVU’s streak of placing a shooter on the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), when she earned second team honors. The Mountaineers have now had at least one honoree in each of the last three seasons.

2008-11 Leading a team that boasted seven seniors, five of whom comprised his first Mountaineer recruiting class, Hammond saw his fifth season at WVU become another championship year. Though narrowly edged by GARC rival Kentucky at the 2011 NCAA Rifle Championships, the Mountaineers, ranked No. 1 in the

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nation throughout the season, won the air rifle team title and finished second overall in smallbore. Additionally, senior Nicco Campriani won the NCAA air rifle title, the first WVU shooter to earn a national championship since 1997. Campriani also finished second in the smallbore competition. All told, the Mountaineers earned a combined five top-five air rifle and smallbore finishes, and six shooters scored eight NRA AllAmerica honors. Posting an 11-2 overall record and a 5-1 conference mark, the Mountaineers successfully defended their GARC title and also swept the air rifle and smallbore titles. WVU was the first conference team to repeat as champions since Nebraska (2006, ’07). Campriani, the individual air rifle, smallbore and combined score champion, was named the GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year. Following the season, Campriani and classmate Andy Lamson were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large First and Second Teams, respectively. Campriani was the third Mountaineer in program history to receive the first-team honor. He also was named the WVU Red Brown Cup honoree. Hammond coached a talented, upperclassladen squad to an 11-0 record in 2010, the team’s first undefeated season since 2001, and a GARC regular-season title. The Mountaineers followed their unblemished regular season with a win at the GARC Championships, sweeping both discipline titles and walking away with the conference trophy.


The victory was the program’s fourth overall and first since 2000. At his first GARC Championships, transfer Campriani won the smallbore, air rifle and combined score titles, and the Mountaineers earned 18 All-GARC honors, including eight first team awards. Hammond was named the GARC Coach of the Year, his second distinction in three seasons. WVU concluded the 2010 campaign with a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships; the Mountaineers, ranked No. 1 in the nation for the majority of the season, finished third in smallbore and fifth in air gun. WVU placed two in the smallbore finals, and following the championships, seven student-athletes earned 12 All-America honors. Hammond made a name for himself in the coaching ranks in 2009, as he took a young, rising WVU squad to the NCAA Championships and returned with the program’s 14th trophy. A season that was built on momentum, WVU went 11-1 overall, earned its first No. 1 CRCA ranking in over a decade, had seven student-athletes earn All-America honors, improved its GARC standing and finished second at the league championship, captured the nation’s air rifle championship and won the aforementioned NCAA title. The Mountaineers’ 2009 national-title run was especially noteworthy given the pressure the team overcame. After a poor smallbore showing on the championships’ first day, WVU found itself in sixth place. Hammond’s team regrouped and put forth a strong air rifle showing, with all four competitors finishing in the top 10. Additionally, Hammond’s squad was strong at the 2009 GARC Championship, as Tommy Santelli finished first overall, second in air rifle and fifth in smallbore. In total, WVU had seven top-10 finishes between the two disciplines. For his efforts all season, Hammond earned his first CRCA Coach of the Year honor.

The Early Years In only his second year as head coach, Hammond led the 2007-08 rifle squad to an 8-3 record, a third-place finish at the GARC Championships and a sixth-place standing at the NCAA Championships, the Mountaineers’ first appearance in six seasons. Hammond guided five Mountaineers to NRA smallbore All-America honors that season and also earned individual recognition, as he was named the GARC Coach of the Year and listed as the 2008 NRA Distinguished College Coach. Hammond took over the Mountaineer rifle program upon the retirement of long-time coach Marsha Beasley in 2006. That season, he guided the 2006-07 team to its first winning season (6-4) since 2003.

Academic Achievements A strong proponent for achievement at the range and in the classroom, Hammond’s shooters have proven to be well-rounded studentathletes. Since his arrival in the fall of 2006, 33 Mountaineers have earned a spot on the annual Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association AllAcademic Honor List, including a program-best seven student-athletes in 2011. The Mountaineers also have been well represented on the annual Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Teams. Zublasing became the third Mountaineer in as many seasons to be recognized, as she was named to the Capital One Academic AllAmerica At-Large Second Team in 2012. One year prior, Campriani became the program’s third first-team selection, as he was one of 15 student-athletes named to the top team. Additionally, Lamson, a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, was named to the second team for the second straight season in 2011.

Player Development Responsible for restoring the glory and tradition to the storied WVU rifle program, Hammond has recruited not only elite athletes to compete in the Old Gold and Blue, but he also has continued to teach and foster his team’s talents so each student-athlete is a stronger competitor upon graduation. Athletic accolades and recognitions go hand-in-hand with such advancements. The Mountaineers have earned a combined 43 NRA All-America honors, including 17 firstteam recognitions, since Hammond became head coach. Following a four-year drought, five Mountaineers scored five All-America honors in 2008, including first-team recognition for senior Lafe Kunkel and freshman Brandi Eskew. Seven Mountaineers earned a collective 22 All-America honors in two seasons, as the 2009 NCAA champion squad collected 10 awards, while the 2010 team earned 12. The seven honorees each season were a decade-high mark. Six Mountaineers earned eight total AllAmerica honors in 2011 and 2012, including first-team honors for Campriani in 2011 and Zublasing in 2012. Hammond’s leadership also propels the Mountaineers toward fruitful futures. Campriani and Zublasing earned spots on the Italian National Team for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, and Campriani won Gold in the men’s 50m 3 positions and Silver in the men’s 10m air rifle. He also finished eighth in the

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men’s 50m rifle prone. Additionally, Bryant Wallizer was invited to train at the US Olympic Training Center immediately following his 2010 graduation.

Athletic Achievements In addition to his busy coaching schedule, Hammond still competes for the Great Britain National Team. Hammond started shooting when he was nine years old. As a junior, Hammond won both domestic and international honors, highlighted by the 50m rifle prone World Junior Champion title in Barcelona in 1998. Hammond competed in his second straight Olympics in 2012, as he represented Great Britain at the London Summer Games. He competed in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions and the men’s 50m rifle prone, finishing 17th overall with a 593 total. In 2010, Hammond competed at the 50th ISSF World Championships, in Munich, Germany, and the Commonwealth Games in Dehli, India, where he became the most successful Scottish Athlete in a single Commonwealth Games winning four medals – two Gold, one Silver and one Bronze. Hammond continues to shoot on the ISSF World Cup circuit on an annual basis and is currently ranked inside the top 25 in the ISSF World Rankings.

Prior to Coaching at WVU Hammond earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Leeds while competing on its rifle team. Hammond then journeyed to West Virginia to spend the 2002-03 season competing for the WVU rifle team while working toward his master’s degree in sport management. Hammond returned to Morgantown in 2006 and began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant with the Mountaineers. In addition to his highly successful career as a shooter, Hammond also has volunteered his time to help others. While a member of the Leeds squad, he helped coach beginning shooters as well as assist the team with organizational tasks. Hammond also helped initiate Blind Shooting in Scotland with his father. He worked closely with a group from the Grampian Society for the Blind to teach basic rifle techniques. He gave the shooters positional and mental advice and undertook the task of raising funds for all of the equipment, as well as organizing a venue to hold the club’s matches. Hammond is engaged to Lindsay Brooke.


Q&A with Coach Hammond What are your expectations for the 201213 season? I would like to see us build off of last year. We really had a very good season. While our result at the NCAA Championships was a bit disappointing, it was just one match out of a very long season. A huge part of our team has that year of experience now, and that will help. Our new additions should also provide some extra strength this year. We are capable of beating anyone on our day, but it’s hard, like any sport, to be at your peak week in and week out. I think we want to keep improving. I think we’re capable of shooting higher scores than we did last year; I also think our consistency improved. Last year’s team was very young, and I think that inexperience was illustrated by our high scores one day and much lower scores on other days. This year, I’m really going to emphasize con-

sistency. If we get to the point that we’re shooting consistently high scores, I think we’ll be a hard team to beat. As a coach, what is your goal for the season? I want to look over each student-athlete as an individual and as a part of this team. I want to make them better shooters, technically and mentally. If we do that, the team scores will come. If everyone shoots a great score, then the team score is going to be really good. The team enters the year as the three-time defending Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) champions. Do you think this year’s squad has what it takes to win its fourth straight title? We definitely have enjoyed shooting at that championship. We’ll be trying our best to win every match this season, including the conference championship. We will do the best we can. I think this year is more of a case of the team

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members performing at the best of their ability. That will result in a good team score. I have to make sure they’re all focused and are progressing toward their goals. We use the fall as a platform to build on – we work on the technical aspects of shooting and do more training. We want to be as ready as we can in the spring so we can peak at the GARC and NCAA Championships. This year’s slate includes a trip to AlaskaFairbanks in November for two matches. Are you excited to take the team on this trip? We haven’t traveled to Alaska since I have been at WVU. It will be a new experience for us all. They are a great rival, and I think we owe it to them to take a trip. There’s a lot of history and tradition from their range (E.F. Horton Rifle Range), too. They also have had Olympic shooters come out of their program. The range also has played host to the NCAA Championships. They’re a great program, and it will be a great road trip.


Jon Hammond with 2012 NCAA Air Rifle Champion Petra Zublasing

I have wanted to go on a larger road trip for some time. Obviously, a big step for the program would be an international tour, but this is pretty close to that. We’re going to get two quality matches in Alaska. It is the last match of our fall semester, so it gives us something to work toward, and I know the whole team is looking forward to it. Four years have passed since the team last won the NCAA Championship. Do you think the squad still carries that pride of being a 14-time national champion into matches, or do you think this group wants to earn that reputation? I think we have a really strong team this year and some quality shooters. Naturally, we should have some confidence as a team. At the same time, reputations don’t win anything, and we have to go out and win those titles. No one on this team has won a championship before. That’s going to have to be earned by all of them. I think the goal for this team is to individually improve as shooters. They need to become better shooters. We started thinking that way last season, and we still need to work on that this year. We don’t want to chase scores or look at what other teams are shooting. We know we have a lot of talent here at WVU. We just have to continue focusing on ourselves. I want them to become the

best they can be, and with that will come good team results. WVU, Kentucky and TCU have emerged as national contenders over the last four seasons, as each has won the team title since 2009. Do you think that will be the case again this year? I think it’s going to be pretty similar. I think Alaska is quietly confident that it can improve

and push up, but I think other than them, it really is going to be these three teams in the top again. The parity is getting better, so much so that on any given day, any team can win. I don’t think we’re necessarily going to be extending our gap; I think all of the other teams are getting closer to us. That being said, I think our team, as well as TCU and Kentucky, will be the top-ranked teams going into the season.

Petra Zublasing is the only senior on the team. Are you looking for her to assume the leadership role? Are you looking for anyone else to step up? Petra is our standout leader, and I think she will embrace that role. She will help everyone out, in and out of the range. I also think it’s going to be a group effort this year. While Petra is the only senior on the roster, Chance Cover and Daniel Sojka are in their fourth year of college. They bring college experience, and they know how to balance everything. On the other hand, Taylor Ciotola, Thomas Kyanko and Meelis Kiisk have more shooting experience than that duo in bigger competitions. There really isn’t one person that stands out. Everyone is going to have to help each other. The strengths of each individual will have to be balanced out with the others’ weaknesses. Everyone needs to lead by example. The WVU Rifle Range is the home base for some of the best shooters in the nation and for three 2012 London Olympians. What are your thoughts on the range? Quality wise, it is a great facility. I’m looking forward to us one day hosting some bigger matches. As a training facility, it’s very good. This team enjoys training here, and it’s a good set-up. Your team is known for a strong work ethic in the classroom. Do you take pride in that? Definitely. I think we have a team of studentathletes that do very well in school. We average a few 4.0 grade point averages each semester. Doing well academically is very important to me, and I think academic success goes handin-hand with success in the range. Our sport is very mental and requires a lot of concentration.

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2012-13 Support Staff

Edward F. Etzel, Ed.D.

Raymond Prior

Chris Worrell

Jerry Handley

Stephanie White

Psychologist

Graduate Assistant

Athletic Trainer

Strength Coach

Assistant Director, Student-Athlete Academic Services

Shannon McNamara

Justin Pentz

Bubba Schmidt

Scott Herdzik

Dr. Matt Lively

Assistant Sports Information Director

Student Assistant

Equipment Manager

Assistant Equipment Manager

Medical Director

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34...............................................................Rosters 35................................................. Petra Zublasing 38.................................................... Chance Cover 39...................................................... Daniel Sojka 40..................................................... Taylor Ciotola 41....................................................... Meelis Kiisk 42.................................................Thomas Kyanko 43..................................................Maren Prediger 44.................................................Matthew Martin 44.............................................. Garrett Spurgeon 44........................................... Patrick Sunderman

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Front Row (l-r) Meelis Kiisk, Maren Prediger, Thomas Kyanko, Petra Zublasing, Daniel Sojka Back Row (l-r) Student Assistant Justin Pentz, Garrett Spurgeon, Taylor Ciotola, Chance Cover, Matthew Martin, Patrick Sunderman, coach Jon Hammond WVU Rifle 2012-13 Roster Alphabetical Roster Name

Ht. Class

Hometown

Taylor Ciotola

6-4

So.

Pasadena, Md.

Chance Cover

6-4

Jr.

Ardmore, Okla.

Meelis Kiisk

5-9

So.

Paide, Estonia

Thomas Kyanko

5-10

So.

Wellsburg, W.Va.

Matthew Martin

6-2

R-Fr.

Maren Prediger

5-6

So.

Daniel Sojka

5-10

Jr.

Cracow, Poland

Garrett Spurgeon

6-2

Fr.

Canton, Mo.

Patrick Sunderman

6-0

Fr.

Farmington, Minn.

Petra Zublasing

5-5

Sr.

Appiano, Italy

Eagle Rock, Alaska Petersaurach, Germany

Head Coach: Jon Hammond

Pronunciation Guide Taylor Ciotola

see-o-tola

Meelis Kiisk

may-liss

Thomas Kyanko

ky-an-ko

Daniel Sojka Petra Zublasing

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soy-kah zu-blah-sing


One of the top female shooters in the world … the unquestioned Mountaineer leader … teammates will benefit from her 2012 London Olympic experience … 2012 NCAA air rifle champion … finished second overall in air rifle at the 2011 NCAA National Championships … coach says she still has goals to accomplish at WVU … her leadership will be felt within team for years to come … experience with Italian national team give her an edge in the range.

At West Virginia in 2011-12

• NCAA air rifle champion; WVU’s 16th indi-

Petra Zublasing 5-5, Senior Appiano, Italy vidual national champion • NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle and Smallbore • GARC Shooter of the Year • GARC air rifle and combined score champion • All-GARC First Team Air Rifle, Smallbore and Combined Score • Named to the Capital One Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Second Team • Named to the Capital One District 2 Academic All-District At-Large Women’s Team • CRCA All-Academic Team • Placed 12th in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions (581) and 12th in the women’s 10m air rifle (396) at the 2012 London Summer Olympics • Opened the season with an air rifle win (597) against Air Force at the NU Rifle Range; also finished first overall with a combined score of 1177 • Victorious at Nebraska, winning air rifle (596) and smallbore (587) and finishing first overall (1183) • Shot a school-record 600 in air rifle in win over Army; she is believed to be the first female collegiate shooter to attain the score, which is comparable to a world record • Also shot a winning

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smallbore score of 586 against Army and finished first overall with a combined total of 1186 • Finished first against Memphis with an aggregate score of 1188; also finished first in air rifle (597) and smallbore (591) • Shot an NCAA- and school-record 593 smallbore in win over Murray State; also won air rifle with a score of 596 and finished first overall with a combined score of 1189 • Won air rifle (598) and smallbore (592) against Ole Miss; winning combined score of 1192 was a season high • Won both guns and finished first overall against Akron with a 1186 score; shot 597 air rifle and 589 smallbore • Combined score of 1180 was good enough for first at Ohio State; also won air rifle (592) and smallbore (588) • Placed third at TCU with a combined score of 1178; also finished second in air rifle (594) and third in smallbore (584) • Finished first against VMI with a 1181 aggregate total; also won air rifle (596) and smallbore (585) • Secured her first career conference title with a 702.7 (598, 104.7) combined air rifle score at the GARC Championships; she also finished first overall with a 1178 aggregate score and third in smallbore with a 682.1 total after shooting a final’s-best 102.1 score (580, 102.1) • Shot a 692.2 combined score (593, 103.2) and won the 2012 NCAA air rifle title; also finished a team-best sixth in smallbore with a 686.7 total (586, 100.7) • Paced the team with a 596.2 air rifle and 586.8 smallbore season averages; also ranked No. 1 with a 1182.8 aggregate season average • Won the women’s 10m air rifle (399, 103.42) at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China


2012 NCAA Air Rifle Champion

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• Finished fourth in the women’s 10m air rifle (397, 102.6) at the 2011 ISSF World Cup Final • Won the women’s visitor 10m air rifle competition at the USA Shooting Olympic Team Air Rifle Trials with a two-day total of 700 (399, 400) • Finished 18th in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions (580) at the Munich ISSF World Cup

At West Virginia in 2010-11

• NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle • Finished second in air rifle behind teammate Nicco Campriani at the 2011 NCAA Championships; scored helped Mountaineers win air rifle national championship • CRCA All-Academic Team • Strong in Mountaineer debut, finishing first overall against Akron with an aggregate score of 1183; also shot 586 smallbore and a personal-best 597 air rifle for a discipline sweep • Placed second against Alaska-Fairbanks with a combined score of 1174; also finished second in air rifle (592) and third in smallbore (582) • Shot 594 and finished third in air rifle at Kentucky • Finished second overall against Columbus State in Lexington, Ky., with a season-best score of 1184; also finished second in both guns, shooting a personal-best 588 smallbore and 596 in air rifle • Shot 582 smallbore and finished second overall against Nebraska in an NCAA qualifying match • Shot a two-day total of 1175 and finished second overall at the 2011 GARC Championships • Placed second in air rifle with a score of 697.6 (594, 103.6) and fourth in smallbore

with a score of 680.0 (581, 99) at GARCs; earned smallbore placement following a one-shot shoot-off victory, 9.9-7.8, over Kentucky’s Heather Greathouse • Earned second place in air rifle at NCAAs with 698.1 final score; shot 593 in open relay and 105.1 in the finals, the best score of the eight-man field • Just missed qualifying for the smallbore finals at NCAAs, shooting 582 in the open relay but losing a five-shot shootout with three other shooters; relay score was good enough for ninth place • Finished as the top collegiate shooter each day at the 2010 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships, shooting successive scores of 393, 400 and 398 in the women’s 10m air rifle • Won the Bronze medal in the women’s 10m air rifle and earned an Olympic quota as the ISSF Fort Benning World Cup; also finished 12th in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position • Finished 10th in the women’s 10m air rifle and 12th in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the ISSF Munich World Cup • Sat out the fall season in compliance with transfer rules

With Italian National Team from 2004-10

• Competed in women’s air rifle and 50m women’s 3 positions at the 2010 Munich ISSF World Championships • Finished seventh in air rifle at the 2010 Fort Benning World Cup • Second in air rifle at the 2009 Milan World

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Cup; finish qualified her for the 2009 World Cup Final, China • Won the junior women’s air rifle title at the 2009 European Championships, Prague • Finished seventh in air rifle at the 2009 Wuxi World Cup.

Personal

• Daughter of Franz Zublasing and Adelheid Schroffenegger • Birthday is June 30 • Has two sisters • Attended the University of Innsbruck for two years prior to joining the Mountaineers • Majoring in civil engineering • President’s List • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Personal Bests 600

593

Air Rifle

vs. Army, Oct. 22, 2011

Smallbore

vs. Murray State, Oct. 30, 2011

CAREER AIR RIFLE

Year Matches Avg. 2011 7 593.86 2012 12 596.2

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year Matches Avg. 2011 7 583 2012 12 586.8

High 597 600

High 588 593


Experienced sporter shooter in air rifle … made strides in first season of precision shooting last year … work over the summer should help consistency and scores this year … familiar with program after competing for WVU Rifle Club … pushes Mountaineers in the WVU Rifle Range.

At West Virginia in 2011-12

• CRCA All-Academic Team • Stellar in win over Army, shooting personalbest scores of 581 air rifle and 569 smallbore with a personal-best aggregate total of 1150

Chance Cover 6-4, Junior Ardmore, Okla. • Followed up performance at Army with a 580 air rifle score against Murray State • Shot 580 air rifle, one shot short of his personal-best mark, and 561 smallbore at the GARC Championships • Owned season averages of 574.2 air rifle, 563.9 smallbore and 1138.2 aggregate score • Finished 22nd in the men’s 50m 3 positions at the 2012 USA Shooting National Championships with a two-day score of 2270 (1132, 1138); also shot men’s air rifle with an aggregate score of 1146 (577, 569) and shot a three-day total of 1759 (581, 587, 591) in the men’s 50m prone

At West Virginia (prior to joining team)

• Two-year member of the WVU Rifle Club (2009-11) • Member of air rifle team that finished third at the 2011 NRA Intercollegiate NRA Club Championships • Fourth place, air rifle, 2011 NRA Intercollegiate NRA Club Championships

In High School

• 2009 Camp Perry Open Sporter Class individual and team champion • Two-time MVP and team captain at Western Reserve Academy • Also lettered in soccer and baseball

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Personal

• Son of Wallis and Lisa Cover • Has one sister • Birthday is February 23 • Majoring in computer science/computer engineering • Member of Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Personal Bests 581

569

Air Rifle

vs. Army, Oct. 22, 2012

Smallbore

vs. Army, Oct. 22, 2012

Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. 2012 13 574.2

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. 2012 13 563.9

High 581

High 569


Proven collegiate shooter … is coming off two non-competitive seasons, as he attended Harper College in 2010-11 and sat out last year after joining the Mountaineers … continued to shoot at competitions during down time … excited to compete for WVU … expected to push teammates in range … lacks smallbore experience, but has potential to improve.

At West Virginia in 2011-12

• Sat out season and earned a redshirt • Finished 15th in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2012 USA Shooting National Champion-

Daniel Sojka 5-10, Junior Cracow, Poland ships with a two-day total of 1172 (588, 584); also placed 16th in the men’s 50m 3 positions with an aggregate score of 2298 (1148, 1150)

At Murray State (2009-10)

• Counted toward the team’s third-place air rifle finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships • Member of the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) championship team • All-OVC Second Team Air Rifle • All-OVC Newcomer Teams Air Rifle and Smallbore

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In High School

• Three-time NRA Junior Nationals competitor • Three-time Junior Olympics competitor • 2008 NRA 3 positions Sporter National Champion • Attended Illinois’ Wheeling High

Personal

• Son of Andrzej and Urszula Sojka • Birthday is June 20 • Also attended Harper College (2010-11) • Majoring in mechanical engineering • President’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


Showed vast improvement throughout freshman season … maturity should help him further success this year … expected to contribute to team scores weekly … showed capabilities at the end of freshman season and looks to build on that experience.

At West Virginia in 2011-12

• NRA All-America Honorable Mention Smallbore • All-GARC Honorable Mention Smallbore • Named to the CollegeSports360.com rifle Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (1/26)

Taylor Ciotola 6-4, Sophomore Pasadena, Md. • Opened Mountaineer career with a third-place finish against Air Force at the NU Rifle Range with a combined score of 1165; also tied for second in air rifle with a score of 586 • Tied for first in win over Alaska-Fairbanks with a score of 1170; also won smallbore with a personalbest score of 584 • Paced the Mountaineers against Kentucky with a combined score of 1165; also finished first on the team, fourth overall, with a 590 air rifle mark • Finished eighth in air rifle and smallbore at the GARC Championships, shooting a personal-best 591 in the open air rifle relay and 101.9 in the final for a 692.9 total, and a team-best 583 smallbore relay score and 92.3 in the final for a 675.3 total; finished third overall with a personal-best 1174 aggregate score • Placed sixth in air rifle at the NCAA Championships, shooting a personal-best 591 in qualification and 99.4 in the final for a 690.4 total; also shot 572 smallbore • Smallbore season average of 576.7 and aggregate season average of 1161.5 ranked No. 3 on team; also owned air rifle season average of 584.8 • Placed 40th in the

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men’s 10m air rifle at the USA Shooting Olympic Team Air Rifle Trials with a two-day score of 1149 (578, 571)

In High School

• Three-time state 3 position air rifle champion (2005-07) • Two-time state 3 position outdoor champion • Intermediate juniors air rifle champion at 2009 Junior Olympics; also placed second in junior’s 50m prone • Captain, Queen Anne’s County 4-H rifle team • Treasurer, Queen Anne’s County 4-H rifle team • Attended Chesapeake Senior High

Personal

• Son of Anthony and Dolores Ciotola • Birthday is February 19 • Majoring in forest resources management

Personal Bests 591

584

Air Rifle

at 2012 GARC Championships, Feb. 26, 2012 at 2012 NCAA Championships, March 10, 2012

Smallbore

vs. Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 20, 2012

Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2012 15 584.8 591

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. 2012 15 576.7

High 584


Strong international shooter … member of the Estonian National Team … strength lies with smallbore, but coach is looking for more consistency … improved air rifle scores during freshman season … pushes 590 air score on a consistent basis.

Meelis Kiisk 5-9, Sophomore Paide, Estonia

At West Virginia in 2011-12

• NRA All-America Second Team Air Rifle • All-GARC Honorable Mention Combined Score • CRCA All-Academic Team • Finished third at Nebraska with a score of 1159 • Finished third in smallbore against Army with a personal-best score of 581

• Finished fourth overall against Murray State with a personal-best 1164 • Shot a personal-best air rifle score of 592 at TCU and finished second on the team, fourth overall • Finished second on the team against Kentucky with a personal-best combined score of 1164; also paced the team in smallbore with a 576 mark • Won air rifle against NC State with a score of 588; also placed third overall (1161) • Finished second in air rifle with a personal-best 592 against VMI • Shot 583 air rifle and 572 smallbore toward the team’s score at the GARC Championships • Ranked No. 4 on team with air rifle season average of 584.9; also owned smallbore and aggregate season averages of 572.5 and 1157.4, respectively • Won the men’s visitor 10m air rifle competition at the USA Shooting Olympic Team Air Rifle Trials with a two-day score of 1174 (589, 585) • Shot 583 in the men’s 10m air rifle at the Munich ISSF World Cup

In High School

• Member of the Jarva County Shooting Sport Club • Member of the Estonian National Team

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• Named Best Youth Shooter in 2009 by the Estonian Shooting Sport Federation • Three-time Estonian air rifle champion • Set the Estonian 3x40 junior record in 2010 with a score of 1160 • Sixth place, 2009 European prone junior championships • Gold medal, 2007 Estonian Air Rifle Championships (686.6 final score) • Personal best prone score of 597 is an Estonian junior record • Attended Paide co-Educational Gymnasium

Personal

• Son of Allan Kiisk and Eve Valdmaa • Married to Kristina Kiisk • Wife, Kristina, is also a shooter and won the Bronze medal at the 2003 European Championships in the junior women’s sport pistol team event • Has one brother • Birthday is June 4 • Majoring in computer and electrical engineering • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Personal Bests 592

581

Air Rifle

at TCU, Jan. 28, 2012 vs. VMI, Feb. 18, 2012

Smallbore

vs. Army, Oct. 22, 2012

Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2012 14 584.9 592

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. High 2012 14 572.5 581


Experienced shooter who has spent time with the US Junior National Team … hard work has paid off on the national stage … came out strong at start of freshman season and hopes to regain that strength … summer break should help with focus … coach hopes he will consistently count toward both team scores … excels in the classroom.

At West Virginia in 2011-12

• NRA All-America Second Team Smallbore • GARC Rookie of the Year • GARC Scholar-Athlete • All-GARC Honorable Mention Smallbore and Combined Score • CRCA All-Academic Team • Opened Mountaineer career with a secondplace smallbore showing (582) against Air Force at the NU Rifle Range • Finished second at Nebraska with a score of 1171; also finished second in air rifle (590) and smallbore (581) • Finished second in win over Army with a 1169 combined score; also finished second in smallbore with a personal-best score of 583 • Shot 582 smallbore and finished second

Thomas Kyanko 5-10, Sophomore Wellsburg, W.Va. against Murray State • Finished second against Akron with a personal-best score of 1174; also shot a personal best 594 in air rifle and finished second and shot 580 smallbore and placed third • Tied for first in win over Alaska-Fairbanks with a score of 1170; also won air rifle (590) and finished second in smallbore (580) • Finished third in smallbore at Ohio State with a 582 score; included in his mark was a school-record 200 prone • Shot 586 air rifle and 573 smallbore toward the team’s score at the GARC Championships; • One of five Mountaineers to compete at NCAA Championships and shot 579 air rifle and 569 smallbore • Ranked No. 3 on team with a smallbore season average of 576.7 and No. 4 with an aggregate season average of 1160.7; also owned air rifle season average of 584.0 • Placed 30th in the men’s 10m air rifle competition at the USA Shooting Team Air Rifle Trials with a two-day total of 1163 (583, 580)

At West Virginia in 2010-11

• Redshirted • Had a fantastic showing at the 2011 USA Shooting National Championships, winning the junior men’s 50m 3 position, placing third in the junior men’s 10m air rifle and ninth in the junior men’s 50m rifle prone; also placed third and 14th in the men’s 50m 3 position and men’s 10m air rifle, respectively • Successful outing at the 2010 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championship, earning a Silver medal on day two in the junior men’s 10m air rifle with a final score of 687.7 (586, 101.7); relay score was good enough for 22nd place in the open competition

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In High School

• Member of the US Junior National team • Represented the US at the 2008 Shooting Hopes match in Pilzen, Czech Republic and finished eighth in junior men’s 50m 3 position and ninth in junior men’s 50m prone • Finished second overall in smallbore at the 2009 Junior Olympics • Finalist and high J2 in smallbore at the 2008 Junior Olympics • Junior finalist in smallbore at the 2008 USA Nationals • Valedictorian and Bucklew Scholar at Brooke High • Member of the Honors program and community service club

Personal

• Son of Mark and Mari Kyanko • Birthday is July 22 • Has one sister • Enrolled in the WVU Honors Program • Majoring in computer science • Hopes to obtain PhD in computer science • President’s List • Dean’s List ��� Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Personal Bests 594

583

Air Rifle

vs. Akron, Jan. 14, 2012

Smallbore

vs. Army, Oct. 22, 2012

Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2012 15 584.0 594

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. 2012 15 576.7

High 583


Strong shooter with international experience … comes from a very strong shooting country … brings good air rifle scores to team … coach expects her smallbore scores to improve this season … spent summer in Morgantown and had adjusted to surroundings … expected to push Mountaineers in range and contribute right away.

With the German National Team from 2009-10, 2012

• Finished first in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 2011 German Championships

Maren Prediger 5-6, Sophomore Petersaurach, Germany (398, 100.8) and the 2010 German Championships (398, 101.0) • Placed 27th in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 2010 Munich ISSF World Championships (393) • Finished 2010 with five victories in junior women’s 10m air rifle competitions • Placed second in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 2009 European Championships (396, 103.6)

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• Finished second (394) in the female youth 10m air rifle at the 2006 German Championships • Attended Johann-Sebastian-Bach Gymnasium in Windsbach, Germany

Personal

• Daughter of Joachim and Gabriele Prediger • Birthday is April 30 • Has one sister • Majoring in chemistry


• Finished 49th in the men’s 10m air rifle at the USA Shooting Olympic Team Air Rifle Trials with a two-day total of 1126 (568, 558)

In High School

Expected to grow into contributing role with training … coach hopes redshirt season will benefit his training this year … member of the US National Development team … air rifle specialist … has potential to grow into strong smallbore shoot with experience.

At West Virginia in 2011-12

• Redshirted

• Member of the US National Development Team • 2010 Junior Olympics 3 position air rifle champion • Multiple national Junior Olympics qualifier • 2011 Alaska Junior Olympics State Championships smallbore and air rifle champion • Third place, junior men’s 10m air rifle J2 category, 2009 Rifle National Junior Olympic Championships • Competitor at the 2009 Navy Junior ROTC (NJROTC) Service Championship • Three-time team captain of his NJROTC and 4-H teams • Shot under his father, Bill Martin, at the Borealis Bullseyes 4H Club

Personal

Matthew Martin 6-2, R-Freshman Eagle River, Alaska • Has two brothers and one sister • Birthday is October 25 • Majoring in industrial engineering • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• Son of Bill and Tina Martin

In High School

• Four-time National Junior Olympics qualifier; won two Bronze medals in smallbore in 2007 and Gold in air rifle in 2009 • Two-time Missouri air rifle state champion (2010, 2011) • High J2 smallbore shooter at the 2010 and 2011 USA National Championships • High J2 air rifle shooter at the 2011 National Junior Olympics • Attended Canton R-V High

One of the top junior shooters in the country … capable of competing right away … will make transition from shooting on to shooting within a team setting … coach is high on his potential … strength is his consistency with both guns.

Personal

• Son of Larry and Joann Spurgeon • Birthday is February 14 • Has one brother • Majoring in civil engineering

Garrett Spurgeon 6-2, Freshman Canton, Mo.

In High School

• Three-time rifle state champion • Three-time Junior Olympic Championships qualifier • Finished fourth in air rifle at the 2012 Junior Olympic Championships; also finished fifth in smallbore • Competed in the 2012 Olympic air rifle trials (part 1 and 2) • Attended Farmington High

Personal

Under the radar recruit who has shown vast improvement in competition in the last six months … potential outweighs experience right now … coach is excited to track his development.

• Son of Mike and Linda Sunderman • Birthday is August 17 • Has one sister • Majoring in mechanical engineering

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2012-13 Season Preview WVU aims for its fourth straight GARC Championship Focusing on the Competition Once again, coach Jon Hammond has put together a competitive schedule for the Mountaineers, as the team will line-up alongside three former NCAA champions, including 2011 champion and GARC foe Kentucky. WVU also will shoot against 10-time champion AlaskaFairbanks and Army. All three teams shot at the 2012 NCAA Championships. The Mountaineers will open the season at Army on Oct. 7 and will close out their fall schedule with two matches at UAF on Nov. 1718. The Nanooks have traveled to Morgantown each of the last five seasons, and WVU owns a 4-1 record over the team during that span. WVU evened the all-time series at 6-6 with a 46764626 victory in 2012. WVU ends its regular-season in Lexington, Ky., on Feb. 2. The Mountaineers and the Wildcats have battled for GARC supremacy over the last few seasons, and the winner of their shoulder-to-shoulder match also has won the conference’s regular-season crown each of the last four years. WVU is 14-8 all-time against UK.

Four is More The Mountaineers will shoot for their fourth straight GARC title on Feb. 23-24, in Oxford, Miss. WVU is the only team to ever win three consecutive titles, a feat the Mountaineers have accomplished twice (1998-2000, 2010-12). Prior to WVU’s current run, Kentucky won the title in 2007 and 2009, the same season the Mountaineers won the national championship, and Army won in 2008.

Coaches Association (CRCA) Preseason Poll. WVU finished last season ranked No. 6, a ranking determined by its finish at the NCAA Championships. Defending national champion TCU is ranked No. 1, while Kentucky is ranked No. 2. AlaskaFairbanks follows WVU at No. 4, and Army is ranked No. 5. WVU will face every team ranked in the Top 5 but TCU. Additionally, the squad will lineup against No. 6 Mississippi and t-No. 10 Ohio State and Nebraska.

From London to Morgantown

New Faces

Following two 12th-place finishes for Italy at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, senior Petra Zublasing returns to WVU for one last season with the Mountaineers and her final shot at a team NCAA title. Zublasing is arguably one of the top collegiate shooters. A three-time First Team National Rifle Association All-American, she is the defending NCAA air rifle champion and GARC air rifle and combined score champion. The 2012 GARC Shooter of the Year, Zublasing paced the Mountaineers in both guns last season, shooting 596.2 air rifle and 586.8 smallbore. Additionally, she shot a collegiateand school-record 600 air rifle in 2011; she is believed to be the first female NCAA shooter to earn the score.

Three shooters join WVU in 2012-13, while two student-athletes look to contribute following redshirt seasons. New to the team this season are sophomore Maren Prediger and freshmen Garrett Spurgeon and Patrick Sunderman, while junior Daniel Sojka and redshirt-freshman Matthew Martin will aim for their first action as Mountaineers. Prediger, a native of Petersaurach, Germany, is a strong shooter with three years experience on the German National Team. She finished first in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 2010 and 2011 German Championships. Prediger brings competitive air rifle scores with her and is expected to contribute to the team scores right away. A Canton, Mo., native, Spurgeon, a four-time National Junior Olympics qualifier, is one of the top junior shooters in the country. He was the High J2 shooter at the 2010 and 2011 USA National Championships. Consistent in both guns, Spurgeon is capable of competing for the top scores immediately. Though more inexperienced then his teammates, Sunderman, a native of Farmington, Minn., boasts a ton of potential. A three-time rifle state champion, he also is a three-time Junior Olympic Championships qualifier and finished fourth in air rifle at the 2012 Junior Olympics Championships. After sitting out last season following his transfer from Harper College, Sojka, a native of Cracow, Poland, is anxious to join his teammates in the range. Though he hasn’t shot competitively in two seasons, he previously spent the 200910 season at Murray State, where he counted toward the team’s third-place air rifle finish at the NCAA Championships and earned All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team Air Rifle honors. Martin, an Eagle River, Alaska, native, was a member of the US National Development Team in high school and a multiple national Junior Olympics Championships qualifier.

A Job to Finish Five lettermen return for the Mountaineers

Title Hungry For the first time in three years, the WVU roster is void of any holdovers from the Mountaineers’ run to the NCAA title in 2009. WVU owns a nation-best 14 national titles. Since 2009, TCU, the defending national champions, has won two titles, including its first in 2010, while Kentucky won its first in 2011. Prior to the Mountaineers’ victory, Alaska-Fairbanks won three consecutive championships (2006-08).

No. 3 Out of the Gate The Mountaineers open the 2012-13 season ranked No. 3 in the Collegiate Rifle

this year: senior Petra Zublasing, junior Chance Cover and sophomores Taylor Ciotola, Meelis Kiisk and Thomas Kyanko, the 2012 GARC Rookie of the Year. Combined, the quintet owns six National Rifle Association All-America honors. Zublasing, Ciotola and Kyanko all shot at the 2012 NCAA Championships. In addition to her air rifle win, Zublasing also finished a team-best sixth in smallbore. Ciotola joined Zublasing in the air rifle final and finished sixth.

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2012-13 WVU Rifle Schedule Date Opponent

Place

Oct. 7

Army*

West Point, N.Y.

All Day

Oct. 13

Ohio State with Akron

Columbus, Ohio

All Day

Oct. 16

Memphis*

Morgantown

All Day

Oct. 27

Navy

Morgantown

All Day

Nov. 9

Ole Miss*

Morgantown

All Day

Nov. 11

NC State*

Morgantown

All Day

Nov. 17

Alaska-Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

All Day

Nov. 18

Alaska-Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

All Day

Jan. 19

Nebraska*

Morgantown

All Day

Feb. 2

Kentucky*

Lexington, Ky.

All Day

Feb. 16

NCAA Qualifiers

Columbus, Ohio

All Day

Feb. 23-24

GARC Championships

Oxford, Miss.

All Day

March 8-9

NCAA Championships

Columbus, Ohio

All Day

* - Great American Rifle Conference opponent All matches expected to begin at 8 a.m. local time

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2012-13 West Virginia University Rifle Quick Facts

General Information Location: Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 29,617 President: Dr. James P. Clements (Maryland-Baltimore County, ’85) Director of Athletics: Oliver Luck (West Virginia University, ’82) NCAA Faculty Representative: John Fisher Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Nickname: Mountaineers Colors: Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295) Home Facility: Mountaineer Rifle Range

NRA All-America Honors: 337 Olympians: 30

Team Information 2011-12 Record: 12-2 2011-12 GARC Record: 5-1 NCAA Finish: Sixth NCAA Individual Champions: Petra Zublasing (air rifle) NRA All-America Honors: 8 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/3 Newcomers: 3

Coaching Information

Sports Information

Head Coach: Jon Hammond (West Virginia University, ’04) Overall Record: 59-12 (six seasons) Record at WVU: same

Rifle History Season of Rifle: 63rd First Year of Rifle: 1951 All-Time Record: 580-100 (.853) NCAA Championships (Last): 14 (2009) NCAA Championships Appearances (Last): 26 (2012) NCAA Individual Champions (Last): 20 (2012)

Assistant SID/Rifle Contact: Shannon McNamara Assistant Athletic Director/Communications: Michael Fragale Sports Information Director: Bryan Messerly Associate Sports Information Director: Katie Kane SID’s e-mail: Shannon.McNamara@mail.wvu.edu Sports Communications Phone: (304) 293-2821 Sports Communications Fax: (304) 293-4105 Mailing Address: Sports Communications Office | West Virginia University PO Box 0877 | Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Website: WVUsports.com

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2011-12 Season Review NCAA Championship Recap The Mountaineers (12-2, 5-1 GARC) rallied from an eighth place smallbore showing to finish second in air rifle and sixth overall at the 2012 NCAA Championships, at Ohio State University’s Converse Hall and French Field House, with a two-day total of 4647. WVU shot 2350 in air rifle and 2297 in smallbore. Petra Zublasing won the air rifle title with a combined score of 696.2 (593, 103.2). She also finished sixth in smallbore with a 686.7 (586, 100.7) mark. Taylor Ciotola also shot in the air rifle final and finished sixth with a 690.4 (591, 99.4) total. Zublasing, Ciotola, Justin Pentz, Michael Kulbacki and Thomas Kyanko combined for the Mountaineers’ scores.

Zublasing Snags Air Rifle Title Petra Zublasing brought the NCAA air rifle title back to Morgantown, as she finished first at the national championships with a score of 692.2. Zublasing entered the finals tied with TCU’s Sara Scherer at 593, but secured the title with a 103.2 final showing. The 2011 NCAA air rifle runner-up, Zublasing’s

win followed Nicco Campriani’s 2011 victory. She became the 16th WVU national champion; the Mountaineers own 20 individual titles.

All-America Success Six Mountaineers finished the 2011-12 season with National Rifle Association (NRA) All-America honors. Petra Zublasing was the lone WVU shooter to earn first-team accolades, as she earned air rifle and smallbore honors, bringing her career first-team honors total to three. Senior Justin Pentz concluded his career with smallbore and air rifle second-team awards, bringing his four-year honor total to six. Classmate Michael Kublacki also went out with honors, as he was named to the air rifle second team, his fourth career award. Freshmen Thomas Kyanko, Meelis Kiisk and Taylor Ciotola all scored honors in their first season. Kyanko was named to the smallbore second team, while Ciotola earned honorable mention recognition. Kiisk was named to the air rifle second team. In addition to the All-America awards, the NRA also honored coach Jon Hammond, as he was named the NRA Distinguished College Coach. He previously scored the award in 2008.

Michael Kulbacki

GARC Greatness WVU overcame a three-shot deficit and won its third straight GARC Championship in 2012 with a combined score of 4681; the Mountaineers are the only conference program to win three consecutive titles. WVU also won three straight titles from 1998-2000. WVU finished second in smallbore with a score of 2318 and won air rifle with a score of 2366. Petra Zublasing won the conference air rifle and combined score titles. She shot 702.7 (598, 104.7) in air rifle and 1178 combined score. Zublasing also finished third in smallbore with a score of 682.1 (580, 102.1). On the eve of the championships, Zublasing was named the GARC Shooter of the Year. She became the second Mountaineer in as many seasons to earn the title, as Nicco Campriani earned the award in 2011, and the fourth WVU shooter overall. Additionally, Thomas Kyanko was named the GARC Rookie of the Year, the third Mountaineer to score the honor and the first since 1999, and the team’s scholar-athlete. Additionally, the Mountaineers earned 12 total All-GARC honors.

Superior Rank

The Mountaineers spent the entire 2011-12

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season ranked in the top three in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll. After opening the season at No. 3, WVU needed just two weeks to move up to the No. 1 spot, which the team claimed on Oct. 25 on the strength of its 4693 score shot in its win over Army. The ranking was the squad’s first top billing since its No. 1-ranking in March, 2011, prior to its second-place finish at the NCAA Championships. WVU spent only one week at No. 1 and finished the year ranked No. 6.

Senior Duo Completes Career Together Justin Pentz and Michael Kulbacki, high school teammates at DuBois Area High, completed their Mountaineer career together with a list of accolades, including a combined 10 NRA All-America honors. Pentz and Kulbacki led the Mountaineers to their third straight GARC title, as well as a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Additionally, Pentz concluded his GARC career with a fifth-place finish in air rifle with a score of 694.6 (591, 103.6). As freshmen, the duo was integral in WVU’s 14th national title win in 2009, as Kulbacki shot on the historic air rifle team and Pentz pushed his teammates in the range throughout

the year.

Zublasing Shoots 600! Petra Zublasing became the first female collegiate shooter to earn a perfect 600 air rifle score when she shot the collegiate record in the Mountaineers’ home season-opening victory over Army on Oct. 22. Zublasing was the second WVU shooter in as many seasons to attain the record, as Nicco Campriani also shot 600 air rifle during the 2011-12 season. In addition to her collegiate record, Zublasing’s score was comparable to a world record, though she did not receive credit for the record; females only shoot 40 shots in air rifle internationally. Zublasing finished the match with wins in smallbore (586) and combined score (1186), too.

Mountaineers Handle Tough Second-Half Schedule Coach Jon Hammond back-loaded the Mountaineers’ 2011-12 schedule, as the team lined-up against Alaska-Fairbanks, TCU and Kentucky in three of its final five regular-season matches in preparation for the postseason. Though the squad did not emerge undefeated,

Justin Pentz

Petra Zublasing the team went a respectable 3-2, including a 40shot win over then-No. 5 Alaska-Fairbanks (46764626), on Jan. 20. The Mountaineers earned wins in both guns and evened the all-time series at 6-6. WVU also won at Ohio State (4680-4616) and defeated NC State (4647-4577). WVU’s only two losses of the season came in back-to-back matches, as the team fell, 4701-4669, at then-No. 1 TCU on Jan. 28, and 4680-4650 to then-No. 2 Kentucky, on Feb. 3, at the WVU Rifle Range.

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2011-12 WVU Rifle Results Date Opponent

Time

Oct. 15

vs. Air Force &

W, 4664-4587

Oct. 16

at Nebraska*

W, 4667-4610

Oct. 22

ARMY*

W, 4693-4637

Oct. 29

MEMPHIS*

W, 4678-4616

Oct. 30

MURRAY STATE

W, 4688-4615

Nov. 12

OLE MISS*

W, 4671-4646

Jan. 14

AKRON

W, 4691-4554

Jan. 20

ALASKA-FAIRBANKS

W, 4676-4626

Jan. 22

at Ohio State

W, 4680-4616

Jan. 28

at TCU

L, 4701-4669

Feb. 3

KENTUCKY*

L, 4680-4650

Feb. 5

NC STATE*

W, 4647-4577

Feb. 18

NCAA Qualifiers vs. VMI !

W, 4678-4413 (men) W, 4678-4326 (women)

Feb. 25-26

GARC Championships%

First Place, 4681

March 9-10

NCAA Championships#

Sixth Place, 4647

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2011-12 Team and Individual Statistics 2011-12 Team Results

Taylor Ciotola

Date Opponent Oct. 15 vs. Air Force & Oct. 16 at Nebraska* Oct. 22 Army* Oct. 29 Memphis* Oct. 30 Murray State Nov. 12 Ole Miss* Jan. 14 Akron Jan. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 22 at Ohio State Jan. 28 at TCU Feb. 3 Kentucky* Feb. 5 NC State* Feb. 18 VMI (men)$ VMI (women)$ GARC Championships% Feb. 25-26 March 9-10 NCAA Championships#

Result W, 4664-4587 W, 4667-4610 W, 4693-4637 W, 4678-4616 W, 4688-4615 W, 4671-4646 W, 4691-4554 W, 4676-4626 W, 4680-4616 L, 4701-4669 L, 4680-4650 W, 4647-4577 W, 4678-4413 W, 4678-4326 First, 4681 Sixth, 4647

Air Rifle 586 581 582 577 576 571 588 586 589 589 590 586 589 591 591 PB 584.8

Smallbore Aggregate 579 1165 570 1151 579 1161 573 1150 575 1151 573 1144 578 1166 584 PB 1170 575 1164 577 1166 575 1165 577 1163 581 1170 583 1174 PB 572 1163 576.7 1161.5

Air Rifle 572 572 581 PB 578 580 567 576 578 570 — 574 571 566 580 — 574.2

Smallbore Aggregate 567 1139 558 1130 569 PB 1150 PB 566 1144 566 1146 555 1122 567 1143 561 1139 564 1134 — — 563 1137 567 1138 567 1133 561 1141 — — 563.9 1138.2

Air Rifle 583 583 577 587 588 582 588 575 583 592 588 588 592 PB 583 — 584.9

Smallbore Aggregate 570 1153 576 1159 581 PB 1158 566 1153 576 1164 573 1155 575 1163 573 1148 567 1150 570 1162 576 1164 PB 573 1161 567 1159 572 1155 — — 572.5 1157.4

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* - GARC match & - at Lincoln, Neb. $ - NCAA Qualifying Match % - at Oxford, Miss. # - at Columbus, Ohio

Date Match Oct. 15 vs. Air Force& Oct. 16 at Nebraska* Oct. 22 Army* Oct. 29 Memphis* Oct. 30 Murray State Nov. 12 Ole Miss* Jan. 14 Akron Jan. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 22 at Ohio State Jan. 28 at TCU Feb. 3 Kentucky* Feb. 5 NC State* Feb. 18 VMI$ Feb. 25-26 GARC Championships% March 9-10 NCAA Championships# Season Averages

Three-time defending GARC Champions Records – 12-2, 5-1 GARC Ranking – No. 6, Final 2012 CRCA Poll WVU Season Average: 4672.0 WVU Air Rifle Season Average: 2355.8 WVU Smallbore Season Average: 2316.2 WVU Opponent Season Average: 4586.0

2011-12 Individual Statistics Amy Bock Date Match Oct. 15 vs. Air Force& Oct. 16 at Nebraska* Oct. 22 Army* Oct. 29 Memphis* Oct. 30 Murray State Nov. 12 Ole Miss* Jan. 14 Akron Jan. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 22 at Ohio State Jan. 28 at TCU Feb. 3 Kentucky* Feb. 5 NC State* Feb. 18 VMI$ Feb. 25-26 GARC Championships% March 9-10 NCAA Championships# Season Averages

Date Match Oct. 15 vs. Air Force& Oct. 16 at Nebraska* Oct. 22 Army* Oct. 29 Memphis* Oct. 30 Murray State Nov. 12 Ole Miss* Jan. 14 Akron Jan. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 22 at Ohio State Jan. 28 at TCU Feb. 3 Kentucky* Feb. 5 NC State* Feb. 18 VMI$ Feb. 25-26 GARC Championships% NCAA Championships# March 9-10 Season Averages

Air Rifle — — — 576 583 577 589 PB 588 586 586 581 579 582 583 — 582.7

Smallbore Aggregate — — — — — — 574 1150 573 1156 577 1154 583 PB 1172 PB 577 1165 566 1152 575 1164 572 1153 575 1154 576 1158 568 1151 — — 574.2 1157.2

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Meelis Kiisk Date Match Oct. 15 vs. Air Force& Oct. 16 at Nebraska* Oct. 22 Army* Oct. 29 Memphis* Oct. 30 Murray State Nov. 12 Ole Miss* Jan. 14 Akron Jan. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 22 at Ohio State Jan. 28 at TCU Feb. 3 Kentucky* Feb. 5 NC State* Feb. 18 VMI$ Feb. 25-26 GARC Championships% March 9-10 NCAA Championships# Season Averages

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Michael Kulbacki Date Match Oct. 15 vs. Air Force& Oct. 16 at Nebraska* Oct. 22 Army* Oct. 29 Memphis* Oct. 30 Murray State Nov. 12 Ole Miss* Jan. 14 Akron Jan. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 22 at Ohio State Jan. 28 at TCU Feb. 3 Kentucky* Feb. 5 NC State* Feb. 18 VMI$ Feb. 25-26 GARC Championships% March 9-10 NCAA Championships# Season Averages

Petra Zublasing Air Rifle 582 587 588 580 587 579 587 590 589 587 590 586 590 SH 587 580 585.9

Smallbore Aggregate 569 1151 564 1151 566 1154 563 1143 568 1155 576 1155 570 1157 577 1167 SH 577 SH 1166 572 1159 573 1163 571 1157 559 1149 570 1157 565 1145 569.3 1155.3

Air Rifle 579 590 586 585 585 578 594 PB 590 580 586 588 571 583 586 579 584.0

Smallbore Aggregate 582 1161 581 1171 583 PB 1169 579 1164 582 1167 579 1157 580 1174 PB 580 1170 582 1162 574 1160 574 1162 564 1135 569 1152 573 1159 569 1148 576.7 1160.7

Air Rifle 584 581 590 588 587 589 588 590 588 588 583 586 585 591 SH 586 586.9

Smallbore Aggregate 586 SH 1170 575 1156 578 1168 585 1173 SH 581 1168 579 1168 577 1165 577 1167 572 1160 576 1164 569 1152 580 1166 576 1161 579 1170 570 1156 577.3 1164.3

Thomas Kyanko Date Match Oct. 15 vs. Air Force& Oct. 16 at Nebraska* Oct. 22 Army* Oct. 29 Memphis* Oct. 30 Murray State Nov. 12 Ole Miss* Jan. 14 Akron Jan. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 22 at Ohio State Jan. 28 at TCU Feb. 3 Kentucky* Feb. 5 NC State* Feb. 18 VMI$ Feb. 25-26 GARC Championships% March 9-10 NCAA Championships# Season Averages

Date Match Oct. 15 vs. Air Force& Oct. 16 at Nebraska* Oct. 22 Army* Oct. 29 Memphis* Oct. 30 Murray State Nov. 12 Ole Miss* Jan. 14 Akron Jan. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 22 at Ohio State Jan. 28 at TCU Feb. 3 Kentucky* Feb. 5 NC State* Feb. 18 VMI$ Feb. 25-26 GARC Championships% March 9-10 NCAA Championships# Season Averages

Air Rifle 597 596 600 SR/PB 597 596 598 597 — 592 594 — — 596 598 593 596.2

* - GARC match & - at Lincoln, Neb. $ - NCAA Qualifying Match % - at Oxford, Miss. # - at Columbus, Ohio SH – season high PB – personal best SR – school record

Justin Pentz Date Match Oct. 15 vs. Air Force& Oct. 16 at Nebraska* Oct. 22 Army* Oct. 29 Memphis* Oct. 30 Murray State Nov. 12 Ole Miss* Jan. 14 Akron Jan. 20 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 22 at Ohio State Jan. 28 at TCU Feb. 3 Kentucky* Feb. 5 NC State* Feb. 18 VMI$ Feb. 25-26 GARC Championships% March 9-10 NCAA Championships# Season Averages

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Smallbore Aggregate 580 1177 587 1183 586 1185 591 1188 593 PB 1189 592 1190 SH 589 1186 — — 588 1180 584 1178 — — — — 585 1181 580 1178 586 1179 586.8 1182.2


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WVU Records For the 2004-05 season the NCAA Rules Committee implemented a 60-shot smallbore/60-shot air rifle course of fire. Prior to that year, a 120shot smallbore/40-shot air rifle course was used. Individual Smallbore, full course (1200): 1188, Nicole Allaire at Tennessee Tech, March 2, 2003 Smallbore, full course (600*): 593, Nicco Campriani at Winthrow Invitational, Jan. 21, 2010 593, Petra Zublasing vs. Murray State, Oct. 30, 2012

Team Smallbore, full course (4800): 4704 vs. Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 29, 2002 Rich Sawyer (1185), Steve Powell (1179), Wade Tyner (1173) and Josh Byers (1172) Smallbore, full course (2400*): 2337 at GARC Championships, Feb. 26, 2011 Nicco Campriani (591), Andy Lamson (587), Petra Zublasing (581), Justin Pentz (578), Tommy Santelli (577) Air Rifle (1600): 1562 at Canisius, Feb. 17, 1996 Matt Aquaro (388), Trevor Gathman (391), Kim Howe (393), Marcos Scrivner (390)

Smallbore, prone (400): 400, by several shooters Smallbore, prone (200*): 200, by several shooters

Air Rifle (2400*): 2376 vs. Nebraska, Feb. 12, 2011 Nicco Campriani (598), Justin Pentz (595), Petra Zublasing (591), Tommy Santelli (592), Andy Lamson (588)

Smallbore, kneeling (400): 400, Wade Tyner vs. Kentucky, Dec. 1, 2001 400, Gary Hardy vs. Tennessee Tech, March 3, 1989

Aggregate Team Record Smallbore and Air Rifle (6400): 6241 at NCAA Championships, March 4, 1995 Jean Foster (1174, 390), Trevor Gathman (1173, 390), Ryan Meagher (1161, --), Marcos Scrivner (--, 393), Tal Wilkins (1175, 385)

Smallbore, kneeling (200*): 199, Kyle Smith vs. Ole Miss, Oct. 19, 2008 199, Kyle Smith at Nebraska, Oct. 11, 2009 199, Nicco Campriani at Kentucky, Feb. 5, 2011 Smallbore, standing (400): 395, Nicole Allaire vs. Tennessee Tech, March 2, 2003 Smallbore, standing (200*): 198, Nicco Campriani vs. Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 22, 2011 Air Rifle, 40 shots (400): 397, Ann-Marie Pfiffner vs. St. John’s, Nov. 9, 1991

Aggregate Team Record Smallbore and Air Rifle (4800*): 4704, three times, latest at GARC Championships, Feb. 26-27, 2011 Nicco Campriani (597, 591), Andy Lamson (587, 587), Justin Pentz (588578), Tommy Santelli (588, 577), Petra Zublasing (594, 581) * category established in the 2004-05 season ^ student-athlete must participate in at least 80 percent of matches to attain season average record

Air Rifle, 60 shots (600*): 600, Nicco Campriani vs. Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 22, 2011 600, Nicco Campriani vs. Columbus State at Kentucky, Feb. 6, 2011 600, Petra Zublasing vs. Army, Oct. 22, 2011 Aggregate, 120 shots (1200*): 1192, Nicco Campriani vs. Columbus State at Kentucky, Feb. 6, 2011 Season Averages ^ Smallbore, 60 shots (600*): 588.42 (12 matches), Nicco Campriani, 2010-11 Air Rifle, 60 shots (600*): 597.0 (12 matches), Nicco Campriani, 2010-11 Aggregate, 120 shots (1200*): 1185.42 (12 matches), Nicco Campriani, 2010-11

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Career Coaches’ Records Coach Seasons 1951‑52 Maj. John Nicholas Capt. Kendrick Barlow 1953‑54 Capt. Clair L. Book 1955-57 Capt. Hugh H. Jones 1958‑59 Capt. Charles R. Means 1960‑63 M/Sgt. Charles Haley 1964 M/Sgt. Francis Orchard 1965‑66 Sgt. Joe Gravens 1967‑68 S/Sgt. Robert McNickle 1969‑70 Sp. 4 Gary Grady 1971 Greg Yantis 1972 M/Sgt. Bobby Timms 1973‑74 M/Sgt. Roy Riffe 1974‑75 M/Sgt. Charles Neal 1976 Ed Etzel 1977‑87, 1989 Greg Perrine 1988 Marsha Beasley 1990-2003, 2005-06 2006-Present Jon Hammond Totals

Years Record 2 25‑3 2 27‑3 3 33‑16 2 17‑13 4 53‑5 1 19‑0 2 22‑3 2 13‑4 2 10‑4 1 5‑3 1 5‑2 2 17‑2 2 6‑1 1 6‑1 12 101‑5 1 9‑0 16 153-23 6 59-12 62 580-100

Honors College Sports Magazine Division I Rifle Athlete of the Year 1994 Trevor Gathman 1996 Trevor Gathman (discontinued after 1996 season) Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association NCAA Shooter of the Championship 1996 Trevor Gathman 1997 Marcos Scrivner Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Coach of the Year 2009 Jon Hammond NRA Distinguished College Coach 2008, 2012 Jon Hammond Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Team (highest team GPA)

1998

1993 Jean Foster Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Garett Smith Eric Uptagrafft

1999 Tommy Caranasos Matt Gadd Steve Powell April Shea Elizabeth Smith Rob Toney

1994 Jean Foster Joe Pishock

2000 Tommy Caranasos Mats Persson Steve Powell April Shea Elizabeth Smith

1995 Jean Foster Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Janelle Whateley

2001 Tommy Caranasos Steve Powell Elizabeth Smith Wade Tyner

1996 Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Janelle Whateley

Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Honor List 1991 (first year of award) Pam Stalzer Garett Smith

1997 Brian Fuhrman Kim Howe Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins

1992 Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Garett Smith Eric Uptagrafft

1998 Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins Cory Willis

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Pct .893 .900 .673 .567 .914 1.000 .880 .765 .714 .625 .714 .852 .857 .857 .952 1.000 .869 .831 .853


2004 Nicole Allaire Eric Hensil

Fred Schaus Captain’s Award Tammie DeAngelis Ann-Marie Pfiffner Garett Smith Jean Foster Red Brown Cup Jim Bishop Marcos Scrivner Nicco Campriani

2005 Brian Launer 2006 Natasha Dinsmore Robin Glebes 2007 Natasha Dinsmore Robin Glebes Lafe Kunkel Paul Miller Amy Smith 2008 Natasha Dinsmore Lafe Kunkel Andrew Lamson Paul Miller Bryant Wallizer Ashley Zultanky 2009 Andy Lamson Paul Miller Justin Pentz Kyle Smith Ashley Zultanky 2010 Nicco Campriani Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Justin Pentz Kyle Smith Ashley Zultanky 2011 Nicco Campriani Michael Kulback Andy Lamson Justin Pentz Kyle Smith Petra Zublasing Ashley Zultanky 2012 Chance Cover Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Petra Zublasing

Bryant Wallizer Capital One Academic All-America, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) First Team Nicco Campriani, 2011 Marcos Scrivner, 1998 Eric Uptagrafft, 1993 Second Team Petra Zublasing, 2012 Andy Lamson, 2011 Andy Lamson, 2010 Eric Uptagrafft, 1992 Dave Johnson, 1986 Dave Johnson, 1984 Third Team Andy Lamson, 2009 Capital One Academic All-District II, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) First Team Petra Zublasing, 2012 Nicco Campriani, 2011 Andy Lamson, 2011 Andy Lamson, 2010 Andy Lamson, 2009

1988 1998 2011

Rifle Most Valuable Shooter 1977 Stefan Thynell 1978 Stefan Thynell 1979 Stefan Thynell Stefan Thynell 1980 1981 John Rost 1982 John Rost 1983 Dave Johnson 1984 Dave Johnson 1985 Christian Heller 1986 Mike Anti Web Wright 1987 1988 Web Wright 1989 Gary Hardy 1990 Gary Hardy 1991 Gary Hardy Ann-Marie Pfiffner 1992 1993 Eric Uptagrafft Jean Foster 1994 1995 Trevor Gathman 1996 Trevor Gathman 1997 Matt Aquaro Brian Fuhrman 1998 1999 Ron Nelson 2000 Cory Willis 2001 Cory Willis Steve Powell 2002 2003 Nicole Allaire 2004 Nicole Allaire 2005 Robin Glebes and Lafe Kunkel 2006 Brian Launer 2007 Adam Somers Lafe Kunkel 2008 2008 Andy Lamson 2009 Bryant Wallizer Nicco Campriani 2010

Second Team Nicco Campriani, 2010 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year (Men’s Fall and Winter Sports) 1998 Marcos Scrivner

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1990 1992 1993 1995


Mountaineer Olympians Year Name Games Jack Writer (USA) Mexico City (Silver medal) 1968 1972 Jack Writer (USA) Munich (Gold medal) 1976 Stefan Thynell (Sweden) Montreal 1980 Christian Heller (Sweden) Moscow Stefan Thynell (Sweden) Moscow 1984 Ed Etzel (USA) Los Angeles (Gold medal) John Rost (USA) Los Angeles 1988 Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Seoul Web Wright (USA) Seoul 1992 Mike Anti (USA) Barcelona Dave Johnson (USA) Barcelona Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Barcelona Ann-Marie Pfiffner (USA) Barcelona 1996 Jean Foster (USA) Atlanta Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Atlanta Eric Uptagrafft (USA) Atlanta

Dave Johnson

Year Name Games 2000 Mike Anti (USA) Sydney Jean Foster (USA) Sydney Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Sydney 2004 Mike Anti (USA) Athens (Silver medal) Dave Johnson (USA) Athens 2008 Mike Anti Beijing Nicco Campriani (Italy) Beijing Jon Hammond (Great Britain) Beijing Dave Johnson (USA) Beijing 2012 Nicco Campriani (Italy) London (1 Gold medal, 1 Silver medal) Petra Zublasing (Italy) London Jon Hammond (Great Britain) London Dave Johnson (USA) London Eric Uptagrafft (USA) London

Jean Foster

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NCAA National Champions Year Name Bruce Meredith 1961 1966 Jack Writer 1981 John Rost 1982 John Rost 1983 David Johnson 1984 Bob Broughton 1985 Christian Heller 1986 Mike Anti 1987 Web Wright 1988 Web Wright

Event Smallbore Smallbore Air Rifle Air Rifle Smallbore Smallbore Air Rifle Smallbore Smallbore Smallbore

Year Name 1990 Gary Hardy 1991 Ann-Marie Pfiffner 1992 Tim Manges Ann-Marie Pfiffner 1993 Eric Uptagrafft Trevor Gathman 1996 Trevor Gathman 1997 Marcos Scrivner 2011 Nicco Campriani 2012 Petra Zublasing

Event Air Rifle Air Rifle Smallbore Air Rifle Smallbore Air Rifle Air Rifle Smallbore Air Rifle Air Rifle

Mike Anti

Bob Broughton

Nicco Campriani

Trevor Gathman

Gary Hardy

Christian Heller

David Johnson

Tim Manges

Bruce Meredith

Ann-Marie Pfiffner

John Rost

Marcos Scrivner

Eric Uptagrafft

Web Wright

Jack Writer

Petra Zublasing

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All-Americans

Bryant Wallizer First Team Year Name 1960 Bruce Meredith Bob Davies 1961 Bruce Meredith 1962 Lewis Rowan 1964 Dean Bahrman Jack Writer Dean Bahrman 1965 Andy Holoubek Jack Writer 1966 Dean Bahrman Andy Holoubek Jack Writer 1967 Dean Bahrman 1975 Brad Baumeister 1976 Elliott Hutchinson 1977 Dale Cox Kathy Kelly Stefan Thynell Dan Young 1978 Stefan Thynell Dan Young 1979 John Rost Stefan Thynell 1980 John Rost Stefan Thynell 1981 Bob Broughton Jens Nygard John Rost Marvin Spinks Michelle Stamates 1982 Bob Broughton Bart McNealy Jens Nygard

Event

(S) (A), (S) (S), (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (S) (S) (A)

1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

Dave Ridenour John Rost Michelle Stamates Bob Broughton Dave Johnson Bart McNealy Dave Ridenour Mike Anti Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Dave Johnson Bart McNealy Dave Ridenour Mike Anti William Dodd Christian Heller David Johnson David Ridenour Mike Anti Roger Davidson Bill Dodd Christian Heller Kim Hogrefe Dave Johnson Web Wright Mike Anti Bill Dodd Christian Heller Kim Hogrefe Web Wright Thomas Bernstein Tammie DeAngelis Bill Dodd Gary Hardy Christian Heller

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(A), (S) (A), (S) (A) (S) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S) (S), (A) (A) (S), (A) (S), (A) (S), (A) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A)

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009

Web Wright Thomas Bernstein Tammie DeAngelis Gary Hardy Kim Hogrefe Ann-Marie Pfiffner Web Wright Thomas Bernstein Tammie DeAngelis Gary Hardy Ann-Marie Pfiffner Gary Hardy Tim Manges Ann-Marie Pfiffner Garett Smith Pam Stalzer Tim Manges Ann-Marie Pfiffner Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Eric Uptagrafft Trevor Gathman Tim Manges Joe Pishock Garett Smith Pam Stalzer Eric Uptagrafft Jean Foster Trevor Gathman Tim Manges Jean Foster Trevor Gathman Talmadge Wilkins Marcos Scrivner Matt Aquaro Trevor Gathman Marcos Scrivner Matt Aquaro Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins Cory Willis Ron Nelson Cory Willis Cory Willis Tommy Caranasos Cory Willis Steve Powell Wade Tyner Nicole Allaire Nicole Allaire Brandi Eskew Lafe Kunkel Brandi Eskew

(S) (S), (A) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A) (A) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A) (S) (A) (S) (A) (S) (A), (S) (S), (A) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (S) (A) (S) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (S) (A) (A), (S) (A) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S)* (S) (S) (S)


2010 2011 2012

Andy Lamson Kyle Smith Bryant Wallizer Nicco Campriani Brandi Eskew Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Bryant Wallizer Nicco Campriani Petra Zublasing Petra Zublasing

(A) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A) (A) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S)

Second Team 1953 1962 1965 1967 1969 1970 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987

Harry Miller Bob Davies Jerry Luh Jerry Luh Bill Schetzel Bill Schetzel Doug Brown Phil Whitworth Phil Whitworth Doug Brown Phil Whitworth Dan Young Elliott Hutchinson Dale Cox Elliott Hutchinson Michelle Stamates Jens Nygaard Tim Rennie Michelle Stamates Bob Broughton Jens Nygard Ben Potter Fred Scott Marvin Spinks Michelle Stamates Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Jens Nygard Michelle Stamates Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Bart McNealy Jens Nygard Bob Broughton Roger Davidson Bart McNealy Bill Dodd Bart McNealy Jim Bishop Kim Hogrefe Web Wright Thomas Bernstein Jim Bishop Roger Davidson Tammie DeAngelis Joe Hendricks

(S) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (S) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (A), (S) (A) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (A)

1988 1989 1990 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009 2010 2011

Kim Hogrefe Web Wright Tammie DeAngelis Christian Heller Gary Hardy Joe Hendricks Kim Hogrefe Joe Hendricks Kim Hogrefe Garett Smith Pam Stalzer Jean Foster Garett Smith Pam Stalzer Jean Foster Trevor Gathman Tim Manges Joe Pishock Joe Pishock Matthew Aquaro Ryan Meagher Matthew Aquaro Kim Howe Ryan Meagher Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins Brian Fuhrman Kim Howe Ron Nelson Talmadge Wilkins Brian Fuhrman Ron Nelson Cory Willis Tommy Caranasos April Shea Cory Willis Elizabeth Smith Ron Nelson Tommy Caranasos April Shea Steve Powell Wade Tyner Tommy Caranasos Cory Willis Richard Sawyer Nicole Allaire Nicole Allaire Tommy Santelli Kyle Smith Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Justin Pentz Tommy Santelli Andy Lamson Tommy Santelli Bryant Wallizer Andy Lamson Tommy Santelli Kyle Smith

(S) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (S) (A) (S) (A), (S) (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (S) (S) (S) (A) (S) (A) (S) (A), (S) (S) (S), (A) (S), (A) (S) (A) (A) (S) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (A) (A)* (A) (S) (A) (S) (S), (A) (S), (A) (S) (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S)

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(A) (A) (S) (A), (S)

Honorable Mention 1975 Kathy Kelly 1976 Kathy Kelly 1978 Steve Northway 1979 Elliott Hutchinson 1980 Michelle Stamates 1981 Tim Rennie 1982 Bart McNealy Dena Orth 1985 Roger Davidson 1987 Jim Bishop Roger Davidson 1988 Jim Bishop 1992 Eric Uptagrafft Garett Smith 1993 1996 Brian Fuhrman 1997 Brian Fuhrman 2000 Wade Tyner 2001 Liz Smith Tommy Caranasos 2003 Wade Tyner 2008 Andy Lamson 2010 Michael Kulbacki Justin Pentz Tommy Santelli 2011 Justin Pentz 2012 Taylor Ciotola KEY: (A)--Air rifle (S)--Smallbore rifle * earned All-America honor as a member of WVU’s club team NOTE: Prior to the 1978-79 season, no distinctions were made between air rifle and smallbore rifle All-Americans.

Bob Broughton

(S) (S) (S) (A) (S) (A) (A) (S) (A) (A) (A) (S) (A) (S) (A) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (A) (A) (S)


NCAA Results 1980 1. Tennessee Tech....................................................................................6201 2. West Virginia.........................................................................................6150 3. E. Tennessee State...............................................................................6118

1991 1. West Virginia......................................................................................... 6171 2. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................6110 3. Ohio State..............................................................................................6100

1981 1. Tennessee Tech....................................................................................6139 2. West Virginia.........................................................................................6136 3. E. Tennessee State...............................................................................6121

1992 1. West Virginia.........................................................................................6214 2. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................6166 3. Murray State..........................................................................................6101

1982 1. Tennessee Tech....................................................................................6138 2. West Virginia.........................................................................................6136 3. Eastern Kentucky..................................................................................6128

1993 1. West Virginia.........................................................................................6179 2. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................6169 3. Air Force.................................................................................................6122

1983 1. West Virginia........................................................................................ 6206 2. Tennessee Tech....................................................................................6148 3. E. Tennessee State...............................................................................6100

1994 1. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................6194 2. West Virginia.........................................................................................6187 3. Kentucky................................................................................................6165

1984 1. West Virginia........................................................................................ 6206 2. E. Tennessee State...............................................................................6142 3. Tennessee Tech....................................................................................6121

1995 1. West Virginia.........................................................................................6241 2. Air Force.................................................................................................6187 3. Kentucky................................................................................................ 6171

1985 1. Murray State..........................................................................................6150 2. West Virginia.........................................................................................6136 3. E. Tennessee State...............................................................................6102

1996 1. West Virginia.........................................................................................6179 2. Air Force.................................................................................................6168 3. Kentucky................................................................................................6160

1986 1. West Virginia........................................................................................ 6229 2. Murray State..........................................................................................6163 3. Army.......................................................................................................6138

1997 1. West Virginia........................................................................................ 6223 2. Kentucky................................................................................................6175 3. Alaska-Fairbanks.................................................................................. 6171

1987 1. Murray State......................................................................................... 6205 2. West Virginia........................................................................................ 6203 3. USF........................................................................................................6175 1988 1. West Virginia.........................................................................................6192 2. Murray State..........................................................................................6183 3. USF........................................................................................................6152 1989 1. West Virginia........................................................................................ 6234 2. USF........................................................................................................6180 3. Tennessee Tech....................................................................................6167 1990 1. West Virginia........................................................................................ 6205 2. Navy.......................................................................................................6101 3. Tennessee Tech....................................................................................6097

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1998 1. West Virginia.........................................................................................6214 2. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................6211 3. Kentucky................................................................................................6161 1999 1. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................6276 2. Navy.......................................................................................................6168 3. West Virginia.........................................................................................6156 2000 1. Alaska-Fairbanks................................................................................. 6285 2. Xavier.....................................................................................................6156 3. Nebraska...............................................................................................6121 2001 1. Alaska-Fairbanks................................................................................. 6283 2. Kentucky................................................................................................6175 3. West Virginia......................................................................................... 6174

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2009-10 Mountaineers 2002 1. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................6241 2. Kentucky............................................................................................... 6209 3. Xavier.................................................................................................... 6204

2008 1. Alaska-Fairbanks................................................................................. 4662 2. Army...................................................................................................... 4652 3. Texas Christian......................................................................................4627

2003 1. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................6287 2. Xavier.....................................................................................................6197 3. Murray State..........................................................................................6158

2009 1. West Virginia........................................................................................ 4643 2. Kentucky............................................................................................... 4638 3. Jacksonville State................................................................................ 4636

2004* 1. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................6273 2. Nevada..................................................................................................6185 3. Navy.......................................................................................................6182

2010 1. TCU........................................................................................................ 4675 2. Alaska-Fairbanks................................................................................. 4653 3. West Virginia.........................................................................................4641

2005** 1. Army...................................................................................................... 4659 2. Jacksonville State................................................................................ 4658 3. Nebraska...............................................................................................4657

2011 1. Kentucky................................................................................................4700 2. West Virginia.........................................................................................4697 3. TCU........................................................................................................ 4664

2006 1. Alaska-Fairbanks................................................................................. 4682 2. Nebraska.............................................................................................. 4666 3. Army...................................................................................................... 4650

2012 1. TCU.........................................................................................................4676 2. Kentucky................................................................................................4661 3. Alaska-Fairbanks..................................................................................4661

2007 1. Alaska-Fairbanks................................................................................. 4662 2. Army...................................................................................................... 4644 3. Jacksonville.......................................................................................... 4639

*WVU participated as a club team. ** 2005 was the first year the NCAA Rules Committee instituted the new 60-shot course of fire for smallbore and air rifle

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All-NCAA Team Championships Results Year Champion Coach Score Runner-up Tennessee Tech James Newkirk 6201 West Virginia 1980 1981 Tennessee Tech James Newkirk 6139 West Virginia 1982 Tennessee Tech James Newkirk 6138 West Virginia 1983 West Virginia Edward Etzel 6166 Tennessee Tech 1984 West Virginia Edward Etzel 6206 East Tennessee State 1985 Murray State Elvis Green 6150 West Virginia 1986 West Virginia Edward Etzel 6229 Murray State 1987 Murray State Elvis Green 6205 West Virginia 1988 West Virginia Greg Perrine 6192 Murray State 1989 West Virginia Edward Etzel 6234 South Florida 1990 West Virginia Marsha Beasley 6205 Navy 1991 West Virginia Marsha Beasley 6171 Alaska-Fairbanks 1992 West Virginia Marsha Beasley 6214 Alaska-Fairbanks 1993 West Virginia Marsha Beasley 6179 Alaska-Fairbanks 1994 Alaska-Fairbanks Randy Pitney 6194 West Virginia 1995 West Virginia Marsha Beasley 6241 Air Force 1996 West Virginia Marsha Beasley 6179 Air Force West Virginia Marsha Beasley 6223 Kentucky 1997 1998 West Virginia Marsha Beasley 6212 Alaska-Fairbanks 1999 Alaska-Fairbanks Randy Pitney 6276 Navy 2000 Alaska-Fairbanks Randy Pitney 6285 Xavier 2001 Alaska-Fairbanks David Johnson 6283 Kentucky Alaska-Fairbanks David Johnson 6241 Kentucky 2002 2003 Alaska-Fairbanks David Johnson 6287 Xavier 2004 Alaska-Fairbanks David Johnson 6273 Nevada 2005 Army Ron Wigger 4659 Jacksonville State 2006 Alaska-Fairbanks Dan Jordan 4682 Nebraska Alaska-Fairbanks Dan Jordan 4662 Army 2007 2008 Alaska-Fairbanks Dan Jordan 4662 Army 2009 West Virginia Jon Hammond 4643 Kentucky 2010 TCU Karen Monez 4675 Alaska-Fairbanks 2011 Kentucky Harry Mullins 4700 West Virginia TCU Karen Monez 4676 Kentucky 2012 Championships by School: West Virginia (14), Alaska-Fairbanks (10), Tennessee Tech (3), Murray State (2), TCU (2), Army (1), Kentucky (1)

Score 6150 6136 6136 6148 6142 6149 6163 6203 6183 6180 6101 6110 6166 6169 6187 6187 6168 6175 6211 6168 6156 6175 6209 6197 6185 4658 4666 4644 4652 4638 4653 4697 4661

Host School ETSU Army VMI Xavier, Ohio Murray State Army Navy Xavier, Ohio VMI Murray State Navy Army Murray State VMI Murray State Navy Air Force Murray State Murray State Norwich Virginia Military Ohio State Murray State Army Murray State Air Force Air Force Alaska-Fairbanks Army TCU TCU Columbus State Ohio State

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NCAA History NCAA All-Time Individual Champions Smallbore Year Champion 1980 Rod Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) Kurt Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) 1981 1982 Kurt Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) 1983 David Johnson (West Virginia) 1984 Bob Broughton (West Virginia) 1985 Pat Spurgin (Murray State) 1986 Mike Anti (West Virginia) 1987 Web Wright (West Virginia) Web Wright (West Virginia) 1988 1989 Deb Sinclair (Alaska-Fairbanks) Michelle Scarborough (USF) 1990 1991 Soma Dutta (Texas El-Paso) Tim Manges (West Virginia) 1992 1993 Eric Uptagrafft (West Virginia) 1994 Cory Brunetti (Alaska-Fairbanks) Oleg Seleznev (Alaska-Fairbanks) 1995 Joe Johnson (Navy) 1996 1997 Marcos Scrivner (West Virginia) 1998 Karyn Juziuk (Xavier) 1999 Kelly Mansfield (Alaska-Fairbanks) Nicole Allaire (Nebraska) 2000 2001 Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2002 Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2003 Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) Matthew Rawlings (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2004 Matthew Rawlings (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2005 2006 Jamie Beyerle (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2007 Josh Albright (Navy) 2008 Chris Abalo (Army) 2009 Brian Carstensen (JSU) Sarah Scherer (TCU) 2010 2011 Ethan Settlemires (Kentucky) 2012 Sarah Scherer (TCU)

Trevor Gathman

Score 1176 1173 1167 1175 1172 1168 1167 1174 1168 1171 1165 1171 1172 1174 1173 1177 1170 1176 1169 1185 1183 1178 1190 1191 1179 686.6 (585) 690.5 (593) 679.5 (583) 687.6 (588) 682.2 (587) 685.0 (583) 691.0 (590) 688.6 (589)

Nicole Allaire Air Rifle Year Champion 1980 Rod Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) 1981 John Rost (West Virginia) John Rost (West Virginia) 1982 1983 Ray Slonena (Tennessee Tech) 1984 Pat Spurgin (Murray State) 1985 Christian Heller (West Virginia) 1986 Marianne Wallace (Murray State) Rob Harbison (Tennessee-Martin) 1987 1988 Deena Wigger (Murray State) 1989 Michelle Scarborough (USF) 1990 Gary Hardy (West Virginia) 1991 Ann-Marie Pfiffner (West Virginia) Ann-Marie Pfiffner (West Virginia) 1992 1993 Trevor Gathman (West Virginia) 1994 Nancy Napolski (Kentucky) 1995 Benji Belden (Murray State) 1996 Trevor Gathman (West Virginia) 1997 Marra Hastings (Murray State) 1998 Emily Caruso (Norwich) 1999 Kelly Mansfield (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2000 Kelly Mansfield (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2001 Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2002 Ryan Tanoque (Nevada) 2003 Jamie Beyerle (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2004 Morgan Hicks (Murray State) 2005 Beth Tidmore (Memphis) 2006 Kristina Fehlings (Nebraska) 2007 Michael Dickinson (Jacksonville) 2008 Patrik Sartz (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2009 Jenna Compton (Akron) 2010 Jonathan Hall (Columbus State) 2011 Nicco Campriani (West Virginia) 2012 Petra Zublasing (West Virginia)

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Score 389 391 390 389 388 387 392 392 390 399 393 391 390 390 391 390 394 393 393 396 398 392 392 395 398 694.2 (590) 692 (592) 692.2 (592) 696.4 (594) 691.6 (590) 699.9 (595) 701.0 (599) 692.2 (593)


Great America Rifle Conference Honors (GARC) Tournament Champions 1998..................................................West Virginia 1999..................................................West Virginia 2000..................................................West Virginia 2001........................................................Kentucky 2002........................................................Kentucky 2003......................................... Jacksonville State 2004........................................................Kentucky 2005....................................................... Nebraska 2006....................................................... Nebraska 2007........................................................Kentucky 2008............................................................... Army 2009........................................................Kentucky 2010..................................................West Virginia 2011..................................................West Virginia 2012..................................................West Virginia Regular Season Champions 1998..................................................West Virginia 1999..................................................West Virginia 2000..................................................West Virginia 2001..................................................West Virginia 2002............................................................. Xavier 2003..................................................West Virginia 2004........................Tied - Army, Kentucky, Xavier 2005............................................................... Army 2006....................................................... Nebraska 2007........................................................Kentucky 2008........................................................Memphis 2009........................................................Kentucky 2010..................................................West Virginia 2011........................................................Kentucky 2012........................................................Kentucky Individual Smallbore Champion 1998.......................Brian Fuhrman, West Virginia 1999............................ Ron Nelson, West Virginia 2000...................... Kelly Dove, Jacksonville State 2001................................. James Nash, Kentucky 2002....................... Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2003....................... Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2003..............................Paul Charbonneau, Army 2004....................... Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2005.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2006............................... Jason Dardas, Kentucky 2007.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2008............................Wilson Shannon, Ole Miss 2009........................Ethan Settlemires, Kentucky 2010.................... Nicco Campriani, West Virginia 2011.................... Nicco Campriani, West Virginia 2012............................................Kelly Buck, Army Individual Air Rifle Champion 1998..................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky 1999..................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky 2000.................Tommy Caranasos, West Virginia 2001.......................................Thrine Kane, Xavier 2002..............................Eric Hensil, West Virginia 2003....................... Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2004....................... Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2005............................... Beth Tidmore, Memphis 2006..........................Krissey Bahnsen, Memphis 2007.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2008................................. Stephen Scherer, Army 2009..........................Meredith Holman, Ole Miss 2010.................... Nicco Campriani, West Virginia 2011.................... Nicco Campriani, West Virginia 2012..................... Petra Zublasing, West Virginia Shooter of the Year 1998.....................Marcos Scrivner, West Virginia 1999..................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky 2000.............................. Cory Willis, West Virginia 2001....................... Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2002...................................... Hannah Kerr, Xavier 2003 ...................... Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky

2004...................................... Hannah Kerr, Xavier 2005......................... Kristina Fehlings, Nebraska 2006.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2007.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2008.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2009................................. Tom Csenge, Kentucky 2010.............................Ashley Jackson, Kentucky 2011.................... Nicco Campriani, West Virginia 2012..................... Petra Zublasing, West Virginia Outstanding Senior 1998 ......................Brian Fuhrman, West Virginia 1999..................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky 2000...............................Rob Toney, West Virginia 2001.............................. Cory Willis, West Virginia 2002...........................Steve Powell, West Virginia 2003.......................................Thrine Kane, Xavier 2004......................... Lindsey Meagher, Kentucky 2005...................................... Hannah Kerr, Xavier 2006.............................. Misty Chanek, Nebraska 2007........................ Stacy Underwood, Nebraska 2008.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2009........................................ Wesley Hess, Army 2010.............................Ashley Jackson, Kentucky 2011.................... Nicco Campriani, West Virginia 2012.......................Ethan Settlemires, Kentucky Outstanding Rookie 1998.............................. Cory Willis, West Virginia 1999...............................April Shea, West Virginia 2000...................... Kelly Dove, Jacksonville State 2001....................... Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2002...................................... Hannah Kerr, Xavier 2003..................... James Hall, Jacksonville State 2004............................ Katie Benjamin, Memphis 2005.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2006............................... Jason Dardas, Kentucky 2007.....................................Jen Pason, Kentucky 2008................................. Stephen Scherer, Army 2009 .......................Ethan Settlemires, Kentucky 2010.................................. Katie Fretts, Kentucky 2011...........................Henri Junghanel, Kentucky 2012..................... Thomas Kyanko, West Virginia Coach of the Year 2008..............Jonathan Hammond, West Virginia 2010..............Jonathan Hammond, West Virginia Scholar-Athlete* 1998.....................Marcos Scrivner, West Virginia Mary Elsass, Kentucky 1999..................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky 2000............................... Rebecca Brittain, Xavier 2001............................. Danielle Langfield, Xavier 2002.......................................Thrine Kane, Xavier 2003.......................................Thrine Kane, Xavier * award given to one person on each team beginning in 2004 2005................................................. Robin Glebes (West Virginia representative) 2006........................................ Natasha Dinsmore (West Virginia representative) 2007....................................................Lafe Kunkel (West Virginia representative) 2008.................................................Andy Lamson (West Virginia representative) 2009............................. Andy Lamson, Kyle Smith (West Virginia representatives) 2010.................................................Andy Lamson (West Virginia representative) 2011............................................Nicco Campriani (West Virginia representative) 2012.............................................Thomas Kyanko (West Virginia representative)

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GARC Sportsmanship Award 2012................................ West Virginia University WVU All-GARC First Team Selections 1998..........................Marcos Scrivner (A), (S), (C) Cory Willis (A) 1999........................................Ron Nelson (S), (C) Cory Willis (S), (C), Tommy Caranasos (A) 2000......................Tommy Caranasos (S), (A), (C) Cory Willis (S), (A), (C) 2001.......... Cory Willis (S). Tommy Caranasos (A) 2002..................Steve Powell (S), Wade Tyner (S) 2003..................................... Nicole Allaire (S), (C) 2009..................Andy Lamson (C), Kyle Smith (S) Bryant Wallizer (A) 2010........................................... Brandi Eskew (S) Michael Kulbacki (A), (C) Andy Lamson (A), (C) Tommy Santelli (S) Bryant Wallizer (A), (C) 2011......................... Nicco Campriani (A), (C), (S) Tommy Santelli (C) 2012.......................... Petra Zublasing (A), (S), (C) WVU All-GARC Second Team Selections 1998......................................... Brian Fuhrman (A) Ron Nelson (S), Tal Wilkins (S), Cory Willis (C) 1999............................ Tommy Caranasos (S), (C) April Shea (A), (S), (C), Liz Smith (A) 2000.................................... Mats Persson (A), (C) April Shea (A), Wade Tyner (S), (C) 2001........................................Wade Tyner (S), (C) Steve Powell (S), Liz Smith (A) Cory Willis (A), (C), Tommy Caranasos (C) 2002.............................................. Wade Tyner (C) 2003............................................ Nicole Allaire (A) Gary Longwell (A), Brian Launer (S) Brandi Eskew (S), (C), Tom Santelli (S) 2009.................................... Brandi Eskew (S), (C) Michael Kulbaki (A) , Andy Lamson (A), (S) Tommy Santelli (S), (C) 2010........................................... Andy Lamson (S) Justin Pentz (S), (C), Tommy Santelli (A), (C) 2011..................................... Michael Kulbacki (A) Andy Lamson (A), Justin Pentz (A), (C), (S) Tommy Santelli (A), (S), Kyle Smith (S) 2012.................................Justin Pentz (A), (S), (C) WVU All-GARC Honorable Mention Selections 1998..........................Rob Toney (S), Liz Smith (C) 2000...........................................Mats Persson (S) Steve Powell (A), April Shea (C) 2001................................... Tommy Caranasos (S) 2002.......................................Rich Sawyer (C), (S) 2003................................................Josh Byers (C) Jonathan Hammond (S), Brian Launer (A) 2008.............................................. Lafe Kunkel (S) 2009..................................... Michael Kulbacki (C) Justin Pentz (S), (C) , Tommy Santelli (A) Bryant Wallizer (C) 2010........................................... Brandi Eskew (C) Michael Kulbacki (S), Justin Pentz (A) Kyle Smith (S), Bryant Wallizer (S) 2011........................................... Brandi Eskew (S) Michael Kulbacki (C), Andy Lamson (C) Kyle Smith (C) 2012....................Amy Bock (S), Taylor Ciotola (S) Meelis Kiisk (C), Michael Kulbacki (A) Thomas Kyanko (S), (C) Key: A - Air Rifle S - Smallbore C - Combined


Year-by-Year Results Year Coach Maj. John Nicholas 1951 1952 Maj. John Nicholas 1953 Capt. Kendrick Barlow 1954 Capt. Kendrick Barlow 1955 Capt. Clair L. Book 1956 Capt. Clair L. Book 1957 Capt. Clair L. Book 1958 Capt. Hugh H. Jones 1959 Capt. Hugh H. Jones 1960 Capt. Charles Means 1961 Capt. Charles Means 1962 Capt. Charles Means 1963 Maj. Charles Means 1964 M/Sgt. Charles Haley 1965 M/Sgt. Francis Orchard 1966 M/Sgt. Francis Orchard 1967 Sgt. Joe Gravens Sgt. Joe Gravens 1968 1969 S/Sgt. Robert McNickle 1970 S/Sgt. Robert McNickle 1971 Sp. 4 Gary Grady 1972 Greg Yantis M/Sgt. Bobby Timms 1973 1974 M/Sgt. Bobby Timms 1975 M/Sgt. Roy Riffe 1976 M/Sgt. Charles Neal 1977 Ed Etzel Ed Etzel 1978 1979 Ed Etzel 1980 Ed Etzel 1981 Ed Etzel 1982 Ed Etzel Ed Etzel 1983 1984 Ed Etzel 1985 Ed Etzel 1986 Ed Etzel 1987 Ed Etzel 1988 Greg Perrine 1989 Ed Etzel 1990 Marsha Beasley 1991 Marsha Beasley 1992 Marsha Beasley 1993 Marsha Beasley 1994 Marsha Beasley 1995 Marsha Beasley 1996 Marsha Beasley 1997 Marsha Beasley 1998 Marsha Beasley 1999 Marsha Beasley 2000 Marsha Beasley 2001 Marsha Beasley 2002 Marsha Beasley 2003 Marsha Beasley 2004 No varsity team Marsha Beasley 2005

Captain Record Robert Jones 10‑0 Robert Jones 15‑3 Robert Galusha 17‑1 Robert Galusha 10‑2 Marvin Fisher 7‑6 Jerry Amos 12‑5 James Paxton 14‑5 Ted Morlang 9‑5 George Pignatello 8‑8 Bruce Meredith 11‑2 Bruce Meredith # 14‑1 Bob Davies 13‑2 Bob Gasnell 15‑0 Jack Writer # 19‑0 Dean Bahrman 11‑3 Jack Writer # 11‑0 Dean Bahrman 5‑2 Jerry Luh 8‑2 Brent Jones 5‑2 Bill Schetzel 5‑2 Greg Yantis 5‑3 Al Fischer 5‑2 Al Fischer 6‑1 Jim Meredith 11‑1 Phil Whitworth 6‑1 Phil Whitworth # 6‑1 Dan Young 4‑0 Dan Young 4‑1 Elliott Hutchinson 5‑1 Stefan Thynell 6‑0 Tim Rennie, John Rost 12‑0 John Rost 11‑0 Dena Orth * 12‑1 Bob Broughton * 13‑0 Dave Ridenour 9‑1 Dave Johnson * 10‑0 Mike Anti 6‑1 Bill Dodd * 9‑0 Web Wright * 9-0 Tammie DeAngelis * 9-0 Gary Hardy * 10-0 Ann-Marie Pfiffner * 9-0 Garett Smith * 11-0 Joe Pishock 13-1 None * 10-0 None * 10-0 None * 9-1 None *% 13-0 None % 10-0 None % 12-1 None 11-0 None 8-3 None 11-2 None

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2006 Marsha Beasley None 2007 Jon Hammond None 2008 Jon Hammond Lafe Kunkel 2009 Jon Hammond Paul Miller 2010 Jon Hammond Bryant Wallizer 2011 Jon Hammond None 2012 Jon Hammond None Totals # NRA Champions * NCAA Champions % MARC Champions $ - GARC Champions

Coach Marsha Beasley with Anne-Marie Pfiffner

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4-7 6-4 8-3 * 11-1 $ 11-0 $ 11-2 $ 12-2 580-100


Series Records Opponent 77th Infantry Air Force Akron Alaska-Fairbanks Allegheny Alliance Army California, Pa. Canisius Carnegie‑Mellon City College of New York Cincinnati The Citadel Clarion Coast Guard Columbus State Dayton Duquesne East Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Geneva George Washington Georgetown Indiana Indiana, Pa. Jacksonville State Johns Hopkins Kent State Kentucky King’s Maryland Memphis Mississippi MIT Morehead State Murray State Navy Nebraska NC State Norwich Ohio Ohio State Penn State Pitt Potomac State Richmond Rose‑Hulman St. John’s Tennessee Tennessee Tech TCU Texas-El Paso Toledo Villanova Virginia

W L Began 1 0 1964 17 0 1974 10 0 1952 6 6 1989 2 0 1964 2 0 1964 32 10 1957 7 0 1951 12 0 1990 22 8 1951 1 0 1962 1 0 1994 2 3 1959 1 0 1965 1 0 1984 1 0 2011 1 0 1968 34 4 1951 14 6 1964 12 0 1963 14 0 1956 2 0 1962 1 0 1957 1 0 1951 19 0 1956 7 0 1997 1 0 1966 1 0 1952 14 8 1963 3 0 1984 0 2 1952 6 2 2005 7 3 2002 1 0 1984 1 0 2008 20 3 1967 21 8 1966 7 3 2003 13 0 1959 4 0 1994 2 0 1966 38 0 1974 25 2 1953 26 7 1951 8 0 1953 3 0 1961 2 0 1981 17 0 1981 1 0 1966 27 3 1975 3 2 2005 6 0 1992 1 0 1952 1 0 1974 2 0 1969

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W L Began 25 3 1952 7 8 1953 27 4 1951 2 0 1956 1 0 1987 1 0 1983 3 0 1996 13 2 1990

Jack Writer

Lafe Kunkel


All-Time Scores (1951-2012) 1951 (10-0)

1954 (10-2)

1957 (14-5)

Maj. John Nicholas Washington & Jefferson 1411-1322 W Duquesne 1390-1341 W 1364-1359 W Pitt 1368-1290 W California, Pa. 1381-1342 W Carnegie Tech 1374-1367 W at Duquesne 1380-1365 W at Pitt 1391-1334 W at Carnegie Tech 1416-1333 W at Washington & Jefferson W at California, Pa. 1395-1274 NRA Sectionals 1395-1393 W Indiana

Capt. Kendrick Barlow 1412-1372 W at Washington & Jefferson Duquesne 1400-1365 W 1401-1397 W Pitt 1402-1424 L at Virginia Tech

Capt. Clair Book L at Duquesne 1378-1390 1392-1383 W at Washington & Jefferson Pitt 1415-1393 W 1415-1402 W Carnegie Tech 1401-1346 W at Indiana, Pa. 1391-1435 L at Army 1421-1402 W Virginia Tech 1407-1352 W Indiana, Pa. 1391-1395 L at Carnegie Tech 1409-1396 W Washington & Jefferson Geneva 1409-1381 W 1403-1395 W Georgetown Maryland 1403-1407 L 1403-1423 L Virginia Tech * W VMI 1417-1415 W Duquesne 1408-1375 W Pitt at Geneva 1405-1373 W 1420-1331 W Potomac State NRA Sectionals (3rd) * Forfeit

1952 (15-3) Maj. John Nicholas 1390-1341 W Duquesne 1398-1344 W Washington & Jefferson 1380-1384 L at VMI 1397-1327 W Carnegie Tech 1396-1378 W VMI 1403-1388 W Pitt 1408-1260 W California, Pa. W at Duquesne 1414-1318 1414-1293 W Carnegie Tech 1399-1400 L Pitt 1406-1338 W at Washington & Jefferson 1411-1397 W Pitt W Kent State 1411-1361 1409-1319 W at Akron 1405-1317 W at Toledo 1408-1381 W Pitt 1428-1300 W California, Pa. L at Maryland 1417-1439 NRA Sectionals (5th)

1953 (17-1) Capt. Kendrick Barlow 1405-1221 W at California, Pa. 1405-1311 W Carnegie Tech 1411-1341 W at Duquesne VMI 1404-1380 W 1404-1396 W Virginia Tech 1401-1383 W at Pitt 1401-1347 W Washington & Jefferson 1401-1385 W Penn State at Duquesne 1415-1362 W 1415-1342 W Washington & Jefferson 1415-1096 W Potomac State 1395-1403 L at Pitt 1402-1360 W at Carnegie Tech 1402-1350 W Washington & Jefferson 1422-1209 W California, Pa. 1422-1406 W Pitt NRA Sectionals (1st)

at VMI 1402-1388 W 1416-1281 W Potomac State Washington & Jefferson 1398-1373 W at Duquesne 1407-1353 W 1417-1339 W at Carnegie Tech 1403-1370 W Carnegie Tech 1403- L Pitt 1411-1401 W Pitt NRA Sectionals (1st)

1955 (7-6) Capt. Clair Book 1371-1362 W 1367-1397 L L 1367-1401 1372-1315 W 1372-1370 W 1338-1374 L 1366-1364 W 1366-1315 W 1392-1402 L 1354-1369 L 1378-1317 W 1387-1404 L 1387-1369 W NRA Sectionals (2nd)

Washington & Jefferson VMI Virginia Tech Duquesne Carnegie Tech Duquesne Carnegie Tech Potomac State Virginia Tech Pitt Potomac State Pitt Washington & Jefferson

1956 (12-5) Capt. Clair Book 1386-1375 W Carnegie Tech 1342-1257 W at Geneva L at Pitt 1352-1377 Indiana, Pa. 1352-1295 W 1402-1370 W Washington & Jefferson 1387-1386 W at Washington & Jefferson 1388-1413 L at Virginia Tech 1388-1307 W Washington & Lee Geneva 1377-1274 W 1384-1401 L Virginia Tech 1379-1410 L at Carnegie Tech 1388-1377 W Pitt 1380-1311 W Indiana, Pa. 1396-1389 W at Duquesne 1400-1330 W Potomac State 1403-1419 L Duquesne 1399-1326 W at Potomac State NRA Sectionals (7th)

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1958 (9-5) Capt. Hugh Jones, Jr. 1393-1367 W Indiana, Pa. 1405-1407 L Carnegie Tech Pitt 1405-1383 W 1423-1421 W Duquesne 1373-1376 L at Pitt 1387-1366 W at Geneva 1387-1401 L at Washington & Jefferson 1427-1422 W Virginia Tech 1412-1392 W Geneva 1389-1396 L at Duquesne 1394-1406 L at Carnegie Tech 1416-1374 W at Indiana, Pa. Washington & Jefferson 1422-1394 W 1422-1408 W VMI Southern Conference (3rd) NRA Sectionals (3rd)

1959 (8-8) Capt. Hugh Jones, Jr. 1381-1368 W Geneva 1400-1414 L Carnegie Tech 1400-1364 W Duquesne 1391-1331 W at Duquesne 1410-1417 L Washington & Jefferson 1400-1419 L Army 1400-1416 L The Citadel 1400-1362 W Washington & Lee 1400-1399 W VMI 1369-1365 W at Geneva 1405-1410 L at Washington & Jefferson


1394-1381 W Penn State North Carolina State 1394-1382 W L Virginia Tech 1394-1411 1414-1421 L at Carnegie Tech Southern Conference (3rd) NRA Sectionals (3rd)

1960 (11-2) Capt. Charles Means W at Washington & Jefferson 1411-1381 Geneva 1422-1350 W 1413-1207 W at Duquesne 1415-1396 W at VMI 1428-1406 W at Penn State 1427-1108 W Duquesne 1427-1403 W Penn State 1414-1361 W at Geneva 1417-1443 L at Carnegie Tech 1429-1430 L Carnegie Tech 1430-1413 W VMI 1430-1417 W Virginia Tech Washington & Jefferson 1430-1405 W Southern Conference (1st) NRA Sectionals (1st) 2nd Nationally

1961 (14-1) Capt. Charles Means 1416-1333 W at Geneva 1435-1412 W at Carnegie Tech at Duquesne 1435-1248 W 1410-1413 L at Washington & Jefferson 1439-1399 W Carnegie Tech 1439-1347 W Geneva 1439-1398 W Pitt at Penn State 1445-1418 W 1431-1377 W Richmond 1431-1396 W at Virginia Tech 1434-1418 W Washington & Jefferson 1426-1371 W at Pitt Duquesne 1448-1345 W 1448-1396 W Penn State 1452-1410 W at Washington & Jefferson Southern Conference (2nd) NRA Sectionals (1st) 1st Nationally

1962 (13-2) Capt. Charles Means 1407-1340 W at Duquesne 1407-1341 W Pitt 1428-1408 W Carnegie Tech 1436-1400 W Washington & Jefferson 1429-1398 W at Richmond 1429-1336 W George Washington 1424-1403 W at Carnegie Tech 1433-1424 W at Penn State 1428-1437 L Virginia Tech 1423-1417 W City College of New York

L at Army 1423-1435 1432-1426 W at Washington & Jefferson W VMI 1441-1416 1441-1379 W Duquesne 1441-1360 W Pitt Southern Conference (2nd) NRA Sectionals (1st)

1963 (15-0) Maj. Bob Means at Carnegie Tech 1429-1398 W 1429-1378 W Duquesne 1429-1378 W Pitt 1428-1378 W at Washington & Jefferson Carnegie Tech 1434-1370 W 1434-1433 W Army 1437-1388 W Washington & Jefferson at George Washington 1412-1388 W 1435-1382 W Pitt 1436-1386 W Duquesne 1436-1375 W Potomac State 1443-1440 W Penn State at VMI 1411-1406 W 1428-1377 W at Kentucky 1428-1376 W Eastern Kentucky Southern Conference (2nd) NRA Sectionals (1st) 2nd Nationally

1964 (19-0) M/Sgt. Charles Haley 1427-1300 W California, Pa. 1434-1397 W Carnegie Tech Duquesne 1434-1354 W 1427-1414 W at Allegheny 1427-1286 W at Alliance 1417-1404 W Virginia Tech 1448-1444 W at Army at 77th Inf. Div. 1448-1359 W 1422-1383 W at Carnegie Tech 1422-1338 W Duquesne 1447-1379 W Washington & Jefferson 1443-1413 W East Tennessee State 1456-1335 W at Washington & Jefferson 1433-1433* W VMI 1449-1436 W at Penn State 1445-1395 W at Carnegie Tech 1445-1395 W at Alliance 1445-1402 W at Allegheny 1445-1419 W at Indiana, Pa. Southern Conference (3rd) NRA Sectionals (1st) 1st Nationally * WVU won on standing position

1965 (11-3) M/Sgt. Francis Orchard 1451-1354 W 1426-1375 W

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1431-1404 W at Washington & Jefferson at Clarion 1431-1382 W 1454-1394 W Carnegie Tech 1449-1434 W Indiana, Pa. 1441-1444 L Army 1435-1437 L at The Citadel 1435-1427 W at Virginia Tech 1416-1429 L at VMI 1442-1418 W Penn State 1442-1365 W Duquesne 1447-1431 W at Indiana, Pa. 1450-1376 W at Duquesne Southern Conference (3rd) NRA Sectionals (1st)

1966 (11-0) M/Sgt. Francis Orchard Indiana, Pa. 1461-1363 W 1459-1326 W Ohio 1395-1364 W at The Citadel 1395-1300 W at Tennessee 1395-1306 W East Tennessee State 1466-1424 W VMI 1462-1449 W at Army at Navy 1459-1425 W 1457-1302 W at Ohio 1393-1348 W at Penn State 1393-1326 W Johns Hopkins Southern Conference (1st) Kansas State Invitational (1st) Coast Guard Invitational (1st) West Virginia Sectional and International (1st) 1st Nationally

1967 (5-2) Joe Gravens 1445-1390 W at Indiana, Pa. 1106-1078 W Murray State at VMI 1337-1312 W 1355-1379 L Army 1351-1356 L The Citadel 1387-1368 W at Navy 1355-1346 W Penn State Kansas State Invitational (1st) Coast Guard Invitational (5th) Southern Conference (1st) West Virginia Sectional and Conventional (1st)

1968 (8-2) Joe Gravens 2723-2769 L 2723-2475 W 1371-1210 W 1371-1288 W 1383-1357 W 1383-1278 W 1384-1313 W 1364-1358 W 1365-1385 L

East Tennessee State Indiana, Pa. at Richmond at The Citadel Akron Dayton VMI at Army at Navy


1386-1345 W Kansas Invitational (6th) Coast Guard Invitational (3rd) Southern Conference (2nd) NRA International (1st) NRA Conventional (1st) 2nd Nationally

at Penn State

at Army

1973 (6-1)

1969 (5-2) Robert McNickle at Akron 1379-1365 W Kansas Invitational ROTC Division (2nd) College Division (4th) L at Navy 1334-1402 1424-1394 W at East Tennessee State 1394-1343 W at VMI USCGA (1st) 1396-1277 W Virginia 1385-1374 W Army 1385-1325 W Penn State

1970 (5-2) Robert McNickle 1383-1308 W Pitt 1383-1261 W Indiana, Pa. Kansas Invitational ROTC Division (3rd) College Division (2nd) Xavier Invitational ROTC Division (2nd) College Division (4th) 1357-1389 L at Navy L at Penn State 1390-1399 1390-1339 W at Army 1366-1339 W VMI Coast Guard Invitational (3rd) NRA Sectionals (1st)

1971 (5-3) Gary Grady 1344-1229 W 1344-1314 W 1355-1316 W L 1355-1373 1337-1349 L 1412-1337 W 1362-1333 W NRA Sectionals (1st) 1377-1349 W

at Pitt Indiana, Pa. Kentucky at Navy at Penn State at Army VMI Penn State

1972 (5-2) Greg Yantis 1332-1223 W 1332-1229 W 2698-2630 W Xavier Invitational (6th) Kentucky Invitational (10th) 1339-1393 L 1373-1349 W West Point Invitational (8th) 1380-1363 W

L 1380-1408 NRA Sectionals (1st)

at Pitt at Indiana, Pa. Eastern Kentucky

at Navy at VMI

M/Sgt. Bobby Timms Indiana, Pa. 2819-2597 W 2812-2856 L at East Tennessee State 2817-2776 W Ohio State 2249-2156 W at Virginia 2812-2779 W at Navy 2807-2749 W Army 2804-2682 W Penn State NRA Sectionals International (1st) Conventional (1st)

1974 (11-1) M/Sgt. Bobby Timms W at Indiana, Pa. 1418-1316 1418-1270 W at Pitt 2793-2717 W at Eastern Kentucky 2837-2867 L at East Tennessee State Xavier Invitational (1st) Kentucky Invitational (1st) 2812-2684 W at Ohio State W at Penn State 2815-2715 1406-1233 W at Villanova 2820-2791 W at Army 2820-2756 W at Air Force Army Invitational (1st) 5743-5048 W Pitt 2830-2820 W at Navy 2830-2643 W at VMI NRA Sectionals (1st)

1975 (6-1) Sgt. Roy Riffe 1400-1325 W at Indiana, Pa. 1400-1182 W at Pitt East Tennessee State 2849-2821 W East Tennessee State Invitational (2nd) Xavier Invitational (1st) Kentucky Invitational (2nd) Tennesee Tech Invitational (2nd) Acorns Invitational (3rd) 2830-1748 W Army 2834-2732 W Ohio State West Point Invitational (4th) 2803-2884 L Tennessee Tech 2796-2792 W Navy NRA Sectionals (1st)

1976 (6-1) Ed Etzel 2826-2665 W Pitt 2826-2472 W Indiana, Pa. East Tennessee State Invitational (6th) Kentucky Invitational (1st) Tennessee Tech Invitational (2nd)

at Penn State

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Acorns Invitational (2nd) L 3377-3384 2810-2743 W West Point Invitational (1st) 2833-2809 W 2828-2746 W 2828-2661 W

Tennessee Tech Ohio State Navy Army Penn State

1977 (4-0) Ed Etzel Acorns Invitational (1st) East Tennessee State Invitational (3rd) Kentucky Invitational (1st) Acorns Invitational (1st) Tennessee Tech Invitational (1st) USMA Invitational (1st) Ohio State 2299-2206 W 2299-2148 W Penn State 2843-1802 W at NC State 2843-2801 W at Navy NRA Sectionals (2nd)

1978 (4-1) Ed Etzel Acorns Invitational (1st) East Tennessee State Invitational (3rd) Kentucky Invitational (2nd) Acorns Invitational (1st) 2273-2268 W at Tennessee Tech 2848-2753 W at Ohio State 2848-2671 W at Penn State West Point Invitational (4th) 2286-2303 L at East Tennessee State 2285-2250 W at Navy NRA Championships (3rd)

1979 (5-1) Ed Etzel 2276-2150 W at Penn State Tennessee Tech Invitational (2nd) East Tennessee State Invitational (3rd) Eastern Kentucky Invitational (1st) Acorn Invitational (1st) 2276-2133 W Ohio State Open International Sectionals (2nd) 2309-2237 W at Navy L East Tennessee State 4592-4692 4811-4598 W Eastern Kentucky NRA Collegiate Sectionals Smallbore (2nd), Air Rifle (3rd) National Intercollegiate Championship (3rd)

1980 (6-0) Ed Etzel East Tennessee State Invitational (1st) West Virginia Invitational (1st) Kentucky Invitational (3rd) Bob Stark Invitational (1st) 4649-4529 W

Navy


W Tennessee Tech 6186-6071 6197-6018 W at Navy 6201-6113 W Army 6179-6147 W East Tennessee State 6206-6103 W Eastern Kentucky 6156-6130 W Tennessee Tech NCAA Championship (2nd)

1986 (9-0) Ed Etzel St. John’s 3856-3770 W 6202-6160 W Tennessee Tech 6223-6084 W at East Tennessee State 6186-6181 W Murray State 6175-5604 W Ohio State 6235-6026 W Navy 6224-6115 W at Army 6200-6101 W at Tennessee Tech 6193-6060 W East Tennessee State NCAA Championship (1st)

WVU’s 1982-83 squad Army Invitational (1st) 4632-4611 W East Tennessee State 2329-2224 W Army Ohio State 2329-2208 W 2329-2169 W Penn State 4616-4534 W Eastern Kentucky NCAA Championship (2nd)

1981 (12-0) Ed Etzel 6156-6069 W East Tennessee State 6156-5750 W NC State West Virginia Invitational (1st) Eastern Kentucky Invitational (3rd) Kentucky Invitational (1st) 6124-6121 W Tennessee Tech 6082-6037 W Army Penn State 6082-5804 W 6082-5774 W Ohio State 6082-5792 W Rose-Hulman 6142-6063 W Navy 6142-5858 W Penn State 2297-2225 W St. John’s USMA Invitational (2nd) 6129-6095 W Eastern Kentucky 6117-6097 W East Tennessee State NCAA Championship (2nd)

1982 (11-0) Ed Etzel 6124-6048 W at Tennessee Tech East Tennessee State Invitational (4th) 3814-3706 W St. John=s Eastern Kentucky Invitational (2nd) 6511-6063 W at Murray State 6188-6026 W Murray State 6182-6122 W Eastern Kentucky 6173-6071 W Tennessee Tech

6139-5990 6139-5969 6162-6118

W W W

at Army at St. John=s East Tennessee State

1983 (12-1) Ed Etzel East Tennessee State Invitational (1st) 6101-6102 L at Tennessee Tech at Eastern Kentucky 6103-6005 W 6151-5807 W Ohio State 6144-6072 W Army 6162-5420 W William & Mary 3829-3700 W at St. John’s at Navy 6149-5997 W 6157-6061 W Eastern Kentucky 6160-6133 W Tennessee Tech 6182-6123 W East Tennessee State NCAA Championship (1st)

1984 (12-0) Ed Etzel 6207-6075 W St. John’s 6184-6083 W at Eastern Kentucky 6185-6167 W at East Tennessee State Army Invitational (1st) 6220-5830 W Ohio State 6082-5987 W Navy 6221-5878 W King’s College Murray State Invitational (1st) 6180-6147 W East Tennessee State NCAA Championship (1st)

1985 (9-1) Ed Etzel 6085-6083 6113-6011 6128-6138 6170-5821

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1987 (6-1) Ed Etzel 6270-6037 W Xavier Invitational (2nd) 6221-6078 W 6206-5749 W 6196-6052 W 6207-6102 W 6180-6189 L 6205-6103 W NCAA Championship (2nd)

at St. John’s at Navy at Ohio State Washington State at Tennessee Tech at Murray State Army

1988 (7-0) Greg Perrine 6164-6110 W Xavier Invitational (1st) 6222-5945 W 6206-5539 W 6222-6086 W 6212-6105 W W 6213-6177 6190-6118 W NCAA Championship (1st)

St. John’s King’s College Ohio State at Army at Navy Murray State Tennessee Tech

1989 (8-0) Ed Etzel 6193-6067 W 6192-6074 W 6198-5816 W 6224-5726 W 6244-6053 W 6231-6091 W 6224-6181 W 6241-6145 W NCAA Championship (1st)

at St. John’s Alaska-Fairbanks NC State Ohio State Navy Army at Tennessee Tech at Murray State


1990 (9-0) Marsha Beasley St. John’s 6156-5977 W 6206-6064 W at Air Force 6196-5916 W Canisius 6176-5890 W at Ohio State 6183-6029 W Xavier 6187-6098 W at Navy (NCAA Qualifier) 6183-6089 W at Army 6199-6033 W Murray State 6213-6067 W Tennessee Tech NCAA Championship (1st)

1991 (10-0) Marsha Beasley at St. John’s 6200-6051 W 6185-5942 W at Xavier 6185-5915 W Kentucky 6180-6102 W Alaska-Fairbanks 6187-6053 W Ohio State 6193-6026 W Air Force 6180-6095 W Army (NCAA Qualifier) at Tennessee Tech 6210-6094 W 6196-6087 W at Murray State 6191-6073 W Canisius NCAA Championship (1st)

1992 (9-0) Marsha Beasley 6147-6009 W St. John’s 6172-6036 W at Air Force Texas-El Paso 6172-6003 W 6187-5489 W North Carolina State 6151-6046 W Xavier 6178-6061 W at Ohio State 6185-5939 W at Canisius W at Murray State 6217-6102 (NCAA Qualifier) 6213-6081 W Tennessee Tech NCAA Championship (1st)

1993 (10-0) Marsha Beasley 6194-6067 W at St. John’s 6185-6098 W at Xavier 6199-6063 W Air Force Ohio State 6184-5964 W 6185-5926 W King’s College 6206-6076 W Texas-El Paso 6191-5860 W at VMI (NCAA Qualifier) 6192-6178 W at Tennessee Tech 6214-6157 W at Murray State 6199-5961 W Kentucky NCAA Championship (1st)

1994 (13-1) Marsha Beasley 6171-6083 W Walsh Invitational (1st - 6188)

St. John’s

The 1995 Mountaineers 6200-6101 W 1551-1236 W L 6146-6133 6163-6139 W 6163-6010 W 6190-5825 W 6177-5329 W 6156-5329 W NCAA Qualifier (1st) 6148-6069 W 6148-6109 W 6163-6130 W 6187-6070 W 6176-6124 W NCAA Championship (2nd)

Xavier Cincinnati Alaska-Fairbanks Air Force Texas-El Paso at Ohio State Duquesne Canisius at Army Norwich Murray State Tennessee Tech Kentucky

1995 (10-0) Marsha Beasley 6179-6125 W at St. John’s Walsh Invitational (1st - 6188) 6196-6145 W at Kentucky Ohio State 6195-5780 W 6199-6156 W Air Force 6143-6012 W Canisius 6212-6106 W Norwich 6207-6109 W at Navy Xavier (NCAA Qualifier) 6207-6157 W 6227-6121 W at Murray State 6202-6157 W at Tennessee Tech NCAA Championship (1st)

1996 (10-0) Marsha Beasley 6152-6133 W 6204-5978 W 6204-5591 W 6195-6126 W Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6176)

at Air Force Texas-El Paso Wyoming St. John’s

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6191-6156 W at Kentucky 6206-5903 W at Ohio State 6175-6130 W Xavier 6175-5858 W Duquesne NCAA Qualfier at Xavier (1st - 6197) 6225-6031 W at Canisius 6210-6061 W Murray State NCAA Championship (1st)

1997 (9-1) Marsha Beasley 6178-6095 W Jacksonville State 6194-6121 W Norwich (at St. John’s) Walsh Invitational (1st - 6206) 6170-6178 L Kentucky 6209-6089 W Air Force 6201-5806 W Ohio State 6193-5772 W Duquesne Canisius 6195-5486 W 6211-6083 W Xavier (NCAA Qualifier) 6215-6154 W at Murray State 6232-6152 W at Tennessee Tech NCAA Championship (1st)

1998 (13-0) Marsha Beasley 6195-6137 W at Jacksonville State 6163-5777 W vs. Army (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) at Air Force 6170-6061 W 6170-5878 W vs. Wyoming (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) 6170-5773 W vs. Army (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) Walsh Invitational (1st - 6202) 6177-6122 W Kentucky 6171-5958 W at Ohio State 6184-5910 W Duquesne


Mississippi 6123-6012 W 6178-6160 W Army (at Columbus, Ohio) 6197-6171 W Kentucky 6183-6112 W at Ohio State at Xavier Tournament (2nd-6179) L Alaska-Fairbanks 6238-6271 6181-6241 L Xavier 6209-6240 L Murray State 6220-6225 W Tennessee Tech at GARC Championship (3rd - 6230) at NCAA Championship (6th, SB - 4612; 7th overall)

2003 (11-2)

The 2002 Mountaineers 6184-6087 W Norwich 6183-6080 W Xavier 6212-5739 W at Canisius NCAA Qualifier in Cincinnati, Ohio (1st - 6181) 6190-6124 W Murray State 6175-6106 W Tennessee Tech MARC Tournament (1st - 6201) NCAA Championship (1st - 6214)

1999 (10-0) Marsha Beasley 6161-6080 W Jacksonville State 6175-6143 W at Norwich at Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6181) 6164-6115 W at Kentucky 6181-6004 W Ohio State 6176-6060 W Air Force 6099-5816 W Duquesne Xavier 6190-6112 W 6195-5858 W Canisius at NCAA Qualifiers (1st - 6175) 6153-6130 W at Murray State 6191-6018 W at Tennessee Tech at MARC Tournament (1st - 6205) Championship (3rd - 6156)

2000 (12-1) Marsha Beasley 6141-6117 W at Jacksonville State 6174-6094 W at Air Force 6153-6011 W vs. Army (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) 6153-5978 W vs. Texas-El Paso (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) 6127-6150 L Navy at Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6180) at MARC/OVC Shootout (3rd - 6111) 6111-5303 W Kentucky

6162-5958 W at Ohio State 6133-5843 W Duquesne 6162-6127 W Xavier 6191-5880 W at Canisius at NCAA Qualifiers (1st - 6121) 6121-5694 W VMI 6182-6077 W Murray State 6183-6089 W Tennessee Tech at MARC Championship (1st - 6185) at NCAA Championship (3rd - 4603, smallbore only)

2001 (11-0) Marsha Beasley at MARC/OVC Shootout (3rd - 6167) 6164-6129 W Jacksonville State Texas-El Paso 6154-6110 W at Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6191) 6187-6170 W at Kentucky 6217-6084 W Air Force Ohio State 6177-5929 W 6194-6156 W Xavier Canisius 6184-5880 W 6160-6143 W Navy 6160-5897 W Duquesne 6191-6161 W at Murray State 6206-6147 W at Tennessee Tech at MARC Championship (2nd - 6188) at NCAA Championship (3rd - 6174)

2002 (8-3) Marsha Beasley at GARC/OVC Shootout (2nd - 6185) 6185-6148 W vs. Jacksonville State (at Cookeville, Tenn.) 6117-6013 W at Air Force 6187-5998 W vs. Wyoming (at Colorado Springs, Colo.)

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Marsha Beasley at Mountaineer Open (1st - 6203) W at Kentucky 6165-6157 6171-6123 W vs. Jacksonville State (at Cincinnati, Ohio) 6214-6171 W at Army 6214-6060 W vs. Mississippi (at West Point, N.Y.) 6203-6126 W Nebraska at Palmyra Invitational (** - 6150) 6204-6108 W Air Force 6221-6144 W Ohio State 6215-6189 W Xavier L Alaska-Fairbanks 6232-6318 6235-5677 W Canisius 6218-6053 W Duquesne at GARC Championships (2nd - 6174) 6196-6231 L at Murray State at Tennessee Tech 6213-6185 W

2004 WVU competed as a club team

2005 (3-8) Marsha Beasley 4560-4650 L Navy 4552-4645 L at Army Mississippi 4574-4575 L Texas Christian (air only) 2307-2210 W 6012-6149 L vs. Nebraska (at Palmyra, Pa.) 4550-4677 L Alaska-Fairbanks 4537-4499 W Ohio State 4561-4611 L at Kentucky vs. Rose-Hulman 4561-4506 W (at Lexington, Ky.) 4545-4646 L at Xavier (NCAA Qualifier) 4545-4609 L Memphis (at Cincinnati, Ohio) at GARC Championship (7th B 4576) Season Average - 4556.1

2006 (4-7) Marsha Beasley 4551-4668 L 4556-4630 L 4590-4554 W

Army Mississippi NC State


at GARC Championships (1st – 4653) at NCAA Championships (3rd – 4641) Season Average - 4666.9

2011 (11-2, 5-1)

The 2010 Mountaineers 4643-4562 L Navy 4544-4587 L Kentucky 4578-4662 L Alaska-Fairbanks L vs. Nebraska (at Palmyra, Pa.) 4596-4653 4603-4503 W Akron 4603-4535 W Texas Christian (at Akron) 4569-4556 W Ohio State 4585-4612 L Memphis (NCAA Qualifier at Murray, Ky.) at GARC Championship (6th B 4594) Season Average - 4584.3

2007 (6-4, 2-4) Jon Hammond 4560-4545 W Memphis 4545-4444 W Ohio State L Army 4514-4638 4548-4633 L Nebraska 4531-4648 L Kentucky 4532-4479 W NC State 4561-4445 W Tennessee Tech at Palmyra Invitational (6th – 4571) 4571-4519 W Akron 4568-4582 L Ole Miss 4566-4370 W VMI Institute at GARC Championship (5th – 4552) Season Average - 4551.6

2008 (8-3, 4-2) Jon Hammond 4618-4506 W NC State 4623-4452 W Ohio State 4614-4551 W Ole Miss 4600-4675 L Army 4616-4647 L Kentucky 4615-4599 W Nebraska 4626-4653 L Alaska-Fairbanks 4591-4517 W Akron 4609-4470 W Memphis (at Murray State Invitational)

4614-4528 W Tennessee Tech VMI 4647-4398 W (NCAA Qualifiers) at GARC Championship (3rd - 4626) at NCAA Championship (6th - 4616) Season Average - 4616.5

2009 (11-1, 5-1) Jon Hammond 4629-4535 W Ohio State 4647-4541 W Morehead State at Army 4659-4616 W 4655-4565 W vs. Ole Miss (at Army) 4666-4626 W TCU 4639-4649 L at Kentucky 4656-4592 W vs. Memphis (at Kentucky) Nebraska 4650-4622 W 4677-4493 W NC State 4653-4634 W Alaska-Fairbanks 4666-4516 W Akron 4639-4524 W NC State (NCAA Qualifiers) at GARC Championship (2nd – 4645) at NCAA Championship (1st – 4643) Season Average - 4651.7

2010 (11-0, 7-0) Jon Hammond 4655-4587 W vs. Air Force (at Nebraska) 4660-4634 W at Nebraska 4666-4538 W at Ohio State at Akron 4665-4560 W 4638-4562 W Army 4691-4642 W Kentucky 4678-4561 W NC State 4697-4670 W Alaska-Fairbanks 4696-4576 W vs. Ole Miss (in Cokeville, Tenn.) at Winthrow Invitational (1st – 4678) 4659-4530 W Memphis 4659-4612 W Nebraska (NCAA Qualifiers)

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Jon Hammond Ohio State 4676-4570 W 4675-4663 L TCU 4681-4586 W Memphis 4675-4661 W Murray State 4686-4647 W vs. Ole Miss (at Army) 4680-4659 W at Army 4657-4498 W NC State 4656-4592 W Nebraska 4694-4540 W Akron 4696-4646 W Alaska-Fairbanks 4696-4680 L at Kentucky 4704-4607 W vs. Columbus State (at Kentucky) 4704-4596 W Nebraska (NCAA Qualifiers) at GARC Championships (1st – 4704) at NCAA Championships (2nd - 4697) Season Average - 4685.4

2012 (12-2, 5-1) Jon Hammond 4664-4587 W vs. Air Force (at Nebraska) 4667-4610 W at Nebraska Army 4693-4637 W 4678-4616 W Memphis 4688-4615 W Murray State 4671-4646 W Ole Miss 4691-4554 W Akron Alaska-Fairbanks 4676-4626 W 4680-4616 W at Ohio State 4701-4669 L at TCU 4680-4650 L Kentucky 4647-4577 W NC State 4678-4413 W VMI men (NCAA Qualifiers) 4678-4326 W VMI women (NCAA Qualifiers) at GARC Championships (1st – 4681) at NCAA Championships (6th – 4647) Season Average - 4676.8


78..................... President Dr. James P. Clements 79....................... Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 80........................................ Athletics Senior Staff 81.......................................... WVU Head Coaches 82............................................... Athletic Facilities 83.............................................Media Information 84.......................... WVU Sports Communications

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James P. Clements, Ph.D. President Jim Clements is West Virginia University’s 23rd president. WVU is the flagship university of West Virginia, with an internationally diverse student body of more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 200 degree programs in the University’s 13 constituent colleges, two divisional colleges, and multiple healthcare sites. Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the West Virginia United Health System, the WVU Hospitals, and the WVU Research Corporation. In total, WVU and its affiliates represent a $2.3 billion enterprise and employ more than 18,000 people. WVU and its affiliates are currently in the midst of more than $600 million of capital improvements. Regionally, he is a board member of the

National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance. He chairs the Implementation Committee of the Power of 32, a visioning initiative across 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In the state, he recently co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Diversity Initiative Council, and co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s College Completion Task Force. In addition, he serves on the board of the West Virginia Business Roundtable. On a national level, he is active with national higher education organizations such as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the American Council on Education (ACE). He is currently co-chair of the APLU Energy Forum and is the chair of the ACE Commission on Leadership. Dr. Clements was the only university president selected to join a 15-member Innovation Advisory Board to the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was also nominated and participated in the 81st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference through the U.S. Department of Defense.

Before coming to WVU, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson University, the secondlargest public university in Maryland. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson’s vice president for economic and community outreach, and as the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. Dr. Clements earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. The fourth edition of his project management textbook was published in four languages and used in multiple countries; the fifth edition was released in spring 2012. At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children – Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.

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Oliver Luck Director of Athletics Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck continues that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck, appointed the University’s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on June 9, 2010, has made significant strides in his first two years to enhance WVU’s role as a major player in the collegiate world. In his first year, Luck hired four head coaches, while maintaining WVU’s superior level of success. In addition to new hires, Luck oversaw the progress of major capital projects, such as the $25 million WVU basketball practice facility for men’s and women’s basketball and the women’s soccer training complex. He also fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph in the classroom and on the field. In year two, Luck led WVU into the Big 12 Conference, oversaw the best fundraising year in school history, implemented several safety and crowd enhancements at Mountaineer sporting events, increased overall department revenue, continued a master plan for facility upgrades and watched his football program gain its third BCS bowl victory with a record-setting 70-33 win in the Orange Bowl. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a recordsetting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the National Football League’s Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the final regularseason game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown passes, both figures still ranking among the best in school history.

Oliver Luck was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American quarterback at WVU. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete with the highest grade point average. The two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerican was the recipient of Today’s Top Five, presented for scholastics by the NCAA and was selected by the National Football Foundation as one of its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote speech at its annual banquet in 1982. Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in 1983 when he started six games and finished the season completing 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business development for the NFL and later was appointed general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World League of American Football. He spent the ’95 season as general manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the NFL, before becoming chief executive officer of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in 2001. In that role, Luck oversaw the development and management of a $1 billion professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Rodeo.In 2005, Luck was appointed as the first president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamos,

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helping that organization to a pair of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck secured the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. BBVA Compass Stadium was built and opened in 2012 adding to Luck’s legacy with the professional soccer team, and the overall Houston sports facility complexes. He returned in May, 2012 for the opening ceremony of the soccer stadium that he fought so hard for. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed by then Gov. Joe Manchin in 2008 to a four-year term on the West Virginia University Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished to become director of athletics. The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated Phi Betta Kappa from WVU in 1982. He also earned a law degree from Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. ”It’s an incredible honor for me to be the athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. ”I care deeply about this school, and WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country. I am so pleased to be a part of the leadership team assembled under President Clements at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, a former All-American quarterback and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist at Stanford and No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts; Mary Ellen, a junior volleyball player at Stanford; Emily, a freshman at Stanford and Addison, who attends Morgantown High.


Senior Staff Athletic Department Personnel

Mike Parsons Deputy Director of Athletics

Michael Szul

Keli Cunningham

Terri Howes

Associate Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director

Compliance/Governance

Sports Administration, SWA

Matt Borman

Michael Fragale

Associate Athletic Director Executive Director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club

Associate Athletic Director Business Operations

Assistant Athletic Director Communications

Curtis Jones

Matt Wells

Assistant Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director

Academic Services

Marketing and Sales

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Head Coaches WVU Fields 17 Varsity Sports Programs

Jason Butts

Mike Carey

Women’s Soccer

Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Sean Cleary

Jon Hammond

Dana Holgorsen

Cross Country/Track

Rifle

Football

Bob Huggins

Jimmy King

Jill Kramer

Men’s Basketball

Rowing

Volleyball

Marlon LeBlanc

Randy Mazey

Men’s Soccer

Baseball

Vic Riggs

Tina Samara

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Nikki Izzo-Brown

Craig Turnbull Wrestling

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Athletic Facilities Train Like A Champion

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Tennis Courts

WVU Coliseum

Basketball Practice Facility

WVU Natatorium

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During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia rifle contact Shannon McNamara, via email (shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu) or by phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff.

Receiving Information Media members may receive rifle press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, match recaps and more, simply email your requests to shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu.

WVUsports.com

Media Information What To Know When Covering WVU Media Services

WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer rifle. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to WVUsports.com. Updated following each match, WVUsports.com is your place to find the latest statistics for Mountaineer rifle. Not only will you find this season’s stats and stories, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective.

The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2012-13 rifle season to accommodate any media requests. Following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia rifle team. Any additional questions should be directed to assistant sports information director Shannon McNamara.

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Directions to the WVU Rifle Range From Interstate 79 (North and South) • Take the Star City/WVU exit (155) and follow signs to Morgantown • Cross the Star City bridge and proceed up Monongahela Boulevard toward the Coliseum. • The WVU Natatorium is located on the right next to WVU Coliseum. • The approximate distance from I-79 to the Coliseum is 1.5 miles. From Interstate 68 (East and West) • Take the Pierpont Road/Airport exit (7) • Follow signs to the stadium. At the second traffic light off the interstate, turn left and travel up Easton Hill. • Count two more traffic lights and turn right on Route 705 and stay on this highway as it becomes Chestnut Ridge Road (through two more traffic lights). • To proceed to the Coliseum, go through the second light on 705 and two more traffic lights. Turn left at the third light. Follow this road around and go through three lights. The WVU Coliseum is located straight ahead. • The WVU Natatorium is located behind the WVU Coliseum.


WVU Sports Communications Sports Communications The West Virginia University sports communication office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate in room 107. Additional offices are located on the second floor of the Coliseum in room 217.

Mailing Address

Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877

Staff Michael Fragale Bryan Messerly Joe Swan John Antonik Mike Montoro Katie Kane Shannon McNamara Tim Goodenow Lisa Ammons Cheryl Maust Amy Prunty Eva Buchman Grant Dovey Abby Norman Brian Kuppelweiser

Assistant Athletic Director, Communications Sports Information Director Sports Publications Director Director of New Media Director of Football Communications Associate Sports Information Director Assistant Sports Information Director Assistant Sports Publications Director Business Manager Program Assistant Program Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant

Overnight Shipping Address WVU Sports Communications 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 107 Morgantown, WV 26506

Phone Information Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

Rifle Contact Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director email: shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu

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2012-13 WVU Rifle Guide