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2015-16 Preview 46...............................Preseason Notebook 47...................................2015-16 Schedule 48.................................... WVU Quick Facts

2014-15 Review 50........................................Season Review

52.................................................... Results

53.................Team and Individual Statistics

Record Book 56..........................................WVU Records

57........ Coaches Records and Individual Honors 59............................................... Olympians

2015-16 Rifle 2015-16 Rifle Guide Credits

The 2015-16 West Virginia University Rifle Guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan | Editor/Writer: Shannon McNamara and Sara Wells | Contributors: Lisa Ammons, John Antonik, Ashley Bailey, Nick Davidson, Grant Dovey, Michael Fragale, DJ Jamiel, Troy Lewis, Kaitlyn Lopez, Russell Luna, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, NCAA, Amy Prunty, Amy Salvatore, Samantha Strejeck, Katie Ursitti, Cheryl Wire Cover and Text Design: Kristin Coldsnow | Photography: Lori A. Allen, All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Jason Colquhoun, M.G. Ellis, Dan Friend, Erin Irwin, Brian Persinger, Niesha Shafer, USA Shooting, Morgan Wallizer, West Virginia Collection, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services © 2016 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Virginia University

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60................................... NCAA Champions 61.......................................... All-Americans 63..........................................NCAA Results 65........NCAA Team Championship Results

66...... NCAA Individual Champions History 67..........................................GARC History 69...............................Year-by-Year Results 70..........................All-Time Series Records

71.......................................All-Time Scores

78.................................... WVU Rifle Alumni

West Virginia University 82.......................President E. Gordon Gee 83......... Director of Athletics Shane Lyons 84............................... Senior Athletic Staff 84..................Mountaineer Head Coaches

Table of Contents

Coaching Staff

2.........................A Championship Program

28........................................ Jon Hammond

6......................................... Global Success

34...........................................Support Staff

4..................................... NCAA Champions

8............................ Mountaineer Olympians

32...............Coach Hammond One-on-One

10........................................In the Spotlight

Mountaineer Profiles

12.................................Community Service

37......................................Michael Bamsey

11..........................Strength & Conditioning

36......................................................Roster

13.......................................Athletic Training

38............................................. Meelis Kiisk

14.................................................. Facilities 16.................Student-Athlete Development 20............................................ Campus Life

24..........................Mountaineer Excellence

39.................................... Garrett Spurgeon

40..................................Patrick Sunderman 41................................... Jean-Pierre Lucas

42........................................Elizabeth Gratz 43................................................... Will Anti

44........................................Ginny Thrasher

85....................................Athletic Facilities 86..................................Media Information 86............. WVU Athletic Communications

West Virginia University is on probation until February 17, 2017, for violations involving impermissible telephone and text communications that occurred in a number of our athletics programs. Level II violations occurred in the following sports programs: women’s gymnastics, football, women’s basketball and women’s soccer. On a smaller scale, 10 other sport programs, including baseball, men’s basketball, women’s diving, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, men’s swimming, women’s tennis, women’s track and field, women’s volleyball, and men’s wrestling and programs, also engaged in impermissible text and telephone-related activity. The penalties prescribed in this case, which included recruiting communication restrictions, offcampus recruiting restrictions and the loss of a scholarship in the sport of football, were served in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/West%20 Virginia%20Public%20Inf%20Decision.pdf


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A CHAMPIONSHIP

Program

With 17 national

championships to

their name, including

three straight titles from

2013-15, the Mountaineers

set the nation-wide standard

for sustained success.

Heart, dedication and desire – the

pillars of the WVU Rifle program and the

keys to the team’s continued success.

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NCAAChampions 4


NCAA titles are a common goal for

all West Virginia rifle teams, and the

squad has made good on its ambition 17 times since 1980, the most out of any team.

WVU Individual NCAA Champions Year Name

Event

1961

Bruce Meredith

Smallbore

1966

Jack Writer

Smallbore

1981

John Rost

Air Rifle

1982

John Rost

Air Rifle

1983

David Johnson

Smallbore

1984

Bob Broughton

Smallbore

1985

Christian Heller

Air Rifle

1986

Mike Anti

Smallbore

1987

Web Wright

Smallbore

1988

Web Wright

Smallbore

1990

Gary Hardy

Air Rifle

1991

Ann-Marie Pfiffner

Air Rifle

1992

Tim Manges

Ann-Marie Pfiffner

1993

Eric Uptagrafft

Trevor Gathman

Air Rifle

1996

Trevor Gathman

Air Rifle

1997

Marcos Scrivner

Smallbore

2011

Nicco Campriani

Air Rifle

2012

Petra Zublasing

Air Rifle

2013

Petra Zublasing

Smallbore

Petra Zublasing

Air Rifle

2015

Maren Prediger

Air Rifle

Smallbore Air Rifle Smallbore

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Success GLOBAL Many current

Mountaineer

shooters can be found

competing on the ISSF

and USA Shooting circuits

when not shooting for WVU.

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EdETZEL

JonHAMMOND

Olympians MOUNTAINEER

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Year Name 1968

Jack Writer (USA)

1972

Jack Writer (USA)

1976

Stefan Thynell (Sweden)

1980

Stefan Thynell (Sweden)

1984

Ed Etzel (USA)

Christian Heller (Sweden)

John Rost (USA)

1988

Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands)

Web Wright (USA)

1992

Mike Anti (USA)

Dave Johnson (USA)

Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands)

NiccoCAMPRIANI

DaveJOHNSON

Ann-Marie Pfiffner (USA)

1996

Jean Foster (USA)

Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands)

Eric Uptagrafft (USA)

2000

Mike Anti (USA)

Jean Foster (USA)

Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands)

2004

Mike Anti (USA)

Dave Johnson (USA)

2008

Mike Anti (USA)

Nicco Campriani (Italy)

Jon Hammond (Great Britain)

Dave Johnson (USA)

2012

Nicco Campriani (Italy)

Jon Hammond (Great Britain)

Dave Johnson (USA)

Eric Uptagrafft (USA)

Petra Zublasing (Italy)

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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.

IN Spotlight THE

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STRENGTHConditioning AND

Athletic excellence and strength and

conditioning 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.

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The Mountaineers give back to Morgantown and its surrounding communities every chance they get. The Mountaineers regularly volunteer their time at The National Hunting and Fishing Days at Stonewall Jackson Resort, the “Read Aloud” program and the WVU Children’s Hospital. Smiles are widespread when the Mountaineers visit and share their stories of success.

IN THE

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Community


The West Virginia

Training ATHLETIC

University 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.

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ATHLETICFacilities 14


Home to the

country’s most

tradition-rich program,

the WVU rifle range is

a reflection of the long-

term success enjoyed by

the 17-time national champion

Mountaineers.

A 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.

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Development STUDENT-ATHLETE

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Since coach Jon

Hammond’s arrival in the fall of 2006,

50 Mountaineers have

earned a spot on the annual CRCA All-Academic List.

At least one rifle student-athlete has earned a CoSIDA Academic

All-America At-Large honor in each of the

last six straight seasons.

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STUDENT-ATHLETEDevelopment 19


CAMPUS Life

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

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

Research Funding WVU faculty generate more than $127 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants.

WVU System Operating Budget More than $1 billion.

Accreditations By the Higher Learning Commission and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies.

Governance 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.

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: 20th of “50 Best College Towns in America” by Best College Reviews; 24th of “50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever” by CollegeRanker; a “Top Campus Worth Traveling For” by FlipKey.com; and one of “25 Best Places to Retire to in the U.S.” by Forbes. morgantownwv.gov/ about/awards

Student Profile Fall 2015 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 31,514; 28,776 in Morgantown.

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Academic Excellence WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 40 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 4 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 12 Boren Scholars, 14 Gilman Scholars, 43 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, and 22 Critical Language Scholars.

Degrees Granted In 2013-14, WVU awarded 5,997 degrees; 1,533 graduate and 196 professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile Excellent faculty—18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students.

• instructional faculty: 2,464

• graduate assistants: 1,707

• total main campus employees: 8,179

• total WVU System employees: 8,669

Academics 15 colleges and schools offering 193 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; law; media; 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 The First-Year Experience 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,

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a weekend package of safe, fun and healthy activities; an

service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and

award-winning Student Recreation Center; and the Mountaineer

faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic

Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their

engagement into the curriculum. WVU has earned the Carnegie

students’ education and life at WVU. Living and Learning

Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, putting

Communities are student communities in certain residence halls

WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie

formed around a theme or specific field of study. Students can

recognizes for engagement. service.wvu.edu

live with others who share their academic and social interests.

Scholarships and Aid

studentlife.wvu.edu

Each year, WVU awards more than $34 million in scholarships

Freshman Class Profile

to more than 7,100 students from West Virginia and around the

2014 average ACT of 24, SAT (combined math and critical

nation. There are many different types of scholarships available

reading) 1052, and high school GPA of 3.42.

based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation

Transportation

or some combination of these factors. In 2013-14, over $394

University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does

million in financial aid was given out. The average financial

the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed

package was $16,291. West Virginia residents may be eligible

system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between

for the PROMISE scholarship in addition to WVU awards. A

Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences Center campuses.

new campaign is under way to raise $50 million for student

In addition, Morgantown’s Mountain Line bus service offers

scholarships.

free rides to students and employees. WVU ID is required for all

Honors College

services. transportation.wvu.edu

The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and

Safety

living that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s

WVU offers 24-hour campus security protection. Students can

special requirements. Innovative, challenging courses, designed

download LiveSafe, a free app that is an on-the-go way to

to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, are

connect with authorities. The University also sends urgent news

offered in small class settings. Students may participate as

through WVU Alert text messages. emergency.wvu.edu/alert

Presidential Honors Scholars or Dean’s Honors Scholars; both

Student Organizations

options provide enhanced experiences. honors.wvu.edu

Students can choose from more than 475 student organizations,

University College

and participate in an active intramural program and many club

The University College is a home base for exploratory students,

sports. studentactivities.wvu.edu

general studies students, nontraditional students, McNair

Study Abroad

Scholars, academic success initiatives and undergraduate

Last year, 706 WVU students traveled to over 60 nations around the world in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Best College Reviews ranked WVU as

research opportunities. It focuses on academic and career advising, with the goal of guiding students to a major by their sophomore year. universitycollege.wvu.edu

having a top-50 study abroad program. internationalprograms.

Internships

wvu.edu

WVU offers hundreds of ways to gain valuable on-the-job

Academic Innovation

experience and networking contacts. careerservices.wvu.edu

Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn.

Parents Club

wvu.edu

The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 22,000

Civic Engagement

members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes

by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-

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MOUNTAINEER

Excellence

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2014-15 West Virginia Athletics In Review NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONS Rifle INDIVIDUAL NCAA CHAMPIONS Maren Prediger, Air Rifle TEAM CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Rifle, GARC Regular Season & Postseason Champions Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Regular Season & Big 12 Tournament Champions INDIVIDUAL INTERNATIONAL TEAM HONORS Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, United States Under-20 National Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Pierce Bradshaw, Swimming and Diving, USA National Junior Open Water Team Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Full Canadian National Team; Competed in 2015 World Cup Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, USA Basketball Team Trials Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, Estonian National Team Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, Slovenia National Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, USA National Junior Team Jon Hammond, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Dan Hermsmeier, Rifle, USA National Development Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Full Canadian National Team; Competed in 2015 World Cup Nick Marable, Wrestling, USA National Team Amandine Pierre-Louis, Women’s Soccer, Canadian Under-20 National Team Maren Prediger, Rifle, German National Team Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, USA National Junior Team NCAA TEAM QUALIFIERS Cross Country Gymnastics Men’s Basketball Rifle Women’s Soccer NCAA INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS Kaitlyn Gillespie, Outdoor Track and Field and Field Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming and Diving Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Michael Morales, Wrestling Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Jake A. Smith, Wrestling Tim Squires, Men’s Swimming and Diving NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS Garret Spurgeon, Rifle, NCAA Rifle Top Performer Award PROFESSIONAL DRAFT PICKS Mario Alford, Football, Cincinnati Bengals (NFL), seventh round (238th overall) Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Seattle Sounders (MLS), fourth round (80th overall) Mark Glowinski, Football, Seattle Seahawks (NFL), fourth round (134th overall) Taylor Munden, Baseball, Miami Marlins (MLB), 27th round (806th overall) Shaquille Riddick, Football, Arizona Cardinals (NFL), fifth round (158th overall) Blake Smith, Baseball, Washington Nationals (MLB), 24th round (734th overall) Kevin White, Football, Chicago Bears (NFL), first round (7th overall) COACHING AWARDS & HONORS Jon Hammond, Rifle, Rifle Winter 2015 CaptainU Coach of the Year Sammie Henson, Wrestling, Amateur Wrestling News Rookie Coach of the Year Dana Holgorsen, Football, Coaches’ Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball, Big 12 Coach of the Year; Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year; West Virginia State Sports Writers Coach of the Year; NABC UPS Division I District 8 Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year; NSCAA All-Central Region Coach of the Year

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Marlon LeBlanc, Men’s Soccer, MAC Coach

of the Year

Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer

CONFERENCE MAJOR AWARDS Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, MAC Player of the Year Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year; Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, GARC Shooter of the Year; GARC Senior of the Year Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year; WVU GARC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP Joey Piatczyc, Men’s Soccer, MAC Freshman of the Year Shaq Riddick, Football, Coaches’ Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year

NATIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Finalist Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalist; Canada U20 Player of the Year; Hyundai Young Player Award of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Sammie Henson, Wrestling, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee Averee Fields, Women’s Basketball, Hair Achievement Award for February 2015 Josh Lambert, Football, Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza Award Finalist Nick Marable, Wrestling, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Professional Athlete of the Year Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Finalist Juwan Staten, Men’s Basketball, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Finalist; Senior CLASS Award Finalist Clint Trickett, Football, Davey O’Brien Semifinalist Kevin White, Football, Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation Biletnikoff Award Finalist; Maxwell Award Semifinalist Kelly Williams, Cross Country, NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Elite 89 Award Academic All-Americans First Team Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-America; NSCAA Scholar All-America David Palley, Swimming and Diving, Capital One Academic All-America Kelly Williams, Track and Field/Cross Country, Capital One Academic All-America

SECOND TEAM

Carly Black, Women’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-America Averee Fields, Women’s Basketball, Capital One Academic All-America

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Kaitlyn Gillespie, Track and Field/Cross Country/ Capital One Academic All-America Thomas Kyanko, Rifle, Capital One Academic All-America Maren Prediger, Rifle, Capital One Academic All-America

THIRD TEAM

Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-America Jillian Forsey, Track and Field/Cross Country, Capital One Academic All-America Jenelle Zee, Swimming and Diving

ACADEMIC TEAM AWARDS

NSCAA Team Academic Award, Men’s Soccer and Women’s Soccer

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Nikki Attea, volleyball, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Alex Basil, Rowing, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-American of the Year Ali Connelly, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award Averee Fields, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Elizabeth Gulick, Volleyball, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award & 2015 Order of Augusta Jaida Lawrence, Gymnastics, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year David Palley, Men’s Swimming and Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award ; Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Maren Prediger, Rifle, Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award Haley VandePool, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award & 2015 Order of Augusta Kelly Williams, Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award Jenelle Zee, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award

ALL-AMERICANS

First Team Mario Alford, Football, FWAA, Phil Steele Michael Bamsey, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA/Continental Tire; Soccer America MVP

Kyle Davis, Baseball, NCBWA and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; CRCA Jillian Forsey, Cross Country, USTFCCCA Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country, USTFCCCA Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Dravon Henry, Football, ESPN True Freshman Thomas Kyanko, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Smallbore BJ Myers, Baseball, Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Maren Prediger, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Zeke Moisey, Wrestling, NCAA Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; NRA Smallbore; CRCA Juwan Staten, Men’s Basketball, Lute Olson Kevin White, Football, AFCA; Athlon Sports; CBS Sports; NFL Network; SB Nation; Scout; Sports On Earth; Sporting News Second Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, CRCA Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kaitlyn Gillespie, Outdoor Track Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, CRCA; NRA Smallbore Thomas Kyanko, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; CRCA Josh Lambert, Football, CBS Sports Maren Prediger, Rifle, CRCA Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Juwan Staten, Men’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; NRA Smallbore; CRCA Kevin White, Football, Associated Press; College Sports Madness; Fox Sports; FWAAl; Phil Steele; SI.com; USA TODAY; Walter Camp Football Foundation Third Team Mario Alford, Football, College Sports Madness Josh Lambert, Football, Associated Press; SB Nation Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, CRCA Fourth Team Josh Lambert, Football, Athlon Sports; Phil Steele Honorable Mention Mario Alford, Football, SI.com Jordan Anderson, Volleyball, AVCA Nikki Attea, Volleyball, AVCA Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, WBCA Josh Lambert, Football, NFL Network; SI.com Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle

33 First Team and 41 Second Team All-Conference Selections 124 Academic All-Conference Selections 488 Student-Athletes were named to the 201415 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll 517 Total Student-Athletes were named to the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


COACHING Staff Jon Hammond............................................ 28 Coach Hammond One-on-One.................. 32 Support Staff.............................................. 34


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 FOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SEVEN SEASONS, FIVE INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES, SIX CONSECUTIVE GREAT AMERICAN RIFLE CONFERENCE (GARC) CHAMPIONSHIPS, TWO UNDEFEATED SEASONS, 92 ALL-AMERICA HONORS AND 10 CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA RECOGNITIONS. The 2014-15 Season The Mountaineers extended their NCAA title streak to three straight with a comeback victory at the 2015 NCAA Championships, scoring 4702 and winning their nation-best 17th title inside Alaska-Fairbanks’ Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. WVU became the first team to win three straight titles since UAF did so from 2006-08. Down 12 points entering the final day of competition, having shot 2319 in smallbore, WVU overcame the deficit with a 2383 air rifle score, the second-best mark in NCAA and program history. Three Mountaineers finished on the air rifle podium, including NCAA Champion Maren Predgier, WVU’s 17th individual national champion. Michael Bamsey placed second, and Garrett Spurgeon finished third. WVU won its sixth straight GARC title with a 4709 showing at the conference championships. Spurgeon finished first in air rifle, while Ziva Dvorsak was named the GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year. Elizabeth Gratz was named the GARC Rookie of the Year. The Mountaineers finished the year with 23 All-America honors and 28 All-GARC awards. Hammond was named the Rifle Winter 2015 CaptainU Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Again, success in the classroom also was achieved, as Thomas Kyanko was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Second Team, his third career honor, and Prediger landed on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Second Team. WVU has now had at least one honoree in each of the last six seasons.

2012-14 Seasons Despite the graduation of three-time NCAA Champion Petra Zublasing, the Mountaineers did not skip a beat in 2013-14, as Hammond led the Mountaineers to their second straight National Championship and a perfect 10-0 record.

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Ranked No. 1 for the majority of the season, there was little doubt WVU would successfully defend its national title, as the team owned a 17-shot lead after the first day of competition, winning its first smallbore title under Hammond with a 2338 score. The Mountaineers secured the NCAA title with a first place, 2367 air rifle score, giving them a twoday total of 4705, an NCAA Championships’ record. Three Mountaineers shot in each discipline final, with Maren Prediger and Garrett Spurgeon finishing second in air rifle and smallbore, respectively.


Prior to the team’s national title victory, the squad scored its fifth straight GARC championship, shooting 4700. Prediger won the GARC air rifle title, and the Mountaineers claimed 14 All-GARC honors. WVU collected 14 All-America honors, and Hammond was named the Rifle Winter 2014 CaptainU Coach of the Year. Kyanko also was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Second Team. Hammond rallied his 2012-13 squad around 2012 Olympian Zublasing and a core of young, talented shooters. The Mountaineers 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 and earned the tag as the 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. 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. WVU also won its fourth straight GARC title. Zublasing was named the GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year, and Spurgeon earned the GARC Rookie of the Year honor. Prior to their postseason victories, 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 Zublasing (second team) and Kyanko (third team) earning Academic All-America awards.

2009-12 Seasons 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 AllGARC 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. 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 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 suc-

cessfully 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.

The Early Years 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 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.

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, 50 Mountaineers have earned a spot on the annual CRCA All-Academic Honor List, including a program-best eight student-athletes in 2015. The Mountaineers also have been well represented on the annual CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Teams, with at least one student-athlete earning an honor in each of the last six straight seasons.

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The WVU rifle team received its 2015 NCAA Champion rings from WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons in the fall of 2015.

Kyanko earned his third career honor in 2015, as he was named to the Men’s AtLarge Second Team; he also scored a spot on the second team in 2014 and the third team in 2013. Prediger earned her first career honor in 2015 and was named to the Women’s At-Large Second Team. Campriani became the program’s third first-team selection in 2011, as he was one of 15 student-athletes named to the top team.

Player Development Responsible for restoring the glory and tradition to the storied WVU rifle program, Hammond has recruited not only elite athletes to compete in the Old Gold and Blue, but he also has continued to teach and foster his team’s talents so each student-athlete is a stronger competitor upon graduation. Athletic accolades and recognitions go hand-in-hand with such advancements. The Mountaineers have earned a combined 92 All-America honors, including 40 firstteam recognitions, since Hammond became head coach. The 2015 National Champion team earned 23 All-America honors, a program-high under Hammond. Following a four-year drought, five Mountaineers scored five All-America honors in 2008, including first-team recognition for Lafe Kunkel and Brandi Eskew. Hammond’s leadership also propels the Mountaineers toward fruitful futures. Four Mountaineers competed at the 2014 ISSF World Championships, including a USA Junior Team invite for Spurgeon. 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 World Junior Champion 50m rifle prone title in Barcelona in 1998. Hammond has competed in a wealth of senior international competitions since then, including the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics representing Great Britain. He also has competed in numerous ISSF World Cups throughout the world as well as the last two ISSF World Championships in 2010 and 2014. One of his highlights was representing Scotland at the 2010 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.

Prior to Coaching at WVU Hammond earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Leeds while competing for 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. They have one son, Lewis.

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the season. Ultimately, we can’t control how our competitors compete, so we just need to focus on our training and what we can control.

How do you channel the studentathletes’ focus on to what is happening at WVU and not worry about qualifying for the 2016 Olympics? I’ve always liked having student-athletes that do have big goals and aspirations. They can use that as extra motivation, and I think we can frame a lot of what we do at WVU as a stepping stone for them in their overall journeys. We have to be careful that we are not just focused on WVU, but equally I don’t want them to focus on just Olympics and Olympic Trials. It is OK to have a broad-range of interests and motivations. It’s up to the coaches to determine how they use those motivators without getting too focused or too bogged down on just one thing. Studies are always going to be important, too. We have a lot of self-motivated student-athletes, and they want to get good grades. Athletes are naturally competitive, and that rounds into being competitive in the classroom, too. It’s not hard for me to make sure these student-athletes are focused in the classroom.

ONE-ON-ONE COACH HAMMOND with

The Mountaineers are the three-time defending NCAA Champions. Is the ultimate goal for the 2015-16 season to defend those titles?

No. To win an NCAA Championship is an achievement every team would like, and it’s something we would like, too, but it’s a want, not a goal. We want to make sure our goals are very controllable and something we can manage. Winning championships is hard and something you can’t control when competing against other teams.

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I think our ultimate goals this year are to be the best team we can possibly be and to continue to improve. Those goals are team and individually based. Each team member needs to work as hard as he/she can and make themselves better in the classroom, in the range and in life. If they can do that, that will translate into this team being the best it can be. At the end of the year, we hope our best will be enough to win a National Championship. That would be a great way to end

We have an excellent support system for the student-athletes. There are a lot of resources available in our student-development office, and (assistant director, student-athlete development) Jennifer (Mandeville) is a great asset, too, helping the students monitor their grades. The whole staff takes an interest in making sure our student-athletes succeed in all areas.

What type of leadership are you expecting out of this year’s senior class? This is a strong senior class. It’s just as diverse as last year’s class, with two international shooters and two U.S. shooters. The whole class will play a massive role in leading this team this year. They have a ton of experience. They are another year older and wiser, and we’ll be leaning on them, similar to last year. Senior Meelis Kiisk will be a team captain, as will junior Jean-Pierre Lucas, but all our seniors will be expected to lead. They each have distinct, different personalities, and I think those differences will be the base for a broad, encompassing leadership from this class.


What sort of environment is provided to the student-athletes that allows them to develop and progress athletically during their Mountaineer careers? We provide an arena that allows the student-athlete to work hard, and often that hard work will produce results. There’s a high standard here at WVU. There are a lot of exceptional shooters that have competed here, and there are a lot of exceptional shooters on the team now, too. Our shooters push each other to get better each day. Ultimately, each athlete has to put the effort in and get quality training. Motivation and the hunger to get better will take them far. One of my big goals as a coach is to provide the right environment for each of our student-athletes to succeed. They have everything they need to train – the resources, the support staff and the facilities.

Will Anti and Ginny Thrasher, the lone newcomers this season, have already attained a lot of individual success. How do you see them fitting in with this team? I’m excited for those two. I think they both have a lot of potential. They have slightly different backgrounds, but they’re both as hungry and driven as any other student-athlete, and I think that’s what I like about them. I think they’re both going to be very coachable and fit in with the group well. They’re full of enthusiasm and are motivated to get started.

In addition to consistently shooting the nation’s top score each week, the Mountaineers also tallied a nation-best air rifle score of 2386 last season. What is more important to you and the team – consistent, high scores or setting new records?

see us relying on just one or two shooters this year – it’s going to be more of a team effort, and I think that’s going to be good for us.

There’s only so many times you can break a record, so I think it’s more important for the team to shoot consistently at each match. I want to see each of them develop individually and improve every year. The team will always be different each year – there will always be a slightly different team feel and atmosphere.

The Mountaineers have won three straight NCAA Championships, four since you took over in 2006, and 17 overall. Do you see interest in the team and the sport growing locally and on the WVU campus?

Most important to me is for the team to achieve the highest level of success it’s capable of. We need to show improvement throughout the year and finish strong during the championship season. If the odd record happens to get broken along the way, that’s great, but it’s going to get harder and harder every year. Last year’s air rifle record – that may stand for a long time. Having said that, we have a lot of depth this year, so we’ll see. It’s not something we’ll focus on, but I think we have the talent and the depth for things like that to happen, especially if everyone shoots his or her best on one day. It is hard to replace the air rifle shooters we lost, like Maren (Prediger) and Ziva (Dvorsak). I don’t

Yes, I think so. I think the recognition of the team has come up more. I think it was always there to some degree because of the team’s tradition, but every year there’s a new class of students that arrives at WVU and in town, and they may not have the same appreciation for our success and tradition as the faculty and Morgantown residents do. I think having the level of success we’ve had over the last three years has really helped us reach more WVU students. I also think the local support has been great, and the sport seems to be growing in town, especially at the junior level. How much of an impact the team has played in that, it’s hard to say, but it’s not a bad thing to think that the success of our team helps the sport in general locally.

I think they’re both going to give their teammates competition right away, and that’s great. They’re going to be in a great environment where they’re going to be pushed right away. They were two of the top recruits in the country. I’m excited to start working with them. I see them both improving a lot this year.

JonHAMMOND

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Dan Hermsmeier is in his second year as a graduate assistant for the West Virginia University rifle team. In his first season with the Mountaineers, Hermsmeier helped WVU win its third straight NCAA title with a 4702 showing at the 2015 National Championships. The Mountaineers also clinched their sixth straight Great American Rifle Conference Championship, and eight student-athletes earned 23 combined All-America honors. The Chesterfield, Missouri, native came to WVU from Memphis, where he competed with the Tiger rifle team for four years. The six-time First Team All-American was the USA Shooting Junior Air Rifle National Champion in 2011, also earning a silver medal in the men’s division. Hermsmeier also qualified individually for the NCAA Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was named to the inaugural Lapua All American First Team in 2014. Serving as the captain of the Tigers, Hermsmeier’s team also competed in the NCAA Championships in 2014, earning a program best fourth-place finish after being ranked No. 12 in the CRCA Preseason Poll. A two-time College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Academic Team member and four-year member of the US National Development Team, Hermsmeier owns career personal-bests of 595 air rifle and 587 smallbore.

DanHERMSMEIER Graduate Assistant

Hermsmeier also serves as the Assistant Director for the Civilian Marksmanship Program during his summers, which coordinates high school rifle clinics across the country. His international experience includes matches in Germany and the Czech Republic. Hermsmeier graduated with honors from Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is pursuing a master’s degree in accounting at WVU.

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MOUNTAINEERProfiles Roster......................................................... 36 Michael Bamsey......................................... 37 Meelis Kiisk................................................ 38 Garrett Spurgeon........................................ 39 Patrick Sunderman..................................... 40 Jean-Pierre Lucas...................................... 41 Elizabeth Gratz........................................... 42 Will Anti....................................................... 43 Ginny Thrasher........................................... 44


2015-16 MOUNTAINEERS

2015-16 WVU Roster

Name Will Anti Michael Bamsey Elizabeth Gratz Meelis Kiisk Jean-Pierre Lucas Garrett Spurgeon Patrick Sunderman Ginny Thrasher

Ht. Class 5-10 5-11 5-6 5-9 5-8 6-2 6-0 5-1

Fr. Sr. So. R-Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr.

Fort Benning, Ga. Cardiff, Wales Sigel, Ill. Paide, Estonia Speers, Pa. Canton, Mo. Farmington, Minn. Springfield, Va.

Head Coach Jon Hammond (10th season) Graduate Assistant Dan Hermsmeier (Second Season)

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PRONUNCIATION GUIDE First Names: Meelis – May-lis

Hometown

Last Names: Kiisk – kisk


MICHAELBamsey 5-11 | SENIOR | CARDIFF, WALES

Made immediate impact on team in first season with Mountaineers and was a member of WVU’s counting squad at the 2015 NCAA Championships … finished second in air rifle at 2015 NCAA Championships … three-time All-American … member of the Great Britain National Team … consistently shoots high scores.

2014-15 (Jr.) • NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and First Team Air Rifle • CRCA All-America Second Team

• All-GARC First Team Smallbore, First Team Air Rifle and First Team Combined Score • Placed fifth in smallbore with a 581 score and tied for third in air rifle with 592 vs. TCU

• Placed first in air rifle with a career-high 597 score at Akron • Placed third in air rifle with 594 at Ohio State

• Placed second with a 585 smallbore score vs. Memphis

• Placed third in smallbore with 581 at Mississippi

• Shot 614.1 in the men’s 10m air rifle competition at the 2014 ISSF World Championship

Personal Bests

In High School

AIR RIFLE

• Was a sports captain

• Served as Head of House • Also played rugby

Personal

597......................................... at Akron, Oct. 25, 2014

SMALLBORE

587.........................................vs. Navy, Nov. 22, 2014

CAREER AIR RIFLE

• Son of Neil Bamsey and Theresa O’Shaughnessy

Year Matches 2015 15

• Birthday is June 6

CAREER SMALLBORE

• Has two brothers and three sisters

• Pursuing a master’s degree in history

• Tied for first place with a career-high 587 smallbore score and placed third in air rifle (594) vs. Navy

Year Matches 2015 15

Avg. High 592 597 Avg. High 581 587

• Placed second with a 586 smallbore score vs. NC State

• Tied for third in smallbore (584) and air rifle (592) vs. Nebraska • Tied for second in smallbore with 582 at Kentucky • Finished fifth in air rifle at GARC Championships

• Placed second in air rifle (595, 200.6) and seventh in smallbore (581, 398.2) at NCAA Championships • Placed 12th overall at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships

• Finished 14th overall at 2015 USA Shooting Spring Selection

• Competed in the men’s 10m air rifle and the men’s 50m rifle prone MQS at the 2015 ISSF Fort Benning World Cup

• Finished 33rd (618.5) overall in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2015 ISSF Munich World Cup • Shot at the 2015 European Shooting Championship

At the University of South Wales • Served as the Coombe Girls 6th Form College Sports Captain

• Member of the Great Britain and Wales National Teams • Won three Silver medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2013 • Shot in six World Cups

• First junior in Great Britain to be the British Air Rifle Champion four times (2009, 2011-2013) • Placed in the top 20 in the men’s junior smallbore and air rifle at the 2013 European Championships

• Won the men’s open 3 positions competition at the 2014 British Championships • Finished seventh in the men’s 10m air rifle, 19th in the men’s 50m rifle prone and ninth in the men’s 50m 3 positions at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

MichaelBAMSEY

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MEELISKiisk 5-9 | SENIOR | PAIDE, ESTONIA

Exhibits great leadership … one of two team captains … strong international shooter … member of the Estonian National Team … has earned six All-America honors … in-match leader … hard worker who continues to improve … strong in both guns.

2014-15 (Sr.)

• Redshirted • CRCA All-Academic Team • Placed 26th in the men’s 10m air rifle (620.2) at the 2015 ISSF Fort Benning World Cup • Shot at the 2015 ISSF Munich World Cup • Finished eighth in the men’s 50m rifle prone at the inaugural European Games, shooting 80.2 in the finals; advanced following a 616.0, eighth-place mark in the qualification relay • Advanced to the prone qualification round at the 2015 European Shooting Championships • Shot at the 2015 ISSF Gabala Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun World Cup and earned a high finish of 11th in the third elimination relay of the men’s 50m rifle prone

2013-14 (Jr.)

• NRA All-America Second Team Smallbore and Second Team Air Rifle • CRCA All-America Third Team • All-GARC Smallbore, Air Rifle and Combined Score Second Team • CRCA All-Academic Team • Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team • Placed first in air rifle (593) at Nebraska • Placed third in smallbore (585) against Army • Placed third in smallbore (579) against Mississippi • Placed second in both guns, shooting 582 smallbore and 590 air rifle, at Navy • Placed second in air rifle (592) against Akron • Shot a career-high 595 air rifle and a season-high 586 smallbore against NC State, finishing second and third, respectively; ended with a season high combined score of 1181 • Placed sixth overall in smallbore (582 relay, 406.3 final) at the 2014 GARC Championships • Shot 582 air rifle and 581 smallbore at the 2014 NCAA Championships • Ranked No. 3 on the team with a 580 smallbore average; also ranked No. 4 on the team with an aggregate 1167 average and an air rifle average of 587 • Shot at the 2014 ISSF Fort Benning World Cup, finishing 25th in men’s prone and air rifle with scores of 616.4 and 613.3, respectively • Shot an aggregate score of 1845.4 for an 11th-place finish at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships • Finished high visitor and ninth overall with a score of 1234.8 in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships • Shot at the 2014 ISSF World Championships

• Shot 584 smallbore and tied for second against NC State • Shot a career-best 588 smallbore and tied for the win on 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 • Shot a career-best 595 air rifle at the team’s NCAA Qualifier Match • 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 • 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

2011-12 (Fr.)

• NRA All-America Second Team Air Rifle • All-GARC Honorable Mention Combined Score • CRCA All-Academic Team • Finished third in smallbore against Army with a personal-best score of 581 • Shot 592 at TCU and finished second on the team • Finished second on the team against Kentucky with a score of 1164; also paced the team in smallbore with a 576 mark • Won air rifle against NC State with a score of 588 • Finished second in air rifle with a personal-best 592 against VMI • Shot 583 air rifle and 572 smallbore 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

2012-13 (So.)

• 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 in air rifle against Memphis with a 591 score • Shot 591 air rifle against Navy and tied for second place

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MeelisKIISK

USA Shooting Olympic Team Air Rifle Trials with a twoday score of 1174 (589, 585) • Shot 583 in the men’s 10m air rifle at the Munich ISSF World Cup

In High School

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

Personal

• Son of Allan Kiisk and Eve Valdmaa • Married to Kristina Kiisk • Wife, Kristina, also is 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 ........................................ vs. NC State, Jan. 19, 2014

SMALLBORE

588...................... at Alaska-Fairbanks, Nov. 17, 2012

CAREER AIR RIFLE

Year Matches 2014 14 2013 14 2012 14

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year Matches 2014 14 2013 14 2012 14

Avg. 587 589 584

High 595 595 592

Avg. 579 581 572

High 586 588 581


GARRETTSpurgeon 6-2 | SENIOR | CANTON, MO.

One of the nation’s top shooters … has counted toward the team scores at last three NCAA Championships …. eight-time All-American … was a member of the USA Junior National Team … won the smallbore and air rifle junior national championships, earning a spot on the National Team.

2014-15 (Jr.)

• NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and First Team Air Rifle • CRCA All-America First Team • All-GARC First Team Smallbore and First Team Combined Score • All-GARC Second Team Air Rifle • Placed first in smallbore and matched a personal-high 589 score against TCU; also matched a school-record 199 kneeling • Placed second in smallbore with a 582 mark at Akron • Placed third in smallbore with a 586 mark vs. Navy; matched a school-record 200 prone score • Placed first in smallbore with 587, placed second in air rifle with 596 and shot a career-high 1183 aggregate score vs. NC State • Shot a career-high 597 air rifle score and tied for first in air rifle at Alaska-Fairbanks on Jan. 31 • Placed first in smallbore (585) and air rifle (596) at Kentucky; also matched a school-record 200 prone mark • Won the air rifle title (594, 207.1) and placed third in smallbore with 582 at GARC Championships • Placed third in air rifle (596, 182.8) and fourth in smallbore (583, 432.9) at NCAA Championships • Named the NCAA Rifle Championships’ Inaugural Top Performer • Placed fifth overall with 1868.7 and placed first in the men’s air rifle junior division at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships • High collegiate finisher in the men’s 50m 3 positions at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/ Pistol, shooting 2331; also placed fourth overall in the men’s 10m air rifle (621.4, 621.8)

2013-14 (So.)

• NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and Air Rifle • CRCA All-America First Team • All-GARC First Team Smallbore, Air Rifle and Combined Score • Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team • Tied for second in smallbore (581) against Ohio State • Placed first in smallbore and second in air rifle in three consecutive matches • Placed first in air rifle (593) and smallbore (586) against Akron • Won smallbore with a 586 mark at Navy • Finished second with a season-best 587 smallbore mark against NC State • Placed second and matched a season-high 587 smallbore score at the Withrow Invitational • Shot a career-high 596 air rifle, tying for first place against Kentucky • Placed fifth in smallbore at the 2014 GARC Championships, matching a season-best 587 mark and shooting 419.8 in the final • Placed fifth in air rifle (591 relay, 143.5 final mark) and second in smallbore (585 relay, 451.6 final) at the 2014 NCAA Championships • Tied for the No. 1 team ranking in smallbore with a 584 average; also ranked No. 2 in combined score (1176 avg.) and No. 3 in air rifle (591 avg.)

• Placed sixth overall with a 1852.5 aggregate score and third overall at the junior level at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships • Selected for the 2014 Bavarian Airgun Championships junior level • Shot 2327 for the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions title and placed second shooting 1240.7 in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships • Won the junior men’s 10m air rifle (1241.8) and the junior men’s 50m 3 positions (2339), and finished second in the junior men’s 50m rifle prone (1237) at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships • Shot at the 2014 ISSF World Championships

Personal Bests AIR RIFLE

597.......................at Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 31, 2015

SMALLBORE

589.............................................at Army, Oct. 7, 2012 ........................................ vs. Memphis, Oct. 16, 2012 ............................................... vs. Navy, Oct. 27, 2012 ............................................... vs. TCU, Oct. 12, 2014

CAREER AIR RIFLE

Year Matches 2015 15 2014 14 2013 14

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year Matches 2015 15 2014 14 2013 14

Avg. 592 591 587

High 597 596 592

Avg. 582 584 583

High 589 587 589

2012-13 (Fr.)

• 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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

• 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 • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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

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PATRICKSunderman 6-0 | SENIOR | FARMINGTON, MINN.

Adds depth to the team in both guns … keeps improving, especially in consistency … showed great advancement in air gun as a junior … seven-time All-American … has years of national and international experience.

2014-15 (Jr.)

• NRA All-America Second Team Air Rifle and Second Team Smallbore • CRCA All-America Second Team • All-GARC First Team Air Rifle, Second Team Smallbore and Second Team Combined Score • CRCA All-Academic Team • Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team • Placed fourth in air rifle with a 594 mark at Akron • Placed second in smallbore with a 582 mark at Ohio State • Placed fourth in smallbore with a 583 mark and tied for fourth in air rifle with 592 vs. NC State • Tied for third place in air rifle with a 592 mark and matched a school-record 200 prone vs. Nebraska • Tied his career-high 1175 aggregate score vs. Nebraska • Tied for third place in air rifle shooting a career-high 596 score at Alaska-Fairbanks • Tied for third place in air rifle with a 593 mark at Kentucky • Shot a season-high 586 smallbore score at NCAA Qualifier • Shot at the 2015 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships • Shot at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol • Shot in the men’s 50m 3 positions MQS match at the 2015 ISSF Gabala Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun World Cup

2012-13 (Fr.)

Personal Bests

In High School

CAREER AIR RIFLE

• 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

2013-14 (So.)

• NRA All-America Second Team Smallbore • NRA All-America Honorable Mention Team Air Rifle • CRCA All-America Honorable Mention Team • All-GARC Air Rifle and Combined Score Second Teams • All-GARC Honorable Mention Smallbore • Placed third in air rifle (589) against Nebraska • Finished second in smallbore against Akron with a 583 mark • Shot a career-high 591 air rifle score against Memphis and Alaska-Fairbanks • Shot 585 smallbore against Kentucky for second place • Shot a career-high 587 smallbore at the 2014 GARC Championships • Tied for the No. 4 team ranking in air rifle with a 587 average; also ranked No. 5 in combined and smallbore scores with averages of 1166 and 579, respectively • Shot 2270 in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2014 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships; also shot air rifle with a score of 1214.4 • Placed fifth (1236.9) in the junior men’s 10m air rifle and also shot 1228.4 in the men’s junior 10m rifle prone and men’s junior 50m 3 positions at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships PatrickSUNDERMAN

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• Has one sister • Majoring in sports and exercise physiology • Member of the WVU National Guard • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• 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

AIR RIFLE

596.......................at Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 31, 2015

SMALLBORE

587....at GARC Championships (Oxford, Miss.), Mar. 1, 2014 Year Matches 2015 12 2014 12 2013 12

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year Matches 2015 12 2014 12 2013 12

Avg. 590 586 583

High 596 591 589

Avg. 580 579 576

High 586 587 584


JEAN-PIERRELucas 5-8 | JUNIOR | SPEERS, PA.

After joining the team in 2013, has developed into one of the squad’s most consistent shooters … one of two team captains … three-time All-American … adds needed depth in both guns … continues to gain experience at USA Shooting National Championships and ISSF World Cups.

2014-15 (So.) • NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and Honorable Mention Air Rifle • CRCA All-America Third Team

• All-GARC Second Team Smallbore, Second Team Combined Score and Honorable Mention Air Rifle

• Selected for the 2014 Bavarian Airgun Championships junior level shooting

• Finished 10th in the junior men’s division with a two-day total of 1228.2 at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships

2012-13 (Fr.)

• CRCA All-Academic Team

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

• Tied for second place in smallbore with 584 vs. TCU

In High School

• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team

• Matched prone school record of 200 vs. Memphis

• Placed first in smallbore with a season-high 587 and shot a career-high aggregate score of 1176 (589 air rifle) at Army • Tied for first place in smallbore and matched his season-high mark of 587 vs. Navy

• Placed first in smallbore and tied his season-high 587 mark vs. Nebraska • Placed third in smallbore with 578 at Alaska-Fairbanks

• Competed at the National Junior Olympic Championships in 3 positions • Junior champion, 2007 Williamsport 1,000-yard 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

• Placed sixth in smallbore with 582 at the GARC Championships

Personal

• Placed 11th overall at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships with 1858.3 score

• Son of Pierre and Karen Lucas • Birthday is April 7 • Has one sister

• Matched a career-high 592 air rifle score and placed fourth overall at GARC Championships

• Majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Personal Bests AIR RIFLE

592......................................... at Akron, Oct. 25, 2014 ..... at GARC Championships, Feb. 28-March 1, 2015

SMALLBORE

588..... at NCAA Qualifier (Murray, Ky.), Feb. 22, 2014

CAREER AIR RIFLE

Year Matches 2015 14 2014 11

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year Matches 2015 14 2014 11

Avg. High 589 592 584 590 Avg. High 581 587 577 588

• Shot at the 2015 USA Shooting Rifle January Selection

• Placed eighth overall at the 2015 USA Shooting Spring Selection • Shot at the ISSF Changwon World Cup Korea

• High collegiate finisher in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol, shooting 1244.6; also finished 18th (2305) in the men’s 50m 3 positions

2013-14 (R-Fr.) • Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team • CRCA All-Academic Team

• Shot career-high smallbore and aggregate marks at the NCAA Qualifying Match with 588 smallbore and 586 air rifle showings, for a 1174 combined score • Shot a career-high 590 air rifle score against Alaska-Fairbanks

• Placed third in smallbore with a 587 open relay score and 441.0 final score as a non-counter at the 2014 GARC Championships

• Finished third in air rifle with a final score of 1235.2, and ninth in the men’s 50m 3 positions with a two-day score of 2291 at the 2014 National Junior Olympic Championships • Shot a three-day total of 1837.3, placing 14th overall at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships

Jean-PierreLUCAS

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ELIZABETH Gratz 5-6 | SOPHOMORE | SIGEL, ILL.

Adds depth to a talented Mountaineer roster … achieved great success as a freshman and was named GARC Rookie of the Year … three-time All-American … team can count on her for a consistent, high score in both guns.

2014-15 (Fr.) • NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle and Second Team Smallbore • CRCA All-America Second Team

• Shot as a member of the Shelby County Junior Rifle Club • Member of the USA Shooting Team

• Played volleyball through her junior year

• All-GARC First Team Smallbore, First Team Air Rifle and First Team Combined Score

• Member of the National Honor Society (treasurer) and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Stewardson-Strasburg High

• GARC Scholar Athlete

Personal

• GARC Rookie of the Year

• CRCA All-Academic Team

• Tied for third (592) in air rifle vs. TCU

• Placed first in smallbore (583) and second in air rifle with a career-high 595 at Ohio State • Placed second in air rifle and matched her career-high 595 mark vs. Memphis

• Placed first in smallbore with 584 at Mississippi; also shot a school-record 200 prone and tied for second in air rifle with a 593 mark

• Daughter of James and Rachel Gratz • Has three sisters • Birthday is January 16 • Majoring in business management • President’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• Tied for third in air rifle with 593 at Army

• Placed third in smallbore with career-high 585 vs. NC State • Tied for third in air rifle with a 592 mark vs. Nebraska

• Placed second in smallbore with 581 at Alaska-Fairbanks • Tied for second in smallbore with 582 at Kentucky • Placed sixth in the women’s junior division at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships

• Placed fourth overall in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2015 USA Shooting Rifle January Selection

• Placed seventh in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the USA Shooting Spring Selection • Shot at the ISSF Changwon World Cup Korea

• Earned two eighth-place finishes at the 2015 ISSF Junior Cup; also finished first in the 10m air rifle mixed international teams event

In high school • Was an eight-time Illinois state rifle champion

• Placed fourth overall at the 2013 Junior Olympics

• Shot at the 2013 World Cups in Fort Benning, Georgia, and Granada, Spain • Won the Silver medal at the 2013 Bavarian Airgun Championships in Munich, Germany

• Won the Gold medal in air rifle at the 23rd meeting of the Shooting Hopes in the Czech Republic; also placed fourth in prone and 10th in the 3 positions

• Placed eighth shooting 1153 in the women’s 50m 3 positions and 10th shooting 819.4 in the women’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships • Placed second in the women’s 50m air rifle prone High A division and 12th overall shooting 1228.0 at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships

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ElizabethGRATZ

Personal Bests AIR RIFLE

595..................................at Ohio State, Oct. 26, 2014 ......................................... vs. Memphis, Nov. 8, 2014

SMALLBORE

585.................................. vs. NC State, Nov. 23, 2014

CAREER AIR RIFLE

Year Matches 2015 14

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year Matches 2015 14

Avg. High 591 595 Avg. High 580 585


WILLAnti

5-10 | FRESHMAN | FORT BENNING, GA.

In High School • Co-captain of the National Training Center Junior Shooting Club

• Finished 19th in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2015 ISSF Junior Cup with a score of 1147; also finished 27th (612.8) in the men’s 10m air rifle and 43rd (611.7) in the men’s 50m rifle prone • Earned two junior finals finishes at the 2014 USA Winter Airgun Championships; finished 11th overall in the open division and also earned a Gold-medal finish in the junior division on the final day of competition

• Finished sixth in the junior men’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships • Placed sixth in the junior men’s 50m 3P and was the high J2 finisher; two-day total included an 1154 score • Sixth place, junior men’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 Junior Olympics National Championships

• Finished fourth in qualifying for the 2015 USA Junior World Championships Team in smallbore and fifth in air rifle, just short of a roster spot • Also was a varsity golfer for Discovery Canyon Campus High

Personal • Son of Mike and Anne Anti

• Father, Mike, was a eight-time rifle All-American at WVU, won a Silver medal at the 2004 Olympics and is a member of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame; he also is the assistant coach for the Air Force rifle team • Has one brother, Matt, a former WVU wrestler • Birthday is February 17 • Majoring in finance

WillANTI

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GINNYThrasher 5-1 | FRESHMAN | SPRINGFIELD, VA.

In High School

• Tied for ninth place (414.0) in the second elimination relay of the women’s 10m air rifle at the 2015 ISSF Gabala Rifle/Pistol/ Shotgun World Cup • Earned five medals, two in open categories and three in junior competitions, at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol, securing U.S. National Team status • Haul at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships included a Gold medal in the junior’s 50m 3 positions rifle (1171), a second-place finish (836.8) in the open women’s 10m air rifle and a third-place finish (1238.7) in the open women’s 50m rifle prone; prone score secured her the junior championship title • Shot in two MQS matches at the 2015 ISSF Munich Rifle and Pistol World Cup and tallied scores of 412.0 in the women’s 10m air rifle and 575 in the women’s rifle 3 positions • Finished sixth in the women’s 50m smallbore at the 2015 Spring World Cup Selection • Placed third at the 2014 Junior Olympics Championships in the women’s 50m smallbore • Owns more than 20 National Rifle Association and USA Shooting records • 2015 Virginia air rifle state champion • Three-time Virginia smallbore state medalist • Three-year team captain and four-time MVP at West Springfield High • Also shot for the Acorns Optimist Rifle Club • Member of the National Honor Society

Personal

• Daughter of Roger and Valerie Thrasher • Has two brothers • Birthday is February 28 • Majoring in engineering

GinnyTRASHER

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SEASONPreview 2015-16

Preseason Notebook.................................. 46 2015-16 Schedule...................................... 47 WVU Quick Facts....................................... 48


Legacy never ends. Legacy evolves. Legacy builds on past experiences. Legacy is fueled by fresh talent.

The 2015-16 Mountaineers

2015-16 SEASONPreview Legacy.

Deep into a three-year run of National Championships titles, adding to a stuffed trophy case that is home to a nation-best 17 NCAA awards, “legacy” is the most-accurate term to use when describing the West Virginia University rifle team. The preseason-ranked No. 1 Mountaineers enter the 2015-16 season with a wealth of returning talent, led by four seniors – Michael Bamsey, Meelis Kiisk, Garrett Spurgeon and Patrick Sunderman – who own a combined 23 All-America honors. Also returning are junior Jean-Pierre Lucas and sophomore Elizabeth Gratz. Though WVU will be without four highly decorated graduates, including 2015 NCAA air rifle champion Maren Prediger and 2015 Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Senior and Shooter of the Year Ziva Dvorsak, two newcomers – Will Anti and Ginny Thrasher – will add immediate talent and depth that should help the Mountaineers continue their winning ways. “This year’s team has a huge amount of potential and talent,” said 10thyear Mountaineer coach Jon Hammond. “I don’t think there’s anything drastically different this year. We’re still developing a team atmosphere and laying a foundation for the rest of the season. I think this team is ready to start the new year with a fresh outlook.”

4-Peat The three-time reigning NCAA Champion West Virginia University rifle team has a chance to accomplish a special feat in 2015-16 – win its fourth straight national title. Only two programs have won four or more straight titles since 1980. WVU previously put together title runs of six straight (1988-93) and four straight

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(1995-98). Alaska-Fairbanks won six straight national championships from 1999-2004. The Mountaineers went 11-1 last season and collected three titles: the Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) regular-season and championship titles, as well as the NCAA title. WVU is the NCAA’s most decorated program, having won 17 titles, including four under 10-year coach Jon Hammond. The Nanooks rank second with 10 national championships.

A Decade of Success The 2015-16 season is coach Hammond’s 10th year with the Mountaineers. A proud Alum and member of the 2002-03 Mountaineer team, Hammond, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, has led WVU to four NCAA titles, including the last three straight. WVU also has won six straight GARC titles under Hammond, as well as 92 National Rifle Association (NRA) All-America honors and 10 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards.

Senior Leadership The Mountaineers will be led by four seniors this season – Michael Bamsey, Meelis Kiisk, Garrett Spurgeon and Patrick Sunderman. All but Bamsey have been with the squad for its last three NCAA Championships. Spurgeon, a native of Canton, Missouri, is an eight-time All-American. He and Bamsey, a native of Cardiff, Wales, finished on the air rifle podium alongside national champion Maren Prediger at the 2015 NCAA Championships, with Bamsey placing second and Spurgeon finishing third. Combined, the quartet owns 23 career All-America honors.


Follow the Captains Senior Meelis Kiisk and junior Jean-Pierre Lucas were selected as team captains for the 2015-16 season. Kiisk, a native of Paide, Estonia, returns to competition following a redshirt season last year. A six-time All-American, he shot at the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Championships. Lucas, a native of Speers, Pennsylvania, earned his first All-America honors last season, including NRA First Team Smallbore accolades. After joining the team in 2013, he has developed into one of the squad’s most consistent shooters in both guns.

Fresh Faces WVU welcomes two to the team this season, as freshmen Will Anti and Ginny Thrasher join the Mountaineers. Anti is a Mountaineer legacy, as his father, Mike, was an eight-time rifle All-American and a member of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame. Co-captain of the National Training Center Junior Shooting Club, located at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Anti finished sixth in the junior men’s 10m air rifle at the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships. He also placed sixth in the junior men’s 50m 3P and was the high J2 finisher. Thrasher previously shot for West Springfield High and the Acorns Optimist Rifle Club. She finished sixth in the women’s 50m smallbore at the 2015 Spring World Cup Selection, qualifying for the MQS match at the ISSF Munich World Cup, where she shot 412.0 in the women’s 10m air rifle and 575 in the women’s rifle 3 positions. Most recently, Thrasher earned five medals, two in open categories and three in junior competitions, at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol, securing U.S. National Team status.

2015-16 MOUNTAINEER Schedule

Date Opponent Oct. 10 at Air Force Oct. 11 vs. Nebraska* Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs. Murray State Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan 17 Akron* Jan. 23 at Navy* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier Feb. 27-28 GARC Championships March 11-12 NCAA Championships

Location Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado Springs, Colo. Memphis, Ky. Oxford, Miss. Akron, Ohio Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Annapolis, Md. Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Oxford, Miss. Akron, Ohio

Time/Result All Day All Day All Day 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

A Look at the 2015-16 Slate The Mountaineers’ 2015-16 schedule is highlighted by four late-season matches at the WVU Rifle Range, including a shoulder-to-shoulder match against GARC rival Kentucky on Feb. 6. In total, WVU will face five the nation’s top-eight teams from last season, including national championship runner-up Alaska-Fairbanks on Jan. 12 in Morgantown. The Mountaineers open their season with five matches away from Morgantown. WVU will open its home season against Army on Nov. 14. WVU will play host to VMI in an NCAA qualifying match on Feb. 20 before traveling to Oxford, Mississippi, for the 2016 GARC Championships, Feb. 27-28, at Mississippi’s Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center. The Mountaineers will then shoot for their fourth straight NCAA title in Akron March 11-12. “The NCAA Championships will be held in our backyard this year, and we’re certainly looking forward to those logistical advantages,” Hammond said. “We’ve traveled to Akron several times over the last few years, and we’re familiar with the setting and the environment. Additionally, shooting at the Invitational in November will provide us with a unique preview of the competition environment we can expect at NCAAs. Hopefully, we’ll be able to take advantage of our opportunities.”

MeelisKIISK, PatrickSUNDERMAN, MichaelBAMSEY and GarrettSPURGEON

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MOUNTAINEER QuickFacts

Coach JonHAMMOND

General Information Location:

1951

Morgantown, W.Va.

All-Time Record:

31,514

NCAA Championships (Last):

Enrollment: Nickname:

Mountaineers

Colors:

Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295)

Conference:

Great American Rifle Conference (GARC)

President:

E. Gordon Gee

Director of Athletics:

Shane Lyons

611-102 (.857) 17 (2015)

NCAA Championships Appearances (Last):

29 (2015)

Media Information

Associate Director of Athletic Communications/Rifle Contact Shannon McNamara - shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu Graduate Assistant/Secondary Rifle Contact

Amy Salvatore - alsalvatore@mail.wvu.edu

Office: (304) 293-2821 Fax: (304) 293-4105

Website: WVUsports.com

Associate AD/Communications

Michael Fragale

NCAA Individual Champions (Last):

Assistant AD/Communications

NRA All-America Honors:

Director of Digital Media

Olympians:

Director of Football Communications

23 (2014) 382 30

Bryan Messerly John Antonik

Mike Montoro

Director of Athletic Publications

NCAA Faculty Representative:

Team Information 2014-15 Record:

Multimedia Specialist

Coaching Information

2014-15 GARC Record:

Digital Media Manager

NCAA Finish:

Associate Director of Athletic Communications

All-America Honors:

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Letterwinners Returning/ Lost:

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Dr. Jeff Neely

Head Coach:

Jon Hammond (West Virginia, ‘05)

Record at WVU:

91-14 (nine seasons) Overall Record: Same

Rifle History Season of Rifle:

66th

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First Year of Rifle:

11-1 8-0

First 23

6/4

Newcomers:

2

Joe Swan

Kristin Coldsnow Grant Dovey

Russell Luna

Ashley Bailey Charlie Healy


Review SEASON 2014-15

Season Review........................................... 50 Results........................................................ 52 Team and Individual Statistics.................... 53


2014-15 SEASON A Mountaineer Legacy

Review

At the end of the 2014-15 season, the Mountaineers claimed their third straight, nation-best 17th national title at the NCAA Championships, March 13-14, on Alaska-Fairbanks’s campus. The team’s aggregate score of 4702 was the second-highest in championship history; WVU set the record (4705) in 2014. The team trailed the field by a 12-shot deficit after a 2319 smallbore showing Friday afternoon. The Mountaineers won their third straight air rifle title with a 2383 score to secure the championship. WVU’s win was its fourth at the National Championships under coach Jon Hammond. The Mountaineers are the only team in school history to win an NCAA Championship.

NCAA Representation During the 2015 NCAA Championships, three Mountaineers represented WVU in the smallbore final, while four participated in the air rifle final. The squad had the most individuals of any team participating in each final.

Conference Supremacy The Mountaineers continued their dominance in the Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) in 2014-15, winning their sixth straight GARC Championship title with a two-day total of 4709, at Mississippi’s Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center, Febrauary 28-March 1, in Oxford, Mississippi. The team placed second in smallbore with a 2323 score. The Mountaineers clenched the championship with a first place, nation-best 2386 air rifle showing on the final day of competition. Garrett Spurgeon won his first career GARC air rifle title, scoring 594 in the open relay and 207.1 in the individual final. Maren Prediger finished in third place with a 186.3 final score. Jean-Pierre Lucas followed in fourth place (165.5), and Michael Bamsey finished fifth (144). Ziva Dvorsak paced the Mountaineers in the open air rifle relay, shooting a career-high 599. Spurgeon also finished on the podium in smallbore, shooting 442.9 in the final. Prediger paced the Mountaineers in smallbore with a career-high 586 mark, the third-best open relay total, and finished fourth in the final with a score of 431.3. Lucas followed in sixth place (407.9), and Dvorsak finished seventh (397). WVU owns a conference-record nine championship titles, including the last six straight, also a record. The Mountaineers also won their eighth overall and second straight GARC regular-season title with an 8-0 mark in conference matches.

WVU had four top-five finishes at the championships. Maren Prediger won the air rifle individual title with a near-perfect 598 relay score and 205.8 showing in the final. Michael Bamsey finished second with a 200.6 mark, and Garrett Spurgeon finished third, shooting 182.8.

Record-Setting Fashion

Spurgeon also finished a team-best fourth in smallbore with 432.9 final score. Ziva Dvorsak finished sixth in smallbore and air rifle with 411.9 and 122.5 marks, respectively. Additionally, Bamsey shot 398.2 in the smallbore final and placed seventh.

Shooting for its sixth straight Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship, the Mountaineer air rifle squad put together a record-setting performance, combining for a nation-best score of 2386 and clinching the conference title.

The Mountaineers won their third straight NCAA Championship in 2015

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The 2014-15 WVU rifle team will be remembered for more than just winning titles, as the squad also rewrote the Mountaineer record book.

Michael Bamsey (596), Ziva Dvorsak (599), Thomas Kyanko (590), Maren Prediger (597) and Garrett Spurgeon (594) combined for the WVU record.


Coach of the Year Coach Jon Hammond was named the Rifle Winter 2015 CaptainU Coach of the Year, reflecting the team’s overall success during the 2014-15 season. Hammond led the Mountaineers to their third straight and nation-best 17th NCAA title, the team’s fourth since 2009. Hammond also earned the award in 2014. In addition to the NCAA title, WVU won its sixth straight GARC title and also claimed the conference’s regular-season title with an undefeated 8-0 GARC record. Hammond previously won two College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Coach of the Year awards in 2009 and 2013, as well as GARC Coach of the Year honors in 2008 and 2010 and the NRA Distinguished College Coach award in 2008 and 2012.

Mountaineers Honored Immediately following its third straight and nation-best 17th National Championship victory, the No. 1 West Virginia University rifle team scored 23 All-America honors. Eight Mountaineers earned eight College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) and 15 National Rifle Association (NRA) All-America awards. Garrett Spurgeon paced the Mountaineers with three honors, as he was named to the NRA Smallbore and Air Rifle First Teams, as well as the CRCA All-America First Team. He owns eight career All-America honors, including seven first-team awards. Thomas Kyanko, Michael Bamsey and Jean-Pierre Lucas also earned NRA First Team Smallbore awards, a career first for all three shooters. Bamsey and Kyanko earned NRA First Team and Second Team Air Rifle awards, respectively, and both landed on the CRCA All-America Second Team. Maren Prediger ended her career with NRA First Team Air Rifle and CRCA All-America Second Team awards. Ziva Dvorsak and Elizabeth Gratz joined Bamsey and Prediger on the NRA First Team Air Rifle roster, the second honor for Dvorsak, and also scored NRA Second Team Smallbore honors. The duo earned CRCA All-America First and Second Team awards, respectively. The honors were the first of Gratz’s career. Patrick Sunderman earned NRA Second Team Air Rifle and Smallbore honors, as well as a CRCA All-America Second Team award. Lucas completed the awards list with NRA Honorable Mention Air Rifle and CRCA All-America Third Team honors.

On-Target in the Classroom, Too Maren Prediger and Thomas Kyanko were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Men’s and Women’s At-Large Second Teams in May 2015. Under coach Jon Hammond, five Mountaineers have earned a combined 10 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards since 2009. Kyanko’s award was his third career honor, as he was named to the third team in 2013 and the second team in 2014. He is the second Mountaineer in program history to earn three career CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. The award was the first for Prediger. Additionally, WVU placed eight students on the 2015 College Rifle Coaches’ Association (CRCA) All-Academic Team: Kyanko, Prediger, Taylor Ciotola, Ziva Dvorsak, Elizabeth Gratz, Meelis Kiisk, Jean-Pierre Lucas and Patrick Sunderman.

GarrettSPURGEON pushed his career All-American honor count to eight in 2015

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The 2014-15 Mountaineers

2014-15 WVU Results

Date Opponent Oct. 12 TCU Oct. 25 at Akron* Oct. 26 at Ohio State Nov. 8 Memphis* Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi Nov. 16 at Army* Nov. 22 Navy* Nov. 23 NC State* Jan. 17 Nebraska* Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks Feb. 7 at Kentucky Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier (WVU Rifle Range) Feb. 28-March 1 GARC Championships% March 13-14 NCAA Championships# * - GARC match

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% - at Oxford, Miss.

#- at Fairbanks, Alaska

Result W, 4712-4664 W, 4695-4611 W, 4695-4652 W, 4718-4637 W, 4699-4568 W, 4717-4644 W, 4702-4577 W, 4714-4586 W, 4704-4680 W, 4691-4688 L, 4706-4705 W,4677-4663 4705 First, 4709 First, 4702


2014-15 TEAM Statistics AND INDIVIDUAL

2014-15 Team Results

Date Opponent

Oct. 12 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Jan. 17 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 7 Feb. 21 Feb. 28-March 1 March 13-14

TCU at Akron* at Ohio State Memphis* vs. Mississippi* at Army* Navy* NC State* Nebraska* at Alaska-Fairbanks at Alaska-Fairbanks at Kentucky NCAA Qualifier (WVU Rifle Range) GARC Championships% NCAA Championships#

Result

W, 4712-4664 W, 4695-4611 W, 4695-4652 W, 4718-4637 W, 4699-4568 W, 4717-4644 W, 4702-4577 W, 4714-4586 W, 4704-4680 W, 4691-4688 L, 4706-4705 W,4677-4663 4705 First, 4709 First, 4702

* - GARC match % - at Oxford, Miss. #- at Fairbanks, Alaska 2013, 2014 and 2015 NCAA Champions! Six-time defending GARC Champions Record – 11-1, 8-0 GARC Ranking – No. 1, Final 2015 CRCA Poll WVU Season Average: 4703 WVU Air Rifle Season Average: 2375 WVU Smallbore Season Average: 2328 WVU Opponent Season Average: 4641

Date Match Smallbore Oct. 12 TCU 581 Oct. 25 at Akron* 578 Oct. 26 at Ohio State 580 Nov. 8 Memphis* 585 Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi* 581 Nov. 16 at Army* 580 Nov. 22 Navy* 587 Nov. 23 NC State* 586 Jan. 17 Nebraska* 584 Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks 574 Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks 579 Feb. 7 at Kentucky 582 Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier 580 Feb. 28-Mar 1 GARC Championships% 574 March 13-14 NCAA Championships# 581 Season Average 581 2014-15 High 587 Career High 587

TAYLOR CIOTOLA

Date Oct. 12 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 22 Nov. 23

Match TCU at Akron* at Ohio State Memphis* vs. Mississippi* at Army* Navy* NC State*

Smallbore --- --- --- 571 569 575 563 571

--- --- --- --- --- --- --- 570 575 587

ZIVA DVORSAK

Date Match Smallbore Oct. 12 TCU 583 Oct. 25 at Akron* 575 Oct. 26 at Ohio State 581 Nov. 8 Memphis* 583 Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi* 580 Nov. 16 at Army* 583 Nov. 22 Navy* 582 Nov. 23 NC State* 575 Jan. 17 Nebraska* 583 Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks 579 Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks 580 Feb. 7 at Kentucky 573 Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier 570 Feb. 28-Mar 1 GARC Championships% 580 March 13-14 NCAA Championships# 583 Season Average 579 2014-15 High 583 Career High 589

ELIZABETH GRATZ

2014-15 Individual Statistics MICHAEL BAMSEY

Jan. 17 Nebraska* Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks Feb. 7 at Kentucky Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier Feb. 28-Mar 1 GARC Championships% March 13-14 NCAA Championships# Season Average 2014-15 High Career High

Air Rifle 592 597 594 590 589 586 594 592 592 589 591 590 593 596 595 592 597 597

Aggregate 1173 1175 1174 1175 1170 1166 1181 1178 1176 1163 1170 1172 1173 1170 1176 1173 1181 1181

Air Rifle --- 591 588 582 583 591 584 585

Aggregate ------1153 1152 1166 1147 1156

Date Match Smallbore Oct. 12 TCU 577 Oct. 25 at Akron* 579 Oct. 26 at Ohio State 583 Nov. 8 Memphis* 582 Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi* 584 Nov. 16 at Army* 584 Nov. 22 Navy* 582 Nov. 23 NC State* 585 Jan. 17 Nebraska* 582 Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks 581 Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks 569 Feb. 7 at Kentucky 582 Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier 575 Feb. 28-Mar 1 GARC Championships% 576 March 13-14 NCAA Championships# --- Season Average 580 2014-15 High 585 Career High 585

THOMAS KYANKO

Date Match Smallbore Oct. 12 TCU 584 Oct. 25 at Akron* 584 Oct. 26 at Ohio State 578 Nov. 8 Memphis* 589 Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi* 583 Nov. 16 at Army* 585 Nov. 22 Navy* 576 Nov. 23 NC State* 582 Jan. 17 Nebraska* 581 Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks 586 Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks 589 Feb. 7 at Kentucky 581 Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier 585 Feb. 28-Mar 1 GARC Championships% 575 March 13-14 NCAA Championships# 572 Season Average 582 2014-15 High 589 Career High 591

--- --- --- --- --- --- --- 586 591 595

--------------1155 1166 1178

Air Rifle 597 592 598 597 596 597 597 595 597 597 596 594 593 599 594 596 599 599

Aggregate 1180 1167 1179 1180 1176 1180 1179 1170 1180 1176 1176 1167 1163 1179 1177 1175 1180 1184

Air Rifle 592 593 595 595 593 593 592 591 592 592 587 584 592 585 --- 591 595 595

Aggregate 1169 1172 1178 1177 1177 1177 1174 1176 1174 1173 1156 1166 1167 1161 --1171 1178 1178

Air Rifle 589 595 589 594 590 593 585 586 584 --- 592 589 590 590 590 590 595 595

Aggregate 1173 1179 1167 1183 1173 1178 1161 1168 1165 --1181 1170 1175 1165 1162 1171 1183 1183

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MarenPREDIGER

JEAN-PIERRE LUCAS

Date Match Smallbore Oct. 12 TCU 584 Oct. 25 at Akron* 577 Oct. 26 at Ohio State 578 Nov. 8 Memphis* 579 Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi* 578 Nov. 16 at Army* 587 Nov. 22 Navy* 587 Nov. 23 NC State* 581 Jan. 17 Nebraska* 587 Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks 578 Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks 580 Feb. 7 at Kentucky 575 Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier 583 Feb. 28-Mar 1 GARC Championships% 582 March 13-14 NCAA Championships# --- Season Average 581 2014-15 High 587 Career High 588

MAREN PREDIGER

Date Match Smallbore Oct. 12 TCU --- Oct. 25 at Akron* 576 Oct. 26 at Ohio State 572 Nov. 8 Memphis* 581 Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi* 571 Nov. 16 at Army* 583 Nov. 22 Navy* 579 Nov. 23 NC State* 577 Jan. 17 Nebraska* 569 Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks 578 Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks 575 Feb. 7 at Kentucky 572 Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier 585 Feb. 28-Mar 1 GARC Championships% 586 March 13-14 NCAA Championships# 572 Season Average 577 2014-15 High 586 Career High 586

Air Rifle 589 592 587 590 590 589 591 588 589 591 587 581 591 592 --- 589 592 592

Aggregate 1173 1169 1165 1169 1168 1176 1178 1169 1176 1169 1167 1156 1174 1174 --1170 1178 1178

Air Rifle --- 596 592 593 592 599 592 597 588 595 596 593 597 597 598 595 599 599

Aggregate --1172 1164 1174 1163 1182 1171 1174 1157 1173 1171 1165 1182 1183 1170 1172 1183 1183

GARRETT SPURGEON

Date Match Smallbore Oct. 12 TCU 589 Oct. 25 at Akron* 582 Oct. 26 at Ohio State 580 Nov. 8 Memphis* 579 Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi* 576 Nov. 16 at Army* 583 Nov. 22 Navy* 586 Nov. 23 NC State* 587 Jan. 17 Nebraska* 577 Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks 576 Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks 583 Feb. 7 at Kentucky 585 Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier 588 Feb. 28-Mar 1 GARC Championships% 582 March 13-14 NCAA Championships# 583 Season Average 582 2014-15 High 589 Career High 589

PATRICK SUNDERMAN

Date Match Smallbore Oct. 12 TCU 575 Oct. 25 at Akron* 578 Oct. 26 at Ohio State 582 Nov. 8 Memphis* 581 Nov. 15 vs. Mississippi* --- Nov. 16 at Army* --- Nov. 22 Navy* 577 Nov. 23 NC State* 583 Jan. 17 Nebraska* 583 Jan. 31 at Alaska-Fairbanks 578 Feb. 1 at Alaska-Fairbanks 578 Feb. 7 at Kentucky 575 Feb. 21 NCAA Qualifier 586 Feb. 28-Mar 1 GARC Championships% 579 March 13-14 NCAA Championships# --- Season Average 580 2014-15 High 586 Career High 587 * - GARC match

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% - at Oxford, Miss.

Air Rifle 591 591 583 589 581 586 596 596 590 597 594 596 594 594 596 592 597 597

Aggregate 1180 1173 1163 1168 1157 1169 1182 1183 1167 1173 1177 1179 1182 1176 1179 1174 1183 1183

Air Rifle 589 594 585 585 --- --- 591 592 592 596 592 593 585 590 --- 590 596 596

Aggregate 1164 1172 1167 1166 ----1168 1175 1175 1174 1170 1168 1171 1169 --1170 1175 1175

# - at Fairbanks, Alaska


Book RECORD WVU Records............................................. 56 Coaches Records and Individual Honors....... 57

Olympians.................................................. 59 NCAA Champions...................................... 60 All-Americans............................................. 61 NCAA Results............................................. 63 NCAA Team Championship Results........... 65 NCAA History............................................. 66 GARC History............................................. 67 Year-by-Year Results.................................. 69 All-Time Series Records............................. 70 All-Time Scores.......................................... 71 WVU Rifle Alumni....................................... 78


WVU Records

For the 2004-05 season the NCAA Rules Committee implemented a 60-shot smallbore/60-shot air rifle course of fire. Prior to that year, a 120-shot smallbore/40-shot air rifle course was used.

AIR RIFLE (1600):

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

AIR RIFLE (2400*):

2386%, at GARC Championships, March 1, 2015 Michael Bamsey (596), Ziva Dvorsak (599), Thomas Kyanko (590), Maren Prediger (597), Garrett Spurgeon (594)

Aggregate Team Record

SMALLBORE AND AIR RIFLE (6400):

Individual

SMALLBORE, FULL COURSE (1200):

1188, Nicole Allaire at Tennessee Tech, March 2, 2003

SMALLBORE, FULL COURSE (600*):

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 shot by Thomas Kyanko vs. Akron, Feb. 21, 2015

AGGREGATE, 120 SHOTS (1200*):

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

Team

Aggregate Team Record

4704 vs. Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 29, 2002 Rich Sawyer (1185), Steve Powell (1179), Wade Tyner (1173) and Josh Byers (1172)

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)

SMALLBORE, FULL COURSE (4800):

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)

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 Garrett Spurgeon vs. TCU, Oct. 12, 2014

SMALLBORE, STANDING (400):

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

SMALLBORE, STANDING (200*):

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

AIR RIFLE, 60 SHOTS (600*):

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

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6241 at NCAA Championships, March 4, 1995 Jean Foster (1174, 390), Trevor Gathman (1173, 390), Ryan Meagher (1161, --), Marcos Scrivner (--, 393), Tal Wilkins (1175, 385)

SMALLBORE AND AIR RIFLE (4800*):

* category established in the 2004-05 season ^ student-athlete must participate in at least 80 percent of matches to attain season average record % - NCAA Record


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..........................................9....................................91-14............................. .867 Totals...........................................................................................................................64.................................612-102........................... .857

Honors

COLLEGIATE RIFLE COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM (highest team GPA) 1998

COLLEGE SPORTS MAGAZINE DIVISION I RIFLE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Honor List

(discontinued after 1996 season)

1991 (FIRST YEAR OF AWARD)

1994 1996

Trevor Gathman Trevor Gathman

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

NRA DISTINGUISHED COLLEGE COACH 2008....................... Jon Hammond 2012....................... Jon Hammond

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP TOP PERFORMER AWARD

2015................... Garrett Spurgeon

CAPTAINU RIFLE COACH OF THE YEAR 2014....................... Jon Hammond 2015....................... Jon Hammond

Pam Stalzer Garett Smith

1992

Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Garett Smith Eric Uptagrafft

1993

Jean Foster Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Garett Smith Eric Uptagrafft

1994

Jean Foster Joe Pishock

1995

Jean Foster Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Janelle Whateley

1996

2002

1997

2003

1998

2004

Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Janelle Whateley Brian Fuhrman Kim Howe Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins Cory Willis

1999

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

2000

Tommy Caranasos Mats Persson Steve Powell April Shea Elizabeth Smith

2001

Tommy Caranasos Steve Powell Elizabeth Smith Wade Tyner

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

2007

Natasha Dinsmore Robin Glebes Lafe Kunkel Paul Miller Amy Smith

2008

Natasha Dinsmore Lafe Kunkel Andrew Lamson Paul Miller Bryant Wallizer Ashley Zultanky

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2009

Andy Lamson Paul Miller Justin Pentz Kyle Smith Ashley Zultanky

2010

Nicco Campriani Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Justin Pentz Kyle Smith Ashley Zultanky

2011

Nicco Campriani Michael Kulback Andy Lamson Justin Pentz Kyle Smith Petra Zublasing Ashley Zultanky

2012

Chance Cover Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Petra Zublasing

2013

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

2014

Chance Cover Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Jean-Pierre Lucas Maren Prediger Daniel Sojka

2015

Taylor Ciotola Ziva Dvorsak Elizabeth Gratz Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Jean-Pierre Lucas Maren Prediger Patrick Sunderman

CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-America FIRST TEAM

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

SECOND TEAM

Dave Johnson, 1984 Dave Johnson, 1986 Eric Uptagrafft, 1992 Andy Lamson, 2010 Andy Lamson, 2011 Petra Zublasing, 2012 Petra Zublasing, 2013 Thomas Kyanko, 2014

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Thomas Kyanko, 2015 Maren Prediger, 2015

THIRD TEAM

Andy Lamson, 2009 Thomas Kyanko, 2013

Academic All-District 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 Thomas Kyanko, 2014 Thomas Kyanko, 2015 Maren Prediger, 2015

SECOND TEAM

Nicco Campriani, 2010

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

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

1998

Academic All-Big 12 AtLarge Team FIRST TEAM

Petra Zublasing...................... 2013 Chance Cover............... 2013, 2014 Daniel Sojka.................. 2013, 2014 Meelis Kiisk.................. 2013, 2014 Thomas Kyanko.. 2013, 2014, 2015 Maren Prediger... 2013, 2014, 2015 Jean-Pierre Lucas........ 2014, 2015 Ziva Dvorsak........................... 2015 Patrick Sunderman................. 2015

SECOND TEAM

Garrett Spurgeon.................... 2014

Fred Schaus Captain’s Award

Tammie DeAngelis.................. 1990 Ann-Marie Pfiffner.................. 1992 Garett Smith........................... 1993 Jean Foster............................. 1995

Red Brown Cup

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

Rifle Most Valuable Shooter

1977........................ Stefan Thynell 1978........................ Stefan Thynell 1979........................ Stefan Thynell 1980........................ Stefan Thynell 1981...............................John Rost

AndyLAMSON

Rifle Most Valuable Shooter

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


MOUNTAINEER Olympians

Year Name Games 1968 Jack Writer (USA) Mexico City (Silver medal) 1972 Jack Writer (USA) Munich (Gold medal) 1976 Stefan Thynell (Sweden) Montreal 1980 Stefan Thynell (Sweden) Moscow 1984 Ed Etzel (USA) Los Angeles (Gold medal) Christian Heller (Sweden) Los Angeles John Rost (USA) Los Angeles 1988 Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Seoul Web Wright (USA) Seoul 1992 Mike Anti (USA) Barcelona Dave Johnson (USA) Barcelona Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Barcelona Ann-Marie Pfiffner (USA) Barcelona 1996 Jean Foster (USA) Atlanta Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Atlanta Eric Uptagrafft (USA) Atlanta 2000 Mike Anti (USA) Sydney Jean Foster (USA) Sydney Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Sydney 2004 Mike Anti (USA) Athens (Silver medal) 2008 Mike Anti (USA) Beijing Nicco Campriani (Italy) Beijing Jon Hammond (Great Britain) Beijing 2012 Nicco Campriani (Italy) London (1 Gold medal, 1 Silver medal) Jon Hammond (Great Britain) London Eric Uptagrafft (USA) London Petra Zublasing (Italy) London

JonHAMMOND

PetraZUBLASING

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NCAA National

Champions

Maren Prediger

Year Name 1961 1966 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1991

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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 Ann-Marie Pfiffner

Event

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

Year Name

1992 1993 1996 1997 2011 2012 2013 2015

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

Event

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


ALL-AMERICANS

ALL-AMERICANS: Ann-MariePFIFFNER, TammieDEANGELIS and KimHOGREFE

First Team

Year Name 1960 Bruce Meredith 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 1967 Dean Bahrman 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 Nygaard John Rost Marvin Spinks Michelle Stamates 1982 Bob Broughton Bart McNealy Jens Nygaard Dave Ridenour John Rost Michelle Stamates 1983 Bob Broughton Dave Johnson Bart McNealy Dave Ridenour

Event

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

Year Name 1984 Mike Anti Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Dave Johnson Bart McNealy Dave Ridenour 1985 Mike Anti William Dodd Christian Heller Dave Johnson David Ridenour 1986 Mike Anti Roger Davidson Bill Dodd Christian Heller Kim Hogrefe Dave Johnson Web Wright 1987 Mike Anti Bill Dodd Christian Heller Kim Hogrefe Web Wright 1988 Thomas Bernstein Tammie DeAngelis Bill Dodd Gary Hardy Christian Heller Web Wright 1989 Thomas Bernstein Tammie DeAngelis Gary Hardy Kim Hogrefe Ann-Marie Pfiffner Web Wright 1990 Thomas Bernstein Tammie DeAngelis Gary Hardy Ann-Marie Pfiffner

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

Year Name 1991 Gary Hardy Tim Manges Ann-Marie Pfiffner Garett Smith Pam Stalzer 1992 Tim Manges Ann-Marie Pfiffner Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Eric Uptagrafft 1993 Trevor Gathman Tim Manges Joe Pishock Garett Smith Pam Stalzer Eric Uptagrafft 1994 Jean Foster Trevor Gathman Tim Manges 1995 Jean Foster Trevor Gathman Talmadge Wilkins Marcos Scrivner 1996 Matt Aquaro Trevor Gathman Marcos Scrivner 1997 Matt Aquaro Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins 1998 Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins Cory Willis 1999 Ron Nelson Cory Willis 2000 Cory Willis Tommy Caranasos 2001 Cory Willis 2002 Steve Powell Wade Tyner

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

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Year Name 2003 Nicole Allaire 2004 Nicole Allaire 2008 Brandi Eskew Lafe Kunkel 2009 Brandi Eskew Andy Lamson Kyle Smith Bryant Wallizer 2010 Nicco Campriani Brandi Eskew Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Bryant Wallizer 2011 Nicco Campriani Petra Zublasing 2012 Petra Zublasing 2013 Taylor Ciotola Meelis Kiisk Maren Prediger Garrett Spurgeon Petra Zublasing 2014 Ziva Dvorsak Maren Prediger Garrett Spurgeon 2015 Michael Bamsey Elizabeth Gratz Thomas Kyanko Jean-Pierre Lucas Garrett Spurgeon Maren Prediger Ziva Dvorsak

Event (S) (S)* (S) (S) (S) (A) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A) (A) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S) (A), (S) (S) (A) (S) (A), (S) (A) (A) (A), (S), (C) (A), (S) (A) (S) (S) (A), (S), (C) (A) (A), (C)

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

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Harry Miller Bob Davies Jerry Luh Jerry Luh Bill Schetzel Doug Brown Phil Whitworth Phil Whitworth Doug Brown Phil Whitworth Dan Young Elliott Hutchinson Dale Cox Elliott Hutchinson Michelle Stamates Jens Nygaard Tim Rennie Michelle Stamates Bob Broughton Jens Nygard Ben Potter Fred Scott Marvin Spinks Michelle Stamates Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Jens Nygaard Michelle Stamates Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Bart McNealy Jens Nygaard Bob Broughton Roger Davidson 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) (S) (A) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (S) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (A), (S) (A) (A) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (A) (S) (A)

Year Name 1988 Tammie DeAngelis Gary Hardy Christian Heller 1989 Joe Hendricks Kim Hogrefe 1990 Joe Hendricks Kim Hogrefe Garett Smith Pam Stalzer 1992 Jean Foster Garett Smith Pam Stalzer 1993 Jean Foster Trevor Gathman Tim Manges Joe Pishock 1994 Joe Pishock 1995 Matthew Aquaro Ryan Meagher 1996 Matthew Aquaro Kim Howe Ryan Meagher Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins 1997 Brian Fuhrman Kim Howe Ron Nelson Talmadge Wilkins 1998 Brian Fuhrman Ron Nelson Cory Willis 1999 Tommy Caranasos Ron Nelson April Shea Elizabeth Smith Cory Willis 2000 Tommy Caranasos April Shea 2001 Tommy Caranasos Steve Powell Wade Tyner Cory Willis 2002 Richard Sawyer 2003 Nicole Allaire Wade Tyner 2004 Nicole Allaire 2008 Tommy Santelli Kyle Smith 2009 Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Justin Pentz Tommy Santelli 2010 Andy Lamson Tommy Santelli Bryant Wallizer 2011 Andy Lamson Tommy Santelli Kyle Smith 2012 Meelis Kiisk Michael Kulbacki Thomas Kyanko Justin Pentz 2013 Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Daniel Sojka Garrett Spurgeon 2014 Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Maren Prediger Daniel Sojka Patrick Sunderman 2015 Michael Bamsey Ziva Dvorsak Eizabeth Gratz Thomas Kyanko Maren Prediger Patrick Sunderman

Third Team 2014 2015

Meelis Kiisk Jean-Pierre Lucas

Event (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) (A), (S) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (S) (A) (S) (A) (S) (A)* (S) (S) (A) (S) (A), (S) (A), (S) (S) (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (A), (S) (A) (S) (S) (A) (A), (S) (S) (C) (S) (S) (C) (S) (S), (C) (A), (C) (C) (A), (S), (C) (C) (C)

Honorable Mention

Year Name 1975 Kathy Kelly 1976 Kathy Kelly 1978 Steve Northway 1979 Elliott Hutchinson 1980 Michelle Stamates 1981 Tim Rennie 1982 Bart McNealy Dena Orth 1985 Roger Davidson 1987 Jim Bishop Roger Davidson 1988 Jim Bishop 1992 Eric Uptagrafft 1993 Garett Smith 1996 Brian Fuhrman 1997 Brian Fuhrman 2000 Wade Tyner 2001 Tommy Caranasos Elizabeth Smith 2008 Andy Lamson 2010 Michael Kulbacki Justin Pentz Tommy Santelli 2011 Justin Pentz 2012 Taylor Ciotola 2013 Patrick Sunderman 2014 Patrick Sunderman 2015 Jean-Pierre Lucas

Event

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

KEY: (A)--Air rifle (S)--Smallbore rifle * earned All-America honor as a member of WVU’s club team (C) – College Rifle Coaches Association All-America Honors NOTE: Prior to the 1978-79 season, no distinctions were made between air rifle and smallbore rifle All-Americans.

BobBROUGHTON


NCAA Results

1980 1. Tennessee Tech.................................6201 2. West Virginia......................................6150 3. East Tennessee State........................6118

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

1998 1. West Virginia......................................6214 2. Alaska-Fairbanks...............................6211 3. Kentucky............................................6161

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

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

1999 1. Alaska-Fairbanks...............................6276 2. Navy...................................................6168 3. West Virginia......................................6156

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

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

2000 1. Alaska-Fairbanks...............................6285 2. Xavier.................................................6156 3. Nebraska............................................6121

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

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

2001 1. Alaska-Fairbanks...............................6283 2. Kentucky............................................6175 3. West Virginia......................................6174

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

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

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

1985 1. Murray State......................................6150 2. West Virginia......................................6136 3. East 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 1991 1. West Virginia......................................6171 2. Alaska-Fairbanks...............................6110 3. Ohio State..........................................6100 1992 1. West Virginia......................................6214 2. Alaska-Fairbanks...............................6166 3. Murray State......................................6101

2009-10 MOUNTAINEERS

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

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

2013 1. West Virginia......................................4679 2. Kentucky............................................4670 3. TCU....................................................4664

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

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

2014 1. West Virginia .................................... 4705 2. Alaska-Fairbanks...............................4677 3. Kentucky............................................4675

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

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

2015 1. West Virginia ........................................ 4702 2. Alaska-Fairbanks ................................. 4700 3. TCU ..................................................... 4667

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

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

*WVU participated as a club team.

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

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

WVU’s counting team at the 2015 NCAA Championships

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** 2005 was the first year the NCAA Rules Committee instituted the new 60-shot course of fire for smallbore and air rifle


The 2009 NCAA Champion Mountaineers were honored by the West Virginia Legislature in Charleston, WV

NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPResults Year

Champion

Coach

Score

Runner-up

Score

1981

Tennessee Tech

James Newkirk

6139

West Virginia

6136

1980 1982 1983

1984

1985

Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech West Virginia

West Virginia

Murray State

James Newkirk James Newkirk Edward Etzel

Edward Etzel

Elvis Green

6201 6138 6166

6206

6150

West Virginia West Virginia

Tennessee Tech

East Tennessee State

West Virginia

6150 6136 6148

6142

6149

1986

West Virginia

Edward Etzel

6229

Murray State

6163

1988

West Virginia

Greg Perrine

6192

Murray State

6183

1990

West Virginia

Marsha Beasley

6205

Navy

6101

1987

1989

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Murray State

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

Elvis Green

Edward Etzel

Marsha Beasley

Marsha Beasley

Marsha Beasley

Randy Pitney

Marsha Beasley

Marsha Beasley

Marsha Beasley

Marsha Beasley

Randy Pitney

Randy Pitney

David Johnson

David Johnson

Glenn Dubis

Glenn Dubis

Ron Wigger

Dan Jordan

Dan Jordan

Kentucky

Harry Mullins

2014

2015

TCU

West Virginia

West Virginia

West Virginia

6194

6241

6179

6223

6212

6276

6285

6283

6241

6287

6273

4659

4682

4662

4675

2011

2012

6214

6179

Karen Monez

Jon Hammond

2013

6171

4662

West Virginia TCU

6234

Dan Jordan

2009

2010

6205

Karen Monez

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond

West Virginia

South Florida

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

Host School ETSU

Army VMI

Xavier, Ohio

Murray State Army

Navy

6203

Xavier, Ohio

6180

Murray State

6110

Army

VMI

Navy

6166

Murray State

6187

Murray State

6168

Air Force

6169

6187 6175

VMI

Navy

Murray State

6211

Murray State

6156

Virginia Military

6209

Murray State

6185

Murray State

4666

Air Force

6168

6175

6197

4658

Norwich

Ohio State Army

Air Force

4644

Alaska-Fairbanks TCU

4652

Army

4643

Kentucky

4638

4700

West Virginia

4697

Columbus State

4670

Ohio State

4676

4679

4705

4702

Alaska-Fairbanks

Kentucky

Kentucky

Alaska-Fairbanks

Alaska-Fairbanks

4653

4661

4677

4700

TCU

Ohio State

Murray State

Alaska-Fairbanks

Championships by School: West Virginia (17), Alaska-Fairbanks (10), Tennessee Tech (3), Murray State (2), TCU (2), Army (1), Kentucky (1)

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NCAA ALL-TIMEIndividual Smallbore

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 2014 2015

Rod Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) Kurt Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) Kurt Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) David Johnson (West Virginia) Bob Broughton (West Virginia) Pat Spurgin (Murray State) Mike Anti (West Virginia) Web Wright (West Virginia) Web Wright (West Virginia) Deb Sinclair (Alaska-Fairbanks) Michelle Scarborough (USF) Soma Dutta (Texas El-Paso) Tim Manges (West Virginia) Eric Uptagrafft (West Virginia) Cory Brunetti (Alaska-Fairbanks) Oleg Seleznev (Alaska-Fairbanks) Joe Johnson (Navy) Marcos Scrivner (West Virginia) Karyn Juziuk (Xavier) Kelly Mansfield (Alaska-Fairbanks) Nicole Allaire (Nebraska) Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) Matthew Rawlings (Alaska-Fairbanks) Matthew Rawlings (Alaska-Fairbanks) Jamie Beyerle (Alaska-Fairbanks) Josh Albright (Navy) Chris Abalo (Army) Brian Carstensen (JSU) Sarah Scherer (TCU) Ethan Settlemires (Kentucky) Sarah Scherer (TCU) Petra Zublasing (West Virginia) Tim Sherry (Alaska-Fairbanks) Rachel Martin (Nebraska)

PetraZUBLASING

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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) 452.1 (586) 453.3 (584)

Champions

EricUPTAGRAFFT

Air Rifle

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 2014 2015

Rod Fitz-Randolph (Tennessee Tech) John Rost (West Virginia) John Rost (West Virginia) Ray Slonena (Tennessee Tech) Pat Spurgin (Murray State) Christian Heller (West Virginia) Marianne Wallace (Murray State) Rob Harbison (Tennessee-Martin) Deena Wigger (Murray State) Michelle Scarborough (USF) Gary Hardy (West Virginia) Ann-Marie Pfiffner (West Virginia) Ann-Marie Pfiffner (West Virginia) Trevor Gathman (West Virginia) Nancy Napolski (Kentucky) Benji Belden (Murray State) Trevor Gathman (West Virginia) Marra Hastings (Murray State) Emily Caruso (Norwich) Kelly Mansfield (Alaska-Fairbanks) Kelly Mansfield (Alaska-Fairbanks) Matthew Emmons (Alaska-Fairbanks) Ryan Tanoque (Nevada) Jamie Beyerle (Alaska-Fairbanks) Morgan Hicks (Murray State) Beth Tidmore (Memphis) Kristina Fehlings (Nebraska) Michael Dickinson (Jacksonville) Patrik Sartz (Alaska-Fairbanks) Jenna Compton (Akron) Jonathan Hall (Columbus State) Nicco Campriani (West Virginia) Petra Zublasing (West Virginia) Petra Zublasing (West Virginia) Connor Davis (Kentucky) Maren Prediger (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) 205.4 (593) 205.8 (598)


GREAT AMERICA RIFLE CONFERENCE (GARC) 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 2014...................................................West Virginia 2015...................................................West Virginia

2013....................... Petra Zublasing, West Virginia 2014.............................. Lauren Phillips, Nebraska 2015 ............................... Connor Davis, Kentucky

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 2014........................ Maren Prediger, West Virginia 2015.....................Garrett Spurgeon, West Virginia

Shooter of the Year

1998.......................Marcos Scrivner, West Virginia 1999...................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky 2000................................Cory Willis, West Virginia 2001.........................Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2002....................................... Hannah Kerr, Xavier 2003 ........................Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2004....................................... Hannah Kerr, Xavier 2005........................... Kristina Fehlings, Nebraska 2006.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2007.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2008.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2009.................................. Tom Csenge, Kentucky 2010............................. Ashley Jackson, Kentucky 2011......................Nicco Campriani, West Virginia 2012....................... Petra Zublasing, West Virginia 2013....................... Petra Zublasing, West Virginia 2014............................ Emily Holsopple, Kentucky 2015............................Ziva Dvorsak, West Virginia

Outstanding Senior

1998 ........................ Brian Fuhrman, West Virginia 1999...................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky 2000................................Rob Toney, 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 2014...................................................West Virginia 2015...................................................West Virginia

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

2014 GARC Champions

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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 2014............................ Emily Holsopple, Kentucky 2015............................Ziva Dvorsak, West Virginia

Outstanding Rookie

1998................................Cory Willis, West Virginia 1999................................ April Shea, West Virginia 2000....................... Kelly Dove, Jacksonville State 2001.........................Bradley Wheeldon, Kentucky 2002....................................... Hannah Kerr, Xavier 2003...................... James Hall, Jacksonville State 2004.............................. Katie Benjamin, Memphis 2005.......................................... Chris Abalo, Army 2006................................ Jason Dardas, Kentucky 2007..................................... Jen Pason, Kentucky 2008.................................. Stephen Scherer, Army 2009 .........................Ethan Settlemires, Kentucky 2010....................................Katie Fretts, Kentucky 2011............................ Henri Junghanel, Kentucky 2012.......................Thomas Kyanko, West Virginia 2013.....................Garrett Spurgeon, West Virginia 2014 ................................... Sonya May, Kentucky 2015........................ Elizabeth Gratz, 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................................................. Robin Glebes 2006..........................................Natasha Dinsmore 2007.................................................... Lafe Kunkel 2008................................................. Andy Lamson 2009..............................Andy Lamson, Kyle Smith 2010................................................. Andy Lamson 2011............................................ Nicco Campriani 2012............................................. Thomas Kyanko 2013............................................. Thomas Kyanko 2014...............................................Maren Prediger 2015...............................................Elizabeth Gratz

GARC Sportsmanship Award

2012..................................West Virginia University

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WVU All-GARC First Team Selections

1998........................... Marcos Scrivner (A), (S), (C) Cory Willis (A) 1999.........................................Ron Nelson (S), (C) Cory Willis (S), (C) Tommy Caranasos (A) 2000....................... Tommy Caranasos (S), (A), (C) Cory Willis (S), (A), (C) 2001................................................. Cory Willis (S) Tommy Caranasos (A) 2002............................................. Steve Powell (S) Wade Tyner (S) 2003.......................................Nicole Allaire (S), (C) 2009............................................Andy Lamson (C) Kyle Smith (S) Bryant Wallizer (A) 2010............................................ Brandi Eskew (S) Michael Kulbacki (A), (C) Andy Lamson (A), (C) Tommy Santelli (S) Bryant Wallizer (A), (C) 2011...........................Nicco Campriani (A), (C), (S) Tommy Santelli (C) 2012............................ Petra Zublasing (A), (S), (C) 2013......................................... Maren Prediger (A) Garrett Spurgeon (S), (C) Petra Zublasing (A), (S), (C) 2014......................................... Maren Prediger (A) Garrett Spurgeon (A), (S), (C) 2015...........................Michael Bamsey (A), (S), (C) Ziva Dvorsak (A), (C) Elizabeth Gratz (A), (S), (C) Thomas Kyanko (S) Maren Prediger (A) Garrett Spurgeon (S), (C) Patrick Sunderman (A)

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) 2014.................................. Meelis Kiisk (A), (S), (C) Patrick Sunderman (A), (C) Maren Prediger (C) 2015............................................. Ziva Dvorsak (S) Thomas Kyanko (C) Jean-Pierre Lucas (S), (C) Maren Prediger (C) Garrett Spurgeon (A) Patrick Sunderman (S), (C)

WVU All-GARC Honorable Mention Selections

1998.................................................Rob Toney (S) Liz Smith (C) 2000............................................Mats Persson (S) Steve Powell (A) April Shea (C) 2001.................................... Tommy Caranasos (S) 2002....................................... Rich Sawyer (C), (S) 2003................................................Josh Byers (C) Jonathan Hammond (S) Brian Launer (A) 2008............................................... Lafe Kunkel (S) 2009...................................... Michael Kulbacki (C) Justin Pentz (S), (C) Tommy Santelli (A) Bryant Wallizer (C) 2010............................................Brandi Eskew (C) Michael Kulbacki (S) Justin Pentz (A) Kyle Smith (S) Bryant Wallizer (S) 2011............................................ Brandi Eskew (S) Michael Kulbacki (C) Andy Lamson (C) Kyle Smith (C) 2012................................................. Amy Bock (S) Taylor Ciotola (S) Meelis Kiisk (C) Michael Kulbacki (A) Thomas Kyanko (S), (C) 2013........................................Daniel Sojka (A), (C) Garrett Spurgeon (A) Patrick Sunderman (S) 2014........................................Thomas Kyanko (C) Patrick Sunderman (S) 2015......................................... Thomas Kyanko (A) Jean-Pierre Lucas (A) Maren Prediger (S)

Key: A - Air Rifle

S - Smallbore

C - Combined


YEAR-BY-YEAR Year Coach

Results

1951

Maj. John Nicholas

1952

Maj. John Nicholas

1953

Capt. Kendrick Barlow

Captain Robert Jones

Record 10-0

Robert Jones

15-3

Robert Galusha

17-1 10-2

1954

Capt. Kendrick Barlow

Robert Galusha

1955

Capt. Clair L. Book

Marvin Fisher

7-6

1956

Capt. Clair L. Book

Jerry Amos

12-5

1957

Capt. Clair L. Book

James Paxton

14-5

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 Goshell

15-0

1964

M/Sgt. Charles Haley

Jack Writer

1965

M/Sgt. Francis Orchard

Dean Bahrman

1966

M/Sgt. Francis Orchard

Jack Writer

# 19-0 11-3 # 11-0

1967

Sgt. Joe Gravens

Dean Bahrman

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

1974

M/Sgt. Bobby Timms

Jim Meredith

M/Sgt. Roy Riffe

Phil Whitworth

6-1

M/Sgt. Charles Neal

Phil Whitworth

# 6-1

1977

Ed Etzel

Dan Young

4-0

1978

Ed Etzel

Dan Young

4-1

1979

Ed Etzel

Elliot Hutchinson

5-1

1980

Ed Etzel

Stefan Thynell

6-0

1981

Ed Etzel

Tim Rennie, John Rost

12-0

1982

Ed Etzel

John Rost

11-0

1983

Ed Etzel

Dena Orth

* 12-1

1984

Ed Etzel

Bob Broughton

* 13-0

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

* 9-0

Marsha Beasley

Gary Hardy

Marsha Beasley

Ann-Marie Pfiffner

1993

Marsha Beasley

Garett Smith

Marsha Beasley

Captain

1998

Marsha Beasley

None

None

Record * 9-1

*% 13-0

1999

Marsha Beasley

None

% 10-0

2000

Marsha Beasley

None

% 12-1 11-0

2001

Marsha Beasley

None

2002

Marsha Beasley

None

8-3

2003

Marsha Beasley

None

11-2

2004

No varsity team

2005

Marsha Beasley

None

3-8

2006

Marsha Beasley

None

4-7

2007

Jon Hammond

None

6-4

2008

Jon Hammond

Lafe Kunkel

8-3

2009

Jon Hammond

Paul Miller

* 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

2014

Jon Hammond

None

*$ 10-0

2015

Jon Hammond

Taylor Ciotola/Meelis Kiisk *$ 11-1

Totals 612-102 # - NRA Champions % - MARC Champions

* - NCAA Champions $ - GARC Champions

6-1

1975

1991

1997

11-1

1976

1992

Year Coach

* 10-0 * 9-0 * 11-0

1994

Marsha Beasley

Joe Pishock

1995

Marsha Beasley

None

* 10-0

13-1

1996

Marsha Beasley

None

* 10-0 Coach MarshaBEASLEY with Ann-MariePFIFFNER

69


SERIES Records

BryantWALLIZER

Opponent

W

L Began

Opponent

77th Infantry

1

0

Mississippi............................ 10........3...... 2002

1964

L Began

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

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

Akron.................................... 13........0...... 1952

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

Alaska-Fairbanks.................. 10........7...... 1989

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

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

Navy..................................... 24........8...... 1966

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

Nebraska.............................. 10........3...... 2003

Army..................................... 35.......10..... 1957

NC State............................... 16........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............................ 41........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....................................... 4.........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.............................. 16........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................................ 9.........2...... 2005

70

W


1953 (17-1)

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

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

CAPT. KENDRICK BARLOW

MAJ. JOHN NICHOLAS

NRA Sectionals

1395-1393 W

Indiana

1952 (15-3) MAJ. JOHN NICHOLAS

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

NRA Sectionals (1st)

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)

NRA Sectionals (5th)

(1951-2015)

ALL-TIMEScores

1951 (10-0)

1965 MOUNTAINEERS

71


1955 (7-6)

1958 (9-5)

1961 (14-1)

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

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

1416-1333 W at Geneva 1435-1412 W at Carnegie Tech 1435-1248 W at Duquesne 1410-1413 L at Washington & Jefferson 1439-1399 W Carnegie Tech 1439-1347 W Geneva 1439-1398 W Pitt 1445-1418 W at Penn State 1431-1377 W Richmond 1431-1396 W at Virginia Tech 1434-1418 W Washington & Jefferson 1426-1371 W at Pitt 1448-1345 W Duquesne 1448-1396 W Penn State 1452-1410 W at Washington & Jefferson

CAPT. CLAIR BOOK

NRA Sectionals (2nd)

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

72

CAPT. HUGH JONES, JR.

Southern Conference (3rd) NRA Sectionals (3rd)

1959 (8-8)

CAPT. HUGH JONES, JR. 1381-1368 W Geneva 1400-1414 L Carnegie Tech 1400-1364 W Duquesne 1391-1331 W at Duquesne 1410-1417 L Washington & Jefferson 1400-1419 L Army 1400-1416 L The Citadel 1400-1362 W Washington & Lee 1400-1399 W VMI 1369-1365 W at Geneva 1405-1410 L at Washington & Jefferson 1394-1381 W Penn State 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

Southern Conference (2nd) NRA Sectionals (1st) 1st Nationally

1962 (13-2)

CAPT. CHARLES MEANS 1407-1340 W at Duquesne 1407-1341 W Pitt 1428-1408 W Carnegie Tech 1436-1400 W Washington & Jefferson 1429-1398 W at Richmond 1429-1336 W George Washington 1424-1403 W at Carnegie Tech 1433-1424 W at Penn State 1428-1437 L Virginia Tech 1423-1417 W City College of New York 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 1428-1378 W at Washington & Jefferson 1434-1370 W Carnegie Tech 1434-1433 W Army 1437-1388 W Washington & Jefferson 1412-1388 W at George Washington 1435-1382 W Pitt 1436-1386 W Duquesne 1436-1375 W Potomac State 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


1964 (19-0)

1967 (5-2)

1427-1300 W California, Pa. 1434-1397 W Carnegie Tech 1434-1354 W Duquesne 1427-1414 W at Allegheny 1427-1286 W at Alliance 1417-1404 W Virginia Tech 1448-1444 W at Army 1448-1359 W at 77th Inf. Div. 1422-1383 W at Carnegie Tech 1422-1338 W Duquesne 1447-1379 W Washington & Jefferson 1443-1413 W East Tennessee State 1456-1335 W at Washington & Jefferson 1433-1433* W VMI 1449-1436 W at Penn State 1445-1395 W at Carnegie Tech 1445-1395 W at Alliance 1445-1402 W at Allegheny 1445-1419 W at Indiana, Pa.

1445-1390 W 1106-1078 W 1337-1312 W 1355-1379 L 1351-1356 L 1387-1368 W 1355-1346 W

M/SGT. CHARLES HALEY

Southern Conference (3rd) NRA Sectionals (1st) 1st Nationally * WVU won on standing position

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 1466-1424 W VMI 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

1971 (5-3)

JOE GRAVENS

GARY GRADY at Indiana, Pa. Murray State at VMI Army The Citadel at Navy Penn State

Kansas State Invitational (1st) Coast Guard Invitational (5th) Southern Conference (1st) West Virginia Sectional and Conventional (1st)

1377-1349

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

at Akron

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)

at Pitt at Indiana, Pa. Eastern Kentucky

Xavier Invitational (6th) Kentucky Invitational (10th)

1339-1393 1373-1349

L W

at Navy at VMI

West Point Invitational (8th)

1380-1363 1380-1408

W L

at Penn State at Army

NRA Sectionals (1st)

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 1418-1270 2793-2717 2837-2867

W W W L

at Indiana, Pa. at Pitt at Eastern Kentucky at East Tennessee State

Xavier Invitational (1st) Kentucky Invitational (1st)

ROBERT MCNICKLE

Pitt Indiana, Pa.

Kansas Invitational ROTC Division (3rd) College Division (2nd) Xavier Invitational ROTC Division (2nd) College Division (4th)

Coast Guard Invitational (3rd) NRA Sectionals (1st)

W W W

M/SGT. BOBBY TIMMS

ROBERT MCNICKLE

1357-1389 L 1390-1399 L 1390-1339 W 1366-1339 W

1332-1223 1332-1229 2698-2630

1973 (6-1)

1969 (5-2)

1383-1308 W 1383-1261 W

Penn State

GREG YANTIS

2723-2769 L East Tennessee State 2723-2475 W Indiana, Pa. 1371-1210 W at Richmond 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

W

W

1972 (5-2)

JOE GRAVENS

Kansas Invitational ROTC Division (2nd) College Division (4th)

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

NRA Sectionals (1st)

1968 (8-2)

1379-1365

1344-1229 W 1344-1314 W 1355-1316 W 1355-1373 L 1337-1349 L 1412-1337 W 1362-1333 W

at Navy at Penn State at Army VMI

2812-2684 2815-2715 1406-1233 2820-2791 2820-2756

W W W W W

at Ohio State at Penn State at Villanova at Army at Air Force

Army Invitational (1st)

5743-5048 W 2830-2820 W 2830-2643 W

Pitt at Navy at VMI

NRA Sectionals (1st)

73


1975 (6-1)

1979 (5-1)

SGT. ROY RIFFE 1400-1325 1400-1182 2849-2821

ED ETZEL

W W W

at Indiana, Pa. at Pitt East Tennessee State

East Tennessee State Invitational (2nd) Xavier Invitational (1st) Kentucky Invitational (2nd) Tennesee Tech Invitational (2nd) Acorns Invitational (3rd)

2830-1748 W 2834-2732 W

Tennessee Tech Navy

NRA Sectionals (1st)

2826-2665 W 2826-2472 W

Pitt Indiana, Pa.

East Tennessee State Invitational (6th) Kentucky Invitational (1st) Tennessee Tech Invitational (2nd) Acorns Invitational (2nd)

L W

Navy Army Penn State

1977 (4-0)

East Tennessee State Invitational (1st) West Virginia Invitational (1st) Kentucky Invitational (3rd) Bob Stark Invitational (1st)

W W W W

Ohio State Penn State at NC State at Navy

1978 (4-1)

Navy

NCAA Championship (2nd)

Acorns Invitational (1st) East Tennessee State Invitational (3rd) Kentucky Invitational (2nd) Acorns Invitational (1st)

at Tennessee Tech at Ohio State at Penn State

West Point Invitational (4th)

at East Tennessee State at Navy

East Tennessee State NC State

Tennessee Tech Army Penn State Ohio State Rose-Hulman Navy Penn State St. John’s Eastern Kentucky East Tennessee State

ED ETZEL

W

at Tennessee Tech

East Tennessee State Invitational (4th)

W

St. John=s

Eastern Kentucky Invitational (2nd)

6511-6063 6188-6026 6182-6122 6173-6071

W W W W

St. John’s at Eastern Kentucky at East Tennessee State

Army Invitational (1st)

6220-5830 W 6082-5987 W 6221-5878 W

Ohio State Navy King’s College

W

East Tennessee State

1985 (9-1) ED ETZEL

6085-6083 W at Eastern Kentucky 6113-6011 W at St. John’s 6128-6138 L at East Tennessee State 6170-5821 W at Ohio State 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 6156-6130 W Tennessee Tech NCAA Championship (2nd)

1986 (9-0) ED ETZEL

1982 (11-0) 3814-3706

W W W

NCAA Championship (1st)

NCAA Championship (2nd)

6124-6048

6207-6075 6184-6083 6185-6167

6180-6147

6124-6121 W 6082-6037 W 6082-5804 W 6082-5774 W 6082-5792 W 6142-6063 W 6142-5858 W 2297-2225 W W W

6101-6102 L at Tennessee Tech 6103-6005 W at Eastern Kentucky 6151-5807 W Ohio State 6144-6072 W Army 6162-5420 W William & Mary 3829-3700 W at St. John’s 6149-5997 W at Navy 6157-6061 W Eastern Kentucky 6160-6133 W Tennessee Tech 6182-6123 W East Tennessee State

Murray State Invitational (1st)

1981 (12-0)

6129-6095 6117-6097

East Tennessee State Invitational (1st)

ED ETZEL

USMA Invitational (2nd)

ED ETZEL

1983 (12-1)

1984 (12-0)

4632-4611 W East Tennessee State 2329-2224 W Army 2329-2208 W Ohio State 2329-2169 W Penn State 4616-4534 W Eastern Kentucky

W W

at Army at St. John’s East Tennessee State

NCAA Championship (1st)

West Virginia Invitational (1st) Eastern Kentucky Invitational (3rd) Kentucky Invitational (1st)

NRA Sectionals (2nd)

74

at Navy East Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky

NRA Collegiate Sectionals Smallbore (2nd), Air Rifle (3rd) National Intercollegiate Championship (3rd)

6156-6069 6156-5750

Acorns Invitational (1st) East Tennessee State Invitational (3rd) Kentucky Invitational (1st) Acorns Invitational (1st) Tennessee Tech Invitational (1st) USMA Invitational (1st)

NRA Championships (3rd)

W L W

ED ETZEL

ED ETZEL

L W

Ohio State

Army Invitational (1st)

Tennessee Tech Ohio State

2833-2809 W 2828-2746 W 2828-2661 W

2286-2303 2285-2250

W

4649-4529 W

West Point Invitational (1st)

W W W

2309-2237 4592-4692 4811-4598

W W W

ED ETZEL

ED ETZEL

ED ETZEL

2273-2268 2848-2753 2848-2671

at Penn State

1980 (6-0)

1976 (6-1)

2299-2206 2299-2148 2843-1802 2843-2801

W

Tennessee Tech Invitational (2nd) East Tennessee State Invitational (3rd) Eastern Kentucky Invitational (1st) Acorn Invitational (1st) Open International Sectionals (2nd)

Army Ohio State

2803-2884 L 2796-2792 W

2276-2150

2276-2133

West Point Invitational (4th)

3377-3384 2810-2743

6139-5990 6139-5969 6162-6118

at Murray State Murray State Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech

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)


1987 (6-1)

6210-6094 W 6196-6087 W 6191-6073 W

ED ETZEL

6270-6037

W

at St. John’s

Xavier Invitational (2nd)

6221-6078 W 6206-5749 W 6196-6052 W 6207-6102 W 6180-6189 L 6205-6103 W

at Navy at Ohio State Washington State at Tennessee Tech at Murray State Army

NCAA Championship (2nd)

1988 (7-0) GREG PERRINE 6164-6110

W

St. John’s

at Tennessee Tech at Murray State Canisius

NCAA Championship (1st)

1992 (9-0) MARSHA BEASLEY

6147-6009 W 6172-6036 W 6172-6003 W 6187-5489 W 6151-6046 W 6178-6061 W 6185-5939 W 6217-6102 W 6213-6081 W

NCAA Championship (1st)

St. John’s at Air Force Texas-El Paso North Carolina State Xavier at Ohio State at Canisius at Murray State (NCAA Qualifier) Tennessee Tech

NCAA Championship (1st)

Xavier Invitational (1st)

6222-5945 6206-5539 6222-6086 6212-6105 6213-6177 6190-6118

W W W W W W

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

NCAA Championship (1st)

1989 (8-0) ED ETZEL

6193-6067 W 6192-6074 W 6198-5816 W 6224-5726 W 6244-6053 W 6231-6091 W 6224-6181 W 6241-6145 W

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

NCAA Championship (1st)

1990 (9-0) MARSHA BEASLEY

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

1991 (10-0) MARSHA BEASLEY

6200-6051 W at St. John’s 6185-5942 W at Xavier 6185-5915 W Kentucky 6180-6102 W Alaska-Fairbanks 6187-6053 W Ohio State 6193-6026 W Air Force 6180-6095 W Army (NCAA Qualifier)

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

1994 (13-1) MARSHA BEASLEY

W

St. John’s

Walsh Invitational (1st - 6188)

6200-6101 W 1551-1236 W 6146-6133 L 6163-6139 W 6163-6010 W 6190-5825 W 6177-5329 W 6156-5329 W

Xavier Cincinnati Alaska-Fairbanks Air Force Texas-El Paso at Ohio State Duquesne Canisius

NCAA Qualifier (1st)

6148-6069 W 6148-6109 W 6163-6130 W 6187-6070 W 6176-6124 W

at Army Norwich Murray State Tennessee Tech Kentucky

NCAA Championship (2nd)

1995 (10-0) MARSHA BEASLEY 6179-6125

W

at St. John’s

Walsh Invitational (1st - 6188)

6196-6145 6195-5780 6199-6156

W W W

1996 (10-0) MARSHA BEASLEY

6152-6133 W 6204-5978 W 6204-5591 W 6195-6126 W

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

Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6176)

6191-6156 W 6206-5903 W 6175-6130 W 6175-5858 W

at Kentucky at Ohio State Xavier Duquesne

NCAA Qualfier at Xavier (1st - 6197)

MARSHA BEASLEY

6171-6083

6143-6012 W Canisius 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

at Kentucky Ohio State Air Force

6225-6031 6210-6061

W W

at Canisius Murray State

NCAA Championship (1st)

1997 (9-1) MARSHA BEASLEY 6178-6095 6194-6121

W W

Jacksonville State Norwich (at St. John’s)

Walsh Invitational (1st - 6206)

6170-6178 L Kentucky 6209-6089 W Air Force 6201-5806 W Ohio State 6193-5772 W Duquesne 6195-5486 W Canisius 6211-6083 W Xavier (NCAA Qualifier) 6215-6154 W at Murray State 6232-6152 W at Tennessee Tech NCAA Championship (1st)

1998 (13-0) MARSHA BEASLEY

6195-6137 W 6163-5777 W 6170-6061 W 6170-5878 W 6170-5773 W

at Jacksonville State vs. Army (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) at Air Force vs. Wyoming (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) vs. Army (at Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Walsh Invitational (1st - 6202)

6177-6122 W 6171-5958 W 6184-5910 W 6184-6087 W 6183-6080 W 6212-5739 W

Kentucky at Ohio State Duquesne Norwich Xavier at Canisius

NCAA Qualifier in Cincinnati, Ohio (1st - 6181)

6190-6124 6175-6106

W W

Murray State Tennessee Tech

MARC Tournament (1st - 6201) NCAA Championship (1st - 6214)

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1999 (10-0) MARSHA BEASLEY 6161-6080 6175-6143

W W

Jacksonville State at Norwich at Kentucky Ohio State Air Force Duquesne Xavier Canisius

at NCAA Qualifiers (1st - 6175)

6153-6130 6191-6018

W W

at Murray State at Tennessee Tech

at MARC Tournament (1st - 6205) NCAA Championship (3rd - 6156)

2000 (12-1) 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 at Ohio State Duquesne Xavier at Canisius

at NCAA Qualifiers (1st - 6121)

6121-5694 W 6182-6077 W 6183-6089 W

VMI Murray State Tennessee Tech

at MARC Championship (1st - 6185) at NCAA Championship (3rd - 4603, smallbore only)

2001 (11-0) at MARC/OVC Shootout (3rd - 6167)

W W

Jacksonville State Texas-El Paso

at Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6191)

6187-6170 W 6217-6084 W 6177-5929 W 6194-6156 W 6184-5880 W 6160-6143 W 6160-5897 W 6191-6161 W 6206-6147 W at MARC Championship (2nd - 6188) at NCAA Championship (3rd - 6174)

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.)

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 6181-6241 L 6209-6240 L 6220-6225 W

2003 (11-2) MARSHA BEASLEY

at Mountaineer Open (1st - 6203)

6165-6157 W at Kentucky 6171-6123 W vs. Jacksonville State (at Cincinnati, Ohio) 6214-6171 W at Army 6214-6060 W vs. Mississippi (at West Point, N.Y.) 6203-6126 W Nebraska at Palmyra Invitational (** - 6150)

6204-6108 W 6221-6144 W 6215-6189 W 6232-6318 L 6235-5677 W 6218-6053 W

Air Force Ohio State Xavier Alaska-Fairbanks Canisius Duquesne

at GARC Championships (2nd - 6174)

6196-6231 6213-6185

L W

at Murray State at Tennessee Tech

at Kentucky Air Force Ohio State Xavier Canisius Navy Duquesne at Murray State at Tennessee Tech

WVU competed as a club team

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)

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Alaska-Fairbanks Xavier Murray State Tennessee Tech

2004

MARSHA BEASLEY 6164-6129 6154-6110

at GARC/OVC Shootout (2nd - 6185)

MARSHA BEASLEY

at GARC Championship (3rd - 6230) at NCAA Championship (6th, SB - 4612; 7th overall)

MARSHA BEASLEY

6111-5303 W 6162-5958 W 6133-5843 W 6162-6127 W 6191-5880 W

2006 (4-7)

MARSHA BEASLEY

at Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6181)

6164-6115 W 6181-6004 W 6176-6060 W 6099-5816 W 6190-6112 W 6195-5858 W

2002 (8-3)

at GARC Championship (6th B 4594)

2007 (6-4, 2-4) JON HAMMOND

4560-4545 W 4545-4444 W 4514-4638 L 4548-4633 L 4531-4648 L 4532-4479 W 4561-4445 W

Memphis Ohio State Army Nebraska Kentucky NC State Tennessee Tech

at Palmyra Invitational (6th – 4571)

4571-4519 W 4568-4582 L 4566-4370 W

Akron Ole Miss VMI Institute

at GARC Championship (5th – 4552)

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)

at GARC Championships (1st – 4681) at NCAA Championships (6th – 4647)

2010 (11-0, 7-0)

VMI men (NCAA Qualifiers) VMI women (NCAA Qualifiers)

4655-4587 W vs. Air Force (at Nebraska) 4660-4634 W at Nebraska 4666-4538 W at Ohio State 4665-4560 W at Akron 4638-4562 W Army 4691-4642 W Kentucky 4678-4561 W NC State 4697-4670 W Alaska-Fairbanks 4696-4576 W vs. Ole Miss (in Cokeville, Tenn.) at Winthrow Invitational (1st – 4678)

Memphis Nebraska (NCAA Qualifiers)

at GARC Championships (1st – 4653) at NCAA Championships (3rd – 4641)

4690-4655 W 4709-4680 W 4702-4688 W

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)

2011 (11-2, 5-1)

2014 (10-0, 7-0)

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)

4657-4648 4656-4650

JON HAMMOND

JON HAMMOND

W W

4695-4669 W 4681-4614 W 4690-4605 W 4678-4627 W 4707-4604 W

Army Mississippi Akron at Navy NC State

at Withrow Invitational (1st – 4710)

2013 (11-1, 5-1)

JON HAMMOND

4659-4530 W 4659-4612 W

4678-4413 W 4678-4326 W

Ohio State at Nebraska

at Memphis Alaska-Fairbanks Kentucky

at Murray, Ky. (NCAA Qualifiers) 4691 at GARC Championships (1st – 4700) at NCAA Championships (1st – 4705)

2015 (11-1, 8-0) JON HAMMOND

4712-4664 W TCU 4695-4611 W at Akron 4695-4652 W at Ohio State 4718-4637 W Memphis vs. Mississippi (West Point, N.Y.) 4699-4568 W 4717-4644 W at Army 4702-4577 W Navy 4714-4586 W NC State 4704-4680 W Nebraska 4691-4688 W at Alaska-Fairbanks 4706-4705 L at Alaska-Fairbanks 4677-4663 W at Kentucky 4705 NCAA Qualifiers (WVU Rifle Range) at GARC Championships (1st – 4709) at NCAA Championships (1st – 4702)

at GARC Championships (1st – 4704) at NCAA Championships (2nd - 4697)

2012 (12-2, 5-1) JON HAMMOND

4664-4587 W vs. Air Force (at Nebraska) 4667-4610 W at Nebraska 4693-4637 W Army 4678-4616 W Memphis 4688-4615 W Murray State 4671-4646 W Ole Miss 4691-4554 W Akron 4676-4626 W Alaska-Fairbanks 4680-4616 W at Ohio State 4701-4669 L at TCU 4680-4650 L Kentucky 4647-4577 W NC State 2012-13 MOUNTAINEERS

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WVU RIFLEAlumni -A-

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 Michael Bamsey...................................................................... 2014-15 Ryan Baum.............................................................................. 2002-03 Brad Baumeister...................................................................... 1974-75 Scott Beaman...........................................................1975-76, 1976-77 Randall Beatty..........................................................1957-58, 1958-59 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

Steve Drenkard........................................................................ 1981-82 Don Drnick............................................................................... 1967-68 Jim Dunn................................................................................. 1968-69 Ziva Dvorsak.............................................................2013-14, 2014-15

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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 Elizabeth Gratz........................................................................ 2014-15 Patti Grizzell............................................................................ 1969-70

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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, 2013-14, 2014-15 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, 2013-14 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

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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

-J-

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, 2013-14, 2014-15 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, 2013-14, 2014-15

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Shannon Lancaster..................................................1992-93, 1993-94 Andy Lamson............................ 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 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 Jean-Pierre Lucas....................................................2013-14, 2014-15 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

2006 MOUNTAINEERS

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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 Greg Perrine.............................. 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86 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 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, 2013-14, 2014-15 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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Amy Smith................................................ 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 Elizabeth Smith...................... 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02 Garrett Smith............................. 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93 Kyle Smith................................. 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Sydney Smith.......................................................................... 2013-14 Steven Smyth.......................................................................... 1991-92 Daniel Sojka.............................................. 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 Adam Somers........................................... 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 Marvin Spinks...........................................................1980-81, 1981-82 Garrett Spurgeon...................................... 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 Pam Stalzer............................... 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93 Michelle Stamates..................... 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82 Christian Stensrud....................................................2000-01, 2001-02 Patrick Sunderman................................... 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15

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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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Petra Zublasing........................................ 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 Ashley Zultanky......................... 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 * First name not on file


Information GENERAL WVU President E. Gordon Gee.................... 82

WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons......... 83 Senior Staff/Head Coaches............................ 84 Athletic Facilities............................................ 85 Media Information.......................................... 86


E.GORDON Gee PRESIDENT

Dr. E. Gordon Gee is one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having helmed universities for more than three decades. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. In 2014, Gee returned to West Virginia University, where his career as a university president began. His leadership goals include putting students first, advancing the University’s research agenda, partnering with West Virginia communities and making sure that 1.8 million West Virginians know in their hearts and minds that West Virginia University is their university. Born in Vernal, Utah, Gee graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in history and earned his J.D. and Ed.D. degrees from Columbia University. He clerked under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals before being named a judicial fellow and staff assistant to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this role, he worked for Chief Justice Warren Burger on administrative and legal problems of the Court and federal judiciary. Gee returned to Utah as an associate professor and associate dean in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and was granted full professorship in 1978. One year later, he became dean of the West Virginia University College of Law, and, in 1981, was named West Virginia University president. He served in that role until 1985. He went on to lead the University of Colorado (1985-1990), Brown University (1998-2000) and Vanderbilt University (2001-07). He served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990 to 1997 and again from 2007 to 2013. Gee has served on several educationgovernance organizations and committees, including the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents, the Inter-University Council of Ohio, the Business-Higher Education

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Forum and the American Association of Universities. He was chair of the American Council on Education’s Commission on Higher Education Attainment and served as co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Energy Advisory Committee. In 2009, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia invited him to join its international advisory board. Active in many national professional and service organizations, he has served on the boards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., Limited Brands and the National 4-H Council. In 2011, Gee began serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2011-2012, Governor John Kasich asked him to chair the Ohio Higher Education Capital Funding Collaborative and the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission. In December 2012, he began serving on the Columbus Education Commission. And in March 2015, he was elected to the board of directors of the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest higher education organization. Gee has received many honorary degrees, awards, fellowships and recognitions. He is a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest science organization. In 1994, Gee received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah, as well as from Teachers College of Columbia University. In 2013, he received the ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award and the Outstanding Academic Leader of the Year Award on behalf of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is the co-author of 11 books, including Law, Policy and Higher Education, published in 2012. He has also authored many papers and articles on law and education. Gee’s daughter, Rebekah, is the Medicaid Medical Director for the State of Louisiana, and an assistant professor of Public Health and Medicine at Louisiana State University. She is also a Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/IOM Anniversary Fellow. Dr. Rebekah Gee is married to David Patrón, and they have five children.

President E.GordonGEE shares a hug with a recent WVU graduate


SHANELyons DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

West Virginia native Shane Lyons was named director of Intercollegiate Athletics and associate vice president at West Virginia University in January 2015. Lyons came to West Virginia after spending three years as the deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer at Alabama where he worked closely on day-to-day strategic leadership and direction with Alabama athletic directors – the late Mal Moore and current athletic director Bill Battle. At WVU, Lyons has oversight of 18 varsity sports, a department budget of approximately $80 million, 220 employees, approximately 450 student-athletes and a facilities master plan that included the opening of a $21 million baseball park and more $75 million to modernize other athletic venues in the next three years. During his time at Alabama, his responsibilities included oversight of a $120 million budget, daily monitoring of compliance and oversight of the Crimson Tide’s 21 sports teams. In addition, he played a pivotal role in a historic renegotiation of Alabama’s multimedia rights agreement that started in 2014 and was involved in several significant capital projects totaling more than $85 million. The Crimson Tide won seven national titles in five different sports during his time there – two in football, two in men’s golf, one in women’s golf, one in gymnastics and one in softball. He also played a critical role in the hiring of four Alabama head coaches. Prior to joining the Alabama staff in November 2011, Lyons spent 10 years as an associate commissioner at the Atlantic Coast Conference. At the ACC, Lyons focused on conference-wide compliance and academic initiatives, providing direct assistance to the conference’s presidents, chancellors and athletics directors in matters dealing with NCAA regulatory matters. In addition, he served as the ACC’s human resource manager and was responsible for the administration, negotiation and mediation of the employee benefits program and managing the conference’s organizational policies and procedures. He was part of the administrative team for ACC events, including the football championship game, the men’s basketball tournament and men’s and women’s NCAA basketball events. He also was a member and served as chairman on many prominent committees within the NCAA Governance structure during his tenure with the ACC. Prior to working at the ACC, Lyons served as associate athletics director for compliance at Big 12 member Texas Tech from 1998 to 2001. During that time, Lyons assumed responsibility for the leadership, administration and implementation of a comprehensive NCAA compliance program with emphasis toward rules education and extensive monitoring systems. He also served as oversight administrator for several of the Red Raiders’ athletic teams and had financial and operational supervision of the strength and conditioning, nutritional and sports medicine units. Before joining Texas Tech, Lyons worked at the NCAA for almost 10 years as a senior membership services representative, where he was responsible for the oversight and coordination of the 25 membership service representatives. Lyons began his career in college athletics in July 1988 as assistant commissioner of the Big South Conference. With the Big South, he was in charge of conference-wide compliance and championships.

A native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and a graduate of Parkersburg High, Lyons was a standout basketball player for the Big Reds. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sport management from WVU in 1987 and 1988, respectively. He and his wife, Emily, a graduate of the University of WisconsinMadison, have two children: Cameron, 16, and Brooke, 12. Lyons is the University’s 12th athletic director.

Shane Lyons through the Years:

1988-89 Big South Conference (Assistant Commissioner for Compliance and Championships) 1989-98 NCAA (Senior Membership Services Representative) 1998-2001 Texas Tech (Associate Athletic Director – Compliance) 2001-11 Atlantic Coast Conference (Associate Commissioner – Compliance and Governance) 2011-15 Alabama (Deputy Director of Athletics) 2015-present West Virginia (Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President)

The LyonsFAMILY: Emily, Cameron, Shane and Brooke

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY INTERCOLLEGIATEAthletics

KeliCUNNINGHAM

Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director

MattBORMAN

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Development

BradyROURKE

Associate Athletic Director/ Student-Athlete Development

TerriHOWES

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Senior Woman’s Administrator

MattWELLS

Associate Athletic Director/ External Affairs

MichaelSZUL

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Business Operations

DiaFORTNEY

Assistant Athletic Director/ Business Operations

MichaelFRAGALE

Associate Athletic Director/ Communications

LaceyGIBSON

JoeHESKETT

Associate Athletic Director/ Sports Performance

AprilMESSERLY

Assistant Athletic Director/ Compliance

Assistant Athletic Director/ Facilities & Operations

BenMURRAY

Associate Athletic Director/ Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns

BryanMESSERLY

Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY KevinMILLER

Assistant Athletic Director/ Annual Fund

Head Coaches

NathanielZINN

Assistant Athletic Director/ Marketing

NikkiIZZO-BROWN

Women’s Soccer

JasonBUTTS

MikeCAREY

SeanCLEARY

SeanCOVICH

JonHAMMOND

SammieHENSON

DanaHOLGORSEN

BobHUGGINS

JimmyKING

MarlonLEBLANC

MihaLISAC

RandyMAZEY

VicRIGGS

ReedSUNAHARA

Gymnastics

Men’s Basketball

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Women’s Basketball

Rowing

Cross Country/Track

Men’s Soccer

Men’s Golf

Tennis

Rifle

Baseball

Wrestling

Swimming and Diving

Football

Volleyball


Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

ATHLETIC FACILITIES Monongalia County Ballpark

Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

Basketball Practice Facility

WVU Natatorium

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Media Services

The West Virginia University athletic communications office will be available throughout the entire 2015-16 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 associate athletic communications director Shannon McNamara.

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 (304-2932821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available, and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff.

Receiving Information

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

WVUsports.com

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 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.

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MEDIAInformation ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONSInformation

The West Virginia University athletic communications office is located on the second floor of the Coliseum.

AmySALVATORE Graduate Assistant, Athletic Comm. E-mail: alsalvatore@mail.wvu.edu

RussellLUNA

MAILING ADDRESS

MichaelFRAGALE

AshleyBAILEY

BryanMESSERLY

CharlesHEALY

JohnANTONIK

LisaAMMONS

MikeMONTORO

CherylWIRE

Athletic Communications office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877

OVERNIGHT SHIPPING

WVU Athletic Communications 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 217 Morgantown, WV 26506

PHONE INFORMATION Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105

RIFLE CONTACT

ShannonMCNAMARA Associate Director of Athletic Communications Email: shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu

Associate Athletic Director/ Communications Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications Director of Digital Media Director of Football Communications JoeSWAN

Director of Athletic Publications KristinCOLDSNOW

Multimedia Specialist GrantDOVEY

Digital Media Manager

Associate Director of Athletic Communications Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Business Manager Operations Coordinator AmyPRUNTY

Program Assistant SamanthaSTREJECK

Graduate Assistant D.J.JAMIEL

Graduate Assistant


HERE, GOING FIRST IS IN OUR BLOOD. IT’S IN OUR SWEAT. AND IT’S IN OUR NATURE. SO WE WILL GO ABOVE. WE WILL GO BEYOND. AND WHEN EVERYONE ELSE GOES BACK, MOUNTAINEERS #GOFIRST.

LET’S GO.



2015-16 WVU Rifle Guide