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2013-14 MOUNTAINEERS


N T E I E M T E F I F

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


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2 A Championship Program 4 NCAA Champions 6 Global Success 8 Olympic Success 10 In the Spotlight 11 Strength & Conditioning 12 Community Service 13 Athletic Training 14 Facilities 16 Student-Athlete Support 20 Campus Life 24 Mountaineer Excellence

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Jon Hammond Coach Hammond One-on-One Support Staff

34 Roster 35 Chance Cover 36 Daniel Sojka 37 Taylor Ciotola 38 Meelis Kiisk 39 Thomas Kyanko 40 Maren Prediger 41 Garrett Spurgeon 42 Patrick Sunderman 43 Jean-Pierre Lucas 44 Sydney Smith

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Credits: The 2013-14 West Virginia University rifle guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Shannon McNamara Author: Shannon McNamara Page Layout & Design: Kristin Coldsnow and Blaine Turner Advertising, Inc. Cover Design: Kristin Coldsnow 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, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman. Contributors: Lisa Ammons, Nick Arthur, Matt Billman, Eva Buchman, Michael Fragale, Jon Harkey, Jon Hevron, D.J. Jamiel, Katie Kane, Cheryl Maust, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Mackenzie Mullenax, Amy Prunty, Sara Wells. Š 2013 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

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Preseason Notebook 2013-14 Schedule WVU Quick Facts

50 Season Review 52 Results 53 Team & Individual Statistics 56 WVU Records 57 Coaches Records and Individual Honors 59 Olympians 60 NCAA Champions 61 All-Americans 63 NCAA Results 65 NCAA Team Championship Results 66 NCAA History 67 GARC History 69 Year-by-Year Results 70 All-Time Series Records 71 All-Time Scores 78 WVU Rifle Alumni

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A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM

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mountaineer rifle ¡ Simply put, the West Virginia University rifle team is the most accomplished collegiate squad. With 15 national championships to their name, including the 2013 NCAA title, the Mountaineers set the nation-wide standard for sustained success.

¡ Eighth-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 six straight national championship appearances, two NCAA Championship victories, three NCAA air rifle titles, one NCAA smallbore title and four consecutive Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) titles. Along the way, Hammond has recruited some of the world’s top talent, producing 55 National Rifle Association All-Americans.

¡ The Mountaineers won their 15th NCAA Championship,

and first since 2009, with a come-from-behind performance at the 2013 National Championships. Sitting in third place after the smallbore competition, the Mountaineers outshot the field in air rifle to secure the title. WVU finished with an aggregate score of 4679, the second highest in NCAA history. The WVU rifle team is the only WVU program to win an NCAA title.

¡ Petra Zublasing swept the 2013 NCAA individual titles,

pushing her career title total to three with wins in smallbore (688.3) and air rifle (701.7). She became the first shooter to win both titles at one championship since 2001 and the second WVU student-athlete to win three career NCAA titles. A WVU shooter has now won the NCAA air rifle championship every season since 2011.

¡ 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.

¡ Heart, dedication and desire – the pillars of the WVU rifle program and the keys to the team’s continued success.

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NCAA CHAMPIONS ยก NCAA titles are a common goal for all West Virginia rifle

teams, and the squad has made good on its ambition 15 times since 1980, the most of any team.

ยก The Mountaineers won their nation-best 15th NCAA

Championship in 2013, shooting a two-day total of 4679, the second-best score ever shot at the tournament. WVU overcame a one-shot smallbore deficit to win the title.

ยก 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 22 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).

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mountaineer rifle ¡ Petra Zublasing swept the individual

competitions, pushing her career NCAA title total to three, as she won the 2012 air rifle championship; she is the only Mountaineer shooter to earn three national titles. Zublasing is the second WVU student-athlete to graduate with three career NCAA titles, and the fourth Mountaineer to win two career air rifle titles. Additionally, she was the NCAA’s first shooter to win both championships since 2001.

¡ Zublasing and Nicco Campriani, a

2011 WVU graduate, made a huge impact on the WVU rifle program in just four seasons. In addition to her NCAA titles, Zublasing, a five-time NRA First Team All-American, earned four GARC titles and was a two-time GARC Shooter of the Year; she also earned the 2013 GARC Senior of the Year honor. Additionally, she was a twotime Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second-Team selection, a two-time WVU Red Brown Cup honoree and was awarded the Order of Augusta, WVU’s most prestigious student honor.

¡ Campriani earned the 2011 NCAA air

rifle title. A four-time NRA First Team All-American, he was a repeat GARC air rifle, smallbore and combined score champion and was named the 2011 GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year. Campriani was named to the 2011 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic AllAmerica Men’s At-Large First Team and also was named the 2011 WVU Red Brown Cup honoree.

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GLOBAL SUCCESS 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.

Most recently, junior Maren Prediger won Gold in ¡

the women’s 10m air rifle at the 2013 Summer Universiade, in Kazan, Russia. Additionally, sophomore Garrett Spurgeon won two medal’s in the men’s junior division at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol, in Fort Benning, Ga.

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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 2013 graduate 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 fourth former student-athlete to win Olympic Gold. Campriani also finished eighth in men’s 50m prone.

¡ Campriani became the fourth 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 50m 3 positions.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT ยก 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.

ยก No school helps its student-athletes more than the people at WVU.

ยก Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent

themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public.

ยก Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process.

ยก 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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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

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ¡ Athletic excellence and strength and conditioning ¡ Strength and conditioning for the sport of rifle is

go hand-in-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.

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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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

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 “Read 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.

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ATHLETIC TRAINING ยก 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.

ยก The scope of the athletic training services encompass

various domains which includes 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.

ยก Multiple athletic training rooms are available for student-

athletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment.

ยก 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 SCORING INFORMATION College rifle competition includes two events: air rifle and smallbore. 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 75 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, in standing and kneeling positions at targets 50 feet downrange. The bullseye is a millimeter (slightly larger than the size of the 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 105 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. The system, produced by MEGAlink Electronic Scoring Systems, scores a student-athlete’s shot based upon 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 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. Fans also can follow the action at home via a live score link provided at WVUSports.com

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mountaineer rifle ¡ 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 15time national champion Mountaineers.

¡ The system adds not only an advantage for

Mountaineer shooters, but 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.

¡ 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.

¡ 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 shoot at the 10m air rifle targets at the same time.

¡ The technological upgrade at the WVU facility

allows a student-athlete’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.

¡ Accompanying the many features of the range

is a comfortable lounge area where studentathletes can relax before and after meets. Other amenities include a gun room and a locker room.

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mountaineer rifle West Virginia University offers a variety of ¡

services and programs to help studentathletes 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 10 consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American.

The Mountaineers are provided

with an academic adviser who devotes their time to ensuring student-athletes are provided with any assistance necessary to ensure academic success.

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.

A total of 340 student-athletes were ¡

recognized for their achievement in the classroom last spring, at the annual WVU Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Banquet, honoring recipients of the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll. Implemented in 1989, the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll was created to recognize students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Since the program began in 1989, nearly 4,000 student-athletes have earned a place on the honor roll. Ford retired in 2011 after 44 years of service with the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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mountaineer rifle 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.

The West Virginia University women’s cross country team, men’s basketball team and women’s soccer ¡ team received public recognition in the spring of 2010 by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. The women’s cross country team was one of seven Mountaineer teams to earn a perfect APR score in 2011-12 alone. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.

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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CAMPUS LIFE Character

Governance

Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

The WVU Board of Governors is the governing body of WVU. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities.

Research Classification Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Research Funding In fiscal year 2011, WVU researchers were awarded $173,874,105 in total sponsored projects.

Combined WVU Expense Budget Approximately $917 million (2013).

Accreditations North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies.

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Location Morgantown, W.Va., population 30,293, 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.


mountaineer rifle Student Profile Fall 2013 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 32,348.

Academic Excellence WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships—24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 36 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, 36 Fulbright Scholars, and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar.

Academics 14 colleges and schools offering 184 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources, and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; public health; plus the WVU Honors College, University College, and programs at Potomac State College and WVU Institute of Technology. wvu.edu/Academics/

Student Living Experience

Degrees Granted In 2011-2012, WVU awarded 6,447 degrees; 2,243 were graduate or professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile Excellent faculty—16 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students.

The First-Year Experience—unique among state universities—helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements include residential colleges 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 awardwinning Student Recreation Center; and a Mountaineer Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. apply.wvu.edu/life

¡ instructional faculty: 2,331 ¡ graduate assistants: 1,804 ¡ staff: 3,560 ¡ total employees: 8,426

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CAMPUS LIFE Freshman Class Profile

Average ACT of 23.6, SAT (math and critical reading) 1045, and high school GPA of 3.36.

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 is required for all services. transportation.wvu.edu/services

Safety

WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. The WVU Alert system sends urgent news to participants’ cell phones, and digital InfoStations across campus show important announcements.

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Students can choose from more than 350 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports. sos.wvu.edu

Study Abroad

More than 800 students participate in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. internationalprograms.wvu.edu/

WVU Online/Extended Campus

Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn.wvu.edu/

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. In 2011, WVU students contributed 205,000 hours of service to the community. WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement. cce.wvu.edu

Scholarships and 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. In 2012, WVU students received over $380 million in financial aid—average aid per recipient is $9,800. West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship. promisescholarships.org/promise/ home.aspx

National Register of Historic Places, and WVU operates eight experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Lifelong Learning Center near Weston. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/

Honors College

Libraries

The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living at WVU that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Innovative, challenging courses, designed to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, are offered in small class settings. Students may participate as Presidential Honors Scholars or Dean’s Honors Scholars; both options provide enhanced experiences. /honors.wvu.edu/

Parents Club

The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 22,000 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. parentsclub.wvu.edu

Faclities

WVU’s mix of historic and modern facilities includes 430 buildings on 1,456 acres. Eleven main campus buildings are located on the

Five library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and Libraries Depository—contain nearly 2.1 million volumes, 246 electronic databases, and more than 48,000 journal subscriptions, with access to 36 million volumes through a book-sharing consortium. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance. libraries.wvu.edu

Visitors Center

Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly knowledgeable student guides Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. visit.wvu.edu

Alumni

Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 185,000 graduates worldwide in some 60 foreign nations. alumni.wvu.edu

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE Team Records Baseball: 33-26, 13-11 Big 12 Cross Country: Fourth at Big 12 Championships; Fifth at MidAtlantic Regionals; One NCAA Qualifier Men’s Basketball: 13-19, 6-12 Big 12 Women’s Basketball: 17-14, 9-9 Big 12; NCAA First Round Football: 7-6, 4-5 Big 12; 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Gymnastics: 13-9, 1-3 Big 12; NCAA Regionals Rowing: Fourth at Big 12; Sixth at Conference USA Championship Men’s Soccer: 9-6-2, 4-2-1 MAC 24

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Women’s Soccer: 11-5-4, 7-0-1 Big 12; Big 12 Regular-Season Champions, NCAA First Round Men’s Swimming and Diving: Third at Big 12 Women’s Swimming and Diving: Second at Big 12; Two NCAA Qualifiers Rifle: 11-1, 5-1 GARC; GARC Champions; NCAA Champions Women’s Tennis: 4-17, 0-9 Big 12 Women’s Track: Indoor-10th Big 12; One NCAA Qualifier; OutdoorEighth Big 12; 9 NCAA Qualifiers Volleyball: 8-22, 0-16 Big 12 Wrestling: 2-13, 0-6 Big 12; One NCAA Qualifier


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First Team Academic All-Conference Selections

NCAA Champions

Rifle Team Petra Zublasing, rifle; smallbore & air rifle

Team Conference Champions

Women’s Soccer, Big 12 RegularSeason Champions

First Team All-Conference Tavon Austin, football

Stedman Bailey, football Sarah-Anne Brault, cross country Christal Caldwell, women’s basketball Jaida Lawrence, gymnastics Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer

Rifle, GARC Postseason Champions

Stormy Nesbit, women’s track (indoor, outdoor)

First Team All-Americans

Maren Prediger, rifle (air rifle)

Tavon Austin, football

Bri Rodriguez, women’s soccer

Stedman Bailey, football

Eric Schoenle, men’s soccer

Taylor Ciotola, rifle

Courtney Schrand, rowing

Meelis Kiisk, rifle

Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer

Mandie Nugent, swimming & diving

Garrett Spurgeon, rifle (smallbore, combined score)

Maren Prediger, rifle Garrett Spurgeon, rifle Kelly Williams, track

Petra Zublasing, rifle (air rifle, smallbore, combined score)

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE four student-athletes from the wvu rifle team have earned six capital one academic all-america honors since 2010. Conference Major Awards

Coaching Awards

Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming, Big 12 Most Outstanding Women’s Swimmer

Bill Bedenbaugh, football, 247Sports Top Recruiting Coaches for 2013 Class

Tavon Austin, football, Big 12 CoSpecial Teams Player of the Year

Elizabeth Kantak, rowing, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Garrett Spurgeon, rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year Petra Zublasing, rifle, GARC Shooter and Senior Shooter of the Year

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Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year

National Awards

Tavon Austin, football, College Football Performance Awards: AllPurpose Performer of the Year, 2012 Paul Hornung Award Winner, 2012 Jet Return Specialist Award Harrison Musgrave, baseball, College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Finalist Geno Smith, football, Elite Quarterback Award, College Football Performance Awards

Jon Hammond, rifle, CRCA Coach of the Year

Academic Team Awards

Women’s Soccer, NSCAA Team Academic Award Men’s Soccer, NSCAA Team Academic Award Women’s Swimming, CSCAA Team Academic Award


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Hammond Head Coach / Eighth 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 two national championships in five seasons, four individual NCAA titles, four consecutive Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Championships, one undefeated season, 55 National Rifle Association (NRA) All-America honors and seven Capital One Academic All-America recognitions.

The 2012-13 Season

Returning to the range after a 2011-12 season that saw WVU finish sixth at the NCAA Championships, Hammond rallied his squad in his seventh season around 2012 Olympian Petra Zublasing and a core of young, talented shooters, navigated a difficult schedule and earned the program’s second National Championship in five years. Ranked No. 1 nationally throughout the duration of the season, the Mountaineers overcame a one-shot smallbore deficit and a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships en route to winning the air rifle team title and bringing the National Championship trophy back to Morgantown for a nation-best 15th time. Zublasing was instrumental in securing WVU’s victory, as she swept the individual titles

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and earned the tag as the College Rifle Coaches Association’s (CRCA) Shooter of the Match. She became the first shooter to win both NCAA titles at one championship since 2001, and the second WVU student-athlete to win three career national titles in any sport. Additionally, Thomas Kyanko finished seventh in smallbore, and Maren Prediger placed eighth in air rifle. Following his team’s victory, Hammond was named the CRCA Coach of the Year, his second career honor. WVU scored 12 NRA All-America honors, including seven combined first-team accolades for Zublasing, Prediger, Taylor Ciotola, Meelis Kiisk and Garrett Spurgeon. The NCAA trophy was not the Mountaineers’ only hardware of the season, as WVU also won its fourth straight GARC championship, the only team in conference history to win four consecutive titles. The Mountaineers also won the air rifle and smallbore team titles, and Zublasing scored the smallbore and combined score individual victories. She was named the GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year, and Spurgeon earned the GARC Rookie of the Year honor. In total, WVU scored 23 All-GARC distinctions. Prior to their postseason victories, the Mountaineers put together an 11-1 regular-season record, with the team’s only loss a narrow 4704-4695 defeat at GARC rival Kentucky. WVU established two NCAA records, shooting a winning 4720 score over Ole Miss at the WVU Rifle Range on Nov. 9 and tallying a 2381 air rifle score at NCAA Qualifiers, in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 17. The team also shot a school-record 2348 smallbore score at Army on Oct. 7 and against Memphis, in Morgantown, on Oct. 16. Additionally, Zublasing shot school records in smallbore (595) and aggregate score (1193). The season ended with success in the classroom, too, as Zublasing was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Second Team, her second consecutive honor; Kyanko was named to the men’s third team. The Mountaineers have now had at least one honoree in each of the last four seasons.

2009-12

Tasked with maintaining the Mountaineers’ level of success with a young team recovering from the loss of seven seniors, Hammond rose to the challenge in 2011-12. 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 Zublasing, the discipline champion and GARC Shooter of the Year. Additionally, 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 and placed sixth. Zublasing won the air rifle title, becoming the second Mountaineer to win the discipline title in as many years. She also finished sixth in smallbore, while 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. Zublasing also earned a spot on the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Second Team. Leading a team that boasted seven seniors, five of whom comprised his first Mountaineer recruiting class, the 2010-11 season was another championship year for Hammond. Though narrowly edged by GARC rival Kentucky at the 2011 NCAA Rifle Championships, the Mountaineers, ranked No. 1 in the nation throughout the season, won the air rifle team title and finished second overall in smallbore. Additionally, 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


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top-five air rifle and smallbore finishes, and six shooters scored eight NRA All-America 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 CoSIDA 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. Hammond coached a talented, upperclass-laden 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 and a sweep of the discipline titles. 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 rifle. WVU placed two in the smallbore finals, and following the championships, seven student-athletes earned 12 All-America honors.

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 record (6-4) since 2003.

The Early Years

Player Development

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 NRA 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 Championships, 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. 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

Academic Achievements

A strong proponent for achievement at the range and in the classroom, Hammond’s shooters have proven to be well-rounded student-athletes. Since his arrival in the fall of 2006, 40 Mountaineers have earned a spot on the annual CRCA All-Academic Honor List, including a program-best seven student-athletes in 2011 and 2013. The Mountaineers also have been well represented on the annual CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Teams. Zublasing concluded her career with consecutive honors, as she was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Second Team in 2012 and 2013. Additionally, Kyanko became the fourth Mountaineer in as many seasons to be recognized, as he was named to the men’s third team in 2013. Campriani became the program’s third first-team selection in 2011, 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. Responsible for restoring the glory and tradition to the storied WVU rifle program, Hammond has recruited not only elite athletes to compete in the 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 55 NRA All-America honors, including 24 firstteam recognitions, since Hammond became head coach. The 2013 National Champion team earned 12 total All-America honors, matching a program high under Hammond. Five student-athletes scored seven combined first-team honors, and the eight honorees is a decade-high mark. Following a four-year drought, five Mountaineers scored five All-America honors in 2008, including first-team recognition for Lafe Kunkel and 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. Six Mountaineers earned eight total All-America 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 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. Following his successful second season as the Mountaineers’ coach, Hammond spent the 2008 summer as an athlete, competing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. In 2010, he competed at the 50th ISSF World Championships, in Munich, Germany, and the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, 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 and assisted 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 married to the former Lindsay Brooke.

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JonHammond | You viewed the 2013 NCAA Championships as a job the Mountaineers needed to complete – and you walked away with your nation-best 15th national title. What did that victory mean to the team, and what does the second NCAA title in five years say about this program and where it stands today? I think the win meant a lot to the team. It definitely means a lot to the program, too. There’s a lot of history and tradition that surrounds WVU rifle. This was another added piece to the program. I think the win meant the most to the team. Other than myself, (graduate assistant) Justin (Pentz) and some of the support staff, no one associated with last year’s team had any connection to the 2009 NCAA win. It was something new for them and something they achieved themselves as a completely different team, and I think that really meant something to them. Last year’s victory was a culmination of a long season of hard work. We laid a lot of the ground work down the season before – we had a young team in 2012. It was really nice to just get the job done at the NCAA Championships. It’s a really hard, hard thing to do. It doesn’t matter if you’re No. 1 or No. 7 – you just have to go in there and get it done. We shot so many high scores throughout the year and we had so many good performances, but we were just focused the whole season on getting the job done at championships. It was a great result. There were a lot of emotions for me that weekend. There was relief that we had gotten the job done, and a huge amount of satisfaction for the team that we had achieved something that none of them had done before. You’ve earned the No. 1 spot in the College Rifle Coaches Association 2013-14 Preseason Poll. More so than in previous years, you enter this season with a very big target on your back. Do you welcome that added pressure? I think it’s something you just deal with. I think this year is going to be really close between a few teams. I don’t think that just because we won the NCAA title last year

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and start this season as No. 1 that we’re the overwhelming favorites; there are a lot of good teams out there. It’s one of those things that we’re going to have to be very careful of focusing on ourselves and not becoming complacent. It’s always better to be ranked No. 1 than No. 10 at the beginning of the season. It shows that we have a strong team with a lot of talent and some good depth. Like we always say – we’re more concerned about the rankings at the end of the year. We’re very conscious that this is a different year and a different team. We probably won’t even say the word ‘repeat’ this year. It’s a whole new season, and we want to achieve the best performances that we can. Staying in line with your coaching philosophy, the 2013-14 schedule will challenge the Mountaineers and prepare them for the postseason. Do you feel that you will know where the team stands once March arrives? I think this is definitely a schedule I’m happy with. I don’t think it’s the most important thing in the world, and I don’t think it will decide our season by any means. There are certain matches that we want to have in the spring, and we’ve also built in enough breaks throughout. We have a heavy bunch of matches in the fall, too, to get that experience under our belt. This schedule has been designed in a way that will give us the best possible advantage. In the end, our schedule won’t determine anything. How we perform is going to be determined by how hard we work, how hard we train, how focused we are and how determined we are. You’ve lost a world-class performer in three-time national champion Petra Zublasing. How do you replace what she brought to the team and to the range? Will it be by committee? Yes, definitely – it’s absolutely going to be a group effort to replace Petra; she’s irreplaceable. Everyone on the team is capable of improving a little bit from last year, and I think if we do that we can improve as a team and continue to shoot really high scores. I don’t necessarily want to single anyone out. Right now, I think they’re all capable of having a strong impact on the team’s success. We had eight All-Americans in 2013, and seven are coming back. Those seven have

a great amount of talent and potential, and they’re all capable of pushing each other. Hopefully, they all put the necessary work into this season and have the motivation to continue to better themselves and we can all improve as a team. The team shot a lot of high scores last season, including NCAA records for team score and air rifle. Is the goal always to shoot better than the last score? I think our goal has to be to continue to evolve and shoot the best we can. When we crossed the 4700 barrier a few years ago, I never thought we’d see those scores bettered, and then last year we obliterated a lot of those scores and records. While Petra has moved on, I think you have to continue to set the bar high and strive to get better. The other teams are only going to get better, and they’re going to be chasing us, too. We can’t afford to sit back and pick and choose which teams we want to beat; we want to continue to be ourselves. We want to push our records higher, and we want each of our shooters to push their personal bests higher, too. Will we break any school records again this year? I don’t know. It’s a tough out, for sure. If it happens in any gun, it will be a heck of a match and a heck of a score. We have to just strive to be the best that we can. The 30th anniversary of the 1983 team, the first NCAA champions for WVU and the rifle program, has been celebrated over the last few months. As a coach, and as a team, do you ever stop and think about the legacy of the WVU rifle program and what it means to constantly be adding to that rich history? I definitely try and pass that knowledge on to the team and make sure they are aware of the proud history that surrounds this program. Over my coaching tenure at WVU, I’ve grown really aware of the team’s history and tradition. I would like to think that the student-athletes are aware of that when they are recruits. Certainly, it is something that I want to make sure I remind the team of all they represent and the history they are a part of. Day-to-day, they are 100 percent focused on classes, school and training, but it is always nice to stop once and awhile and be aware of it and use it as a constant force of motivation. A focus on academic excellence goes hand-in-hand with the team’s success, as does a solid appreciation of sport psychology. How do these two areas contribute to the Mountaineers’ achievements?


2013-14 | Academics are really a part of any successful student-athlete. A lot of the characteristics needed to be successful in the classroom will help you be successful in your sport, too. I’d like to think that we have a hard-working team, and they put in the work in the classroom. We also have a number of smart student-athletes as well. We definitely encourage them to do the best they can in school, to work hard and to keep up with their grades. That’s important. Sports psychology is incredibly important, too. We’ve been fortunate to have (graduate assistant) Ray (Prior) work with the team for the last three years. This will be his last year at WVU, and I think he’s had a huge impact on the team. His knowledge and the skills that he brings have been vastly superior to anyone else that we’ve had from the program. We’re also fortunate to have (former coach) Dr. Ed Etzel on staff, too, and benefit from his input and help as well.

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We do a lot of things with the team. They’re able to work a lot on mental skills – developing individual mental skills and group skills, too. We’ve been doing a few other things with counseling services as well, and we’ve delved deep into the world of mental planning and preparation. It’s a huge topic that’s very important to high-level sports, and I’d like to think that the support services the WVU student-athletes receive is comparable to the support that many national teams receive.

The hallway surrounding the WVU Rifle Range has been remodeled and now serves as homage to the years of success the program has achieved. How do you view this renovation? I think it’s a huge improvement to the overall facility, which was needed. It’s a tribute to the program – the history and the tradition. We have so many Olympians, national champions and All-Americans, and it’s important to recognize them. This renovation project is also going to add to the atmosphere for our home matches. There is an additional viewing area, and that was a critical need. These hallways showcase the program and signify that this is our space. This is the WVU rifle area, and we’re proud of that. We’re excited to show these renovations off to all of our visitors.

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EDWARD F. ETZEL, Ed.D. Athletic Department Psychologist

RAYMOND PRIOR Graduate Assistant Sports Psychology

Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director

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CHRIS WORRELL Athletic Trainer

Bubba Schmidt Equipment Manager

Jerry Handley Strength & Conditioning Coach

Scott Herdzik Athletic Equipment

Jessica Delaney Assistant Director, Student-Athlete Academic Services

Dr. Matt Lively Medical Director

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MOUNTAINEER PROFILES 34.................................................... Roster 35........................................Chance Cover 36...........................................Daniel Sojka 37.........................................Taylor Ciotola 38............................................Meelis Kiisk 39.....................................Thomas Kyanko 40...................................... Maren Prediger 41...................................Garrett Spurgeon 42................................ Patrick Sunderman 43..................................Jean-Pierre Lucas 44........................................ Sydney Smith

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Back Row (L-R): Daniel Sojka, Garrett Spurgeon, Taylor Ciotola, Thomas Kyanko, Chance Cover, Meelis Kiisk, Sydney Smith, Patrick Sunderman Front Row (L-R): Maren Prediger, Jean-Pierre Lucas

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Name Taylor Ciotola Chance Cover Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Jean-Pierre Lucas Maren Prediger Sydney Smith Daniel Sojka Garrett Spurgeon Patrick Sunderman Head Coach Jon Hammond

Ht. Class Hometown 6-4 Jr. Pasadena, Md. 6-4 Sr. Ardmore, Okla. 5-9 Jr. Paide, Estonia 5-10 Jr. Wellsburg, W.Va. 5-8 R-Fr. Speers, Pa. 5-6 Jr. Petersaurach, Germany 5-6 Fr. Wayne, W.Va. 5-10 Sr. Kracow, Poland 6-2 So. Canton, Mo. 6-0 So. Farmington, Minn.

Pronunciation Guide First Names: Meelis – May-lis

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Last Names: Ciotola – see-o-tola Kiisk – keesk Kyanko – K-yank-o Sojka – soy-ka


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COVER

6-4, Senior · Ardmore, Okla.

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 in air rifle at the 2011 NRA Intercollegiate NRA Club Championships

In High School

Experienced sporter shooter in air rifle … improved exponentially in both guns as a junior … consistency of shooting in the WVU Rifle Range is paying off … posted personal bests in smallbore and air rifle in 2012-13 … expected to help lead the team this year … familiar with program after competing for WVU Rifle Club … pushes his teammates in the range.

• 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

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 Air Rifle 588

Smallbore 575

vs. Navy, Oct. 27, 2012

at NCAA Qualifier (Columbus, Ohio), Feb. 17, 2013

Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 12 583.0 588 2012 13 574.2 581

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 12 568.42 575 2012 13 563.9 569

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team • CRCA All-Academic Team • Finished fourth in air rifle against Navy with a career-best 588 • Shot a career-best 575 smallbore and 1159 aggregate score at NCAA Qualifier Match in Columbus, Ohio • Finished first in the class A men’s 50m rifle prone (1231.0) and the class A men’s 50m rifle 3 positions (2284) at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol; also shot 1201.9 in the men’s 10m air rifle

At West Virginia in 2011-12

• CRCA All-Academic Team • Stellar in win over Army, shooting personal-best scores of 581 air rifle and 569 smallbore with a personal-best aggregate total of 1150 • 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 • 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 35


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DANIEL

SOJKA

5-10, Senior · Kracow, Poland

Proven collegiate shooter … despite smallbore inexperience, earned NRA All-America honors in discipline in first season at WVU … opened his Mountaineer career strong and will work on shooting consistently throughout entire season … provides solid depth and may be called upon to count toward team scores … had two non-competitive seasons, as he attended Harper College in 2010-11 and sat out 2011-12 after joining the Mountaineers … continued to shoot at competitions during down time … excited to compete for WVU.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• NRA All-America Second Team Smallbore • All-GARC Second Team Smallbore and Honorable Mention Air Rifle and Combined Score • Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team • CRCA All-Academic Team • Shot a career-best 590 air rifle and finished tied for third in the season opener at Army • Shot 581 smallbore and tied for third at Ohio State • Tied for third in smallbore against Navy with a career-best 585 score • Finished second in smallbore against Nebraska with a 581 score • Ranked No. 5 on team with 580.08 smallbore and 1163.5 combined score season averages; also ranked No. 6 with a 583.42 air rifle average • Finished 17th overall at the 2012 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships with an aggregate score of 1745 • Placed 25th in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions (2282) at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol

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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 Championships 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)

Personal

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

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

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 BESTS Air Rifle 590

at Army, Oct. 7, 2012

585

vs. Navy, Oct. 27, 2012

Smallbore Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 12 583.42 590

Career Smallbore

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Ciotola

6-4, Junior · Pasadena, Md.

• Smallbore season average of 576.7 and aggregate season average of 1161.5 ranked No. 3 on team • Placed 40th in the 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 At West Virginia in 2011-12

One of the most experienced shooters on the team … earned two NRA All-America First-Team honors last season … team will lean on his scores each match … coach believes he still has room for improvement, especially in consistency … belief is he will have his strongest season yet as a junior.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle and Smallbore • All-GARC Second Team Air Rifle, Smallbore and Combined Score • Earned a share of the air rifle win at Ohio State with a 592 score • Tied for second in smallbore against Memphis with a career-best 587; also tied for third in air rifle with a 591, giving him a career-best 1178 aggregate total, good enough for third place • Shot 591 air rifle against Navy and tied for second place • Finished second in air rifle against Ole Miss with a career-best 595 • Tied for second place in air rifle on the first day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks with a 594 mark • Shot 586 smallbore in the second day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks and finished second; also placed third in air rifle with a 591 mark • Counted toward the team’s score at the 2013 GARC Championships, shooting 584 air rifle and 578 smallbore • Shot 576 air rifle and 569 smallbore at the 2013 NCAA Championships • Ranked No. 4 on team with 588.07 air rifle and 1168.15 combined score season averages; also ranked No. 6 with a 579.92 smallbore average

• NRA All-America Honorable Mention Smallbore • All-GARC Honorable Mention Smallbore • Named to the CollegeSports360.com rifle Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (1/26) • Opened Mountaineer career with a thirdplace 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 personal-best 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

• Three-time state 3 position air rifle champion (2005-07) • Two-time state 3 position outdoor champion • Intermediate junior’s 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 • Multidisciplinary Studies major with a focus on communication studies, athletic coaching education and sport and exercise psychology

PERSONAL BESTS Air Rifle 595

vs. Ole Miss, Nov. 9, 2012

587

vs. Memphis, Oct. 16, 2012

Smallbore Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 14 588.07 595 2012 15 584.8 591

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 13 579.92 587 2012 15 576.7 584

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Kiisk

5-9, Junior · Paide, Estonia

Strong international shooter … member of the Estonian National Team … improvements were noticed throughout sophomore season, and he earned two NRA All-America honors, including a first-team smallbore recognition … will be looked upon to be an in-match leader … coach believes he settled into his shooting as a sophomore and admires his hard work … strength lies with smallbore … pushes 590 air score on a consistent basis.

• Shot 585 air rifle and 575 smallbore at the 2013 NCAA Championships • Ranked No. 3 on team with season averages of 581.14 smallbore, 589.21 air rifle and 1170.36 combined score • Finished 16th overall at the 2012 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships with the men’s high visitor mark of 1748, shooting the high-visitor score each day • Competed for the Estonian National Team at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, and at the 2013 European Championship

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• 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

• NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and Second Team Air Rifle • All-GARC Second Team Air Rifle, Smallbore and Combined Score • Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team • CRCA All-Academic Team • Tied for third place in air rifle against Memphis with a 591 score • Shot 591 air rifle against Navy and tied for second place; also finished third in smallbore with a 585 mark • Shot 584 smallbore and tied for second place against NC State • Shot a career-best 588 smallbore and tied Petra Zublasing for the discipline win in the first day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks; also finished second in air rifle with a 594 mark, giving him a career-best 1182 aggregate score • Won smallbore against Nebraska with a 583 score • Finished third in air rifle (589) and smallbore (578) against Murray State • Shot a career-best 595 air rifle at the team’s NCAA Qualifier Match in Columbus, Ohio • Finished sixth in air rifle at the 2013 GARC Championships with a 691.0 score, shooting 590 in the open relay and 101.0 in the final; also placed 10th in smallbore with a 580 mark

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At West Virginia in 2011-12

In High School

• Member of the Jarva County Shooting Sport Club • Member of the Estonian National Team • 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, who 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 Air Rifle

595 at NCAA Qualifier (Columbus, Ohio), Feb. 17, 2013

Smallbore 588

at Alaska-Fairbanks, Nov. 17, 2012

Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 14 589.21 595 2012 14 584.9 592

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 14 581.14 588 2012 14 572.5 581


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THOMAS

Kyanko

5-10, Junior · Wellsburg, W.Va.

Experienced shooter who spent time with the USA Junior National Team … hard work has paid off on the national stage … experience as an individual qualifier at the 2013 NCAA Championships and a seventh-place finish in smallbore should propel him to a strong junior campaign … coach hopes his potential will help him consistently count toward team’s scores … excels in the classroom.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• NRA All-America Second Team Smallbore • GARC Scholar-Athlete • All-GARC Second Team Smallbore • Named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Third Team • Named to the Capital One District 2 Academic All-District At-Large Men’s Team • Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team • CRCA All-Academic Team • Tied for the smallbore win in the season opener at Army with a career-best 591; also finished second in air rifle with a 591 score, giving him a career-best aggregate total of 1182, good enough for second place • Tied for third place in smallbore at Ohio State with a 581 score • Shot a season-best 592 air rifle on the first day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks, good enough for fourth place • Shot 584 smallbore and placed third in the second day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks • Finished second in smallbore against Nebraska with a 581 score • Placed fourth in smallbore at the 2013 GARC Championships with a score of 684.4, finishing second in the open relay with a 587 mark and shooting 97.4 in the final; also shot 585 air rifle • Competed as an individual smallbore qualifier at the 2013 NCAA Championships and finished seventh with a 675.9 score; shot 580 in the open relay and 95.9 in the final • Ranked No. 4 on team with a smallbore season average of 580.79 and No. 6 with a combined score season average of 1163.31

• Tallied a three-day score of 1734 at the 2012 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships • Placed 11th in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions (2318), 27th in the men’s 10m air rifle (1215.6) and 47th (1224.0) in the men’s 50m rifle prone at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol

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 second-place 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 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) • 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 • 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)

In High School

• Member of the USA Junior National team • Represented the USA 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 • President’s List • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

PERSONAL BESTS Air Rifle 594

vs. Akron, Jan. 14, 2012

591

at Army, Oct. 7, 2012

Smallbore Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 13 582.46 592 2012 15 584.0 594

Career Smallbore

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MAREN

PREDIGER

5-6, Junior · Petersaurach, Germany

Strong shooter with international experience … comes from a strong shooting country … emerged as one of the NCAA’s top air rifle shooters and will lead the team in the discipline this season … adjusted well to collegiate shooting … smallbore scores steadily improved throughout her sophomore season … broke into German National Team over the 2013 summer and earned a spot among the top young shooters on the international stage.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle • All-GARC First Team Air Rifle • Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team • CRCA All-Academic Team • Sat out first four matches of the season in compliance with transfer rules • Made her Mountaineer debut against Ole Miss and finished third in air rifle with a 594 score • In just her second career match with the Mountaineers, finished second in air rifle with a 595 total against NC State • Finished second in air rifle on the second day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks with a score of 594 • Placed second in air rifle against Nebraska with a 593 mark • Finished second in air rifle at Kentucky with a 595 score • Shot a career-best 598 air rifle and finished second overall against Murray State • Matched her career-best 598 air rifle, the squad’s top mark, at the team’s NCAA Qualifying Match in Columbus, Ohio

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• Finished third in air rifle at the 2013 GARC Championships with a score of 699.7, shooting a championship-best 597 in the open relay and 102.7 in the final; also shot toward the team’s smallbore score with a 570 mark • Finished eighth in air rifle at the 2013 NCAA Championships with a score of 692.1, shooting a relay-best 591 in the day’s first competition and 101.1 in the final; also finished 16th in smallbore with a career-best 576 • Two-day combined score of 1167, shot at the GARC and NCAA Championships, was her top mark of the season • Ranked No. 2 on team with a 594.6 air rifle season average • Won Gold in the women’s 10m air rifle at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia • Finished third (417.7) in the women’s 10m air rifle MQS match at the 2013 ISSF Munich World Cup

With the German National Team

• Finished first in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 2011 German Championships (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) • 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 • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

PERSONAL BESTS Air Rifle

598 vs. Murray State, Feb. 9, 2013 NCAA Qualifier (Columbus, Ohio), Feb. 17, 2013

Smallbore 576

at NCAA Championships (Columbus, Ohio), March 8, 2013

Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 10 594.6 598

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 10 563.6 576


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GARRETT

SPURGEON 6-2, Sophomore · Canton, Mo. .

One of the nation’s top junior shooters and a member of the USA Junior National Team … integral part of the Mountaineers’ 2013 NCAA Championships victory … counted toward the team’s scores right away … experience gained on the international circuit in the summer of 2013 will help him as a sophomore … strength is his consistency with both guns.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and Second Team Air Rifle • GARC Rookie of the Year • All-GARC First Team Smallbore and Combined Score, and Honorable Mention Air Rifle • CRCA All-Academic Team • Shot a career-best 589 smallbore in season opener at Army, good enough for third place; also tied for third in air rifle with a 590, giving him a third-place aggregate total of 1179 • Finished second in smallbore at Ohio State with a 582 mark • Triumphant in his WVU Rifle Range debut, winning smallbore with a career-best 589; also shot a career-high 592 air rifle and finished second, giving him a career-best 1181 aggregate total, good enough for second place • Shot a career-best 589 smallbore for the third time in four matches against Navy and took the discipline win • Finished second in smallbore against Ole Miss with a 587 score • Shot 584 smallbore and tied for second place against NC State • Finished second in smallbore against Murray State with a 581 mark • Placed eighth in smallbore at the 2013 GARC Championships with a score of 677.6, shooting 582 in the open relay and 95.6 in the final; also counted toward the team’s score in air rifle and tallied 586

• Shot 589 air rifle and finished 11th overall at the 2013 NCAA Championships; also shot 576 smallbore and placed 16th • Ranked No. 2 on team with 583.5 smallbore and 1171.07 combined score season averages; also ranked No. 5 with a 587.57 air rifle season average • Tallied two top-five junior finishes at the 2012 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships, including a personal best fourth-place showing with a mark of 694.2 (593, 101.2); finished sixth overall with an aggregate total of 1766 • Finished fourth in 50m men’s 3 positions (2398.1), eighth in men’s 10m air rifle (1270.6) and ninth in 50m men’s prone (1179) at the 2013 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships • Shot 614.7 and finished ninth in the men’s 10m air rifle MQS match at the 2013 ISSF Munich World Cup • Won the junior men’s 50m rifle 3 positions Gold medal (2324) and finished sixth overall at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol; title was his second straight • Placed second in the junior men’s 10m air rifle (1238.1), sixth in the men’s division (1236.1) at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol; also finished fifth in the junior men’s 50m rifle prone division (1236.2), 23rd overall

In High School

• Won the junior men’s 50m rifle 3 positions Gold medal at the 2012 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol • 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

Personal

• Son of Larry and Joann Spurgeon • Birthday is February 14 • Has one brother • Majoring in civil engineering • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

PERSONAL BESTS Air Rifle 592

vs. Memphis, Oct. 16, 2012

589

at Army, Oct. 7, 2012 vs. Memphis, Oct. 16, 2012 vs. Navy, Oct. 27, 2012

Smallbore

Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 14 587.57 592

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 14 583.5 589

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patrick

sUNderman 6-0, Sophomore · Farmington, Minn.

At West Virginia in 2012-13

Skill and talent will help him push for a counting position this season … gained immeasurable experience as a freshman … became more consistent as rookie season progressed … on the cusp of individually qualifying for NCAAs as a freshman … looks to add to match experience this year.

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• NRA All-America Honorable Mention Smallbore • All-GARC Honorable Mention Smallbore • Shot a career-best 589 air rifle in season opener at Army, good enough for fifth place • Shot a career-best 584 smallbore and finished third against Ole Miss • Had a career day against NC State, matching his career-best numbers of 589 air rifle and 584 smallbore, giving him a season-best 1173 aggregate total; he finished tied for second in smallbore • Shot 571 air rifle and 578 smallbore at the 2013 GARC Championships • Finished third in the 50m men’s prone (1287.6) and eighth in the 50m men’s 3 positions (2389.3) at the 2012 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships

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 (parts 1 and 2) • Attended Farmington High

Personal

• Son of Mike and Linda Sunderman • Birthday is August 17 • Has one sister • Majoring in mechanical engineering • Member of the WVU National Guard

PERSONAL BESTS Air Rifle 589

at Army, Oct. 7, 2012 vs. NC State, Nov. 11, 2012

584

vs. Ole Miss, Nov. 9, 2012 vs. NC State, Nov. 11, 2012

Smallbore Career Air Rifle

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 12 583.25 589

Career Smallbore

Year Matches Avg. High 2013 12 576.67 584


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JEAN-PIERRE

LUCAS

5-8, R-Freshman · Speers, Pa. .

At West Virginia in 2012-13

• Joined the Mountaineers in January and sat out with a redshirt

In High School

• Competed at the National Junior Olympic Championships in 3 positions • Junior champion, 2007 Williamsport 1,000yard world open light gun • State champion, 2007 Ohio 1,000-yard two gun overall • Second place, 2007 Virginia 1,000-yard two gun overall • Earned highest honors at Charleroi High • Vice president of the Charleroi Drafting Club

Personal

• Son of Pierre and Karen Lucas • Birthday is April 7 • Has one sister • Majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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SYDNEY

SMITH

5-6, Freshman · Wayne, W.Va.

• First place, 2011 West Virginia 4-H (rifle) competition • First place, 2011 Braxton County National Rifle Association Smallbore Shoot • First place, 2010 Wayne High School JROTC Invite • Member of the National Honor Society

Personal In High School

• Three-time captain of the Junior ROTC team at Wayne High • Two-time (2011, 2012) champion, girls air rifle and smallbore, at the West Virginia Junior Olympic Championship • Competed at the 2012 USA Junior Olympics • Attended the 2012 National Rifle Association Youth Education Summit

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• Daughter of Jesse and Cathy Smith • Birthday is August 5 • Has three sisters and one brother • Majoring in mechanical engineering


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2013-14 | Preseason Notebook Protecting the Title

For the first time since the 2009-10 season, the WVU rifle team carries the nation’s biggest target on its back as the defending NCAA champions. WVU won its nation-best 15th national title with a combined score of 4679 on March 9, 2013, at Ohio State’s French Field House. The last team to win back-to-back titles was Alaska-Fairbanks in 2007 and 2008. The Mountaineers last won two straight titles in 1997 and 1998; those titles capped a four-year run of championships for WVU.

Coaches Pay Respect

The Mountaineers enter the 2013-14 season as the nation’s top team, as WVU was ranked No. 1 in the Preseason College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Top 20 Poll. WVU earned 12 of the poll’s 16 first-place votes. The Mountaineers ended last season at No. 1 after winning their nation-best 15th NCAA title. Kentucky, the 2013 national runner-up, was ranked No. 2, while Alaska-Fairbanks was No. 3. The Wildcats received three first-place votes, and the Nanooks earned one. TCU, the 2012 National Champion and last season’s third-place finisher, was No. 4, and Army was No. 5.

All-America Flavor

Seven 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) All-Americans return for the Mountaineers this season: senior Daniel Sojka, juniors Taylor Ciotola, Meelis Kiisk, Thomas Kyanko and Maren Prediger, and sophomores Garrett Spurgeon and Patrick Sunderman. Four Mountaineers collected first-team awards last year. Ciotola earned a spot on the air rifle and smallbore teams, pushing his career total to three, as he was named to the 2012 smallbore honorable mention team. Prediger landed on the air rifle squad, while Kiisk and Spurgeon were named to the smallbore team. Kiisk and Spurgeon also were named to the air rifle second team. Kiisk owns three career NRA All-America honors, as he was named to the air rifle second team in 2012. Kyanko and Sojka earned second team smallbore honors, the first career award for Sojka and the second

for Kyanko, as he was named to the same team in 2012. Sunderman was named to the smallbore honorable mention squad. Senior Chance Cover puts the Mountaineer returners at eight this year.

New Faces

Jean-Pierre Lucas and Sydney Smith complete the Mountaineers’ 2013-14 roster. Lucas joined the Mountaineers last January but sat out with a redshirt. The Speers, Pa., native competed at the National Junior Olympic Championships in 3 positions. He is the 2007 Williamsport 1,000-yard world open light gun junior champion and the 2007 Ohio 1,000yard two gun overall state champion. Smith, a freshman out of Wayne, W.Va., was a three-time captain of the Junior ROTC team at Wayne High. She was a two-time (2011, 2012) champion in girls air rifle and smallbore at the West Virginia Junior Olympic Championship and competed at the 2012 USA Junior Olympics. Additionally, Smith attended the 2012 National Rifle Association Youth Education Summit.

Great Reign

The Mountaineers have made a home in the winner’s circle at the GARC Championships – and they show no signs of moving any time soon. WVU will shoot for its conference-best fifth straight title March 1-2, at Mississippi’s Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center, in Oxford, Miss. The Mountaineers became the first team to win four consecutive GARC titles with their 4705 two-day total at last year’s championship. WVU shot winning 2335 smallbore and 2370 air rifle scores. WVU owns a conference-best seven GARC titles.

The Best of the Best

The WVU rifle team prides itself on shooting against the nation’s best teams, and this season is no different, as coach Jon Hammond has scheduled a difficult slate for the Mountaineers. WVU’s 2013-14 schedule features seven home matches at the WVU Rifle Range and two of

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the NCAA’s top-four teams from one year ago. The Mountaineers will open their season in Morgantown for the first time in three years, as they play host to Ohio State on Oct. 5. The squad will then open its GARC schedule with a match at Nebraska, the seventh-place team at the 2013 NCAA Championships, on Oct. 13. Three straight home matches, including shoulder-to-shoulders with Army and Mississippi, and a match at new GARC foe Navy on Nov. 16, close out WVU’s fall schedule. WVU resumes its season in January and will compete against NC State on Jan. 19. Following trips to the Winthrow Invitational and Memphis, the Mountaineers will close out their regular season against Alaska-Fairbanks and Kentucky at the WVU Rifle Range. UK finished second at last season’s NCAA Championships, while UAF placed fourth. WVU defeated UAF twice last season, in Fairbanks, Alaska, winning 4719-4670 and 4716-4651. The Wildcats got the better of WVU in the regular season, winning 47044695, at Baker Hall, in Lexington, Ky.; that victory gave UK the GARC regular-season title, its third straight.

Outside Success

The WVU rifle team was well represented in the international and national shooting scene this offseason, as several Mountaineers shot competitively away from Morgantown. Junior Maren Prediger won Gold in the women’s 10m air rifle at the 2013 Summer Universiade on July 12, in Kazan, Russia. Representing Germany, she shot 206.4 in the discipline final for the victory. Prediger advanced in the competition after finishing fourth in the qualification relay with a 414.7 mark. Junior Meelis Kiisk joined Prediger at the Universiade Games and shot for Estonia. He placed 20th in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions with a score of 1149. Kiisk also shot at the 2013 European Shooting Championships in July and earned his top finish in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions, where he placed 38th with an 1155 score. Sophomore Garrett Spurgeon won the junior men’s 50m rifle 3 positions Gold medal at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol on June 4. He successfully defended his junior title and finished sixth overall with a two-day aggregate score of 2324, shooting 1161 and 1159. His final total benefited from a four-point boost from his fifthplace finish (420.8) on the first day of competition. He also finished second in the junior men’s 10m air rifle competition with a score of 1238.1. Spurgeon shot 616.7 and 613.4. He earned eight extra points with a final’s-best score of 206.


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2013-14 Schedule Date Opponent

Place

Oct. 13

Lincoln, Neb.

Oct. 5

Ohio State

Oct. 26

Army*

Nov. 2

Nov. 3

Nov. 16 Jan. 19

Jan. 24

Jan. 25 Feb. 6

Feb. 8

Feb. 22

March 1-2

March 14-15

at Nebraska* Mississippi* Akron

at Navy*

NC State*

at Winthrow Invitational at Memphis*

Alaska-Fairbanks Kentucky*

NCAA Qualifiers

GARC Championships NCAA Championships

Time

Morgantown

All Day

Morgantown

All Day

Morgantown

Morgantown

Annapolis, Md. Morgantown Murray, Ky.

Memphis, Tenn. Morgantown

Morgantown Murray, Ky.

Oxford, Miss. Murray, Ky.

All Day

All Day

All Day

All Day

All Day

All Day

All Day

All Day

All Day

All Day

All Day

All Day

* - Great American Rifle Conference opponent All home matches expected to begin at 8 a.m. All match dates subject to change

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West Virginia Rifle General Information

Sports Information

Location: Morgantown, W.Va.

Assistant Sports Information Director/ Rifle Contact: Shannon McNamara

Enrollment: 32,348 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)

Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications: Michael Fragale Sports Information Director: Bryan Messerly Director of Football Communications: Mike Montoro Director of New Media: John Antonik Associate Sports Information Director: Katie Kane Assistant Sports Information Director: Grant Dovey

Home Facility: Mountaineer Rifle Range

SID’s e-mail: Shannon.McNamara@mail.wvu.edu

Coaching Information

Sports Communications Phone: (304) 293-2821

Head Coach: Jon Hammond (West Virginia University, ’05) Overall Record: 70-13 (seven seasons) Record at WVU: same

Rifle History Season of Rifle: 64th First Year of Rifle: 1951 All-Time Record: 591-101 (.854) NCAA Championships (Last): 15 (2013) NCAA Championships Appearances (Last): 27 (2013) NCAA Individual Champions (Last): 22 (2013) NRA All-America Honors: 349 Olympians: 30

Team Information 2012-13 Record: 11-1 2012-13 GARC Record: 5-1 NCAA Finish: First NCAA Individual Champions: Petra Zublasing (smallbore and air rifle) NRA All-America Honors: 12 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/2 Newcomers: 2

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Sports Communications Fax: (304) 293-4105 Mailing Address: Sports Communications Office West Virginia University PO Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Website: WVUsports.com Twitter: @WVUrifle, @WVUsports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WVURifle


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2012-13 | SEASON REVIEW Simply the Best

When the 2012-13 season closed, the West Virginia University rifle team stood alone at the top of the podium, as the Mountaineers won their nation-best 15th NCAA title with a 4679 showing at the NCAA Championships, March 8-9, on the Ohio State campus. The Mountaineers overcame a one-shot smallbore deficit and outshot the field in air rifle on the championship’s second day, shooting a winning 2363 score. Additionally, WVU finished third in smallbore with a 2316 score. WVU’s victory was its first since winning the 2009 title. The Mountaineers are the only WVU program to ever win an NCAA Championship. The title was the second career for coach Jon Hammond. The team’s winning aggregate score was the second highest in NCAA history; Kentucky won the 2011 title with a 4700 mark.

History-Making Talent

Following her appearance with the Italian National Team at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, Petra Zublasing returned to Morgantown and wrote the final chapter in her illustrious Mountaineer career, leading WVU to its nation-best 15th NCAA title and winning two more individual national championships. The Appiano, Italy, native successfully defended her 2012 NCAA air rifle title, shooting a near-perfect 598 (99-100-100-100-100-99) and 103.7 in the finals for a combined score of 701.7 at the 2013 championships. The victory was her second in as many days, and the third of her career, as she also won the smallbore title. Sitting in second place with a 589 score, Zublasing shot a 99.3 score in the final, giving her a 688.3 total and her first-career smallbore win. Zublasing was the first shooter to win both NCAA titles at one championship since Alaska-

Fairbanks’ Matthew Emmons took the victories in 2001. She was the second WVU studentathlete to win three career national titles in any sport, as wrestler Greg Jones earned titles in 2002, 2004 and 2005. With two career air rifle titles, Zublasing became the first Mountaineer to earn a pair of career awards since Trevor Gathman finished first in air rifle in 1993 and 1996. A WVU shooter has now won the NCAA air rifle championship in three straight years. Zublasing was the first WVU shooter to finish her career with an air rifle and smallbore title. With her two wins last season, the Mountaineers now show 16 national champions and 22 individual NCAA title wins. Following her two NCAA title victories, Zublasing was named the College Rifle Coaches Association’s (CRCA) Shooter of the Match. She was WVU’s third honoree and first since Marcos Scrivner won the award in 1997. Additionally, she was selected as a conference honoree for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Zublasing was one of five Division I student-athletes selected as an Independent honoree. More than 140 NCAA female studentathletes, representing multiple sports across NCAA Divisions I, II and III, were selected by their conferences and by independent schools from a pool of 430 individual nominations for the national award.

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Two additional Mountaineers qualified alongside Petra Zublasing for the air rifle and smallbore finals at the 2013 NCAA championships. Maren Prediger finished eighth in air rifle with a 692.1 score. She shot a relay-best 591 in the first air rifle competition and 101.1 in the final. Thomas Kyanko placed seventh in smallbore with a score of 675.0. Kyanko, an individual qualifier for the NCAA Championships, shot 580 in the relay and 95.9 in the final. WVU was the only team to place two shooters in the eight-man smallbore final.

Record-Setting Fashion

While the Mountaineers’ victory at the 2013 NCAA Championships ensured that the 201213 season was memorable for all involved, WVU also achieved several milestones that will be forever etched in the program’s record book. WVU shot two NCAA records, including a 4720 combined score in its win over Ole Miss (4624) at the WVU Rifle Range on Nov. 9, 2012. The mark bested the previous national record of 4717, also shot by the Mountaineers in their victory over Memphis (4634) on Oct. 16, 2012, at the WVU Rifle Range. Six Mountaineers combined for the record: Petra Zublasing, Taylor Ciotola, Meelis Kiisk, Thomas Kyanko, Maren Prediger and Garrett Spurgeon. The Mountaineers set an NCAA air rifle record in its NCAA qualifying match on Feb. 17, 2013, at Ohio State, shooting 2381. The previous high of 2376 was shot twice by the Mountaineers last season. Five shooters were credited with the record: Zublasing, Ciotola, Kiisk, Prediger and Spurgeon. WVU also shot a school-record 2348 smallbore score in its win at Army on Oct. 7 and in its win over Memphis on Oct. 16. Ciotola, Kyanko, Spurgeon, Zublasing and Daniel Sojka are credited with the record. Zublasing also set two Mountaineer individual records – smallbore (595) and aggregate total (1193).

Mountaineers Honored

Following their nation-best 15th NCAA Championships victory, eight Mountaineers earned 12 National Rifle Association (NRA) AllAmerica honors. Petra Zublasing was named to the NRA Air Rifle and Smallbore All-America First Teams. She concluded her Mountaineer career with five first-team awards. Taylor Ciotola also was named to both discipline first teams, his first career first-team selections. Maren Prediger earned an air rifle

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first-team honor, while Meelis Kiisk and Garrett Spurgeon were named to the smallbore first team. Kiisk and Spurgeon also found a spot on the air rifle second team. Thomas Kyanko and Daniel Sojka landed on the smallbore second team, while Patrick Sunderman was named to the smallbore honorable mention squad.

Conference Supremacy

The Mountaineers continued to strong-arm the Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) competition in 2012-13, as WVU won its fourth straight conference title with a 4705 showing at the 2013 championships, at Mississippi’s Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center, in Oxford, Miss., Feb. 23-24. WVU won team titles in both disciplines, shooting 2370 air rifle and 2335 smallbore. The Mountaineers were the first team to win four straight GARC titles; the squad previously won three consecutive championships twice. WVU now owns a conference-best seven GARC titles. Petra Zublasing, the GARC Senior and Shooter of the Year, shot a school-record 595 smallbore and won the discipline title. Included in her winning day was a schoolrecord 199 standing score. She became the

fourth different Mountaineer to win the GARC smallbore title, and the first since Olympic Gold medalist Nicco Campriani did so in 2010 and 2011. Her win pushed WVU’s GARC individual smallbore title count to five. Zublasing and Maren Prediger also had strong showings in air rifle, with the duo finishing second (700.5) and third (699.7), respectively. Additionally, Meelis Kiisk finished sixth in air rifle (691.0), while Thomas Kyanko and Garrett Spurgeon placed fourth (684.4) and eighth (677.6), respectively, in smallbore.

On-Target in the Classroom, Too

Petra Zublasing and Thomas Kyanko were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic AllAmerica Women’s and Men’s At-Large Second and Third Teams, respectively. The award was the second consecutive career recognition for Zublasing and the first for Kyanko. Four student-athletes from the rifle team have earned six Academic All-America honors since 2010. WVU also placed seven student-athletes on the 2013 College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Academic Team. The seven honors matched a program-record first set in 2011. Those honored were: Zublasing, Kyanko, Chance Cover, Meelis Kiisk, Daniel Sojka, Maren Prediger and Garrett Spurgeon. 51


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2012-13 Results Date Opponent Oct. 7

at Army*

W, 4709-4631

Oct. 13

vs. Akron #

W, 4690-4571

Oct. 13

Oct. 16

Oct. 27 Nov. 9

Nov. 11

Nov. 17

Nov. 18 Jan. 19 Feb. 2

Feb. 9

Feb. 17

Feb. 23-24 March 8-9

* - GARC match # - at Columbus, Ohio ! – NCAA Qualifying Match ^ - at Oxford, Miss.

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at Ohio State

Memphis*

Navy

Ole Miss*

NC State*

at Alaska-Fairbanks

at Alaska-Fairbanks

Nebraska*

at Kentucky*

W, 4690-4594

W, 4717-4634

W, 4710-4613

W, 4720-4624

W, 4697-4596

W, 4719-4670

W, 4716-4651

W, 4689-4661

L, 4704-4695

Murray State

W, 4700-4628

GARC Championships ^

First Place, 4705

at Ohio State !

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Date Opponent Oct. 7 at Army* Oct. 13 at Ohio State Oct. 13 vs. Akron # Oct. 16 Memphis* Oct. 27 Navy Nov. 9 Ole Miss* Nov. 11 NC State* Nov. 17 at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* Feb. 2 at Kentucky* Murray State Feb. 9 Feb. 17 NCAA Qualifying March # Feb. 23-24 GARC Championships % NCAA Championships # March 8-9

Result W, 4709-4631 W, 4690-4594 W, 4690-4571 W, 4717-4634 W, 4710-4613 W, 4720-4624 W, 4697-4596 W, 4719-4670 W, 4716-4651 W, 4689-4661 L, 4704-4695 W, 4700-4628 4716 First Place, 4705 First Place, 4679

* - GARC match # - at Columbus, Ohio % - at Oxford, Miss. 2013 NCAA Champions! Four-time defending GARC Champions Records – 11-1, 5-1 GARC Ranking – No. 1, Final 2013 CRCA Poll WVU Season Average: 4704.43 WVU Air Rifle Season Average: 2367.21 WVU Smallbore Season Average: 2336.57 WVU Opponent Season Average: 4630.67

Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* Oct. 13 at Ohio State Oct. 16 Memphis* Oct. 27 Navy Nov. 9 Ole Miss* Nov. 11 NC State* Nov. 17 at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* Feb. 2 at Kentucky* Feb. 9 Murray State Feb. 17 NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

Air Rifle 589 592 591 591 595 SH/PB 588 594 591 585 582 586 589 584 576 588.07

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Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* at Ohio State Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Memphis* Oct. 27 Navy Ole Miss* Nov. 9 Nov. 11 NC State* at Alaska-Fairbanks 578 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks 576 Jan. 19 Nebraska* at Kentucky* Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Murray State NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 17 Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

Meelis Kiisk

Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* Oct. 13 at Ohio State Memphis* Oct. 16 Oct. 27 Navy Nov. 9 Ole Miss* Nov. 11 NC State* Nov. 17 at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* Feb. 2 at Kentucky* Feb. 9 Murray State Feb. 17 NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

Thomas Kyanko

2012-13 Individual Statistics Taylor Ciotola

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Smallbore Aggregate 577 1166 580 1172 587 SH/PB 1178 SH/PB 586 1177 582 1177 571 1169 582 1176 586 1177 579 1164 575 1157 -- -577 1166 578 1162 569 1145 579.92 1168.15

Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* Oct. 13 at Ohio State Oct. 16 Memphis* Oct. 27 Navy Nov. 9 Ole Miss* Nov. 11 NC State* Nov. 17 at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* Feb. 2 at Kentucky* Feb. 9 Murray State Feb. 17 NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

Matthew Martin

Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* Oct. 13 at Ohio State Oct. 16 Memphis* Oct. 27 Navy Nov. 9 Ole Miss* Nov. 11 NC State* Nov. 17 at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* Feb. 2 at Kentucky* Feb. 9 Murray State Feb. 17 NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate 584 564 1148 582 566 1148 586 563 1149 588 SH/PB 562 1150 584 570 1154 584 572 1156 572 1150 565 1141 584 570 1154 583 573 1156 583 569 1152 584 575 SH/PB 1159 SH/PB -- -- --- -- -583.0 568.42 1151.42

Air Rifle 586 583 591 591 588 589 594 589 588 591 589 595 SH/PB 590 585 589.21

Smallbore Aggregate 581 1167 580 1163 578 1169 585 1176 583 1171 584 1173 588 SH/PB 1182 SH/PB 583 1172 583 1171 579 1170 578 1167 579 1174 580 1170 575 1160 581.14 1170.36

Air Rifle 591 578 589 581 583 579 592 SH 573 585 568 586 582 585 -- 582.46

Smallbore Aggregate 591 SH/PB 1182 SH/PB 581 1159 585 1174 583 1164 577 1160 573 1152 579 1171 584 1157 581 1166 574 1142 576 1162 580 1162 587 1172 580 -580.79 1163.31

Air Rifle 566 562 566 568 562 571 569 575 SH/PB 559 -- 550 564 -- -- 564.73

Smallbore Aggregate 554 1120 570 1132 563 1129 569 1137 566 1128 570 1141 570 1139 557 1132 571 1130 -- -556 1106 578 SH/PB 1142 SH/PB -- --- -565.82 1130.55

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Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* at Ohio State Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Memphis* Oct. 27 Navy Ole Miss* Nov. 9 Nov. 11 NC State* at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 17 Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* at Kentucky* Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Murray State NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 17 Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

Daniel Sojka

Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* Oct. 13 at Ohio State Memphis* Oct. 16 Oct. 27 Navy Nov. 9 Ole Miss* Nov. 11 NC State* Nov. 17 at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* Feb. 2 at Kentucky* Feb. 9 Murray State Feb. 17 NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

Garrett Spurgeon

Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* Oct. 13 at Ohio State Oct. 16 Memphis* Oct. 27 Navy Nov. 9 Ole Miss* Nov. 11 NC State* Nov. 17 at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* Feb. 2 at Kentucky* Feb. 9 Murray State Feb. 17 NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

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Patrick Sunderman

Air Rifle -- -- -- -- 594 595 591 594 593 595 598 598 SH/PB 597 591 594.6

Smallbore Aggregate -- --- --- --- -560 1154 557 1152 563 1154 565 1159 556 1149 565 1160 559 1157 565 1163 570 1167 576 SH/PB 1167 SH/PB 563.6 1158.2

Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* at Ohio State Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Memphis* Oct. 27 Navy Ole Miss* Nov. 9 Nov. 11 NC State* at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 17 Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* at Kentucky* Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Murray State NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 17 Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

Air Rifle 590 SH/PB 579 585 584 587 584 579 587 586 585 579 576 -- -- 583.42

Smallbore Aggregate 577 1167 581 1160 583 1168 585 SH/PB 1169 583 1170 SH/PB 581 1165 580 1159 581 1168 581 1167 575 1160 575 1154 579 1155 -- --- -580.08 1163.5

Petra Zublasing

Air Rifle 590 591 592 SH/PB 586 585 586 590 584 586 588 583 590 586 589 587.57

Smallbore Aggregate 589 1179 582 1173 589 1181 SH/PB 589 SH/PB 1175 587 1172 584 1170 585 1175 581 1165 579 1165 579 1167 581 1164 586 1176 582 1168 576 1165 583.5 1171.07

Date Match Oct. 7 at Army* at Ohio State Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Memphis* Oct. 27 Navy Nov. 9 Ole Miss* Nov. 11 NC State* Nov. 17 at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 18 at Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Nebraska* Feb. 2 at Kentucky* Feb. 9 Murray State Feb. 17 NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 23-24 GARCS % March 8-9 NCAAs # Season Averages

Air Rifle 589 586 585 578 585 589 SH/PB 580 581 585 583 -- 587 571 -- 583.25

Smallbore Aggregate 572 1161 561 1147 580 1165 579 1157 584 1169 584 SH/PB 1173 SH/PB 579 1159 578 1159 571 1156 581 1164 -- -573 1160 578 1149 -- -576.67 1159.92

Air Rifle 592 592 597 597 599 595 597 596 598 596 599 SH 598 597 598 596.5

Smallbore Aggregate 591 1183 592 1184 587 1184 -- -592 1191 590 1185 588 1185 593 1189 -- -592 1188 594 1193 SH/PB/SR 593 1191 595 SH/PB/SR 1192 589 1187 591.33 1187.67

* - GARC match # - at Columbus, Ohio % - at Oxford, Miss.

SH – season high PB – personal best SR – school record

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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 120-shot 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*):

Air Rifle, 60 shots (600*):

597.0 (12 matches), Nicco Campriani, 2010-11

Aggregate, 120 shots (1200*):

1187.67 (12 matches), Petra Zublasing, 2012-13

595, Petra Zublasing at 2013 GARC Championships (Oxford, Miss.), Feb. 23, 2013

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

Smallbore, prone (200*):

200, by several shooters; last time by Garrett Spurgeon at 2013 GARC Championships (Oxford, Miss.), Feb. 23, 2013

Smallbore, kneeling (400):

400, Wade Tyner vs. Kentucky, Dec. 1, 2001 400, Gary Hardy vs. Tennessee Tech, March 3, 1989

Smallbore, kneeling (200*):

199, by several shooters; last time by Petra Zublasing at Army, Oct. 7, 2012

Smallbore, standing (400):

395, Nicole Allaire vs. Tennessee Tech, March 2, 2003

Smallbore, standing (200*):

198, Nicco Campriani vs. Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 22, 2011 198, Petra Zublasing at 2013 GARC Championships (Oxford, Miss.), Feb. 23, 2013

Air Rifle, 40 shots (400):

397, Ann-Marie Pfiffner vs. St. John’s, Nov. 9, 1991

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*):

1193, Petra Zublasing vs. Murray State, Feb. 9, 2013

Season Averages ^ Smallbore, 60 shots (600*):

591.33 (12 matches), Petra Zublasing, 2012-13

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*):

2348, shot twice in 2012-13, the last time vs. Memphis, Oct. 16, 2012 Taylor Ciotola (587), Thomas Kyanko (585), Daniel Sojka (583), Garrett Spurgeon (589), Petra Zublasing (587)

Air Rifle (1600):

1562 at Canisius, Feb. 17, 1996 Matt Aquaro (388), Trevor Gathman (391), Kim Howe (393), Marcos Scrivner (390)

Air Rifle (2400*):

2381% at 2013 NCAA Qualifying Match (Columbus, Ohio), Feb. 17, 2013 Taylor Ciotola (589), Meelis Kiisk (595), Maren Prediger (598), Garrett Spurgeon (590), Petra Zublasing (598)

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)

Aggregate Team Record

Smallbore and Air Rifle (4800*): 4720% vs. Ole Miss, Nov. 9, 2012 Taylor Ciotola (582, 595), Meelis Kiisk (583, 588), Thomas Kyanko (577, --), Maren Prediger (--, 594), Garrett Spurgeon (587, 584), Petra Zublasing (592, 599)

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CAREER COACHES’ RECORDS Coach Seasons Years Record Pct. Maj. John Nicholas..........................1951-52.....................................2............................25-3..................... .893 Capt. Kendrick Barlow ...................1953-54.....................................2............................27-3..................... .900 Capt. Clair L. Book..........................1955-57.....................................3...........................33-16.................... .673 Capt. Hugh H. Jones.......................1958-59.....................................2...........................17-13.................... .567 Capt. Charles R. Means..................1960-63.....................................4............................53-5..................... .914 M/Sgt. Charles Haley......................1964..........................................1............................19-0................... 1.000 M/Sgt. Francis Orchard...................1965-66.....................................2............................22-3..................... .880 Sgt. Joe Gravens.............................1967-68.....................................2............................13-4..................... .765 S/Sgt. Robert McNickle...................1969-70.....................................2............................10-4..................... .714 Sp. 4 Gary Grady.............................1971..........................................1.............................5-3...................... .625 Greg Yantis......................................1972..........................................1.............................5-2...................... .714 M/Sgt. Bobby Timms......................1973-74.....................................2............................17-2..................... .852 M/Sgt. Roy Riffe..............................1974-75.....................................2.............................6-1...................... .857 M/Sgt. Charles Neal........................1976..........................................1.............................6-1...................... .857 Ed Etzel...........................................1977-87, 1989..........................12..........................101-5.................... .952 Greg Perrine....................................1988..........................................1.............................9-0..................... 1.000 Marsha Beasley...............................1990-2003, 2005-06.................16.........................153-23................... .869 Jon Hammond.................................2006-Present.............................7...........................70-13.................... .864 63 591-101 .854 Totals

HONORS College Sports Magazine Division I Rifle Athlete of the Year 1994 Trevor Gathman 1996 Trevor Gathman (discontinued after 1996 season) College Rifle Coaches Association NCAA Shooter of the Championship 1996 Trevor Gathman 1997 Marcos Scrivner 2013 Petra Zublasing College Rifle Coaches Association Coach of the Year 2009 Jon Hammond 2013 Jon Hammond

Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Honor List

1991 (first year of award) Pam Stalzer Garett Smith 1992

Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Garett Smith Eric Uptagrafft

1993

Jean Foster Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Garett Smith Eric Uptagrafft

1996

Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Janelle Whateley

1997

Tommy Caranasos Steve Powell Elizabeth Smith Wade Tyner

Brian Fuhrman Kim Howe Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins

2002

1998

2003

1999

2004

Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins Cory Willis

NRA Distinguished College Coach 2008 Jon Hammond 2012 Jon Hammond

Jean Foster Joe Pishock

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

Jean Foster Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Janelle Whateley

2000

Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Team (highest team GPA) 1998

1995

1994

2001

Tommy Caranasos Mats Persson Steve Powell April Shea Elizabeth Smith

Eric Hensil Steve Powell Wade Tyner Nicole Allaire Jon Hammond Eric Hensil Wade Tyner Nicole Allaire Eric Hensil

2005

Brian Launer

2006

Natasha Dinsmore Robin Glebes

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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 Kulbacki Andy Lamson Justin Pentz Kyle Smith Petra Zublasing Ashley Zultanky

2012

Capital One Academic All-America, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)

First Team

Eric Uptagrafft, 1993 Marcos Scrivner, 1998 Nicco Campriani, 2011

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Second Team

GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year (Men’s Fall and Winter Sports) Marcos Scrivner

1998

Second Team

Dave Johnson, 1984 Dave Johnson, 1986 Eric Uptagrafft, 1992 Andy Lamson, 2010 Andy Lamson, 2011 Petra Zublasing, 2012 Petra Zublasing, 2013

Fred Schaus Captain’s Award Tammie DeAngelis Ann-Marie Pfiffner Garett Smith Jean Foster

1990 1992 1993 1995

Third Team

Andy Lamson, 2009 Thomas Kyanko, 2013

Capital One Academic AllDistrict II, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)

First Team

Andy Lamson, 2009 Andy Lamson, 2010 Andy Lamson, 2011 Nicco Campriani, 2011 Petra Zublasing, 2012 Thomas Kyanko, 2013 Petra Zublasing, 2013

Rifle Most Valuable Shooter

Nicco Campriani, 2010

Red Brown Cup

Jim Bishop 1988 Marcos Scrivner 1998 Nicco Campriani 2011 2012 Petra Zublasing Petra Zublasing, 2013

1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010

Stefan Thynell Stefan Thynell Stefan Thynell Stefan Thynell John Rost John Rost Dave Johnson Dave Johnson Christian Heller Mike Anti Web Wright Web Wright Gary Hardy Gary Hardy Gary Hardy Ann-Marie Pfiffner Eric Uptagrafft Jean Foster Trevor Gathman Trevor Gathman Matt Aquaro Brian Fuhrman Ron Nelson Cory Willis Cory Willis Steve Powell Nicole Allaire Nicole Allaire Robin Glebes and Lafe Kunkel Brian Launer Adam Somers Lafe Kunkel Andy Lamson Bryant Wallizer Nicco Campriani

Chance Cover Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Petra Zublasing

2013

Chance Cover Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Maren Prediger Daniel Sojka Garrett Spurgeon Petra Zublasing

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Games

Jack Writer (USA) Mexico City (Silver medal) Jack Writer (USA) Munich (Gold medal) Stefan Thynell (Sweden) Montreal Stefan Thynell (Sweden) Moscow Ed Etzel (USA) Los Angeles (Gold medal) Christian Heller (Sweden) Los Angeles John Rost (USA) Los Angeles Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Seoul Web Wright (USA) Seoul Mike Anti (USA) Barcelona Dave Johnson (USA) Barcelona Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Barcelona Ann-Marie Pfiffner (USA) Barcelona Jean Foster (USA) Atlanta Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Atlanta Eric Uptagrafft (USA) Atlanta Mike Anti (USA) Sydney Jean Foster (USA) Sydney Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Sydney Mike Anti (USA) Athens (Silver medal) Dave Johnson (USA) Athens Mike Anti (USA) Beijing Nicco Campriani (Italy) Beijing Jon Hammond (Great Britain) Beijing Dave Johnson (USA) Beijing Nicco Campriani (Italy) London (1 Gold medal, 1 Silver medal) Jon Hammond (Great Britain) London Dave Johnson (USA) London Eric Uptagrafft (USA) London Petra Zublasing (Italy) London

JON HAMMOND

1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

PETRA ZUBLASING

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Year Name

1961 1966 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990

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Bruce Meredith Jack Writer John Rost John Rost David Johnson Bob Broughton Christian Heller Mike Anti Web Wright Web Wright Gary Hardy

Event

Smallbore Smallbore Air Rifle Air Rifle Smallbore Smallbore Air Rifle Smallbore Smallbore Smallbore Air Rifle

Year Name

1991 1992 1993 1996 1997 2011 2012 2013

Ann-Marie Pfiffner Tim Manges Ann-Marie Pfiffner Eric Uptagrafft Trevor Gathman Trevor Gathman Marcos Scrivner Nicco Campriani Petra Zublasing Petra Zublasing Petra Zublasing

Event

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ANN-Marie PFIFFNER, Tammie DeAngelis and Kim HOgrefe

First Team

Year Name Bruce Meredith 1960 1961 Bob Davies Bruce Meredith 1962 Lewis Rowan 1964 Dean Bahrman Jack Writer 1965 Dean Bahrman Andy Holoubek Jack Writer 1966 Dean Bahrman Andy Holoubek Jack Writer Dean Bahrman 1967 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 Bart McNealy Jens Nygard Dave Ridenour John Rost Michelle Stamates 1983 Bob Broughton Dave Johnson Bart McNealy Dave Ridenour

Event

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

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Mike Anti Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Dave Johnson Bart McNealy Dave Ridenour Mike Anti William Dodd Christian Heller Dave 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 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

(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) (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)

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008

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

(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) 61


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

Brandi Eskew Andy Lamson Kyle Smith Bryant Wallizer Nicco Campriani Brandi Eskew Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Bryant Wallizer Nicco Campriani Petra Zublasing Petra Zublasing Taylor Ciotola Meelis Kiisk Maren Prediger Garrett Spurgeon Petra Zublasing 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 Nygard 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 Kim Hogrefe Web Wright

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

(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) (S) (A)

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

Rifle

Tammie DeAngelis Gary Hardy Christian Heller 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 Ron Nelson April Shea Elizabeth Smith Cory Willis Tommy Caranasos April Shea Tommy Caranasos Steve Powell Wade Tyner Cory Willis Richard Sawyer Nicole Allaire Nicole Allaire Tommy Santelli Kyle Smith Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Justin Pentz Tommy Santelli Andy Lamson

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

2011 2012 2013

Tommy Santelli Bryant Wallizer Andy Lamson Tommy Santelli Kyle Smith Meelis Kiisk Michael Kulbacki Thomas Kyanko Justin Pentz Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Daniel Sojka Garrett Spurgeon

Honorable Mention

1975 1976 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1985 1987 1988 1992 1993 1996 1997 2000 2001 2003 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013

Kathy Kelly Kathy Kelly Steve Northway Elliott Hutchinson Michelle Stamates Tim Rennie Bart McNealy Dena Orth Roger Davidson Jim Bishop Roger Davidson Jim Bishop Eric Uptagrafft Garett Smith Brian Fuhrman Brian Fuhrman Wade Tyner Tommy Caranasos Liz Smith Wade Tyner Andy Lamson Michael Kulbacki Justin Pentz Tommy Santelli Justin Pentz Taylor Ciotola Patrick Sunderman

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

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.

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


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1996

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

Results

1997

1980

1. West Virginia..................................... 6214 2. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 6211 3. Kentucky.......................................... 6161

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

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

1992

1982

1993

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

1. West Virginia..................................... 6214 2. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 6166 3. Murray State.................................... 6101 1. West Virginia..................................... 6179 2. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 6169 3. Air Force........................................... 6122

1983

1994

1984

1995

1. West Virginia..................................... 6206 2. Tennessee Tech................................ 6148 3. E. Tennessee State........................... 6100 1. West Virginia..................................... 6206 2. E. Tennessee State........................... 6142 3. Tennessee Tech................................ 6121

1998

1991

1981

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

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

1. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 6194 2. West Virginia..................................... 6187 3. Kentucky.......................................... 6165 1. West Virginia..................................... 6241 2. Air Force........................................... 6187 3. Kentucky.......................................... 6171

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

2002

1. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 6241 2. Kentucky.......................................... 6209 3. Xavier............................................... 6204

1985

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

1986

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

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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2007

2011

2004*

2008

2012

2005**

2009

2013

2006

2010

1. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 6287 2. Xavier............................................... 6197 3. Murray State.................................... 6158 1. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 6273 2. Nevada............................................. 6185 3. Navy................................................. 6182 1. Army................................................. 4659 2. Jacksonville State............................ 4658 3. Nebraska.......................................... 4657 1. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 4682 2. Nebraska.......................................... 4666 3. Army................................................. 4650

1. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 4662 2. Army................................................. 4644 3. Jacksonville...................................... 4639 1. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 4662 2. Army................................................. 4652 3. Texas Christian................................. 4627 1. West Virginia..................................... 4643 2. Kentucky.......................................... 4638 3. Jacksonville State............................ 4636 1. TCU.................................................. 4675 2. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 4653 3. West Virginia..................................... 4641

1. Kentucky.......................................... 4700 2. West Virginia..................................... 4697 3. TCU.................................................. 4664 1. TCU.................................................. 4676 2. Kentucky.......................................... 4661 3. Alaska-Fairbanks............................. 4661 1. West Virginia..................................... 4679 2. Kentucky.......................................... 4670 3. TCU.................................................. 4664 *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

2009-10 Mountaineers

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2009 NCAA Champion Mountaineers were honored BY tHE West Virginia Legislature IN CHARLESTON, W.VA.

NCAA Team Championship Results

Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Champion Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech West Virginia West Virginia Murray State West Virginia Murray State West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Alaska-Fairbanks West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska-Fairbanks Army Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska-Fairbanks West Virginia TCU Kentucky TCU West Virginia

Coach James Newkirk James Newkirk James Newkirk Edward Etzel Edward Etzel Elvis Green Edward Etzel Elvis Green Greg Perrine Edward Etzel Marsha Beasley Marsha Beasley Marsha Beasley Marsha Beasley Randy Pitney Marsha Beasley Marsha Beasley Marsha Beasley Marsha Beasley Randy Pitney Randy Pitney David Johnson David Johnson David Johnson David Johnson Ron Wigger Dan Jordan Dan Jordan Dan Jordan Jon Hammond Karen Monez Harry Mullins Karen Monez Jon Hammond

Score 6201 6139 6138 6166 6206 6150 6229 6205 6192 6234 6205 6171 6214 6179 6194 6241 6179 6223 6212 6276 6285 6283 6241 6287 6273 4659 4682 4662 4662 4643 4675 4700 4676 4679

Runner-up West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Tennessee Tech East Tennessee State West Virginia Murray State West Virginia Murray State South Florida Navy Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska-Fairbanks West Virginia Air Force Air Force Kentucky Alaska-Fairbanks Navy Xavier Kentucky Kentucky Xavier Nevada Jacksonville State Nebraska Army Army Kentucky Alaska-Fairbanks West Virginia Kentucky Kentucky

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 4670

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 Ohio State

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NCAA All-Time Individual Champions Smallbore 1980 - Rod Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) 1981 - Kurt Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) 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) 1988 - Web Wright (West Virginia) 1989 - Deb Sinclair (Alaska-Fairbanks) 1990 - Michelle Scarborough (USF) 1991 - Soma Dutta (Texas El-Paso) 1992 - Tim Manges (West Virginia) 1993 - Eric Uptagrafft (West Virginia) 1994 - Cory Brunetti (Alaska-Fairbanks) 1995- Oleg Seleznev (Alaska-Fairbanks) 1996 - Joe Johnson (Navy) 1997 - Marcos Scrivner (West Virginia) 1998 - Karyn Juziuk (Xavier) 1999 - Kelly Mansfield (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2000 - Nicole Allaire (Nebraska) 2001 - Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2002 - Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2003 - Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2004 - Matthew Rawlings (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2005 - Matthew Rawlings (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2006 - Jamie Beyerle (Alaska-Fairbanks) 2007 - Josh Albright (Navy) 2008 - Chris Abalo (Army) 2009 - Brian Carstensen (JSU) 2010 - Sarah Scherer (TCU) 2011 - Ethan Settlemires (Kentucky) 2012 - Sarah Scherer (TCU) 2013 - Petra Zublasing (West Virginia)

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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) 688.3 (589)

ERIC UPTAGRAFFT Air Rifle 1980 - Rod Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) 1981 - John Rost (West Virginia) 1982 - John Rost (West Virginia) 1983 - Ray Slonena (Tennessee Tech) 1984 - Pat Spurgin (Murray State) 1985 - Christian Heller (West Virginia) 1986 - Marianne Wallace (Murray State) 1987 - Rob Harbison (Tennessee-Martin) 1988 - Deena Wigger (Murray State) 1989 - Michelle Scarborough (USF) 1990 - Gary Hardy (West Virginia) 1991 - Ann-Marie Pfiffner (West Virginia) 1992 - Ann-Marie Pfiffner (West Virginia) 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) 2013 - Petra Zublasing (West Virginia)

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) 701.7 (598)


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Great America

Rifle Conference Honors 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 2013.....................................................West Virginia

Shooter of the Year

(GARC)

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 2013.................................. Connor Davis, Kentucky

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 2013......................... 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 2013......................... Petra Zublasing, 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 2013.......................................................... 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 2013......................... Petra Zublasing, West Virginia

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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 2013.......................Garrett Spurgeon, West Virginia

Coach of the Year

2008...........................Jon Hammond, West Virginia 2010...........................Jon 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 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Robin Glebes (West Virginia representative) Natasha Dinsmore (West Virginia representative) Lafe Kunkel (West Virginia representative) Andy Lamson (West Virginia representative) Andy Lamson, Kyle Smith (West Virginia representatives) Andy Lamson (West Virginia representative) Nicco Campriani (West Virginia representative) Thomas Kyanko (West Virginia representative) Thomas Kyanko (West Virginia representative)

Rifle

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) 2013........................................... Maren Prediger (A) Garrett Spurgeon (S), (C) 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) 2007................................................Brian Launer (S) 2008........................................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) 2013..................................Taylor Ciotola (A), (S), (C) Meelis Kiisk (A), (S), (C) Thomas Kyanko (S), (C) Daniel Sojka (S)

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) 2013........................................... Daniel Sojka (A), (C) Garrett Spurgeon (A) Patrick Sunderman (S)

Key: A - Air Rifle

S - Smallbore

C - Combined

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)

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YEAR-BY-YEAR Year Coach

Captain

Record

1951

Maj. John Nicholas

Robert Jones

10-0

1952

Maj. John Nicholas

Robert Jones

15-3

1953

Capt. Kendrick Barlow

Robert Galusha

17-1 10-2

1954

Capt. Kendrick Barlow

Robert Galusha

1955

Capt. Clair L. Book

Marvin Fisher

1956

Capt. Clair L. Book

Jerry Amos

12-5

1957

Capt. Clair L. Book

James Paxton

14-5

7-6

1958

Capt. Hugh H. Jones

Ted Morlang

9-5

1959

Capt. Hugh H. Jones

George Pignatello

8-8

1960

Capt. Charles Means

Bruce Meredith

11-2

1961

Capt. Charles Means

Bruce Meredith

# 14-1

1962

Capt. Charles Means

Bob Davies

13-2

1963

Maj. Charles Means

Bob Gasnell

15-0

1964

M/Sgt. Charles Haley

Jack Writer

1965

M/Sgt. Francis Orchard

Dean Bahrman

1966

M/Sgt. Francis Orchard

Jack Writer

1967

Sgt. Joe Gravens

Dean Bahrman

# 19-0 11-3 # 11-0 5-2

1968

Sgt. Joe Gravens

Jerry Luh

8-2

1969

S/Sgt. Robert McNickle

Brent Jones

5-2

1970

S/Sgt. Robert McNickle

Bill Schetzel

5-2

1971

Sp. 4 Gary Grady

Greg Yantis

5-3

1972

Greg Yantis

Al Fischer

5-2

1973

M/Sgt. Bobby Timms

Al Fischer

6-1

1974

M/Sgt. Bobby Timms

Jim Meredith

1975

M/Sgt. Roy Riffe

Phil Whitworth

6-1 # 6-1

M/Sgt. Charles Neal

Phil Whitworth

Ed Etzel

Dan Young

4-0

1978

Ed Etzel

Dan Young

4-1

1979

Ed Etzel

Elliott Hutchinson

5-1

Ed Etzel

Stefan Thynell

Ed Etzel

Tim Rennie, John Rost

6-0 12-0

1982

Ed Etzel

John Rost

11-0

1983

Ed Etzel

Dena Orth

* 12-1 * 13-0

1984

Ed Etzel

Bob Broughton

1985

Ed Etzel

Dave Ridenour

9-1

1986

Ed Etzel

Dave Johnson

* 10-0

1987

Ed Etzel

Mike Anti

6-1

1988

Greg Perrine

Bill Dodd

* 9-0

1989

Ed Etzel

Web Wright

* 9-0

1990

Marsha Beasley

Tammie DeAngelis

1991

Marsha Beasley

Gary Hardy

1992

Marsha Beasley

Ann-Marie Pfiffner

1993

Marsha Beasley

Garett Smith

Record

1994

Marsha Beasley

Joe Pishock

1995

Marsha Beasley

None

* 10-0

13-1

1996

Marsha Beasley

None

* 10-0

1997

Marsha Beasley

None

* 9-1 *% 13-0

1998

Marsha Beasley

None

1999

Marsha Beasley

None

% 10-0

2000

Marsha Beasley

None

% 12-1

2001

Marsha Beasley

None

11-0

2002

Marsha Beasley

None

8-3

2003

Marsha Beasley

None

11-2

2004 2005

Marsha Beasley

None

No varsity team 3-8

2006

Marsha Beasley

None

4-7

2007

Jon Hammond

None

6-4

2008

Jon Hammond

Lafe Kunkel

2009

Jon Hammond

Paul Miller

8-3 * 11-1

2010

Jon Hammond

Bryant Wallizer

$ 11-0

2011

Jon Hammond

None

$ 11-2

2012

Jon Hammond

None

$ 12-2

2013

Jon Hammond

None

*$ 11-1

Totals 591-101 # NRA Champions * NCAA Champions % MARC Champions $ - GARC Champions

* 9-0 * 10-0 * 9-0

COACH MARSHA BEASLEY WITH ANNE-MARIE PFIFFNER

1976

1980

Captain

11-1

1977

1981

Rifle

* 11-0

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LAFE KUNKEL Opponent

W

L Began

Opponent

W

L Began

77th Infantry.......................... 1.........0...... 1964

Mississippi............................. 8.........3...... 2002

Air Force............................... 17........0...... 1974

MIT........................................ 1.........0...... 1984

Akron.................................... 11........0...... 1952

Morehead State..................... 1.........0..... 2008

Alaska-Fairbanks................... 8.........6...... 1989

Murray State......................... 21........3...... 1967

Allegheny............................... 2.........0...... 1964

Navy..................................... 22........8...... 1966

Alliance.................................. 2.........0...... 1964

Nebraska............................... 8.........3...... 2003

Army..................................... 33.......10..... 1957

NC State............................... 14........0...... 1959

California, Pa......................... 7.........0...... 1951

Norwich................................. 4.........0...... 1994

Canisius................................ 12........0...... 1990

Ohio....................................... 2.........0...... 1966

Carnegie Mellon................... 22........8...... 1951

Ohio State............................ 39........0...... 1974

City College of New York....... 1.........0...... 1962

Penn State............................ 25........2...... 1953

Cincinnati............................... 1.........0...... 1994

Pitt........................................ 26........7...... 1951

The Citadel............................ 2.........3...... 1959

Potomac State....................... 8.........0...... 1953

Clarion................................... 1.........0...... 1965

Richmond.............................. 3.........0...... 1961

Coast Guard.......................... 1.........0...... 1984

Rose Hulman......................... 2.........0...... 1981

Columbus State..................... 1.........0...... 2011

St. John’s.............................. 17........0...... 1981

Dayton................................... 1.........0...... 1968

Tennessee.............................. 1.........0...... 1966

Duquesne............................. 34........4...... 1951

Tennessee Tech.................... 27........3...... 1975

East Tennessee State........... 14........6...... 1964

TCU....................................... 3.........2...... 2005

Eastern Kentucky................. 12........0...... 1963

Texas-El Paso........................ 6.........0...... 1992

Geneva................................. 14........0...... 1956

Toledo.................................... 1.........0...... 1952

George Washington............... 2.........0...... 1962

Villanova................................ 1.........0...... 1974

Georgetown........................... 1.........0...... 1957

Virginia................................... 2.........0...... 1969

Indiana................................... 1.........0...... 1951

VMI....................................... 25........3...... 1952

Indiana, Pa............................ 19........0...... 1956

Virginia Tech.......................... 7.........8...... 1953

Jacksonville State................. 7.........0...... 1997

Washington & Jefferson....... 27........4...... 1951

Johns Hopkins....................... 1.........0...... 1966

Washington & Lee................. 2.........0...... 1956

Kent State.............................. 1.........0...... 1952

Washington State.................. 1.........0...... 1987

Kentucky.............................. 14........9...... 1963

William & Mary....................... 1.........0...... 1983

King’s..................................... 3.........0...... 1984

Wyoming............................... 3.........0...... 1996

Maryland................................ 0.........2...... 1952

Xavier.................................... 13........2...... 1990

Memphis................................ 7.........2...... 2005


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1951 (10-0)

1953 (17-1)

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

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

Maj. John Nicholas

1952 (15-3)

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

Capt. Kendrick Barlow

1954 (10-2)

Capt. Kendrick Barlow 1412-1372 W at Washington & Jefferson 1400-1365 W Duquesne 1401-1397 W Pitt 1402-1424 L at Virginia Tech 1402-1388 W at VMI 1416-1281 W Potomac State 1398-1373 W Washington & Jefferson 1407-1353 W at Duquesne 1417-1339 W at Carnegie Tech 1403-1370 W Carnegie Tech 1403- L Pitt 1411-1401 W Pitt NRA Sectionals (1st)

(1951-2013) 1965 RIFLE

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1955 (7-6)

1958 (9-5)

1961 (14-1)

1371-1362 W Washington & Jefferson 1367-1397 L VMI L Virginia Tech 1367-1401 Duquesne 1372-1315 W W Carnegie Tech 1372-1370 Duquesne 1338-1374 L 1366-1364 W Carnegie Tech W Potomac State 1366-1315 1392-1402 L Virginia Tech Pitt 1354-1369 L 1378-1317 W Potomac State 1387-1404 L Pitt W Washington & Jefferson 1387-1369 NRA Sectionals (2nd)

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

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

Capt. Clair Book

1956 (12-5)

Capt. Clair Book 1386-1375 W Carnegie Tech 1342-1257 W at Geneva 1352-1377 L at Pitt 1352-1295 W Indiana, Pa. 1402-1370 W Washington & Jefferson 1387-1386 W at Washington & Jefferson 1388-1413 L at Virginia Tech 1388-1307 W Washington & Lee 1377-1274 W Geneva 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)

1957 (14-5)

Capt. Clair Book 1378-1390 L at Duquesne 1392-1383 W at Washington & Jefferson 1415-1393 W Pitt 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 1409-1381 W Geneva 1403-1395 W Georgetown 1403-1407 L Maryland 1403-1423 L Virginia Tech * W VMI 1417-1415 W Duquesne 1408-1375 W Pitt 1405-1373 W at Geneva 1420-1331 W Potomac State NRA Sectionals (3rd) * Forfeit

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Capt. Hugh Jones, Jr.

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

1960 (11-2)

Capt. Charles Means 1411-1381 W at Washington & Jefferson 1422-1350 W Geneva 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 1430-1405 W Washington & Jefferson Southern Conference (1st) NRA Sectionals (1st) 2nd Nationally

Capt. Charles Means

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

1963 (15-0)

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


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1964 (19-0)

1967 (5-2)

1971 (5-3)

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

1445-1390 W at Indiana, Pa. 1106-1078 W Murray State W at VMI 1337-1312 Army 1355-1379 L L The Citadel 1351-1356 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)

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

1968 (8-2)

Greg Yantis

M/Sgt. Charles Haley

1965 (11-3)

M/Sgt. Francis Orchard 1451-1354 W Geneva 1426-1375 W at Geneva 1431-1404 W at Washington & Jefferson 1431-1382 W at Clarion 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 1461-1363 W Indiana, Pa. 1459-1326 W Ohio 1395-1364 W at The Citadel 1395-1300 W at Tennessee 1395-1306 W East Tennessee State VMI 1466-1424 W 1462-1449 W at Army 1459-1425 W at Navy 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

Joe Gravens

Joe Gravens

2723-2769 L East Tennessee State 2723-2475 W Indiana, Pa. W at Richmond 1371-1210 1371-1288 W at The Citadel 1383-1357 W Akron 1383-1278 W Dayton 1384-1313 W VMI 1364-1358 W at Army 1365-1385 L at Navy 1386-1345 W at Penn State Kansas Invitational (6th) Coast Guard Invitational (3rd) Southern Conference (2nd) NRA International (1st) NRA Conventional (1st) 2nd Nationally

1969 (5-2)

Robert McNickle 1379-1365 W at Akron Kansas Invitational ROTC Division (2nd) College Division (4th) 1334-1402 L at Navy 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 1390-1399 L at Penn State 1390-1339 W at Army 1366-1339 W VMI Coast Guard Invitational (3rd) NRA Sectionals (1st)

Gary Grady

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

1972 (5-2) 1332-1223 W 1332-1229 W W 2698-2630 Xavier Invitational (6th) Kentucky Invitational (10th) 1339-1393 L 1373-1349 W West Point Invitational (8th) W 1380-1363 1380-1408 L NRA Sectionals (1st)

at Pitt at Indiana, Pa. Eastern Kentucky

at Navy at VMI at Penn State at Army

1973 (6-1)

M/Sgt. Bobby Timms 2819-2597 W Indiana, Pa. 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 1418-1316 W at Indiana, Pa. 1418-1270 W at Pitt 2793-2717 W at Eastern Kentucky L at East Tennessee State 2837-2867 Xavier Invitational (1st) Kentucky Invitational (1st) 2812-2684 W at Ohio State 2815-2715 W at Penn State 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)

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1975 (6-1)

1979 (5-1)

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

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) W at Navy 2309-2237 4592-4692 L East Tennessee State W Eastern Kentucky 4811-4598 NRA Collegiate Sectionals Smallbore (2nd), Air Rifle (3rd) National Intercollegiate Championship (3rd)

Sgt. Roy Riffe

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) Acorns Invitational (2nd) 3377-3384 L Tennessee Tech 2810-2743 W Ohio State West Point Invitational (1st) 2833-2809 W Navy 2828-2746 W Army 2828-2661 W 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) 2299-2206 W Ohio State 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) W at Tennessee Tech 2273-2268 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)

74

Ed Etzel

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 Army Invitational (1st) W East Tennessee State 4632-4611 Army 2329-2224 W 2329-2208 W Ohio State 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 Army 6082-6037 W 6082-5804 W Penn State 6082-5774 W Ohio State 6082-5792 W Rose-Hulman 6142-6063 W Navy 6142-5858 W Penn State W St. John’s 2297-2225 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) W St. John=s 3814-3706 Eastern Kentucky Invitational (2nd) 6511-6063 W at Murray State 6188-6026 W Murray State

6182-6122 6173-6071 6139-5990 6139-5969 6162-6118

W W W W W

Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech 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 6103-6005 W at Eastern Kentucky 6151-5807 W Ohio State 6144-6072 W Army W William & Mary 6162-5420 3829-3700 W at St. John’s 6149-5997 W at Navy W Eastern Kentucky 6157-6061 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 W at Eastern Kentucky 6184-6083 W at East Tennessee State 6185-6167 Army Invitational (1st) 6220-5830 W Ohio State Navy 6082-5987 W 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 W at Eastern Kentucky W at St. John’s 6113-6011 L at East Tennessee State 6128-6138 W at Ohio State 6170-5821 6186-6071 W Tennessee Tech 6197-6018 W at Navy 6201-6113 W Army 6179-6147 W East Tennessee State 6206-6103 W Eastern Kentucky W Tennessee Tech 6156-6130 NCAA Championship (2nd)

1986 (9-0) Ed Etzel

3856-3770 W St. John’s 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)


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1987 (6-1)

1990 (9-0)

1993 (10-0)

6270-6037 W at St. John’s Xavier Invitational (2nd) W at Navy 6221-6078 W at Ohio State 6206-5749 6196-6052 W Washington State W at Tennessee Tech 6207-6102 6180-6189 L at Murray State Army 6205-6103 W NCAA Championship (2nd)

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

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

Ed Etzel

Marsha Beasley

1988 (7-0)

1991 (10-0)

Greg Perrine

6164-6110 W Xavier Invitational (1st) W 6222-5945 6206-5539 W W 6222-6086 6212-6105 W 6213-6177 W 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 at St. John’s 6192-6074 W Alaska-Fairbanks 6198-5816 W NC State 6224-5726 W Ohio State 6244-6053 W Navy 6231-6091 W Army 6224-6181 W at Tennessee Tech 6241-6145 W at Murray State NCAA Championship (1st)

Marsha Beasley 6200-6051 W at St. John’s 6185-5942 W at Xavier Kentucky 6185-5915 W 6180-6102 W Alaska-Fairbanks 6187-6053 W Ohio State 6193-6026 W Air Force W Army (NCAA Qualifier) 6180-6095 6210-6094 W at Tennessee Tech 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 6172-6003 W Texas-El Paso 6187-5489 W North Carolina State 6151-6046 W Xavier 6178-6061 W at Ohio State 6185-5939 W at Canisius 6217-6102 W at Murray State (NCAA Qualifier) 6213-6081 W Tennessee Tech NCAA Championship (1st)

Marsha Beasley

1994 (13-1)

Marsha Beasley 6171-6083 W Walsh Invitational (1st - 6188) 6200-6101 W 1551-1236 W 6146-6133 L 6163-6139 W W 6163-6010 W 6190-5825 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)

St. John’s 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 6195-5780 W Ohio State 6199-6156 W Air Force Canisius 6143-6012 W 6212-6106 W Norwich 6207-6109 W at Navy 6207-6157 W Xavier (NCAA Qualifier) 6227-6121 W at Murray State 6202-6157 W at Tennessee Tech NCAA Championship (1st)

1996 (10-0)

Marsha Beasley

1994-95 Mountaineers

6152-6133 W 6204-5978 W 6204-5591 W 6195-6126 W Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6176) W 6191-6156 6206-5903 W 6175-6130 W

at Air Force Texas-El Paso Wyoming St. John’s at Kentucky at Ohio State Xavier

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1997 (9-1)

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

1998 (13-0)

Marsha Beasley 6195-6137 W at Jacksonville State W vs. Army 6163-5777 (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) W at Air Force 6170-6061 W vs. Wyoming 6170-5878 (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) W vs. Army 6170-5773 (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) Walsh Invitational (1st - 6202) 6177-6122 W Kentucky 6171-5958 W at Ohio State 6184-5910 W Duquesne 6184-6087 W Norwich 6183-6080 W Xavier 6212-5739 W at Canisius NCAA Qualifier in Cincinnati, Ohio (1st - 6181) W Murray State 6190-6124 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 6190-6112 W Xavier 6195-5858 W Canisius at NCAA Qualifiers (1st - 6175) W at Murray State 6153-6130 6191-6018 W at Tennessee Tech at MARC Tournament (1st - 6205) NCAA Championship (3rd - 6156)

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2000 (12-1)

2003 (11-2)

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) Kentucky 6111-5303 W 6162-5958 W at Ohio State Duquesne 6133-5843 W 6162-6127 W Xavier W at Canisius 6191-5880 at NCAA Qualifiers (1st - 6121) 6121-5694 W VMI W Murray State 6182-6077 6183-6089 W Tennessee Tech at MARC Championship (1st - 6185) at NCAA Championship (3rd - 4603, smallbore only)

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

2001 (11-0)

WVU competed as a club team

Marsha Beasley

Marsha Beasley at MARC/OVC Shootout (3rd - 6167) 6164-6129 W Jacksonville State 6154-6110 W Texas-El Paso at Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6191) W at Kentucky 6187-6170 6217-6084 W Air Force W Ohio State 6177-5929 6194-6156 W Xavier 6184-5880 W Canisius Navy 6160-6143 W 6160-5897 W Duquesne W at Murray State 6191-6161 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.) 6123-6012 W Mississippi 6178-6160 W Army (at Columbus, Ohio) 6197-6171 W Kentucky 6183-6112 W at Ohio State at Xavier Tournament (2nd-6179) 6238-6271 L Alaska-Fairbanks 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)

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2004

2005 (3-8)

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

2006 (4-7)

Marsha Beasley 4551-4668 L Army 4556-4630 L Mississippi 4590-4554 W NC State 4643-4562 L Navy 4544-4587 L Kentucky 4578-4662 L Alaska-Fairbanks 4596-4653 L vs. Nebraska (at Palmyra, Pa.) 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)


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2010 (11-0, 7-0)

2012 (12-2, 5-1)

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

4655-4587 W vs. Air Force (at Nebraska) 4660-4634 W at Nebraska W at Ohio State 4666-4538 W at Akron 4665-4560 Army 4638-4562 W 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) Memphis 4659-4530 W Nebraska 4659-4612 W (NCAA Qualifiers) at GARC Championships (1st – 4653) at NCAA Championships (3rd – 4641)

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

Jon Hammond

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 4647-4398 W VMI (NCAA Qualifiers) at GARC Championship (3rd - 4626) at NCAA Championship (6th - 4616)

2009 (11-1, 5-1) Jon Hammond

4629-4535 W Ohio State 4647-4541 W Morehead State 4659-4616 W at Army 4655-4565 W vs. Ole Miss (at Army) 4666-4626 W TCU 4639-4649 L at Kentucky 4656-4592 W vs. Memphis (at Kentucky) 4650-4622 W Nebraska 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)

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2011 (11-2, 5-1) Jon Hammond

4676-4570 W Ohio State 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)

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2013 (11-1, 5-1) Jon Hammond

4709-4631 W at Army 4690-4594 W at Ohio State 4690-4571 W vs. Akron (at Ohio State) 4717-4634 W Memphis 4710-4613 W Navy 4720-4624 W Ole Miss 4697-4596 W NC State 4719-4670 W at Alaska-Fairbanks 4716-4651 W at Alaska-Fairbanks 4689-4661 W Nebraska 4704-4695 L at Kentucky 4700-4628 W Murray State at Ohio State (NCAA Qualifiers) 4716 at GARC Championships (1st – 4705) at NCAA Championships (1st – 4679)

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Ed Adams.................................................................... 1958-59, 1959-60 Nicole Allaire................................................................ 2001-02, 2002-03 Jerry Amos................................................................................. 1956-57 Michael Anti.................................. 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 Matthew Aquaro........................... 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97 Bill Arnett...................................... 1974-75, 1976-76, 1976-77, 1977-78

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John Bachant............................................................................. 1958-59 Dean Bahrman..............................................1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67 Ralph Baker..................................................1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66 Ryan Baum................................................................................. 2002-03 Brad Baumeister......................................................................... 1974-75 Randall Beatty............................................................. 1957-58, 1958-59 Scott Beaman.............................................................. 1975-76, 1976-77 Thomas Bernstein........................ 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 Jim Bishop.................................... 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 Jack Bisping............................................................................... 1956-57 Amy Bock................................................................................... 2011-12 Brad Brantley.............................................................................. 1974-75 Max Brantley................................................1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74 Becky Braun............................................................................... 1974-75 Bill Braun.................................................................................... 1982-83 Roger Britton................................ 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62 Bob Broughton............................. 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84 Doug Brown................................. 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76 Jake Bunch................................................................................. 1997-98 Ralph Bunten................................................1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60 Josh Byers....................................................2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03

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Scott Campbell.............................................1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84 Nicco Campriani.......................................................... 2009-10, 2010-11 Jennifer Canfield........................................................................ 2000-01 Debbie Capen............................................................. 1967-68, 1968-69 Tommy Caranasos........................ 1997-98, 1988-99, 1999-00, 2000-01 John Carpenter............................................................ 1968-69, 1969-70 Rob Cavaleri................................. 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 Taylor Ciotola............................................................... 2011-12, 2012-13 John Christodoulou..................................................... 1959-60, 1960-61 Damon Coffman......................................................................... 1956-57 Jay Cole....................................................................... 1975-76, 1976-77 John Cole.....................................................1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75 Nick Conger.................................................1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68 Jim Cook..................................................................... 1959-60, 1960-61 Chance Cover.............................................................. 2011-12, 2012-13 Dale Cox....................................... 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80 Amber Crist................................................................................ 2002-03 Gary Cunningham....................................................... 1963-64, 1964-65

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Roger Davidson............................ 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 Bob Davies................................... 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 Tammie DeAngelis........................ 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 Lee Deneke................................................................................ 1973-74 Natasha Dinsmore........................ 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Bill Dodd....................................... 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 Steve Drenkard........................................................................... 1981-82 Don Drnick.................................................................................. 1967-68 Jim Dunn.................................................................................... 1968-69

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Melissa Ealy................................................................................ 1995-96 Jim Egloff..................................................................... 1960-61, 1961-62 R. Engel*..................................................................................... 1979-80 Brandi Eskew............................... 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Jim Exline.................................................................... 1964-65, 1965-66

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Roger Ferrell................................................................ 1970-71, 1971-72 Al Fischer...................................... 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73 Jean Foster................................... 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95 Charles Fox..................................................1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60 Brian Fuhrman.............................. 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98

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Casey Gabriel............................................................................. 2006-07 Matt Gadd................................................................... 1997-98, 1998-99 Trevor Gathman............................ 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96 Andrew Geng.............................................................................. 1993-94 Vince George.............................................................................. 1974-75 David Gibson.............................................................................. 1969-70 Bill Gifford..................................... 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67 Robin Glebes................................................2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 Gareth Gold................................................................................ 2002-03 Jim Goodwin.............................................................................. 1963-64 Bob Gosnell..................................................1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 Gary Grady................................................................................. 1970-71 Leonard Graham......................................................... 1962-63, 1963-64 Patti Grizzell............................................................................... 1969-70


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Roy Hammer............................................................... 1956-57, 1957-58 Jon Hammond............................................................................ 2002-03 Gary Hardy................................... 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91 Tom Harrick................................................................................ 1958-59 Christopher Heddan................................................................... 2001-02 Christian Heller............................. 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 Joe Hendricks.............................. 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 Eric Hensil.................................... 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05 Dave Herr................................................................................... 1965-66 Randy Hill................................................................................... 1972-73 Russell Hill.................................................................................. 1957-58 Kim Hogrefe..................1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 Marilee Hohmann....................................................................... 1961-62 Andy Holoubek........................................................................... 1965-66 Jim Hornor.................................................................................. 1962-63 Paul Hornor................................................................. 1956-57, 1957-58 Kim Howe..................................... 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97 Bob Hunt.................................................................................... 1981-82 Elliot Hutchinson.......................... 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79

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Kenneth Ingram.......................................................................... 1957-58 Warren Ives.................................................................. 1966-67, 1967-68

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Kenneth Jacquot........................................................................ 1967-68 David Johnson.............................. 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86 Brent Jones..................................................1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69 Richard Jones..............................................1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70

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Kathy Kelly.................................... 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77 Meelis Kiisk................................................................. 2011-12, 2012-13 Trish Kinsella............................................................................... 1965-66 Pat Kirby...................................................................... 1978-79, 1979-80 Michael Kulbacki.......................... 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Lafe Kunkel................................... 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Thomas Kyanko............................................2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13

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Andy Lamson............................... 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Shannon Lancaster..................................................... 1992-93, 1993-94 Brian Launer................................. 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 Donna Leggett............................................................. 1965-66, 1966-67 Lesley Leiper.............................................................................. 1972-73 George Liptak............................................................................. 1958-59 John Liptak................................................................................. 1958-59 William Lobb............................................................................... 1969-70 Gary Longwell.............................. 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 Larry Lucas.................................................................. 1960-61, 1961-62 Jerry Luh.......................................................1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68 Gary Lund................................................................................... 1968-69

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Tim Manges.................................. 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94 Charles Mapes........................................................................... 1970-71 Jeff Martin.................................................................................. 1989-90 Matthew Martin........................................................... 2011-12, 2012-13 Garry Mason............................................................................... 1956-57 Doug McAllister........................................................... 2006-07, 2007-08 Joel McCray............................................................................... 1963-64 John McDaniel............................................................. 1957-58, 1958-59 Allen McFarland.......................................................................... 1966-67 Bart McNealy................................ 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85 Ryan Meagher.............................. 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 Bruce Meredith.............................................1957-58, 1959-60, 1960-61 James Meredith............................ 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74 Terry Meredith...............................................1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 Paul Miller..................................... 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Steve Miller...................................................1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67 Mike Moore................................................................................ 1962-63 Jim Morgan................................................................. 1956-57, 1957-58 Ted Morlang................................................................. 1956-57, 1957-58 Robert Murray............................................................................ 1974-75

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Ron Nelson................................... 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 Bob Nordeck.............................................................................. 1963-64 Steve Northway............................ 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78 Jens Nygard................................. 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83

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Don Ornick.................................................................. 1968-69, 1969-70 Dena Orth.....................................................1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83

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Frank Pagano............................................................................. 1978-79 Kirsten Pasch............................... 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 Leonard Paul................................................1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76 Jim Paxton................................................................................. 1956-57 Larry Payne................................................................. 1976-77, 1977-78 Justin Pentz.................................. 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Gregory Perrine............................................1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85 Matt Persson.......................................................................... 1999-2000 Ann-Marie Pfiffner........................................1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 George Pignatello....................................................................... 1958-59 Burke Pinnell................................ 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70 Joe Pishock..................................................1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94 Heather Pissos........................................................................... 2001-02 Gregory Perrine.......................................................................... 1985-86 Dave Poe..................................................................... 1958-59, 1959-60 Andraz Poje................................................................................ 2010-11 Ben Potter................................................................... 1980-81, 1981-82 Steve Powell............................. 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02 Maren Prediger........................................................................... 2012-13 Charles Pyles............................................................... 1963-64, 1964-65

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Bill Reeves................................................................... 1960-61, 1962-63 Tim Rennie................................... 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81 Kevin Richards............................. 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77 Tom Riddle................................................................................. 1973-74 Dave Ridenour.............................. 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85 Joe Rinehart................................................................ 1956-57, 1957-58 Bob Roberts............................................................................... 1966-67 John Rost..................................... 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82 Lewis Rowan................................................1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62 Bill Ruby..................................................................................... 1962-63 Scott Rupp.................................................................. 1979-80, 1980-81 Dave Rush.................................................................................. 1963-64

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Thomas Santelli............................ 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Heather Sawyer.......................................................................... 2004-05 Richard Sawyer........................................................... 2000-01, 2001-02 Gail Scheibelhood.................................................................. 1999-2000 N. Scherer.................................................................................. 1979-80 Doug Schetzel............................................................................ 1974-75 William Schetzel...........................................1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70 Rein Schiff.................................................................................. 1959-60 Dave Schweigert..........................................1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74 Ronald Schwenninger................................................................ 1963-64 Fred Scott................................................................................... 1980-81 Marcos Scrivner........................... 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 Lowell Secrist............................................................................. 1956-57 Mark Sellaro................................. 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74 David Selvig..................................................1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73 April Shea................................................................ 1998-99, 1999-2000 Hugh Sheppard........................................................... 1961-62, 1962-63 Eugene Siren.............................................................................. 1972-73

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Robert Thom.............................................................................. 1969-70 Stefen Thynell............................... 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80 Rob Toney................................ 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 Russell Treadway......................................................... 1970-71, 1971-72 (William) Bill Truxal........................................1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72 David Wade Tyner..................... 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03

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Eric Uptagrafft............................................................. 1991-92, 1992-93

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Chris Vining................................................................................ 1974-75 Ralph Vowls................................................................................ 1957-58

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Bryant Wallizer..............................................2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Lynn Weinstein........................................................................... 1978-79 Janelle Whateley.......................... 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97 Tom Wheeler............................................................................... 1976-77 Gary Whiteman............................................................ 1975-76, 1976-77 Philip Whitworth........................... 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76 Jim Wilfong...................................................1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62 Talmadge Wilkins.......................... 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 Doug Williams............................................................................. 1968-69 Cory Willis................................. 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01 Web Wright................................... 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89 John Writer...................................................1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66

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Greg Yantis...................................................1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71 Dan Young.................................... 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 82...........President Dr. James P. Clements 83............ Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 84............................. Athletics Senior Staff 85..............................WVU Head Coaches 86..................................Athletics Facilities 87..................................Media Information 88...............WVU Sports Communications

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President

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Jim Clements is West Virginia University’s 23rd president. WVU is the flagship university of West Virginia, with an internationally diverse student body of about 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 200 degree programs in the University’s 14 constituent colleges, two divisional campuses 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 $2.5 billion enterprise and employ more than 20,000 people. Over the past four years, WVU has set significant records in private fundraising, enrollment, and research funding. Through WVU projects, as well public private partnerships, nearly a billion dollars of capital improvements are underway on campus, in WVU’s health care system, and in the community. Regionally, Dr. Clements 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 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 secretary and incoming chair of the Council of Presidents of the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU), which places him on

the executive committee. He is also cochair of the APLU Energy Forum, chair of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Commission on Leadership, and a member of the Business Higher Education Forum that includes Fortune 500 CEOs and higher education executives. Dr. Clements was the only university president selected for 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 second-largest public university in Maryland. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson University’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.

The Clements Family: from left, Tyler, Beth, Grace, Jim, Hannah and Maggie


DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

OLIVER LUCK

Director of Athletics

West Virginia University

WVU’s Directors of Athletics Anthony Chez 1904-13 E.R. Sweetland 1913-14 George Pyle 1914-17 Harry Stansbury 1917-38 Roy “Legs” Hawley 1938-54 Robert “Red” Brown 1954-72 Leland Byrd 1972-78 Richard Martin 1978-81 Fred Schaus 1981-89 Ed Pastilong 1989-2010 Oliver Luck 2010-present

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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 three 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. In year three, Luck oversaw the reseating of the WVU Coliseum to further increase WVU’s fundraising efforts. He added an 18th varsity sport - the return of men’s golf – teeing it up in 2015 for the first time since 1982, and he continues his tireless work on facility upgrades to keep the Mountaineers competitive in the Big 12. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a record-setting 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 regular-season 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. 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 All-American 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, 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 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 Beta 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 2000, 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 senior volleyball player at Stanford; Emily, a sophomore at Stanford and Addison, who attends Morgantown High.

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Mike Parsons Deputy Athletic Director

Keli Cunningham Associate Athletic Director

Terri Howes Associate Athletic Director

Michael Szul Associate Athletic Director

Matt Borman Associate Athletic Director

Michael Fragale Assistant Athletic Director

Matt Wells Assistant Athletic Director

Ben Murray Assistant Athletic Director

Kevin Miller Assistant Athletic Director

Business Operations

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Compliance/Governance

Executive Director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club

Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns

Sports Administration, SWA

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COACHES

Jason Butts Gymnastics

Mike Carey Women’s Basketball

Sean Cleary Cross Country/Track

Bob Huggins Men’s Basketball

Jon Hammond Rifle

Dana Holgorsen Football

miha lisac Tennis

Nikki Izzo-Brown Women’s Soccer

Jimmy King Rowing

Jill Kramer Volleyball

Marlon LeBlanc Men’s Soccer

Randy Mazey Baseball

Vic Riggs Swimming and Diving

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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

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Media Information What To Know When Covering WVU

WVUsports.com

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.

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 the WVU Coliseum. • The approximate distance from I-79 to the Coliseum is 1.5 miles

Media Services

The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2013-14 rifle season to accommodate any media requests. Following are some guideleines 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.

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.

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 onto 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.

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.

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Staff

The West Virginia University sports communication office is located on the second floor of the WVU Coliseum in room 217.

Michael Fragale Assistant Athletic Director, Communications

Mailing Address

Joe Swan Sports Publications Director

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

Overnight Shipping Address

WVU Sports Communications 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 217 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

Bryan Messerly Sports Information Director

John Antonik Director of New Media Mike Montoro Director of Football Communications Katie Kane Associate Sports Information Director Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director Grant Dovey Assistant Sports Information Director Kristin Coldsnow Multimedia Specialist Lisa Ammons Business Manager Cheryl Maust Program Assistant Amy Prunty Program Assistant Nick Arthur Graduate Assistant Eva Buchman Graduate Assistant Jon Hevron Graduate Assistant Jonathan Harley Graduate Assistant

Shannon McNamara Sports Communications


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2013-14 West Virginia University Rifle Guide