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2016-17 Season 48.......................... Preseason Notebook 49.............................. 2016-17 Schedule

50................................WVU Quick Facts

2015-16 Season 52................................... Season Review 54................................................ Results

55............ Team and Individual Statistics

Record Book 58..................................... WVU Records

59.............................Coaches Records and Individual Honors 61...........................................Olympians

2016-17 Rifle

62...............................NCAA Champions 63......................................All-Americans 65..................................... NCAA Results

67... NCAA Team Championship Results 68......................................NCAA History

2016-17 Rifle Guide Credits

69..................................... GARC History

The 2016-17 West Virginia University Rifle Guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan | Editor/Writer: Shannon McNamara | Page Layout/Design: Bob Slater Provations Group, Kristin Coldsnow | Contributors: Lisa Ammons, John Antonik, Ashley Bailey, Alyssa Cantisani, Grant Dovey, Charlie Healy, Alex

King, Drew Mack, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Chris Pharis, Amy Prunty, Amy Salvatore, Cale Simon, Samantha Strejeck, Nicolle Thiry, Cheryl Wire | 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

© 2017 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics | West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University. Reproduction of any material appearing herein is prohibited without approval of the publisher. All views represent the views of the author and are not necessarily those of the University or Intercollegiate Athletics.

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

6.....................................Global Success 8........................Mountaineer Olympians 10................................... In the Spotlight 11..................Strength and Conditioning

12............................... In the Community 13.................................. Athletic Training

14..............................................Facilities 16............ Student-Athlete Development 20........................................Campus Life 24..................... Mountaineer Excellence

72..................... All-Time Series Records

73...................................All-Time Scores

80................................WVU Rifle Alumni

West Virginia University 84....................President E. Gordon Gee 85...... Director of Athletics Shane Lyons

© West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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

71.......................... Year-by-Year Results

Coaching Staff 30.................................... Jon Hammond

34.......... Coach Hammond One-on-One 36...................................... Support Staff

Mountaineer Profiles 38................................................. Roster 39...............................Jean-Pierre Lucas

40....................................Elizabeth Gratz 41...............................................Will Anti

42................................... Ginny Thrasher 43....................................Jack Anderson 44........................................ Milica Babic 45........................................Noah Barker 46................................... Morgan Phillips

86.......................... Athletics Senior Staff

86...........................WVU Head Coaches

87.................................Athletic Facilities 88...............................Media Information

88.......... 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, off-campus 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/Virginia/Public/Inf/Decision.pdf

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A CHAMPIONSHIP

Program

With 18 national championships to their name, including four straight titles from 2013-16, 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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NCAA

Champions

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NCAA titles are a common goal for

all West Virginia rifle teams, and the

squad has made good on its ambition 18 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

2016

Ginny Thrasher

Smallbore

Ginny Thrasher

Air Rifle

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GLOBAL

Success

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Many current

Mountaineer

shooters can be

found competing

on the ISSF and USA

Shooting circuits when not

shooting for WVU.

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JonHAMMOND

Olympians

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Seventeen current or former Mountaineer shooters have represented their countries at the Olympic Games.

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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) Christian Heller (Sweden) John Rost (USA)

Los Angeles (Gold medal) Moscow 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) NiccoCAMPRIANI

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2008 Mike Anti (USA) Nicco Campriani (Italy) Jon Hammond (Great Britain)

Beijing Beijing Beijing

2012 Nicco Campriani (Italy) Ziva Dvorsak (Slovenia) Jon Hammond (Great Britain) Eric Uptagrafft (USA) Petra Zublasing (Italy)

London (Gold medal, Silver medal) London London London London

2016 Nicco Campriani (Italy) Ziva Dvorsak (Slovenia) Ginny Thrasher (USA) Petra Zublasing (Italy)

Rio (2 Gold medals) Rio Rio (Gold medal) Rio

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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.

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STRENGTH AND

Conditioning

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.

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The West Virginia

University athletic training program

Training ATHLETIC

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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Home to the

country’s most

tradition-rich program,

the WVU rifle range is

a reflection of the long-

term success enjoyed by

the 18-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,

62 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 seven straight seasons.

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CAMPUS LIFE Character

Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

Research Classification

R1: Doctoral Universities–Highest Research Activity, as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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 31,073, was rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Business Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America. 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: Kiplinger.com included Morgantown in their 10 great places to live list; one of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City” by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.

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Student Profile

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

That included:

14,021 West Virginia residents, 14,755 nonresidents 22,498 undergraduates 4,711 graduate and 1,567 professional students

Academic Excellence

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 42 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 15 Boren Scholars, 36 Gilman Scholars, 46 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, 25 Critical Language Scholars, 3 National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellowships and 4 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Degrees Granted

In 2014-15, WVU awarded 7,201 degrees statewide; 1,832 graduate and 428 professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile

Excellent faculty—19 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. instructional faculty: 3,244 graduate assistants: 1,650 total main campus employees: 8,239

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Academics

Fourteen colleges and schools offering 353 majors 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; and public health. wvu.edu/Academics/

Student Living Experience

The First-Year Experience helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements include First Year Academy, which connects new students to the campus, their academic departments and other students; the Campus Read, which involves firstyear students in a common reading experience to promote dialog and critical thinking; and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun and healthy activities; an award-winning Student Recreation Center; and the Mountaineer Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. Living and Learning Communities are student communities in certain residence halls formed around a theme or specific field of study. Students can live with others who share their academic and social interests. studentlife.wvu.edu

Freshman Class Profile

2015 average ACT of 24, SAT (combined math and critical reading) 1052, and high school GPA of 3.45.

Transportation

University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s Mountain Line bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID is required for all services. transportation.wvu.edu

Safety

WVU offers 24-hour campus security protection. Students can download LiveSafe, a free app that is an on-the-go way to connect with authorities. The University also sends urgent news through WVU Alert text messages. emergency.wvu.edu/alert

Student Organizations

Students can choose from 467 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports. studentactivities.wvu.edu

Study Abroad

Last year, 922 WVU students traveled to another country through University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Best College Reviews ranked WVU as having a top-50 study abroad program. internationalprograms.wvu.edu

Academic Innovation

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

Service and Learning

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification—joining only 6% of all universities. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement. service.wvu.edu

Scholarships and Aid

Each year, WVU (Morgantown campus) awards over $433 million in financial aid, including $87 million in grants and scholarships. West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship in addition to WVU awards. A new campaign is under way to raise $50 million for student scholarships.

Honors College

The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Innovative, challenging courses, designed to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, are offered in small class settings. honors.wvu.edu

Internships

WVU offers hundreds of ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience and networking contacts. careerservices.wvu.edu

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Parents Club

The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 20,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news and a Parent Perks program. Membership is free. parentsclub.wvu.edu

Athletics

A member of the NCAA and the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes at the Division I level in 18 sports. Teams make regular postseason bowl appearances in football, including winning the 2016 Cactus Bowl, and NCAA tournament appearances in men’s and women’s basketball, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2015; women’s soccer won its second consecutive Big 12 tournament championship in 2014 and made its 16th straight NCAA appearance in in 2015; women’s basketball advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2016. The WVU rifle team won its 18th national title in 2016, and in 2014 became the first WVU athletic team to visit the White House on NCAA Champions Day. wvusports.com

Facilities

The WVU System spans the state, including 518 buildings on 15,880 acres. The Morgantown campus has 245 buildings (11 on the National Register of Historic Places) on 1,892 acres. WVU operates 10 experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/

Libraries

The WVU Libraries encompass eight libraries statewide and the WVU Press. Facilities in Morgantown include the Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Onsite collections include more than 2.4 million books and 48,000 journal subscriptions, electronic access to 365 databases, over 500,000 e-books, and 47,300 online electronic journals. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance. libraries. wvu.edu

Admission and Application Timeline

Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning Sept. 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for WV residents to submit PROMISE Scholarship applications. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, and while there is no official application deadline, applicants who apply later in the year may be deferred to the spring semester. admissions.wvu.edu

Visitors Center

Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the WVU Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Guided tours are offered Monday through Saturday, except home football Saturdays. visit.wvu.edu

Alumni

Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 190,000 graduates worldwide in some 135 nations. alumni.wvu.edu

Private Support

Through March 31, 2016, donors have moved the WVU Foundation more than 95% of the way toward the $1 billion goal for A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The campaign was extended through 2017 after donors shattered the original goal more than a year ahead of the deadline. Last fiscal year alone, donors contributed $125 million in new gifts, the second highest fiscal year of giving ever in the Foundation’s history. The Foundation’s total endowment is $565 million. www.wvuf.org

Extension

Throughout the year in West Virginia’s 55 counties, WVU Extension Service faculty and volunteers work with more than 624,111 West Virginians. 4-H alone reaches one in five West Virginia youths. ext.wvu.edu

Divisional Campuses

Potomac State College of WVU – Keyser, W.Va.; 800-262-7332; potomacstatecollege.edu West Virginia University Institute of Technology – Montgomery, W.Va.; wvutech.edu Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center – Charleston, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/charleston Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center East – Martinsburg, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/eastern WVU Beckley – Beckley, W.Va.

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE

519 TOTAL STUDENT-ATHLETES WERE NAMED TO THE GARRETT FORD ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL AND 508 STUDENT-ATHLETES WERE NAMED TO THE 2015-16 BIG 12 COMMISSIONER’S HONOR ROLL LAST YEAR

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Team Records Baseball: 36-22, 12-11 Big 12; 4th place Big 12 Cross Country: 3rd place at Big 12 Championship; NCAA MidAtlantic Regional; 1 NCAA Championship Qualifier Men’s Basketball: 26-9, 13-5 Big 12; 2nd place Big 12; NCAA First Round Women’s Basketball: 25-10, 12-6 Big 12; 3rd place Big 12; NCAA Second Round Football: 8-5, 4-5 Big 12; T-5th place Big 12; Cactus Bowl Champions Gymnastics: 11-8, 1-5 Big 12; 3rd place Big 12; 5th place NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Rowing: 8th place at Big 12 Championship Rifle: 12-0, 8-0 GARC; GARC Regular-Season & Postseason Champions; NCAA Champions Men’s Soccer: 7-12-0, 2-3-0 MAC; 4th place MAC Women’s Soccer: 19-3-1, 6-0-1 Big 12; Big 12 Regular-Season Champions; NCAA Quarterfinals Men’s Swimming and Diving: 2nd place Big 12; 1 NCAA Qualifier: Andrew Marsh Women’s Swimming and Diving: 4th place Big 12 Women’s Tennis: 6-16, 0-9 Big 12; 10th place Big 12 Women’s Track and Field and Field: Indoor-9th Big 12; Outdoor-9th Big 12; 8 NCAA Qualifiers Volleyball: 5-24, 0-16 Big 12; 10th place Big 12 Wrestling: 8-10, 0-4 Big 12; 6th place at Big 12 Championship; 4 NCAA Qualifiers

NCAA Team Champions Rifle

Individual NCAA Champions Ginny Thrasher, Air Rifle, Smallbore

Team Conference Champions Rifle, GARC Regular-Season & Postseason Champions Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Regular-Season Champions

Individual Conference Champions Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, 100 backstroke Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, GARC Smallbore

Individual International Team Honors Will Anti, Rifle, U.S. Junior National Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Team Canada 2016 Summer Olympic Games,Team Canada CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, CONCACAF Best XI Team, FIFPro Women’s World XI Team, 2015 Women’s World Cup Best Young Player, 2015 BMO Canadian Player of the Year, Vanessa Flores, Women’s Soccer, Mexico U-20 National Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, U.S. Junior National Team, National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship 10m air rifle Silver Medal, National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship 50m 3 positions Bronze Medal Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, Estonian National Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Team Canada 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Team Canada CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, CONCACAF Best XI Team Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, United States, U.S. National Team Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, Canada U-20 National Team Ginny Trasher, Rifle, Team United States 2016 Summer Olympic Games

NCAA Team Qualifiers Cross Country Gymnastics Men’s Basketball

Rifle Women’s Basketball Women’s Soccer

NCAA Individual Qualifiers Dylan Cottrell, Wrestling Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Millie Paladino, Cross Country Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Jacob A. Smith, Wrestling

NCAA Individual Regional Qualifiers Amy Cashin, Outdoor Track & Field Jillian Forsey, Outdoor Track & Field Brianna Kerekes, Outdoor Track & Field Shamoya McNeil, Outdoor Track & Field Millie Paladino, Outdoor Track & Field Savanna Plombon, Outdoor Track & Field Hannah Stone, Outdoor Track & Field Megan Yuan, Outdoor Track & Field

NCAA Championship Awards Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, Top Performer

NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Recognition Men’s Basketball

Rowing

Professional Draft Picks KJ Dillion, Football, Houston Texans (NFL), fifth round (159th overall) Chad Donato, Baseball, Houston Astros (MLB), 11th round (337th overall) Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Atlanta Dream (WNBA), first round (11th overall) Karl Joseph, Football, Oakland Raiders (NFL), first round (14th overall) Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Chicago Bears (NFL), fourth round (113th overall) Wendell Smallwood, Football, Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), fifth round (153rd overall) Blake Smith, Baseball, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (MLB), 29th round (876th overall) Daryl Worley, Football, Carolina Panthers (NFL), third round (77th overall)

Coaching Awards & Honors Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year Mike Carey, Women’s Basketball, WBCA Victory Club Award (300 wins) Jon Hammond, Rifle, GARC Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball, ESPN Infinti Coaches Charity Challenge Second Round Vic Riggs, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Coach of the Meet Ja’Juan Seider, Football, Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award Finalist Lisa Stoia, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans First Team Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Kelly Williams, Cross Country/Track & Field Second Team Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Third Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer

All-Americans First Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-America Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, ProFootballFocus All-America Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-America Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Air Rifle, NRA Smallbore Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Air Rifle Second Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, CRCA Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Award Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, NACGC/W Regular Season (Vault) Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Third Team Karl Joseph, Football, CBS Sports Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, CRCA Freshman Darius Hill, Baseball, Louisville Slugger, National Collegiate Baseball Writers, Baseball America Ivan Vera, Baseball, Baseball All-America Honorable Mention Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Associated Press , Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Karl Joseph, Football, SI.com All-American

All-Conference First Team Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Maggie Bedillion, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Danique Bryan, Track & Field, Outdoor All-Big 12 long jump Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Nate Carr, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 400 IM Amy Cashin, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 mile run, Outdoor All-Big 12 3,000-meter steeplechase Chad Donato, Baseball, All-Big 12

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Sara Finfrock, Track & Field, Outdoor All-Big 12 pole vault Jillian Forsey, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 5,000-meter run Outdoor All-Big 12 5,000-meter run Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Jaimee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 freestyle Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 (unanimous selection) Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, All-Big 12 Vault Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 freestyle Shamoya McNeil, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 triple jump, Outdoor All-Big 12 triple jump Alex Obendorf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 Platform Tyler Orlosky, Football, ESPN.com All-Big 12 Nick O’Toole, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12, Associated Press All-Big 12 Millie Paladino, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 3,000-meter run, Outdoor All-Big 12 1,500-meter run Faith Penny, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 high jump, Outdoor All-Big 12 high jump Michael Proietto, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1-meter and platform Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1,650 freestyle Max Spencer, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Hannah Stone, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 high jump, Outdoor All-Big 12 high jump Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Rebecca Wendt, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 1,000-meter run Daryl Worley, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12, Phil Steele, All-Big 12, ESPN.com All-Big 12 Second Team Will Anti, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Ryan Cain, Men’s Soccer, All-MAC Nate Carr, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 IM, All-Big 12 200 backstroke Jackson Cramer, Baseball, All-Big 12 KJ Dillon, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Merwane ElMerini, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 50 freestyle, All-Big 12 100 backstroke Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 400 IM Jaimee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 50 freestyle, All-Big 12 100 butterfly Ross Glegg, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Emma Harris, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Jay Hickey, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 backstroke, All-Big 12 200 backstroke Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Darius Hill, Baseball, All-Big 12 Jake Iotte, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle James Koval, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1,650 freestyle Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 butterfly Logan McHenry, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter, All-Big 12 platform Chris McMahon, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Lanay Montgomery, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Noble Nwachukwu, Associated Press All-Big 12 Alex Obendorf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1 meter Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Associated Press All-Big 12 Coaches’ All-Big 12 Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Joey Piatczyc, Men’s Soccer, All-MAC Carla Portillo, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Michael Prioetto, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter Tyler Orlosky, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Kyle Rose, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Lindsay Schmidt, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Wendell Smallwood, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12, Associated Press All-Big 12

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Austin Smith, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 platform Hannah Steadman, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore; All-GARC Combined Score Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Chase Williams, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 butterfly Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Associated Press All-Big 12, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Daryl Worley, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Third Team KJ Dillon, Football, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Tyler Orlosky, Football, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Will Anti, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Jared Barber, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Kyle Davis, Baseball, All-Big 12 Jimmy Galusky, Baseball, All-Big 12 Shelton Gibson, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Michael Grove, Baseball, All-Big 12 Karl Joseph, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Josh Lambert, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Noble Nwachkwu, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Arielle Roberson, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Blake Smith, Baseball, All-Big 12 Ivan Vera, Baseball, All-Big 12 Elijah Wellman, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12, Specialty, All-Newcomer/Freshman Teams Jevon Carter, Men’s Basketball, Coaches’ Big 12 All-Defensive Sh’Nia Gordon, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Freshman Darius Hill, Baseball, All-Big 12 Freshman Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Freshman Lanay Montgomery, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 All-Defensive Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Freshman Ivan Vera, Baseball, All-Big 12 Freshman

Conference All-Tournament Teams Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Kyle Davis, Baseball, Big 12 Conner Dotson, Baseball, Big 12 Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 KC Huth, Baseball, Big 12 Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, Big 12 Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Ross Vance, Baseball, Big 12 Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Big 12

Conference Major Awards Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 ScholarAthlete of the Year Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 Freshman of the Year Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Big 12 Sixth Man Award Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, GARC Senior of the Year GARC Shooter of the Year Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year

National Awards and Recognition Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Finalist, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player Award, BMO Canadian Female Player of the Year, Soccer Net News Women’s College Boot Award, Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards Honda Sport Award nominee, CONCACAF Female Player of the Year Award nominee, CONCACAF Female Best XI Defender Award nominee, TopDrawerSoccer.com, Best XI First Team Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Award finalist Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award finalist Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalist, CONCACAF Female Best XI Midfielder Award nomine, TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Second Team Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Reese’s NABC Division I All-Stars Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, USBWA National Freshman of the Year finalist Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award finalist Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Allstate NABC Good Works Team nominee

Regional Awards Alan Cooke, Golf, 97th West Virginia Amateur Champion Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team, Darius Hill, Baseball, ABCA/Rawlings East All-Region First Team, Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, WBCA All-Region 3 Team


Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, USBWA All-District II Team Jon Ransone, Golf, U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier Hannah Stedman, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region Third Team Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, USBWA All-District II Team

Academic All-Conference First Team Darren Arndt, Football Aria Asselta, Rowing Hailey Barrett, Women’s Tennis Maggie Bedillion, Women’s Soccer Robyn Bernard, Gymnastics Madeline Bolin, Women’s Swimming & Diving Brandon Boone, Baseball Mackenzie Braden, Women’s Swimming & Diving Megan Brophy, Rowing Alisha Brownfield, Rowing Jevon Carter, Men’s Basketball Amy Cashin, Cross Country, Track & Field Lyn Yuen Choo, Women’s Tennis Allie Coates, Rowing Shaun Corso, Baseball Amelie Currat, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emily Deming, Rowing John DePalma, Football Alyssa Diehl, Cross Country Maggie Drazba, Cross Country Leah Emaus, Women’s Soccer Morgan Emter, Women’s Swimming & Diving Rachel Faulds, Cross Country Kelsey Frantz, Women’s Swimming & Diving Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving Gianna Gotterba, Volleyball Jordan Gillette, Gymnastics Jamiee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving Ross Glegg, Men’s Swimming & Diving Ray Guerrini, Baseball Brynn Harshbarger, Cross Country Susannah Hartlove, Rowing Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Elizabeth Hooper, Rowing Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming & Diving Melissa Idell, Gymnastics Jake Iotte, Men’s Swimming & Diving Elizabeth Kantak, Rowing Brianna Kerekes, Cross Country, Track & Field James Koval, Men’s Swimming & Diving Corinne Kule, Cross Country Jaida Lawrence, Gymnastics Carolina Lewis, Women’s Tennis Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving Celia Martinez De La Torree, Women’s Swimming & Diving Shamoya McNeil, Track & Field Joe Miller, Men’s Swimming & Diving Daxter Miles, Men’s Basketball Morgan Montgomery, Volleyball Louisa Morgan, Rowing Kaja Mrgole, Women’s Tennis Katie Murto, Women’s Swimming & Diving Tyler Orlosky, Football Millie Paladino, Cross Country Savanna Plombon, Cross Country, Track & Field Abbigail Rees, Rowing Lindsay Schmidt, Women’s Swimming & Diving Sydney Scott, Cross Country, Track & Field Habiba Shaker, Women’s Tennis Khairi Shariff, Football Hannah Shereve, Volleyball Jackson Sigman, Baseball Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving Maxwell Spencer, Men’s Swimming & Diving Jacqueline Spiropoulos, Rowing Hannah Stone, Track & Field Paige Szabat, Cross Country Ross Vance, Baseball Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer Bria Welker, Track & Field Rebecca Wendt, Track & Field Kelly Williams, Cross Country, Track & Field Chris Williams, Golf Loren Williams, Women’s Swimming & Diving Second Team Nathan Adrian, Men’s Basketball Amanda Bowman, Gymnastics Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer

Alan Cooke, Golf Jackson Cramer, Baseball Frank Csonka, Men’s Swimming & Diving Kyle Davis, Baseball Sara Finfrock, Track & Field Philomena Fiorenzi, Women’s Swimming & Diving Madelin Gardner, Track & Field Alexa Goldberg, Gymnastics Austin Green, Men’s Swimming & Diving Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball Skyler Howard, Football Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer Grant Lingafelter, Football Emma Luigard, Women’s Swimming & Diving Yvon Martinez, Women’s Tennis Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Zaakira Muhammad, Gymnastics Chris Nelson, Wrestling Nick O’Toole, Football Andrew Riebel, Men’s Swimming & Diving Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Mason Short, Golf Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball

All-Big 12 Rookie Team Cole Austin, Baseball Jacob Brewer, Baseball Tanner Campbell, Baseball Michael Grove, Baseball Endy Morales, Baseball Alexis Brewer, Women’s Basketball Katrina Pardee, Women’s Basketball Yassemeen Sa’Dullah, Women’s Basketball Lauren Saiki, Women’s Basketball Olivia Seggie, Women’s Basketball Anna French, Cross Country Olivia Hill, Cross Country Tristan Nicholls, Golf Carly Galpin, Gymnastics Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics Jaquie Tun, Gymnastics Tiara Wright, Gymnastics Madison Hrynda, Rowing Carly Ledbetter, Rowing Hannah Abraham, Women’s Soccer Laurel Carpenter, Women’s Soccer Patricia Fernandez, Women’s Soccer Vanessa Flores, Women’s Soccer Sh’Nia Gordon, Women’s Soccer Easther Mayi Kith, Women’s Soccer Amanda Saymon, Women’s Soccer Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer Georgia Baldus, Women’s Swimming & Diving Marah Bieger, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emmott Blitch, Men’s Swimming & Diving Julia Calcut, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emilie Chambers, Women’s Swimming & Diving Drew Damich, Men’s Swimming & Diving Fernando Duenas, Men’s Swimming & Diving Lexi Glassmire, Women’s Swimming & Diving Sam Hall, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emma Harris, Women’s Swimming & Diving Adam Poe, Men’s Swimming & Diving Jake Preaskorn, Men’s Swimming & Diving Mary Smith, Women’s Swimming & Diving Jake Williams, Men’s Swimming & Diving Madelyn Woods, Women’s Swimming & Diving Paula Goetz, Tennis Abigail Roisello, Tennis Kirsten White, Tennis Danique Bryan, Track & Field Jordan Hess, Track & Field Chaqieta Robinson, Track & Field Connor Flynn, Wrestling

All-Big 12 Academic At-Large Team First Team Jad Arslan, Men’s Soccer Michael Bamsey, Rifle Ivo Cabral, Men’s Soccer Mike Desiderio, Men’s Soccer Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle Meelis Kiisk, Rifle Zak Leedom, Men’s Soccer Patrick Sunderman, Rifle Second Team Felix Angerer, Men’s Soccer Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle

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Academic Momentum Award by the Scholar Baller Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, First Team

Academic All-MAC

Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Third Team Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Second Team

Cactus Bowl MVPs

Carly Black, Women’s Soccer Amy Cashin, Track & Field/Cross Country Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, At-Large Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming, At-Large Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer Kelly Williams, Track & Field/Cross Country

College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholastic All-America Team Jean-Pierre Lucas Garrett Spurgeon Patrick Sunderman Ginny Thrasher

College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes Madison James Louisa Morgan Jacqueline Spiropoulos

College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Award West Virginia Women’s Swimming & Diving Team

College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Emmott Blitch, Honorable Mention Julia Calcut, Honorable Mention Amelie Currat, Honorable Mention Aidan Fumagalli, Honorable Mention Jaimee Gillmore, Honorable Mention Andrew Marsh, First Team Lindsay Schmidt, Honorable Mention Madelyn Woods, Honorable Mention

Mid-American Conference Distinguished Scholar Athletes Jack Elliott

NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans Dayah Haley Jaida Lawrence Mackenzie Myers

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NSCAA Scholar All-America NSCAA Scholar All-East Region

CoSIDA Academic All-District II

Alisha Brownfield Emily Deming Elizabeth Hooper

Women’s Soccer Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Third Team

Haydon Bennett, Men’s Soccer Ivo Cabral, Men’s Soccer Mike Desiderio, Men’s Soccer Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Zak Leedom, Men’s Soccer Louis Thomas, Men’s Soccer

Will Anti Michael Bamsey Elizabeth Gratz Meelis Kiisk

NSCAA Team Academic Award

Lia Salzano Erica Smith Maci Sump

Skyler Howard, Football, Offensive MVP

Curtis Jones Jr. Award Terrell Chestnut

Ed Pastilong Award Jared Barber

Academic Awards Carly Black, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award John DePalma, Football, National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society Allie Diehl, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Maggie Drazba, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Academic Momentum Award First Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, WVU GARC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Peyton Hampson, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, 2016 Order of Augusta, WVU Foundation Outstanding Scholar, Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Brianna Kerekes, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Corinne Kule, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Katie Murto, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Sydney Scott, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Hannah Shreve, Volleyball, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Kelly Williams, Women’s Track & Field, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Big 12 Athlete of the Year Nominees Kadeisha Buchanan, Football Tyler Orlosky, Football

Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year Nominees Avery Schneider, Men’s Golf Hannah Shreve, Volleyball


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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 FIVE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EIGHT SEASONS, SEVEN INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES, SEVEN CONSECUTIVE GREAT AMERICAN RIFLE CONFERENCE (GARC) CHAMPIONSHIPS, THREE UNDEFEATED SEASONS, 112 ALL-AMERICA HONORS AND 11 CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA RECOGNITIONS. ADDITIONALLY, HAMMOND HAS OVERSEEN THE CAREERS OF MULTIPLE OLYMPIANS, INCLUDING 2016 GOLD MEDALISTS GINNY THRASHER AND NICCO CAMPRIANI. The 2015-16 Season

A combination of senior leadership and rookie skill helped the Mountaineers push their NCAA title streak to four straight with a commanding performance at the 2016 NCAA Championship, as WVU shot 4703 for its nation-best 18th title at Akron’s Louis & Freda Stile Athletics Field House. The score was the secondhighest mark shot at the NCAA Championships, and WVU became the first program to win four straight NCAA titles since Alaska-Fairbanks did so from 2001-04. For only the second time under Hammond, WVU won the NCAA smallbore and air rifle titles, shooting 2338 smallbore and 2365 air rifle. Additionally, Ginny Thrasher became the first freshman in NCAA history, and the first since Mountaineer Petra Zublasing did so in 2013, to sweep the individual titles, winning air rifle and smallbore. Thrasher is the program’s 18th shooter to capture an individual NCAA Championship. The Mountaineers also earned 20 AllAmerica honors. WVU’s build-up to the NCAA victory was nothing short of spectacular, as the squad completed an undefeated 12-0 season and won its seventh straight GARC title with a 4702 showing. Thrasher, the GARC Rookie of the Year, captured the conference smallbore title, and Garrett Spurgeon was named the GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year. Additionally, Hammond was named the GARC Coach of the Year for the third time.

The Mountaineers were particularly stunning in a win over Akron, as the squad shot an NCAA-record 4740 mark. WVU also tallied NCAA records in smallbore (2352) and air rifle (2388). Hammond also continued another important streak in 2016, as Elizabeth Gratz’s third team honor gave the program at least one CoSIDA Academic All-America Team honoree in each of the last seven seasons.

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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. 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 Prediger, WVU’s 17th individual national champion. Michael Bamsey placed second, and 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. 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. 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. 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 two-day total of 4705, an NCAA Championships’ record. Three Mountaineers shot in each discipline final, with Prediger and 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 Winte r 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. 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 r ecovering from the loss of seven seniors, Hammond rose to the challenge in 2011-12. Nationally ranked in the top three all year, WVU bounced back from a regular-season loss to Kentucky to grab its third straight GARC title. The Mountaineers, winners of the GARC Sportsmanship Award, also won the air rifle title and were paced by Zublasing, the discipline champion and GARC Shooter of the Year. Additionally, Kyanko was named the GARC Rookie of the Year, and the squad earned 12 All-GARC honors. The team, boasting a 12-2 record, including a 5-1 mark in conference action, advanced to the NCAA Championships for the sixth straight season and placed sixth. Zublasing won the air rifle title, becoming the second Mountaineer to win the discipline title in as many years. 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 AllAmerica honors. Posting an 11-2 overall record and a 5-1 conference mark, the Mountaineers successfully defended their GARC title and also swept the air rifle and smallbore titles. WVU was the first conference team to repeat as champions since Nebraska (2006, ’07). Campriani, the individual air rifle, smallbore and combined score champion, was named the GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year. Following the season, Campriani and classmate Andy Lamson were named to the CoSIDA 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 regularseason 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.

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Hammond took over the Mountaineer rifle program upon the retirement of longtime 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, 58 Mountaineers have earned a spot on the annual CRCA All-Academic Honor List, including a program-best eight studentathletes in 2015 and 2016. 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 seven seasons. Gratz earned her first career honor in 2016, as she was named to the Women’s At-Large Third 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 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 112 All-America honors, including 51 first-team recognitions, since Hammond became head coach. The 2015 National Champion team earned 23 All-America honors, a programhigh 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 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, including 2016 NCAA champion Thrasher, who won the first Gold medal of the games with a victory for the United States in the women’s 10m air rifle. Additionally, Campriani pushed his individual Olympic medal count to four with Gold-Medal showings in the men’s 10m air rifle and 50m rifle 3 positions. He previously won Gold in the men’s 50m 3 positions and Silver in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Four Mountaineers competed at the 2014 ISSF World Championships, including a USA Junior Team invite for Spurgeon. Additionally, Bryant Wallizer was invited to train at the US Olympic Training Center immediately following his 2010 graduation.

Athletic Achievements In addition to his busy coaching schedule, Hammond still competes for the Great Britain National Team. Hammond started shooting when he was nine years old. As a junior, Hammond won both domestic and international honors, highlighted by the 50m rifle prone World Junior Champion title in Barcelona in 1998. Hammond 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.

Prior to Coaching at WVU Hammond earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Leeds while competing for its rifle team.

WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Ginny Thrasher and coach Jon Hammond

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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QUESTION and ANSWER with

COACH HAMMOND

The West Virginia University rifle program was in the news throughout the 2016 summer as current and former Mountaineer shooters experienced success at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. What kind of boost does the program receive from that exposure? I think the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics showed how great the WVU rifle program is doing and how we are developing athletes for success. The good publicity and recognition is great advertising for the program. The biggest gain is within recruiting – we’re shooting young athletes and their parents and coaches that the

WVU rifle program builds champions. I think we will benefit from this positive publicity for many years. Seeing three medals awarded to WVU shooters was great to see. I remember thinking we could build to this success. I wanted this program to be a miniOlympic Training Center. I want athletes to come to Morgantown and have all the resources they need to prepare for competitions and help them prepare for their future. I believe we put athletes in a position to be close, if not qualify, for Olympic and National teams. I’m proud of the program we’ve built in Morgantown and the environment we provide our athletes.

You’re in a unique position of having an Olympic Gold medalist in Ginny Thrasher return to the team for her sophomore season. What experience will Ginny bring with her and share with her teammates, and how do you handle coaching an athlete who has attained so much global success? Ginny brings back to Morgantown a lot of great experiences. She’s grown tremendously as an athlete. Last year, she was an under-the-radar freshman, and now she’s a leader as a sophomore. While it’s a big jump, I think we’ll benefit from her leadership this season as we only have two upperclassmen. She will set a great standard in training and competition on a daily basis. Her teammates will be motivated by training with an Olympic champion. They’ll be proving themselves, and they’ll want to get better. At the end of the day, Ginny is just another member of the WVU rifle team. That’s her comfort zone, and she doesn’t want to be treated any differently. She wants to be the team member she was last year, work hard, shoot well for the team and help others. As a program, we

CoachHAMMOND joined 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist GinnyTHRASHER at a media conference following the Rio Summer Games.

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The 2016 team won the program’s fourth straight NCAA Championship and team’s nation-best 18th title. What did you like about that squad?

Yes. I think we would have loved to have gotten TCU on the schedule, too, as they’ll be one of the top teams this year, but it just didn’t work out. I’m happy with the schedule. We put a strong emphasis on challenging matches in the spring as we build up to the championship season.

I loved the depth we had on that team. We had eight competitive shooters who were shooting at a high level. Having to narrow that down to five was extremely difficult. They were a good group – we were cohesive last year. The team atmosphere was supportive, and everyone worked hard together. That’s something we want to continue.

We’ll have plenty of road trips, but we aren’t flying anywhere, which is nice. We’re excited, too, to shoot on the indoor track inside the WVU Shell Building again this season. I think those matches offer our fans and spectators a great look at the sport. It’s also a great experience for the team members.

How do you handle expectations that follow this team given its success in recent years?

You’re entering your 11th season with the team. What do you have to say of the last 10 seasons with WVU rifle?

We have to treat each year as its own. This is a new year and a new team. We have four athletes joining us this season, and they haven’t won anything yet. They have a lot to prove and a lot to learn. They shouldn’t feel any expectations.

It’s been awesome. I probably never envisioned staying at WVU this long. I didn’t have a specific plan, but I had a plan for this team and this program, and we got to that point a while ago. The last four years have been about tweaking and growing this program.

won’t treat her any differently, and she still has the same responsiblitiies of all other team members.

Our four returning student-athletes should be hungry. We hope they recogninize that while last season was great, it’s gone and this is a new year. The team atmosphere will always be different, and as a staff, we have to communicate that we are starting fresh. As long as the athletes have the hunger and determination to be better, we can achieve anything any year.

This has been a great experience for me. It’s fun to come to work every day. Summers like the one we just had are extra special, as I got to watch current and former athletes participate in the Olympics and earn success.

Coaching is an evolving process. You’re involved with the athletes while they’re here, before they come and after they leave. You build a lot of special relationships, and I’m excited to see what the next 10 years bring. Your team continues to set the standard academically, too. Why is it important for you to see the student-athletes gain success in the classroom as well as the range? Ultimately, that’s why they attend West Virginia University. They want to shoot and succeed in their sport, but they’re here to attend college and earn a degree. They will nearly all use their degrees in their future fields of work. As a staff, I feel we have the responsibility to them as students and to their parents to provide a solid education. I also think success in the classroom also has an influence in their overall success in college. They’ll be happier in general. I think it could be easy for many athletes to commit to their sport and let their academics slide, but we always have competitive student-athletes in this program who want to do well and want to be successful in all aspects of their life. They work hard. We continue to raise our team GPA each season. We have a strong academic focus within this team environment.

How do you adjust from having four seniors one season ago to having four freshmen this year? I think that may be one of our biggest adjustments. We have such a young team, and the staff may have to lead a bit more this year than we did in the past. We’ll lean on senior and team captain Jean-Pierre Lucas a lot, and I’m sure he’ll receive help from the other three returners, too. A lot is going to depend on this freshman class. How quickly will they adjust to college? How quickly will they adjust to training and classes? That will have a big impact on the year and how they get settled. Once again, you’ve back-loaded your schedule, as the team will face tougher competition in the later months. Are you happy with this year’s schedule?

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MICHAEL Bamsey Graduate Assistant

A native of Cardiff, Wales, Michael Bamsey joins the team this season as a graduate assistant. A two-year team member, Bamsey helped the team win the 2015 and 2016 NCAA Championships. He reached the podium in 2015, finishing second in air rifle (595, 200.6). He also placed fourth in smallbore (587, 435.3) at the 2016 championships. A five-time All-American, Bamsey earned three career first-team awards. He also garnered six All-GARC accolades in two years. He is a member of the Great Britain National Team. A member of the 2016 CRCA Scholastic All-America Team and the Academic All-Big 12 AtLarge First Team, Bamsey is working toward his master’s degree in history.

SUPPORTStaff

Edward F.ETZEL, ED.D.

Psychologist

ToniOLIVERIO

RaymondPRIOR

Performance Consultant

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TerriHOWES

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Sports Administrator/SWA

ShannonMcNAMARA Athletic Communications

AmeliaADAMS

TannerKOLB

Athletic Training

BubbaSCHMIDT Athletic Equipment

Strength & Conditioning

Dr. MattLIVELY Medical Director


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Roster ....................................................... 38 Jean-Pierre Lucas .................................... 39 Elizabeth Gratz ......................................... 40 Will Anti ..................................................... 41 Ginny Thrasher ......................................... 42 Jack Anderson ......................................... 43 Milica Babic .............................................. 44 Noah Barker ............................................. 45 Morgan Phillips ......................................... 46


2016-17 MOUNTAINEERS

2016-17 WVU Roster

Name

Jack Anderson Will Anti Milica Babíc Noah Barker Elizabeth Gratz Jean-Pierre Lucas Morgan Phillips Ginny Thrasher

Head Coach: Jon Hammond (11th season) Graduate Assistant: Michael Bamsey (First Season)

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Ht. Class

5-9 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-6 5-8 5-5 5-1

Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So.

Hometown

Franklin, Pa. Fort Benning, Ga. Belgrade, Serbia Winfield, W.Va. Sigel, Ill. Speers, Pa. Salisbury, Md. Springfield, Va.

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE First Names: Milica - Mil - itza

Last Names: Babíc - bab - itch


JEAN-PIERRELucas 5-8 | Senior | Speers, Pa.

After joining the team in 2013, has developed into one of the squad’s most consistent shooters … a fifth-year senior, teammates will look to him for leadership inside and outside the range … team captain for second straight season … six-time All-American … strong, disciplined shooter in both guns … continues to gain experience at U.S. Shooting National Championships and ISSF World Cups.

2015-16 (Jr.) • NRA All-America First Team Smallbore and Honorable Mention Air Rifle • CRCA All-America Third Team • All-GARC Second Team Smallbore, Air Rifle and Combined Score

• 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

• State champion, 2007 Ohio 1,000-yard two gun overall

• Second place, 2007 Virginia 1,000-yard two gun overall • Earned highest honors at Charleroi High

• Vice president of the Charleroi Drafting Club

Personal

• CRCA All-Academic Team

• CRCA All-Academic Team

• Son of Pierre and Karen Lucas

• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Second 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

• Has one sister

• Placed second in smallbore at Air Force with 587 score • Shot 586 smallbore and 595 air rifle to finish second in both disciplines at Mississippi • Finished second in smallbore vs. Ohio State with a 584 mark • Shot a career-high 589 smallbore and tied for first in win vs. Alaska-Fairbanks in Morgantown; also matched program kneeling record with 199 mark • Finished third in smallbore vs. Akron with a 587 mark; day included a program-record 200 prone mark • Shot 594 and tied for second place in air rifle vs. Kentucky at WVU Rifle Range • Won air rifle at Navy with a career-high 598 • Shot a program-record 200 prone in NCAA Qualifying match at WVU Rifle Range • Placed third in smallbore (583, 446.3) and fifth in air rifle (593, 140.6) at the 2016 GARC Championships • Placed eighth in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2016 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol

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

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

IN HIGH SCHOOL • Competed at the National Junior Olympic Championships in 3 positions

• Junior champion, 2007 Williamsport 1,000-yard world open light gun

• Birthday is April 7

• Majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

PERSONAL BESTS AIR RIFLE

598.......................................... at Navy, Feb. 11, 2016

SMALLBORE

589...........................Alaska-Fairbanks, Jan. 12, 2016

CAREER AIR RIFLE

Year Matches 2016 14 2015 14 2014 11

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year Matches 2016 14 2015 14 2014 11

Avg. High 589.8 598 589 592 584 590 Avg. High 583.6 589 581 587 577 588

• CRCA All-Academic Team • Tied for second place in smallbore with 584 vs. TCU • 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 seasonhigh 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 • Placed sixth in smallbore with 582 at the GARC Championships • Matched a career-high 592 air rifle score and placed fourth overall at GARC Championships • Placed 11th overall at the USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships with 1858.3 score • 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 Jean-PierreLUCAS WVURifle

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ELIZABETHGratz 5-6 | JUNIOR | SIGEL, ILL.

Gained valuable experience and confidence over the summer and looks to lead the Mountaineers as a junior … finalist at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Airgun … 2015 GARC Rookie of the Year … six-time All-American … just as successful in academics, earning CoSIDA All-America Third Team accolades in 2016 … team can count on her for a consistent, high score in both guns.

2015-16 (So.) • NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle and Honorable Mention Smallbore • CRCA All-America Honorable Mention

• CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Third Team • GARC Scholar Athlete

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

• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large First Team

• Shot a career-high 585 smallbore and tied for third place at Mississippi

• Matched career-high smallbore score of 585 and finished first against Ohio State at WVU Rifle Range; also shot a program-record 200 prone score and tied for second in air rifle with a 594 mark

• 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 careerhigh 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 • 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

• Tallied a program-record 200 prone mark in win vs. Alaska-Fairbanks

• Placed seventh in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the USA Shooting Spring Selection

• Shot a program-record 200 prone vs. NC State in Morgantown

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

• Shot a personal-best 595 air rifle vs. Akron at WVU Rifle Range

• Shot 594 air rifle and tied for second place vs. Kentucky at the WVU Rifle Range

• Finished third in smallbore (583) and air rifle (590) at the NCAA Qualifying match • Placed 11th in air rifle (589) and 13th in smallbore (578) at the 2016 GARC Championships

• Ranked fourth on team with a 591.4 air rifle season average

• Finished third in the women’s 10m air rifle competition at the United States Olympic Team Trials for Airgun

• Third place, women’s junior 50m rifle 3 positions competition at the 2016 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol; also finished fourth in the open 3 positions competition and fifth overall, third in the junior division, in the women’s 10m rifle prone

• Earned two medals at the 2016 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship, finishing second in the women’s 10m air rifle and third in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions; the only female to medal in both events, her air rifle finish re-secured her position on the National Junior Team

2014-15 (Fr.)

• Shot at the ISSF Changwon World Cup Korea

IN HIGH SCHOOL

PERSONAL BESTS AIR RIFLE

595 ................................ at Ohio State, Oct. 26, 2014 vs.Memphis, Nov. 8, 2014 vs. Akron, Jan. 17, 2016

SMALLBORE

585 ................................ vs. NC State, Nov. 23, 2014 at Mississippi, Nov. 1, 2015 vs. Ohio State, Nov. 21, 2015

CAREER AIR RIFLE

Year Matches 2016 14 2015 14

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year Matches 2016 14 2015 14

• 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

• 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

PERSONAL

• GARC Scholar Athlete

• Has three sisters

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

• Majoring in marketing

• GARC Rookie of the Year

• Daughter of James and Rachel Gratz

• CRCA All-Academic Team

• Birthday is January 16

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• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• Placed fourth overall at the 2013 Junior Olympics

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

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• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

• Was an eight-time Illinois state rifle champion

• NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle and Second Team Smallbore • CRCA All-America Second Team

• President’s List

ElizabethGRATZ

Avg. High 591.4 595 591 595 Avg. High 579.2 585 580 585


WILL Anti

5-10 | SOPHOMORE | FORT BENNING, GA. Experience gained during first collegiate season should help him flourish in second season … provides excellent competition and depth … member of the U.S. Junior National Team.

2015-16 (Fr.)

PERSONAL

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

• Son of Mike and Anne Anti

• CRCA All-Academic Team

• Shot 592 air rifle and tied for second place in win over Army

• Father, Mike, was an 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

PERSONAL BESTS AIR RIFLE

593...............................NCAA Qualifier, Feb. 20, 2016

• Finished in third place in smallbore with a 582 mark vs. Kentucky at the WVU Rifle Range

• Has one brother, Matt, a former WVU wrestler

SMALLBORE

• Placed third in air rifle with a career-high mark of 593 at NCAA Qualifying match at WVU Rifle Range

• Majoring in accounting • President’s List

CAREER AIR RIFLE

• Shot a program-record 200 prone at Navy

• Finished second in smallbore (590, 455.5) and 13th in air rifle at the 2016 GARC Championships; relay score of 590 was a career best

• Birthday is February 17

• Dean’s List

• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• Placed eighth in the men’s junior air rifle competition at the 2016 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol

590.................. GARC Championships, Feb. 27, 2016 Year Matches 2016 14

CAREER SMALLBORE

Year Matches 2016 14

Avg. High 587 593 Avg. High 578.9 590

• Qualified for two finals and finished in third place in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2016 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship

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

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GINNY Thrasher 5-1 | SOPHOMORE | SPRINGFIELD, VA.

2016 Rio Summer Olympics Gold Medalist in women’s 10m air rifle … first female WVU shooter to medal at an Olympic Games … 2016 NCAA air rifle and smallbore champion … first freshman shooter to sweep the NCAA individual titles … three-time All-American … 2016 GARC Rookie of the Year and smallbore champion … looks to evolve leadership role with team after enjoying a fantastic freshman season.

2015-16 (Fr.)

In High School

Personal

• First Gold Medalist of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, winning the women’s 10m air rifle for the United States

• 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

• Daughter of Roger and Valerie Thrasher

• Also finished 11th in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions competition in Rio • First freshman to sweep NCAA individual titles, finishing first in smallbore and air rifle at the NCAA Championships • NCAA Championships Top Performer Honoree

• NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle and Second Team Smallbore • CRCA All-America First Team • GARC Smallbore Champion • GARC Rookie of the Year

• All-GARC First Team Air Rifle and Combined Score and Second Team Smallbore • CRCA All-Academic Team

• Finished third in air rifle in Mountaineer debut at Air Force with a 593 score • Tied for first place in air rifle in win over Nebraska with 595 mark; also tied for second in smallbore with 586 score • Shot 595 air rifle and finished first at Memphis

• Finished third in smallbore with 587 mark at NCAA Championship Rehearsal Match

• Won air rifle vs. Army with 593 score and also placed second in smallbore (588)

• Shot 594 air rifle and tied for second place vs. Ohio State • Tied for first place in air rifle with 598 mark in win vs. Alaska-Fairbanks

• 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

• President’s List • Dean’s List

• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

PERSONAL BESTS AIR RIFLE

599............................................. Akron, Jan. 17, 2016 Kentucky, Feb. 6, 2016

SMALLBORE

591.............. at GARC Championships, Feb. 27, 2016

CAREER AIR RIFLE

• Three-year team captain and four-time MVP at West Springfield High

CAREER SMALLBORE

• Three-time Virginia smallbore state medalist

• Also shot for the Acorns Optimist Rifle Club • Member of the National Honor Society

• Shot a career-high 599 air rifle in win over Kentucky at WVU Rifle Range; also tied for third in smallbore with 583 mark • Finished second in air rifle at Navy with a 596 mark

• Tops on team at NCAA Qualifying match at the WVU Rifle Range, shooting 590 smallbore and 596 air rifle

• Finished first in smallbore (591, 459.5) and second in air rifle (596, 205.9) at the 2016 GARC Championship • Winning performance at 2016 NCAA Championships including 593 air rifle score (208.8 final) and 586 smallbore mark (461.5 final) • Paced the Mountaineers with a 594.9 air rifle season average; also ranked fourth on team with a 583.7 smallbore season average

• First place, women’s 10m air rifle, junior women’s 10m air rifle and junior women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2016 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol; also finished second in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions • Qualified for both women’s finals at the 2016 ISSF Munich World Cup, her first career World Cup final appearances

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• Majoring in biomedical engineering

Year Matches 2016 14

• Shot 597 for air rifle win vs. NC State in Morgantown

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• Birthday is February 28

• 2015 Virginia air rifle state champion

• Won air rifle vs. Akron with a career-high 599 mark

• Finished first in the junior women’s 10m air rifle and third in the junior women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 26th Meeting of the Shooting Hopes

• Has two brothers

GinnyTHRASHER

Year Matches 2016 14

Avg. High 594.9 599

Avg. High 583.7 591


JACK Anderson 5-9 | Freshman | Franklin, Pa.

2016 Rio Summer Olympics Gold Medalist in women’s 10m air rifle … first female WVU shooter to medal at an Olympic Games … 2016 NCAA air rifle and smallbore champion … first freshman shooter to sweep the NCAA individual titles … three-time All-American … 2016 GARC Rookie of the Year and smallbore champion … looks to evolve leadership role with team after enjoying a fantastic freshman season.

HIGH SCHOOL • Competed at the 2016 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol, where his best finish came in the men’s junior 3 positions competition, as he placed 19th with a 2252 score, good enough for 39th place overall; also finished 20th in air rifle and 26th in prone in the junior competitions

PERSONAL • Son of Daniel and Melanie Anderson • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is February 5 • Majoring in finance

• Finished second in the J2 competition at the 2014 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (NJOSC) behind teammate Will Anti • Five-time USA Shooting Junior Olympics qualifier

• Owns the US Shooting men’s junior 2 air rifle national record of 617.8

• Has shot at six National Rifle Association matches and qualified for three USA Shooting Junior Olympics 3 positions competitions • Four-time Pennsylvania Junior Olympics Shooting qualifier and three-time smallbore runner-up • Two-time PIAA air rifle champion

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5-10 | Freshman | Belgrade, Serbia

HIGH SCHOOL

• Member of the Serbian Youth National Team and gained extensive international shooting experience • Won the junior women’s 50m rifle 3 positions and placed second in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 26th Meeting of the Shooting Hopes in May 2016 • Back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the junior women’s 10m air rifle and junior women’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2014 and 2015 European Championships, respectively • Earned many national titles, including the 2014 Best National Junior Woman title • Broke more than 15 national records, including 13 from 2014-15 • Was one of six European youth female competitors to compete at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics

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• Daughter of Dušan Babíc and Brankica Babíc Bauer • Has one brother • Birthday is September 24 • Majoring in engineering


NOAH Barker

5-10 | Freshman | Winfield, W.Va.

Made immediate impact on team in first season with Mountaineers and was a member of W VU’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.

HIGH SCHOOL

• 2015 Junior Olympics smallbore qualifier • Three-time West Virginia NRA smallbore 3 positions state champion • Competed for Putnam County Gun Club Smallbore Rifle Team under coach Bill Shank

PERSONAL

• Son of Doug and Jo Barker • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is May 24 • Majoring in engineering

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MORGANPhillips 5-5 | Freshman | Salisbury, Md.

Made immediate impact on team in first season with Mountaineers and was a member of W VU’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.

High School • Member of the US National Junior Team; secured roster spot with a fifth-place overall finish, second in the junior competition, at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships in smallbore (1157)

• Finished first in the women’s and junior prone competition at the 2016 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol with a total of 1242.2; also finished 22nd overall in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions and 10m air rifle, good enough for 12th and 13th place, respectively, in the junior competitions • Also placed 25th overall, 15th in the junior competition, in air rifle (812.1) at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships

• Shot a personal-best 585 smallbore in the MQS slot at the 2015 ISSF Azerbaijan World Cup • Ninth-place finish in smallbore (1158) at the 2015 World Cup Spring Selection

• Finished sixth in smallbore (1157) and 44th in air rifle (805.3) at the 2015 National Junior Olympics

PERSONAL • Daughter of Mike Phillips • Has one brother

• Birthday is March 27 • Majoring in business

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The Mountaineers enter the 2016-17 season as the four-time reigning NCAA National Champions.

2016-17 SEASONPreview

Five Golden Rings

When the Mountaineers compete this season, they will be working toward a feat only achieved twice in NCAA rifle history – a fifth straight NCAA Championships. WVU has claimed the last four National Championships and will shoot for its fifth at the 2016 NCAA Championships, set for March 10-11, at Ohio State University.

Twice before has a program won at least five straight titles, as WVU (198893) and Alaska-Fairbanks (1999-2004) each put together title runs of six straight years. The Mountaineers claimed their fourth straight NCAA title with a 4703 score at the 2016 NCAA Championships. The only team in WVU history to win an NCAA title, WVU has won five championships under coach Jon Hammond. The Mountaineers have won a nation-best 18 NCAA titles since 1983. AlaskaFairbanks ranks second with 10 national championships.

GARCs’ Greatest

The Mountaineers have absolutely dominated the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) since 2010, winning seven straight GARC Championship titles and four regular-season crowns, including the last three. WVU earned the 2016 GARC title with a 4702 showing at the championships. Sophomore Ginny Thrasher won the individual smallbore title and finished second in air rifle. The squad also claimed its third consecutive regular-season title with a perfect 8-0 showing against conference opponents.

Hammond Returns for 11th Season

Fresh off the program’s fourth straight NCAA Title, 11-year coach Jon Hammond returns to lead his Alma Mater. A member of the 2002-03 squad, Hammond returned to Morgantown and was named the program’s 18th head coach in 2006. Since then, he has led WVU to five NCAA Championships, the first in 2009, and 11 total GARC titles. His

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career coaching record stands at 103-14. He ranks second all-time behind his predecessor Marsha Beasley (153) in career victories. Named the GARC Coach of the Year in 2016 for the third time in his career, Hammond has guided Mountaineer shooters to 112 All-America honors and 11 CoSIDA Academic All-America recognitions. Additionally, he has overseen the careers of multiple Olympians, including 2016 Gold Medalists Ginny Thrasher and Nicco Campriani.

Golden Ginny Back for More

Sophomore Ginny Thrasher returns for her second collegiate season fresh off an Olympic victory, as the Springfield, Virginia, native won the Gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle competition at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. Thrasher’s win was the first Gold medal awarded at the Rio Games. She was the third-youngest USA women’s shooting medalist and the third USA shooter to win the women’s 10m air rifle. Additionally, she was the fifth shooter and first female with ties to the WVU rifle program to medal at the Olympic Games. Along with WVU women’s soccer seniors Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence, Thrasher is the first Mountaineer student-athlete to earn an Olympic medal while still enrolled at WVU since James Jett (men’s track 4x100 relay) did so at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Thrasher’s Olympic success followed her unprecedented rookie season, as she swept the individual titles at the 2016 NCAA Championships, becoming the first freshman in NCAA history to win the air rifle and smallbore championships in one year. The 2016 GARC Rookie of the Year, she earned three All-America honors and was named the NCAA Championships Top Performer Honoree.

Four Return to Lead

Four return from the 2016 National Championship squad, including senior Jean-Pierre Lucas, who again will serve as the team captain for the second straight season. A native of Speers, Pennsylvania, Lucas is a six-time AllAmerican. He finished third in smallbore and fifth in air rifle at the 2016 GARC Championships.


Junior Elizabeth Gratz returns to the range after a highly successful summer. The Sigel, Illinois, native, also a six-time All-American, finished third at the United States Olympic Team Trials for Airgun. She also earned two medals at the 2016 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, finishing second in the women’s 10m air rifle and third in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions. Alongside 2016 Olympic Champion Ginny Thrasher, sophomore Will Anti also returns for his second season at WVU. A native of Fort Benning, Georgia, Anti finished second in smallbore at the 2016 GARC Championships.

Quartet Boosts Team’s Strength

Four freshmen join the Mountaineers this season: Jack Anderson, Milica Babic, Noah Barker and Morgan Phillips. Anderson, a native of Franklin, Pennsylvania, is a five-time USA Shooting Junior Olympics qualifier and owns the US Shooting men’s junior 2 air rifle national record of 617.8. A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Babic is a member of the Serbian Youth National Team. Most recently, she won the junior women’s 50m rifle 3 positions and placed second in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 26th Meeting of the Shooting Hopes in May 2016. Barker, a native of Winfield, West Virginia, competed for the Putnam County Gun Club Smallbore Team and was a 2015 Junior Olympics smallbore qualifier. A member of the US National Junior Team, Phillips, a native of Salisbury, Maryland, competed at the 2016 USA Shooting National Championships and finished first in the women’s and junior prone competitions.

Schedule Will Again Challenge Mountaineers

Coach Jon Hammond again put together a difficult slate for the Mountaineers, as the 2016-17 schedule features five 2016 NCAA Championships qualifiers: third-place finisher Murray State, Kentucky, Alaska-Fairbanks, Ohio State and Nebraska.

2016-17 MOUNTAINEER Date Oct. 2 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Jan. 10 Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Feb. 11 Feb. 12 Feb. 18 Feb. 24-25 March 10-11

Opponent Ohio State NC State* Akron* Ohio State Memphis* Mississippi* Army West Point* Alaska-Fairbanks Navy* Nebraska* Kentucky* Murray State NCAA Qualifying Match GARC Championships NCAA Championships

Schedule

Place Time Morgantown, W.Va. 8 a.m. Raleigh, N.C. 10 a.m. Akron, Ohio 8 a.m. Columbus, Ohio 8 a.m. Morgantown, W.Va. 8 a.m. West Point, N.Y. 8 a.m. West Point, N.Y. 8 a.m. Morgantown, W.Va. 8 a.m. Morgantown, W.Va. 8 a.m. Morgantown, W.Va. 8 a.m. Lexington, Ky. 8 a.m. Lexington, Ky.   a.m. Morgantown, W.Va. 8 a.m. Akron,   Ohio 8 a.m. Columbus, Ohio 8 a.m.

* - Great American Rifle Conference opponent All match dates and times subject to change All match dates subject to change

Five shoulder-to-shoulder matches will be held at the WVU Rifle Range, where the Mountaineers own a 25-match win streak. Following Sunday’s season opener, the Mountaineers will travel to NC State on Oct. 15 for their GARC season opener, with a trip to Akron and Ohio State following Oct. 22-23. WVU returns to Morgantown for a match against Memphis on Nov. 5 before closing its fall season with two matches at Army West Point on Nov. 12-13, shooting against Mississippi on Nov. 12 and the host Black Knights on Nov. 13. The Mountaineers open their spring season against Alaska-Fairbanks on Jan. 10 at the WVU Rifle Range. Navy and Nebraska also will travel to Morgantown for matches on Jan. 20 and Jan. 22, respectively. WVU will then travel to Lexington, Kentucky, for a match against Kentucky on Feb. 11 and a meeting with Murray State on Feb. 12. Following an NCAA Qualifying match at the WVU Rifle Range on Feb. 18, the Mountaineers will shoot for their eighth straight GARC title on Feb. 25-26, in Akron, Ohio. Ohio State University will serve as host of the NCAA Championships on March 10-11. OSU last served as host of the championships in 2013. WVU’s win that year sparked its current streak of four straight titles.

2016-17 Team Captain Jean-Pierre LUCAS

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2016 NCAA Air Rifle and Smallbore Champion GinnyTHRASHER

General Information

Rifle History

Enrollment 31,514

First Year of Rifle 1951

Nickname Mountaineers

All-Time Record 624-102 (.860)

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

NCAA Championships (Last) 18 (2016)

Conference Great American Rifle Conference (GARC)

NCAA Championships Appearances (Last) 30 (2016)

President E. Gordon Gee

NCAA Individual Champions (Last) 25 (2016)

Location Morgantown, W.Va.

Director of Athletics Shane Lyons NCAA Faculty Representative Dr. Maria Kolar

Coaching Information

Head Coach Jon Hammond (West Virginia, ‘05) Record at WVU 103-14 (10 seasons) Overall Record Same

Season of Rifle 67th

NRA All-America Honors 402 Olympians 32

Team Information

2015-16 Record 12-0 2015-16 GARC Record 8-0 NCAA Finish First All-America Honors 20 Letterwinners Returning/Lost 4/4 Newcomers 4

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Media Information

Associate Director of Athletic Communications/ Rifle Contact Shannon McNamara Student Assistant/Secondary Rifle Contact Nicolle Thiry Email shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu Office (304) 293-2821 Fax (304) 293-4105 Website WVUsports.com Senior Associate AD/Communications Michael Fragale Assistant AD/Communications Bryan Messerly Director of Digital Media John Antonik Director of Football Communications Mike Montoro Director of Athletic Publications Joe Swan Multimedia Specialist Kristin Coldsnow Digital Media Manager Grant Dovey Associate Director of Athletic Communications Russell Luna Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Ashley Bailey Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Charlie Healy


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2015-16 SEASON Review

The West Virginia University rifle team ended its 2015-16 campaign with its fourth straight, nation-best 18th national title at the 2016 NCAA Rifle Championships, held on March 11-12, at the University of Akron’s Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Field House. It was to no surprise that the Mountaineers were crowned the 2016 national champions. However, the records set along the way were a shock to everyone, including the team itself. “It was definitely one of the best seasons we had in the history of the program,” coach Jon Hammond said. “There were so many great accomplishments that went with it. Looking at the stats, we had another undefeated season and another championship, which is incredible. Then there were some extra marks along the way. We set the national record by such a large margin, and that was just an incredible feeling. Then to have a freshman (Ginny Thrasher) win both individual championships at NCAA’s – it was as close to a perfect season as you could have. “It is still hard to sit back and fully reflect on a lot of things. I think everyone is still recovering on the excitement of the season and all the work that they put in. Overall, it was a fun year. We had a really great team. We had a great group of kids that worked really hard, and they worked well together. We set a blueprint of how we want every season to be.” With that said, Hammond and the 2016 WVU rifle team used this season to set the nation-wide standard for success.

Golden Summer Freshman Ginny Thrasher had a summer to remember, as the rookie capped a brilliant collegiate debut with a Gold Medal in the women’s 10m air rifle at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Representing the United States, Thrasher earned the first Gold of the Games. At 19-years-old, she was the third-youngest USA women’s shooting medalist and the third USA shooter to win the women’s 10m air rifle. She shot an Olympic record 208.0 final total and a 416.3 mark in the qualification relay. Thrasher was the first woman with ties to the WVU rifle program to medal at an Olympic Games. She also finished 11 in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions.

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Former Mountaineer Nicco Campriani also collected medals at the Games, winning Gold in the men’s 10m air rifle and 50m rifle 3 positions. Five shooters with ties to the WVU rifle program have combined to win nine Olympic medals since 1968.

A Mountaineer Legacy: Four-Peat West Virginia accomplished a special feat this season, as the Mountaineers claimed their fourth straight, nation-best 18th national title at the 2016 NCAA Rifle Championships. Following the first day of competition, the team held a comfortable eight-shot lead ahead of TCU with a 2338 smallbore showing. The Mountaineers then secured the victory with a winning 2365 air rifle score. WVU captured the NCAA smallbore and air rifle team titles for only the second time under coach Hammond; the squad first achieved the feat in 2014. WVU’s victory was its fifth at the National Championships under Hammond. 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 (1995-98). Alaska-Fairbanks also won six straight national championships from 1999-2004. “It is hard to expect all of those things to happen,” Hammond stated. “We didn’t have expectations for all our outcomes per say, but I think we knew that we had a team capable of doing great things. It came together better than we thought, in terms of the team dynamic and the atmosphere of the team. They bought into the system and what we wanted from them. You always hope for things to go great.” The Mountaineers are the only team in school history to win an NCAA Championship.

NCAA Representation During the 2016 NCAA Championships, three Mountaineers represented WVU in the smallbore final, while one participated in the air rifle final. Each shooter earned a top-five finish at the championships. Senior Michael Bamsey shot 587 smallbore to place first in the open relay. Freshman Ginny Thrasher tied for second with a 586 mark, while senior Meelis Kiisk shot 584 to tie for fifth place. The trio then represented West Virginia in the individual final, and the Mountaineers claimed three of the top-four spots. The NCAA smallbore title came down to the last shot between Thrasher and Kiisk, with Thrasher shooting 461.5 for the discipline win. A native of Springfield, Virginia, Thrasher was the first Mountaineer to claim the smallbore title since Petra Zublasing won the championship in 2013. Kiisk (455.3) and Bamsey (435.3) placed second and fourth, respectively, in the individual final.


Thrasher made it a clean sweep in the individual competition, as she also captured the NCAA air rifle title with a 208.8 final score. Thrasher became the second Mountaineer ever, and the first since Zublasing in 2013, to sweep the individual titles. Thrasher earned the NCAA Championships’ Top Performer Award for her efforts.

Conference Supremacy The Mountaineers continued their dominance in the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) in 2015-16, winning their seventh straight GARC Championship title with a two-day total of 4702. The team placed first in both disciplines, shooting 2335 smallbore and 2367 air rifle. Thrasher, the 2016 GARC Rookie of the Year, shot a career-high 591 smallbore in the open relay and 459.5 in the final for the discipline win. Thrasher was the fifth different Mountaineer to win the GARC smallbore title, and the first since Zublasing won in 2013. WVU has won six GARC individual smallbore titles. Three Mountaineers also shot alongside Thrasher in the individual smallbore final. Freshman Will Anti shot a career-high 590 and finished second with a final score of 455.5, while junior Jean-Pierre Lucas shot 583 and placed third with a 446.3 final score. Senior Garrett Spurgeon, the 2016 GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year, shot 582 in the open relay and 425.2 in the final to place fourth. Following the first day of competition, Thrasher and Lucas represented the Mountaineers in the individual air rifle final. Thrasher scored 596 in the open air rifle relay and 205.9 in the final for second place overall. A native of Spears, Pennsylvania, Lucas shot 593 for sixth place and 104.6 in the air rifle final for fifth place overall. West Virginia, the seven-time reigning GARC champions, also finished the 2015-16 campaign with a 12-0 overall record and an 8-0 conference mark for the team’s third straight undefeated season.

NCAA Record-Setting Season The 2015-16 WVU rifle team will be remembered for more than just winning titles, as the squad also rewrote the NCAA record book. West Virginia displayed two record-setting performances against AlaskaFairbanks (Jan. 12) and GARC foe Akron (Jan. 17) at the WVU Rifle Range. The Mountaineers set an NCAA record with an aggregate score of 4724 to beat the Nanooks, 4724-4697. West Virginia then shot 16 points better in its 4740-4621 victory over Akron, breaking the NCAA record for the second time in five days. “I think the first time we set the record, we were excited,” Hammond explained. “We were able to look back and see that we were able to shoot a national record without shooting a lot of personal bests. The team really stayed focused on their process, and not so much the scores and outcome, but what they were doing day-to-day. “It showed that were able to come back and shoot anther national record by such a large margin. There was probably a little bit of surprise, but certainly a lot of excitement. It opened all our eyes as to what you are capable of when you put the work in. When you focus on the right things, then everything will come together. It showed us what was possible.”

Seven Mountaineers earned a combined 13 National Rifle Association (NRA) All-America awards, while seven Mountaineers were named to the College Rifle Coaches’ Association (CRCA) All-America Teams. Spurgeon led the way for the Mountaineers, as he was named to the NRA Air Rifle and Smallbore First Teams, as well as the CRCA AllAmerica First Team. Spurgeon concluded his Mountaineer career with 11 All-America honors, including 10 first-team awards. Sophomore Elizabeth Gratz, Thrasher and Sunderman joined Spurgeon on the NRA Air Rifle First Team. The recognition was the second straight first-team award for Gratz and the first career honor for Thrasher. Sunderman also received first-team recognition for the first time in his career. The duo of Sunderman and Thrasher also were named to the NRA Smallbore Second Team, while Gratz earned NRA Smallbore Honorable Mention. Kiisk earned NRA Air Rifle Second Team recognition for the third time in his career, while Lucas landed on the NRA Air Rifle Honorable Mention list for the second straight year. Kiisk and Lucas also were named to the NRA Smallbore First Team. Bamsey earned NRA Smallbore First Team recognition. He also landed on the CRCA All-America Second Team list for the second straight year. Thrasher and Kiisk also were named to the CRCA All-America First Team, while Sunderman, Lucas and Gratz landed on the CRCA AllAmerica Second, Third and Honorable Mention lists, respectively.

Freshmen Potential As one-of-two freshmen on the roster in 2015-16, Thrasher made an early mark at West Virginia. She shot a pair of 599 air rifle marks, with one coming for the team’s NCAA record-setting victory over Akron on Jan. 17. The 2016 GARC Rookie of the Year, Thrasher made it a clean sweep in the individual competition at the 2016 NCAA Championships. She became the second Mountaineer ever, and the first since Zublasing in 2013, to sweep the individual titles. She also captured the GARC smallbore title.

A Senior Class to Remember The Mountaineers were led by four seniors in 2015-16: Bamsey, Kiisk, Spurgeon and Sunderman. Kiisk, Spurgeon and Sunderman were on the Mountaineer roster for the four-peat series, while Bamsey was a member for two of the last four championships. “We will definitely miss them,” Hammond noted. “They all took very different paths to get here, and they were part of a great amount of success, as individuals and as a team. It is going to be a hard void and hole for us to fill in the future. “Looking back, it is almost an unbelievable amount success that they have all had. They all brought something different to the team, and I think all their personalities and skills really joined together as one this year. They built a great atmosphere and gave a boost to the whole team.”

GARC Coach of the Year For the third time in his career, Hammond was named the 2016 GARC Coach of the Year. Hammond led WVU to the nation’s top-four scores shot in 201516, including an NCAA-record 4740 achieved in a win against Akron on Jan. 17, at the WVU Rifle Range. WVU also won its seventh straight GARC title and claimed the conference’s regular-season title with an undefeated 8-0 conference record. “It is definitely nice to get those individual honors,” Hammond said. “I received great satisfaction on how the team was this year on a daily basis – how much they put into the team and how much they bought into our system. We had a great team atmosphere on all accounts this year, whether it was day-to-day, teammates helping other teammates or recruiting visits. Everything was very much a team atmosphere. Everyone put in 100 percent. We had a great team unit this year.”

Mountaineers Honored Immediately following its National Championship victory, the No. 1 WVU rifle team scored 20 All-America honors.

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Results

Date Opponent Oct. 10 at Air Force Oct. 11 vs. Nebraska* (at Air Force) Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs. Murray State (at Akron) Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 Akron* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 11 at Navy* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier (WVU Rifle Range) Feb. 27-28 GARC Championships% March 11-12 NCAA Championships# at Oxford, Miss.•

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at Akron, Ohio#

*GARC match %

Result W, 4705-4680 W, 4714-4654 W, 4693-4671 W, 4713-4602 W, 4697-4692 W, 4709-4653 W, 4711-4684 W, 4724-4697 W, 4740-4621 W, 4719-4654 W, 4713-4674 W, 4714-4636 4723 First, 4702 First, 4703


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2015-16 WVU Rifle Results

Date Opponent

Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Jan. 12 Jan. 17 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 11 Feb. 20 Feb. 27-28 March 11-12

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

Result

W, 4705-4680 W, 4714-4654 W, 4693-4671 W, 4713-4602 W, 4697-4692 W, 4709-4653 W, 4711-4684 W, 4724-4697 W, 4740-4621 W, 4719-4654 W, 4713-4674 W, 4714-4636 4723 First, 4702 First, 4703

* - GARC match % - at Oxford, Miss. #- at Akron, Ohio Four-time reigning National Champions Nation-best 18-time National Champions Seven-time defending GARC Champions Record – 12-0, 8-0 GARC Ranking – No. 1, Final 2016 CRCA Poll WVU Season Average – 4712 WVU Air Rifle Average – 2373.5 WVU Smallbore Average – 2338.5 WVU Opponent Average – 4659.5

2015-16 Individual Statistics WILL ANTI

Date Match Oct. 10 at Air Force Oct. 11 vs Nebraska* (at Air Force) Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs Murray State (at Akron) Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 Akron* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 11 at Navy* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 27-28 GARC Championships% Season Average 2015-16 High Career High

Smallbore 568 575 579 576 573 583 576 578 584 583 582 580 578 590 578.9 590 590

Air Rifle Aggregate 584 1152 580 1155 589 1168 580 1156 590 1163 592 1175 589 1165 587 1165 585 1169 580 1163 589 1171 592 1172 593 1171 588 1178 587 1165.9 593 1178 593 1178

MICHAEL BAMSEY

Date Match Oct. 10 at Air Force (at Air Force) Oct. 11 vs Nebraska* Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs Murray State (at Akron) Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 Akron* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 11 at Navy* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier Mar. 11-12 NCAA Championships Season Average 2015-16 High Career High

ELIZABETH GRATZ

Date Match Oct. 10 at Air Force Oct. 11 vs Nebraska* (at Air Force) Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs Murray State (at Akron) Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 Akron* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 11 at Navy* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier# Feb. 27-28 GARC Championships% Season Average 2015-16 High Career High

MEELIS KIISK

Date Match Oct. 10 at Air Force Oct. 11 vs Nebraska* (at Air Force) Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs Murray State (at Akron) Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 Akron* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 11 at Navy* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier# Mar. 11-12 NCAA Championships% Season Average 2015-16 High Career High

Smallbore 585 587 587 583 584 579 583 587 588 584 575 588 589 587 584.7 589 589

Air Rifle Aggregate 585 1170 586 1173 581 1168 591 1174 591 1172 592 1171 587 1170 591 1178 590 1178 591 1175 591 1166 590 1178 593 1182 587 1174 587.8 1173.5 593 1182 597 1182

Smallbore 579 579 575 585 579 582 585 582 568 577 581 576 583 578 579.2 585 585

Air Rifle Aggregate 589 1168 593 1172 591 1166 593 1178 591 1170 591 1173 594 1179 593 1175 595 1163 586 1163 594 1175 590 1166 590 1173 589 1167 591.4 1170.6 595 1179 595 1179

Smallbore 585 577 581 580 587 587 582 586 590 589 585 590 586 584 584.9 590 590

Air Rifle Aggregate 594 1179 591 1168 587 1168 592 1172 587 1174 586 1173 593 1175 587 1173 595 1185 592 1181 593 1178 592 1182 593 1179 590 1174 590.9 1175.8 595 1185 595 1185

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Date Match Oct. 10 at Air Force Oct. 11 vs Nebraska* (at Air Force) Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs Murray State (at Akron) Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 Akron* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 11 at Navy* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier% Feb. 27-28 GARC Championships# Season Average 583.6 2015-16 High Career High

GARRETT SPURGEON

Date Match Oct. 10 at Air Force Oct. 11 vs Nebraska* (at Air Force) Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs Murray State (at Akron) Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 Akron* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 11 at Navy* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier% Feb. 27-28 GARC Championships% Mar. 11-12 NCAA Championships# Season Average 2015-16 High Career High

PATRICK SUNDERMAN

Date Match Oct. 10 at Air Force Oct. 11 vs Nebraska* (at Air Force) Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs Murray State (at Akron) Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 Akron* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 11 at Navy* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier% Feb. 27-28 GARC Championships% Mar. 11-12 NCAA Championships# Season Average 2015-16 High Career High

GINNY THRASHER

Smallbore 587 578 578 586 584 584 584 589 587 579 581 586 585 583 589.8 589 589

Air Rifle Aggregate 592 1179 587 1165 591 1169 595 1181 582 1166 587 1171 590 1174 589 1178 585 1172 586 1165 594 1175 598 1184 588 1173 593 1176 1173.4 598 1184 598 1184

Date Match Oct. 10 at Air Force Oct. 11 vs Nebraska* (at Air Force) Oct. 31 at Memphis* Nov. 1 at Mississippi* Nov. 7 vs Murray State (at Akron) Nov. 14 Army* Nov. 21 Ohio State Jan. 12 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 Akron* Jan. 30 NC State* Feb. 6 Kentucky* Feb. 11 at Navy* Feb. 20 NCAA Qualifier% Feb. 27-28 GARC Championships% Mar. 11-12 NCAA Championships# Season Average 583.7 2015-16 High Career High

Smallbore 584 586 581 590 579 589 583 587 587 588 587 581 589 582 581 584.9 590 590

Air Rifle Aggregate 594 1178 595 1181 588 1169 596 1186 595 1174 587 1176 587 1170 597 1184 596 1183 593 1181 593 1180 594 1175 595 1184 583 1165 592 1173 592.3 1177.3 597 1186 597 1186

* - GARC match

Smallbore 576 576 579 585 580 578 581 585 583 581 582 584 581 579 575 580.3 585 587

Air Rifle Aggregate 589 1165 595 1171 593 1172 594 1179 592 1172 592 1170 597 1178 594 1179 598 1181 585 1166 588 1170 593 1177 593 1174 589 1168 590 1165 592.1 1172.5 598 1181 598 1181

% - at Oxford, Miss.

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Smallbore 581 586 577 580 587 588 576 579 585 585 583 582 590 591 586 594.9 591 581

#- at Akron, Ohio

Air Rifle Aggregate 593 1174 595 1181 595 1172 590 1170 589 1176 593 1181 594 1170 598 1177 599 1184 597 1182 599 1182 596 1178 596 1186 596 1187 593 1179 1178.6 599 1187 599 1187


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WVU Records............................................. 58 Coaches Records and Individual Honors....... 59

Olympians.................................................. 61 NCAA Champions...................................... 62 All-Americans............................................. 63 NCAA Results............................................. 65 NCAA Team Championship Results........... 67 NCAA History............................................. 68 GARC History............................................. 69 Year-by-Year Results.................................. 71 All-Time Series Records............................. 72 All-Time Scores.......................................... 73 WVU Rifle Alumni....................................... 80


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. Individual

Team

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

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

SMALLBORE, FULL COURSE (1200):

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*):

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)

200, by several shooters; last shot by Thomas Kyanko vs. Akron, Feb. 21, 2015

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

AGGREGATE, 120 SHOTS (1200*):

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

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NiccoCAMPRIANI

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):

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

Aggregate Team Record

SMALLBORE AND AIR RIFLE (4800*):

4720% vs. Ole Miss, Nov. 9, 2012 Taylor Ciotola (582, 595), Meelis Kiisk (583, 588), Thomas Kyanko (577, --), Maren Prediger (--, 594), Garrett Spurgeon (587, 584), Petra Zublasing (592, 599) * 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 Maj. John Nicholas Capt. Kendrick Barlow Capt. Clair L. Book Capt. Hugh H. Jones Capt. Charles R. Means M/Sgt. Charles Haley M/Sgt. Francis Orchard Sgt. Joe Gravens S/Sgt. Robert McNickle Sp. 4 Gary Grady Greg Yantis M/Sgt. Bobby Timms M/Sgt. Roy Riffe M/Sgt. Charles Neal Ed Etzel Greg Perrine Marsha Beasley Jon Hammond

SEASONS 1951‑52 1953‑54 1955-57 1958‑59 1960‑63 1964 1965‑66 1967‑68 1969‑70 1971 1972 1973‑74 1974‑75 1976 1977‑87, 1989 1988 1990-2003, 2005-06 2006-Present

TOTALS

Honors

College Sports Magazine Division I Rifle Athlete of the Year 1994 ................... Trevor Gathman 1996 .................... Trevor Gathman

YEARS 2 2 3 2 4 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 12 1 16 10 66

1994

Jean Foster Joe Pishock

1995

CaptainU Rifle Coach of the Year

2014 ..................... Jon Hammond 2015 ..................... Jon Hammond

Jean Foster Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Janelle Whateley

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

1996

1996 ................... Trevor Gathman 1997 .................... Marcos Scrivner 2013 .................... Petra Zublasing

Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Honor List

1997

College Rifle Coaches Association Coach of the Year

Pam Stalzer Garett Smith

(discontinued after 1996 season)

College Rifle Coaches Association NCAA Shooter of the Championship

2009 ..................... Jon Hammond 2013 ..................... Jon Hammond

NRA Distinguished College Coach

2008 ..................... Jon Hammond 2012 ..................... Jon Hammond

NCAA Championship Top Performer Award

2015 ................. Garrett Spurgeon 2016 ..................... Ginny Thrasher

1998

1991 (First Year Of Award)

1992

Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Garett Smith Eric Uptagrafft

1993

Jean Foster Joe Pishock Pam Stalzer Garett Smith Eric Uptagrafft

Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Janelle Whateley

Brian Fuhrman Kim Howe Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins

1998

Brian Fuhrman Marcos Scrivner Talmadge Wilkins Cory Willis

1999

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

RECORD 25‑3 27‑3 33‑16 17‑13 53‑5 19‑0 22‑3 13‑4 10‑4 5‑3 5‑2 17‑2 6‑1 6‑1 101‑5 9‑0 153-23 103-14

PCT. .893 .900 .673 .567 .914 1.000 .880 .765 .714 .625 .714 .852 .857 .857 .952 1.000 .869 .880

624-102

.860

2000

Tommy Caranasos Mats Persson Steve Powell April Shea Elizabeth Smith

2001

Tommy Caranasos Steve Powell Elizabeth Smith Wade Tyner

2002

Eric Hensil Steve Powell Wade Tyner

2003

Nicole Allaire Jon Hammond Eric Hensil Wade Tyner

2004

Nicole Allaire Eric Hensil

2005

Brian Launer

2006

Natasha Dinsmore Robin Glebes

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2007

Natasha Dinsmore Robin Glebes Lafe Kunkel Paul Miller Amy Smith

2008

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

2009

Andy Lamson Paul Miller Justin Pentz Kyle Smith Ashley Zultanky

2010

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

2015

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

2016

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

2014

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

FIRST TEAM

Petra Zublasing...................... 2013 Chance Cover............... 2013, 2014 Daniel Sojka.................. 2013, 2014 Meelis Kiisk........ 2013, 2014, 2016 Thomas Kyanko.. 2013, 2014, 2015 Maren Prediger... 2013, 2014, 2015 Jean-Pierre Lucas........ 2014, 2015 Ziva Dvorsak........................... 2015 Patrick Sunderman....... 2015, 2016 Michael Bamsey..................... 2016 Elizabeth Gratz....................... 2016

Fred Schaus Captain’s Award

SECOND TEAM

THIRD TEAM

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

Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team

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

FIRST TEAM

2012

2013

Garrett Spurgeon.......... 2014, 2016 Jean-Pierre Lucas ................. 2016

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 Maren Prediger....................... 2015

Andy Lamson, 2009 Thomas Kyanko, 2013 Elizabeth Gratz, 2016

CoSIDA Academic All-District II 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 Elizabeth Gratz, 2016

SECOND TEAM

Nicco Campriani, 2010

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RIFLE

1998

SECOND TEAM

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

Chance Cover Meelis Kiisk Thomas Kyanko Petra Zublasing

Marcos Scrivner

CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-America

Dave Johnson, 1984 Dave Johnson, 1986 Eric Uptagrafft, 1992 Andy Lamson, 2010 Andy Lamson, 2011 Petra Zublasing, 2012 Petra Zublasing, 2013 Thomas Kyanko, 2014 Thomas Kyanko, 2015 Maren Prediger, 2015

2011

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

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 and Lafe Kunkel 2006...................... Brian Launer 2007....................Adam Somers 2008........................Lafe Kunkel 2008.....................Andy Lamson 2009...................Bryant Wallizer 2010................Nicco Campriani


MOUNTAINEER 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) Ann-Marie Pfiffner (USA)

Olympians

Games Mexico City (Silver medal) Munich (Gold medal) Montreal Moscow Los Angeles (Gold medal) Moscow Los Angeles Seoul Seoul Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona

JonHAMMOND

GinnyTHRASHER

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

Jean Foster (USA) Atlanta Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Atlanta Eric Uptagrafft (USA) Atlanta Mike Anti (USA) Sydney Jean Foster (USA) Sydney Bruce Meredith (US Virgin Islands) Sydney Mike Anti (USA) Athens (Silver medal) Mike Anti (USA) Beijing Nicco Campriani (Italy) Beijing Jon Hammond (Great Britain) Beijing Nicco Campriani (Italy) London (1 Gold medal, 1 Silver medal) Ziva Dvorsak (Slovenia) London Jon Hammond (Great Britain) London Eric Uptagrafft (USA) London Petra Zublasing (Italy) London Nicco Campriani (Italy) Rio (2 Gold medals) Ziva Dvorsak (Slovenia) Rio Ginny Thrasher (USA) Rio (1 Gold medal) Petra Zublasing (Italy) Rio

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NCAA National

Champions

Maren Prediger

Ginny Thrasher

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 2016

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

Event

Smallbore Air Rifle Smallbore Air Rifle Air Rifle Smallbore Air Rifle Air Rifle Smallbore Air Rifle Air Rifle Smallbore 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(A), (S) 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) (S) (A (A), (S) (S) (A) (A) (S) (A) (A), (S) (A), (S) (A) (S) (A), (S) (A) (A), (S)

1984 Mike Anti Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Dave Johnson 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 1991 Gary Hardy Tim Manges Ann-Marie Pfiffner Garett Smith Pam Stalzer

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

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 2003 Nicole Allaire 2004 Nicole Allaire 2008 Brandi Eskew Lafe Kunkel 2009 Brandi Eskew Andy Lamson Kyle Smith Bryant Wallizer

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Nicco Campriani Brandi Eskew Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Bryant Wallizer Nicco Campriani Petra Zublasing Petra Zublasing Taylor Ciotola Meelis Kiisk Maren Prediger Garrett Spurgeon Petra Zublasing Ziva Dvorsak Maren Prediger Garrett Spurgeon Michael Bamsey Elizabeth Gratz Thomas Kyanko Jean-Pierre Lucas Garrett Spurgeon Maren Prediger Ziva Dvorsak Michael Bamsey Elizabeth Gratz Meelis Kiisk Jean-Pierre Lucas Garrett Spurgeon Patrick Sunderman Ginny Thrasher

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

Second Team

1953 Harry Miller 1962 Bob Davies 1965 Jerry Luh 1967 Jerry Luh 1970 Bill Schetzel 1973 Doug Brown 1974 Phil Whitworth 1975 Phil Whitworth 1976 Doug Brown Phil Whitworth Dan Young 1977 Elliott Hutchinson 1978 Dale Cox Elliott Hutchinson 1979 Michelle Stamates 1980 Jens Nygaard Tim Rennie Michelle Stamates 1981 Bob Broughton Jens Nygard Ben Potter Fred Scott Marvin Spinks Michelle Stamates 1982 Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Jens Nygaard Michelle Stamates 1983 Bob Broughton Scott Campbell Bart McNealy Jens Nygaard 1984 Bob Broughton Roger Davidson Bart McNealy 1985 Bill Dodd Bart McNealy 1986 Jim Bishop Kim Hogrefe Web Wright 1987 Thomas Bernstein Jim Bishop Roger Davidson Tammie DeAngelis Joe Hendricks Kim Hogrefe Web Wright 1988 Tammie DeAngelis Gary Hardy Christian Heller

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

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 2016 Michael Bamsey Meelis Kiisk Patrick Sunderman Ginny Thrasher

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

Third Team 2014 2015 2016

Meelis Kiisk Jean-Pierre Lucas Jean-Pierre Lucas

(C) (C) (C)

Honorable Mention

1975 Kathy Kelly 1976 Kathy Kelly 1978 Steve Northway 1979 Elliott Hutchinson 1980 Michelle Stamates 1981 Tim Rennie 1982 Bart McNealy Dena Orth 1985 Roger Davidson 1987 Jim Bishop Roger Davidson 1988 Jim Bishop 1992 Eric Uptagrafft 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 2016 Elizabeth Gratz Jean-Pierre Lucas

KEY:

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

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

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NCAA Results

1980

1993

1998

1981

1994

1999

1982

1995

2000

1983

1996

2001

1984

1997

2002

1. Tennessee Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6201 2. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6150 3. E. Tennessee State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6118 1. Tennessee Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6139 2. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6136 3. E. Tennessee State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6121 1. Tennessee Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6138 2. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6136 3. Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6128 1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6206 2. Tennessee Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6148 3. E. Tennessee State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6100 1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6206 2. E. Tennessee State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6142 3. Tennessee Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6121

1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6179 2. Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6169 3. Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6122 1. Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6194 2. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6187 3. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6165 1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6241 2. Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6187 3. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6171 1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6179 2. Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6168 3. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6160 1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6223 2. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6175 3. Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6171

1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6214 2. Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6211 3. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6161 1. Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6276 2. Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6168 3. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6156 1. Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6285 2. Xavier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6156 3. Nebraska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6121 1. Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6283 2. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6175 3. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6174 1. Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6241 2. Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6209 3. Xavier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6204

1985

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

1986

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

1987

1. Murray State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6205 2. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6203 3. USF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6175

1988

1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6192 2. Murray State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6183 3. USF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6152

1989

1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6234 2. USF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6180 3. Tennessee Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6167

1990

1. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6205 2. Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6101 3. Tennessee Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6097

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 2. Xavier 3. Murray State

2004*

1. Alaska-Fairbanks 2. Nevada 3. Navy *WVU participated as a club team.

2005**

1. Army 2. Jacksonville State 3. Nebraska

2006

1. Alaska-Fairbanks

2. Nebraska 3. Army

2007

1. Alaska-Fairbanks 2. Army 3. Jacksonville

6287 6197 6158 6273 6185 6182

2008

1. Alaska-Fairbanks 2. Army 3. Texas Christian

2009

1. West Virginia 2. Kentucky 3. Jacksonville State

2010 4659 4658 4657 4682

4666 4650 4662 4644 4639

1. TCU 2. Alaska-Fairbanks 3. West Virginia

2011

1. Kentucky 2. West Virginia 3. TCU

2012

1. TCU 2. Kentucky 3. Alaska-Fairbanks

WVU’s counting team at the 2015 NCAA Championships

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4662 4652 4627 4643 4638 4636 4675 4653 4641 4700 4697 4664 4676 4661 4661

2013

1. West Virginia 2. Kentucky 3. TCU

2014

1. West Virginia 2. Alaska-Fairbanks 3. Kentucky

2015

1. West Virginia 2. Alaska-Fairbanks 3. TCU

2016

1. West Virginia 2. TCU 3. Murray State

4679 4670 4664 4705 4677 4675 4702 4700 4667 4703 4694 4690

** 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, W.Va.

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

2016

TCU

West Virginia

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

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

4703

Alaska-Fairbanks

Kentucky

Kentucky

Alaska-Fairbanks

Alaska-Fairbanks

TCU

4653

4661

4677

4700

4694

TCU

Ohio State

Murray State

Alaska-Fairbanks Akron

Championships by School: West Virginia (18), Alaska-Fairbanks (10), Tennessee Tech (3), Murray State (2), TCU (2), Army (1), Kentucky (1)

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NCAA ALL-TIMEIndividual Smallbore

1980 – Rod Fitz – Randolph (Tennessee Tech), 1176 1981 – Kurt Fitz – Randolph (Tennessee Tech), 1173 1982 – Kurt Fitz – Randolph (Tennessee Tech), 1167 1983 – David Johnson (West Virginia), 1175 1984 – Bob Broughton (West Virginia), 1172 1985 – Pat Spurgin (Murray State), 1168 1986 – Mike Anti (West Virginia), 1167 1987 – Web Wright (West Virginia), 1174 1988 – Web Wright (West Virginia), 1168 1989 – Deb Sinclair (Alaska–Fairbanks), 1171 1990 – Michelle Scarborough (USF), 1165 1991 – Soma Dutta (Texas El–Paso), 1171 1992 – Tim Manges (West Virginia), 1172 1993 – Eric Uptagrafft (West Virginia), 1174 1994 – Cory Brunetti (Alaska–Fairbanks), 1173 1995 – Oleg Seleznev (Alaska–Fairbanks), 1177 1996 – Joe Johnson (Navy), 1170 1997 – Marcos Scrivner (West Virginia), 1176 1998 – Karyn Juziuk (Xavier), 1169 1999 – Kelly Mansfield (Alaska–Fairbanks), 1185 2000 – Nicole Allaire (Nebraska), 1183 2001 – Matthew Emmons (Alaska–Fairbanks), 1178 2002 – Matthew Emmons (Alaska–Fairbanks), 1190 2003 – Matthew Emmons (Alaska–Fairbanks), 1191 2004 – Matthew Rawlings (Alaska–Fairbanks), 1179 2005 – Matthew Rawlings (Alaska–Fairbanks), 686.6 (585) 2006 – Jamie Beyerle (Alaska–Fairbanks), 690.5 (593) 2007 – Josh Albright (Navy), 679.5 (583) 2008 – Chris Abalo (Army), 687.6 (588) 2009 – Brian Carstensen (JSU), 682.2 (587) 2010 – Sarah Scherer (TCU), 685.0 (583) 2011 – Ethan Settlemires (Kentucky), 691.0 (590) 2012 – Sarah Scherer (TCU), 688.6 (589) 2013 – Petra Zublasing (West Virginia), 688.3 (589) 2014 – Tim Sherry (Alaska–Fairbanks), 452.1 (586) 2015 – Rachel Martin (Nebraska), 453.3 (584) 2016 – Ginny Thrasher (West Virginia), 461.5 (586)

PetraZUBLASING

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Champions

EricUPTAGRAFFT

Air Rifle

1980 – Rod Fitz – Randolph (Tennessee Tech), 389 1981 – John Rost (West Virginia), 391 1982 – John Rost (West Virginia), 390 1983 – Ray Slonena (Tennessee Tech), 389 1984 – Pat Spurgin (Murray State), 388 1985 – Christian Heller (West Virginia), 387 1986 – Marianne Wallace (Murray State), 392 1987 – Rob Harbison (Tennessee – Martin), 392 1988 – Deena Wigger (Murray State), 390 1989 – Michelle Scarborough (USF), 399 1990 – Gary Hardy (West Virginia), 393 1991 – Ann – Marie Pfiffner (West Virginia), 391 1992 – Ann – Marie Pfiffner (West Virginia), 390 1993 – Trevor Gathman (West Virginia), 390 1994 – Nancy Napolski (Kentucky), 391 1995 – Benji Belden (Murray State), 390 1996 – Trevor Gathman (West Virginia), 394 1997 – Marra Hastings (Murray State), 393 1998 – Emily Caruso (Norwich), 393 1999 – Kelly Mansfield (Alaska–Fairbanks), 396 2000 – Kelly Mansfield (Alaska–Fairbanks), 398 2001 – Matthew Emmons (Alaska–Fairbanks), 392 2002 – Ryan Tanoque (Nevada), 392 2003 – Jamie Beyerle (Alaska–Fairbanks), 395 2004 – Morgan Hicks (Murray State), 398 2005 – Beth Tidmore (Memphis), 694.2 (590) 2006 – Kristina Fehlings (Nebraska), 692 (592) 2007 – Michael Dickinson (Jacksonville), 692.2 (592) 2008 – Patrik Sartz (Alaska–Fairbanks), 696.4 (594) 2009 – Jenna Compton (Akron), 691.6 (590) 2010 – Jonathan Hall (Columbus State), 699.9 (595) 2011 – Nicco Campriani (West Virginia), 701.0 (599) 2012 – Petra Zublasing (West Virginia), 692.2 (593) 2013 – Petra Zublasing (West Virginia), 701.7 (598) 2014 – Connor Davis (Kentucky), 205.4 (593) 2015 – Maren Prediger (West Virginia), 205.8 (598) 2016 – Ginny Thrasher (West Virginia), 208.8 (593)


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 2016.......................................................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 2016.......................................................West Virginia

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 2016........................................ Hanna Carr, Kentucky

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 2016.........................Garrett Spurgeon, West Virginia

Outstanding Senior

1998 ............................Brian Fuhrman, West Virginia 1999.......................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky 2000....................................Rob Toney, West Virginia 2001....................................Cory Willis, West Virginia 2002................................Steve Powell, West Virginia 2003............................................ Thrine Kane, Xavier 2004...............................Lindsey Meagher, Kentucky 2005............................................Hannah Kerr, Xavier 2006....................................Misty Chanek, Nebraska 2007.............................Stacy Underwood, Nebraska 2008.............................................. Chris Abalo, Army 2009............................................ Wesley Hess, Army 2010.................................Ashley Jackson, Kentucky 2011..........................Nicco Campriani, West Virginia 2012..............................Ethan Settlemires, Kentucky 2013........................... Petra Zublasing, West Virginia 2014................................ Emily Holsopple, Kentucky 2015................................Ziva Dvorsak, West Virginia 2016.........................Garrett Spurgeon, 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 2013........................... Petra Zublasing, West Virginia 2014.................................. Lauren Phillips, Nebraska 2015 ................................... Connor Davis, Kentucky 2016............................ Ginny Thrasher, West Virginia

Individual Air Rifle Champion

1998.......................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky 1999.......................................Mary Elsass, Kentucky

2014 GARC Champions

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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 2016............................ Ginny Thrasher, West Virginia

Coach of the Year

2008.............................Jon Hammond, West Virginia 2010.............................Jon Hammond, West Virginia 2016.............................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 onperson each team beginning *award given to one on each team in 2004 beginning in 2004 2005......... Robin Glebes (West Virginia representative) 2006.......................... Natasha Dinsmore (West Virginia ................................................................ representative) 2007............ Lafe Kunkel (West Virginia representative) 2008.........Andy Lamson (West Virginia representative) 2009.............. Andy Lamson, Kyle Smith (West Virginia ��������������������������������������������������������������representatives) 2010.........Andy Lamson (West Virginia representative) 2011............................. Nicco Campriani (West Virginia ��������������������������������������������������������������� representative) 2012.....Thomas Kyanko (West Virginia representative) 2013.....Thomas Kyanko (West Virginia representative) 2014...... Maren Prediger (West Virginia representative) 2015.......Elizabeth Gratz (West Virginia representative) 2016.......Elizabeth Gratz (West Virginia representative)

GARC Sportsmanship Award

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

WVU All-GARC First Team Selections

1998............................... Marcos Scrivner (A), (S), (C) Cory Willis (A) 1999.............................................Ron Nelson (S), (C) Cory Willis (S), (C) Tommy Caranasos (A) 2000........................... Tommy Caranasos (A), (S), (C) Cory Willis (A), (S), (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), (S), (C) Tommy Santelli (C) 2012................................ Petra Zublasing (A), (S), (C) 2013............................................. Maren Prediger (A) Garrett Spurgeon (S), (C) Petra Zublasing (A), (S), (C)

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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) 2016............................................Michael Bamsey (S) Elizabeth Gratz (A) Meelis Kiisk (S), (C) Garrett Spurgeon (S), (A), (C) Patrick Sunderman (A) Ginny Thrasher (A), (C)

WVU All-GARC Second Team Selections

1998.............................................. Brian Fuhrman (A) Ron Nelson (S) Tal Wilkins (S) Cory Willis (C) 1999..................................Tommy Caranasos (S), (C) April Shea (A), (S), (C) Liz Smith (A) 2000......................................... Mats Persson (A), (C) April Shea (A) Wade Tyner (S), (C) 2001.............................................Wade Tyner (S), (C) Steve Powell (S) Liz Smith (A) Cory Willis (A), (C) Tommy Caranasos (C) 2002................................................... Wade Tyner (C) 2003................................................. Nicole Allaire (A) Gary Longwell (A) Brian Launer (S) Brandi Eskew (S), (C) Tom Santelli (S) 2009..........................................Brandi Eskew (S), (C) Michael Kulbaki (A) Andy Lamson (A), (S) Tommy Santelli (S), (C) 2010................................................Andy Lamson (S) Justin Pentz (S), (C) Tommy Santelli (A), (C) 2011...........................................Michael Kulbacki (A) Andy Lamson (A) Justin Pentz (A), (S), (C) 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)

GarrettSPURGEON

2015................................................. Ziva Dvorsak (S) Thomas Kyanko (C) Jean-Pierre Lucas (S), (C) Maren Prediger (C) Garrett Spurgeon (A) Patrick Sunderman (S), (C) 2016......................................................... Will Anti (S) Michael Bamsey (C) Elizabeth Gratz (C) Meelis Kiisk (A) Jean-Pierre Lucas (S), (A), (C) Patrick Sunderman (S), (C) Ginny Thrasher (S)

WVU All-GARC Honorable Mention Selections

1998..................................................... Rob Toney (S) Liz Smith (C) 2000................................................ Mats Persson (S) Steve Powell (A) April Shea (C) 2001........................................ Tommy Caranasos (S) 2002............................................Rich Sawyer (C), (S) 2003.................................................... Josh Byers (C) Jonathan Hammond (S) Brian Launer (A) 2008................................................... Lafe Kunkel (S) 2009.......................................... Michael Kulbacki (C) Justin Pentz (S), (C) Tommy Santelli (A) Bryant Wallizer (C) 2010................................................Brandi Eskew (C) Michael Kulbacki (S) Justin Pentz (A) Kyle Smith (S) Bryant Wallizer (S) 2011................................................ Brandi Eskew (S) Michael Kulbacki (C) Andy Lamson (C) Kyle Smith (C) 2012......................................................Amy Bock (S) Taylor Ciotola (S) Meelis Kiisk (C) Michael Kulbacki (A) Thomas Kyanko (S), (C) 2013............................................Daniel Sojka (A), (C) Garrett Spurgeon (A) Patrick Sunderman (S) 2014............................................Thomas Kyanko (C) Patrick Sunderman (S) 2015............................................ Thomas Kyanko (A) Jean-Pierre Lucas (A) Maren Prediger (S) 2016......................................................... Will Anti (C) Michael Bamsey (A) Elizabeth Gratz (S) Key: A - Air Rifle S - Smallbore C - Combined


YEAR-BY-YEAR Year Coach 1951

Maj. John Nicholas

1952

Maj. John Nicholas

1953

Results Captain

Robert Jones

Record

10‑0

Robert Jones

15‑3

Capt. Kendrick Barlow

Robert Galusha

17‑1

1954

Capt. Kendrick Barlow

Robert Galusha

10‑2

1955

Capt. Clair L. Book

Marvin Fisher

1956

Capt. Clair L. Book

Jerry Amos

12‑5

1957

Capt. Clair L. Book

James Paxton

14‑5

1958

Capt. Hugh H. Jones

Ted Morlang

1959

Capt. Hugh H. Jones

George Pignatello

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 Gosnell

15‑0

1964

M/Sgt. Charles Haley

Jack Writer

1965

M/Sgt. Francis Orchard

Dean Bahrman

1966

M/Sgt. Francis Orchard

Jack Writer

1967

Sgt. Joe Gravens

Dean Bahrman

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

1975

M/Sgt. Roy Riffe

Phil Whitworth

6‑1

1976

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

1981

Ed Etzel

Tim Rennie, John Rost

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

1991

Marsha Beasley

Gary Hardy

1992

Marsha Beasley

Ann-Marie Pfiffner

1993

Marsha Beasley

Garett Smith

1994

Marsha Beasley

Joe Pishock

1995

Marsha Beasley

None

* 10-0

1996

Marsha Beasley

None

* 10-0

1997

Marsha Beasley

None

* 9-1

7‑6

9‑5 8‑8

# 19‑0 11‑3

1998

Marsha Beasley

None

*% 13-0

1999

Marsha Beasley

None

% 10-0

2000

Marsha Beasley

None

% 12-1

2001

Marsha Beasley

None

11-0

2002

Marsha Beasley

None

8-3

2003

Marsha Beasley

None

11-2

2004 

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

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

2016

Jon Hammond

Meelis Kiisk, Jean-Pierre Lucas *$ 12-0

8-3

Totals624-102 # NRA Champions * NCAA Champions

% MARC Champions $ - GARC Champions

# 11‑0

6‑1 11‑1

6‑0 12‑0

* 9-0 * 10-0 * 9-0 * 11-0 13-1

JonHAMMOND has led WVU to five NCAA titles.

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SERIES Records

BryantWALLIZER

Opponent W L Began 77th Infantry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. . . . 0. . . 1964

Opponent W L Began Mississippi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . 3. . . 2002

Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . 0. . . 1974

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

Akron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . 0. . . 1952

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

Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . 7. . . 1989

Murray State. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . 3. . . 1967

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

Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 . . . 8. . . 1966

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

Nebraska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . 3. . . 2003

Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . 10 . . 1957

NC State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 . . . 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 . . . 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 . . . 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . 2. . . 2005

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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

MAJ. JOHN NICHOLAS

CAPT. KENDRICK BARLOW

NRA Sectionals

1395-1393 W

1952 (15-3)

Indiana

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)

(1951-2016)

ALL-TIMEScores

1951 (10-0)

1965 MOUNTAINEERS

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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

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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

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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)

1971 (5-3)

JOE GRAVENS

GARY GRADY

Kansas State Invitational (1st)

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

West Virginia Sectional and Conventional (1st)

JOE GRAVENS

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 Kansas Invitational (6th)

1332-1223 1332-1229 2698-2630

W W W

at Pitt at Indiana, Pa. Eastern Kentucky

Xavier Invitational (6th)

Kentucky Invitational (10th)

1339-1393 1373-1349

L W

at Navy at VMI

1380-1363 1380-1408

W L

at Penn State at Army

West Point Invitational (8th)

NRA Sectionals (1st)

1973 (6-1)

M/SGT. BOBBY TIMMS

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

1969 (5-2) ROBERT MCNICKLE

1379-1365 W Kansas Invitational ROTC Division (2nd)

at Akron

College Division (4th)

at Navy at East Tennessee State at VMI

1396-1277 W 1385-1374 W 1385-1325 W

1970 (5-2)

Virginia Army Penn State

1383-1308 W 1383-1261 W

Kansas Invitational ROTC Division (3rd)

Pitt Indiana, Pa.

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

Xavier Invitational (1st)

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

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

W W W W W

Army Invitational (1st)

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

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

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

Kentucky Invitational (1st)

ROBERT MCNICKLE

Coast Guard Invitational (3rd)

Penn State

GREG YANTIS

1968 (8-2)

USCGA (1st)

W

1972 (5-2)

Southern Conference (1st)

L W W

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

NRA Sectionals (1st)

1377-1349

Coast Guard Invitational (5th)

1334-1402 1424-1394 1394-1343

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

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

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

Pitt at Navy at VMI

NRA Sectionals (1st)

NRA Sectionals (1st)

West Virginia Sectional and International (1st) 1st Nationally

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1975 (6-1)

1979 (5-1)

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

6139-5969 6162-6118

ED ETZEL

W W W

at Indiana, Pa. at Pitt East Tennessee State

2276-2150

W

at Penn State

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

Xavier Invitational (1st)

Acorn Invitational (1st)

Kentucky Invitational (2nd)

2276-2133

W

Ohio State

2309-2237 4592-4692 4811-4598

W L W

at Navy East Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky

Open International Sectionals (2nd)

Acorns Invitational (3rd)

2830-1748 W 2834-2732 W

Army Ohio State

2803-2884 L 2796-2792 W

Tennessee Tech Navy

West Point Invitational (4th)

NRA Sectionals (1st)

1976 (6-1)

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

1980 (6-0)

2826-2665 W 2826-2472 W

East Tennessee State Invitational (6th)

Pitt Indiana, Pa.

Tennessee Tech Invitational (2nd) Acorns Invitational (2nd)

L W

Tennessee Tech Ohio State

West Point Invitational (1st)

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

Navy Army Penn State

1977 (4-0)

Kentucky Invitational (3rd)

4649-4529 W Navy Army Invitational (1st) 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 NCAA Championship (2nd)

Acorns Invitational (1st) East Tennessee State Invitational (3rd)

W W

West Virginia Invitational (1st)

East Tennessee State NC State

Eastern Kentucky Invitational (3rd)

Acorns Invitational (1st)

Kentucky Invitational (1st)

Tennessee Tech Invitational (1st)

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

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

W W W W

Ohio State Penn State at NC State at Navy

NRA Sectionals (2nd)

1978 (4-1)

6129-6095 6117-6097

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

2273-2268 2848-2753 2848-2671

W W W

at Tennessee Tech at Ohio State at Penn State

West Point Invitational (4th)

2286-2303 2285-2250

L W

NRA Championships (3rd)

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

USMA Invitational (2nd)

ED ETZEL

at East Tennessee State at Navy

W W

NCAA Championship (2nd)

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

Murray State Invitational (1st)

6180-6147

W

East Tennessee State

NCAA Championship (1st)

ED ETZEL

Kentucky Invitational (1st)

USMA Invitational (1st)

6207-6075 6184-6083 6185-6167

1985 (9-1)

1981 (12-0) 6156-6069 6156-5750

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

ED ETZEL

West Virginia Invitational (1st)

ED ETZEL

ED ETZEL

ED ETZEL

1984 (12-0)

East Tennessee State Invitational (1st)

Bob Stark Invitational (1st)

Kentucky Invitational (1st)

1983 (12-1)

NCAA Championship (1st)

ED ETZEL

ED ETZEL

3377-3384 2810-2743

NRA Collegiate Sectionals

at St. John=s East Tennessee State

East Tennessee State Invitational (1st)

East Tennessee State Invitational (2nd)

Tennesee Tech Invitational (2nd)

W W

Eastern Kentucky East Tennessee State

1982 (11-0) ED ETZEL

6124-6048

W

at Tennessee Tech

3814-3706

W

St. John’s

6511-6063 6188-6026 6182-6122 6173-6071 6139-5990

W W W W W

at Murray State Murray State Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech at Army

East Tennessee State Invitational (4th) Eastern Kentucky Invitational (2nd)

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

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)

1992 (9-0)

ED ETZEL

6270-6037

W

Xavier Invitational (2nd)

6221-6078 W 6206-5749 W 6196-6052 W 6207-6102 W 6180-6189 L 6205-6103 W NCAA Championship (2nd)

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

1988 (7-0) 6164-6110

W

St. John’s

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 NCAA Championship (1st)

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

1990 (9-0) MARSHA BEASLEY

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) 6210-6094 W at Tennessee Tech 6196-6087 W at Murray State 6191-6073 W Canisius NCAA Championship (1st)

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)

GREG PERRINE

Xavier Invitational (1st)

1996 (10-0)

MARSHA BEASLEY

MARSHA BEASLEY 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

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

Walsh Invitational (1st - 6188)

St. John’s Xavier Cincinnati Alaska-Fairbanks Air Force Texas-El Paso at Ohio State Duquesne Canisius

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

Walsh Invitational (1st - 6188)

at Kentucky at Ohio State Xavier Duquesne

6225-6031 6210-6061

at Canisius Murray State

NCAA Qualfier at Xavier (1st - 6197)

W W

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

W W

Walsh Invitational (1st - 6206)

Jacksonville State Norwich (at St. John’s)

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

1998 (13-0) MARSHA BEASLEY 6195-6137 6163-5777  6170-6061 6170-5878  6170-5773 

W W W W 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)

at St. John’s

6196-6145 W at Kentucky 6195-5780 W Ohio State 6199-6156 W Air Force 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 NCAA Championship (1st)

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

Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6176)

NCAA Championship (1st)

6200-6101 W 1551-1236 W 6146-6133 L 6163-6139 W 6163-6010 W 6190-5825 W 6177-5329 W 6156-5329 W NCAA Qualifier (1st)

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

NCAA Championship (1st)

MARSHA BEASLEY

6171-6083

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

6190-6124 6175-6106

W W

MARC Tournament (1st - 6201)

Murray State Tennessee Tech

NCAA Championship (1st - 6214)

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

W W

Jacksonville State at Norwich

6164-6115 6181-6004 6176-6060

W W W

at Kentucky Ohio State Air Force

at Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6181)

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6099-5816 W 6190-6112 W 6195-5858 W at NCAA Qualifiers (1st - 6175)

6153-6130 6191-6018

W W

at MARC Tournament (1st - 6205)

Duquesne Xavier Canisius at Murray State at Tennessee Tech

Championship (3rd - 6156)

6141-6117 W at Jacksonville State 6174-6094 W at Air Force 6153-6011 W vs. Army  (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) 6153-5978 W vs. Texas-El Paso  (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) 6127-6150 L Navy at Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6180)

at MARC/OVC Shootout (3rd - 6111)

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

Kentucky at Ohio State Duquesne Xavier at Canisius

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

VMI Murray State Tennessee Tech

at NCAA Championship (3rd - 4603, smallbore only)

2001 (11-0)

at MARC/OVC Shootout (3rd - 6167) 6164-6129 W Jacksonville State 6154-6110 W Texas-El Paso at Walsh Invitational (2nd - 6191)

at MARC Championship (2nd - 6188)

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

at NCAA Championship (3rd - 6174)

2002 (8-3) MARSHA BEASLEY

at GARC/OVC Shootout (2nd - 6185)

6185-6148 W vs. Jacksonville State  (at Cookeville, Tenn.) 6117-6013 W at Air Force 6187-5998 W vs. Wyoming  (at Colorado Springs, Colo.) 6123-6012 W Mississippi 6178-6160 W Army (at Columbus, Ohio) 6197-6171 W Kentucky 6183-6112 W at Ohio State at Xavier Tournament (2nd-6179)

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at NCAA Championship (6th, SB - 4612; 7th overall)

2003 (11-2)

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

at GARC Championships (2nd - 6174)

6196-6231 6213-6185

2004

L W

Air Force Ohio State Xavier Alaska-Fairbanks Canisius Duquesne

at Murray State at Tennessee Tech

WVU competed as a club team

2005 (3-8) MARSHA BEASLEY

MARSHA BEASLEY

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 GARC Championship (3rd - 6230)

at Mountaineer Open (1st - 6203)

MARSHA BEASLEY

at MARC Championship (1st - 6185)

Alaska-Fairbanks Xavier Murray State Tennessee Tech

MARSHA BEASLEY

2000 (12-1)

at NCAA Qualifiers (1st - 6121)

6238-6271 L 6181-6241 L 6209-6240 L 6220-6225 W

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

2006 (4-7) MARSHA BEASLEY

4551-4668 L Army 4556-4630 L Mississippi 4590-4554 W NC State 4643-4562 L Navy 4544-4587 L Kentucky 4578-4662 L Alaska-Fairbanks 4596-4653 L vs. Nebraska (at Palmyra, Pa.) 4603-4503 W Akron 4603-4535 W Texas Christian (at Akron) 4569-4556 W Ohio State 4585-4612 L Memphis  (NCAA Qualifier at Murray, Ky.) at GARC Championship (6th B 4594)

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

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

Akron Ole Miss VMI Institute

at Palmyra Invitational (6th – 4571)

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)

2010 (11-0, 7-0) JON HAMMOND

4655-4587 W vs. Air Force (at Nebraska) 4660-4634 W at Nebraska 4666-4538 W at Ohio State 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)


4659-4530 W Memphis 4659-4612 W Nebraska (NCAA Qualifiers) at GARC Championships (1st – 4653)

at NCAA Championships (3rd – 4641)

2011 (11-2, 5-1) JON HAMMOND

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

at NCAA Championships (2nd - 4697)

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 4678-4413 W VMI men (NCAA Qualifiers) 4678-4326 W VMI women (NCAA Qualifiers)

2014 (10-0, 7-0)

2016 (12-0, 8-0 GARC)

4657-4648 4656-4650 4695-4669 4681-4614 4690-4605 4678-4627 4707-4604

4705-4680 W at Air Force 4714-4654 W vs. Nebraska* (at Air Force) 4693-4671 W at Memphis* 4713-4602 W at Mississippi* 4697-4692 W vs. Murray State (Akron, Ohio) 4709-4653 W Army* 4711-4684 W Ohio State 4724-4697 W Alaska-Fairbanks 4740-4621 W Akron* 4719-4654 W NC State* 4713-4674 W Kentucky* 4714-4636 W at Navy*

JON HAMMOND W W W W W W W

Ohio State at Nebraska Army Mississippi Akron at Navy NC State

at Withrow Invitational (1st – 4710)

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

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

at WVU Rifle Range (NCAA Qualifiers) 4723 at GARC Championships (1st – 4702) at NCAA Championships (1st – 4703)

JON HAMMOND

4712-4664 W TCU 4695-4611 W at Akron 4695-4652 W at Ohio State 4718-4637 W Memphis 4699-4568 W vs. Mississippi (West Point, N.Y.) 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 at WVU Rifle Range (NCAA Qualifiers) 4705 at GARC Championships (1st – 4709) at NCAA Championships (1st – 4702)

at GARC Championships (1st – 4681)

at NCAA Championships (6th – 4647)

2013 (11-1, 5-1) JON HAMMOND

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

2012-13 MOUNTAINEERS

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Ed Adams.................................................................... 1958-59, 1959-60 Nicole Allaire................................................................ 2001-02, 2002-03 Jerry Amos................................................................................. 1956-57 Michael Anti.................................. 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 Will Anti....................................................................................... 2015-16 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, 2015-16 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

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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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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, 2015-16 Patti Grizzell............................................................................... 1969-70

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Roy Hammer............................................................... 1956-57, 1957-58 Jon Hammond............................................................................ 2002-03 Gary Hardy................................... 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91 Tom Harrick................................................................................ 1958-59 Christopher Heddan................................................................... 2001-02 Christian Heller............................. 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 Joe Hendricks.............................. 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 Eric Hensil.................................... 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05 Dave Herr................................................................................... 1965-66

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Roger Davidson............................ 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 Bob Davies................................... 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 Tammie DeAngelis........................ 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 Lee Deneke................................................................................ 1973-74 Natasha Dinsmore........................ 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Bill Dodd....................................... 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 Steve Drenkard........................................................................... 1981-82 Jim Dunn.................................................................................... 1968-69 Ziva Dvorsak................................................................ 2013-14, 2014-15

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Randy Hill................................................................................... 1972-73 Russell Hill.................................................................................. 1957-58 Kim Hogrefe..................1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 Marilee Hohmann....................................................................... 1961-62 Andy Holoubek........................................................................... 1965-66 Jim Hornor.................................................................................. 1962-63 Paul Hornor................................................................. 1956-57, 1957-58 Kim Howe..................................... 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97 Bob Hunt.................................................................................... 1981-82 Elliot Hutchinson.......................... 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79

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

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

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Kathy Kelly.................................... 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77 Meelis Kiisk...................2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 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, 2015-16 Larry Lucas.................................................................. 1960-61, 1961-62 Jerry Luh.......................................................1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68 Gary Lund................................................................................... 1968-69

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

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

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

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Frank Pagano............................................................................. 1978-79 Kirsten Pasch............................... 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 Leonard Paul................................................1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76 Jim Paxton................................................................................. 1956-57 Larry Payne................................................................. 1976-77, 1977-78 Justin Pentz.................................. 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 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

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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 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, 2015-16 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, 2015-16

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Robert Thom.............................................................................. 1969-70 Ginny Thrasher........................................................................... 2015-16 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 -VChris 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


GENERAL Information President E. Gordon Gee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Director of Athletics Shane Lyons . . . . . . . . . 85 Athletics Senior Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 WVU Head Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Athletic Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 WVU Athletic Communications . . . . . . . . . . 88


E. GORDON Gee, PRESIDENT

Dr. E. Gordon Gee is one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having served as president of some of the most prestigious public and private universities for more than three decades. When he returned to lead West Virginia University in 2014 as the institution’s 24th president, it was a homecoming of sorts. He was first named WVU president in 1981 at age 36 – at the time, considered among the youngest persons to ever serve as a university president. He led WVU until 1985 when he went on to presidencies at the University of Colorado (198590), Brown University (1998-2000) and Vanderbilt University (2001-07). He served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990-97 and again from 2007-13. On his return to the Morgantown campus, he said, “This is not a job to me; it is a calling.” His leadership style bears that out as he works tirelessly to advance the University’s land-grant mission and open doors to the American dream. In his latest address to the University community, he called for reinventing education for our young people, on our campuses, throughout our state and beyond; transforming health care for our citizens; and cultivating prosperity in our communities. “Doing our best for the 1.8 million people of West Virginia is our noblest calling and our proudest distinction,” he said. Gee has built a special relationship with the students as well as the state’s citizens, making it a point to visit students where they live, learn and socialize -- and visiting all 55 West Virginia counties during his inaugural year – and at least half in subsequent years. 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 WVU College of Law, and, in 1981, was named WVU’s 19th president. Gee serves on several education-governance organizations and committees, including the Big 12 Conference Council of Presidents and formerly the Business Higher Education 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

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him to join its international advisory board. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. Active in many national professional and service organizations, he is on the executive committee of the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest higher education organization. He has also served on the boards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Limited Brands. In 2011, Gee began serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2011-12, 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. 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 secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. Prior to being appointed to this role, she served as the Medicaid medical director for Louisiana. In addition, she is currently a practicing gynecologist and Gratis Faculty at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She is married to David Patrón and they have five children.

The GEE FAMILY - Front from left: Nathan, Elly and Ben Patrón. Back from left: Rebekah Gee, Eva Patrón, E. Gordon Gee, Elizabeth Patrón and David Patrón


SHANELyons

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

Since being named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Associate Vice President at West Virginia University in January 2015, Shane Lyons has not been interested in headlines, he’s been interested in results. Working furiously behind the scenes, Lyons rolls up his sleeves every day for the betterment of WVU’s student-athletes, fans and athletic department. In his second year on the job, he keeps his fingers on the pulse of more than $110 million in athletic facility improvements that will be completed in the next year. In fact, his first year on the job can be defined as a year of fan enhancements to the WVU Coliseum and Milan Puskar Stadium as he has worked tirelessly to modernize 46- and 36-year-old facilities. Next up on his agenda are student-athlete enhancements with a new Olympic sport weight and training room. Also in the coming year, Lyons will continue to work with the Morgantown community on bringing a $45 million aquatic and track center to Morgantown, which will provide health and fitness benefits to all ages. When he’s not in his office, he’s an energized fundraiser where his efforts and honesty are appreciated by Mountaineer Athletic Club donors. Lyons oversees 18 varsity sports, a department budget of approximately $88 million, 200 employees, and approximately 500 student-athletes. He has already put the finishing touches on a $21 million baseball park and renovations are in the final stages to the football and basketball facilities that will bring long overdue new restrooms, concessions, ADA seating and fan comfort. Leaving the headlines to others, Lyons, confidently behind the scenes, directed a department in his first year that brought an 18th national championship for rifle, 30 All Americans, 110 All-Conference performers, 18 academic award winners and 109 Academic All-Conference selections. His work with WVU President E. Gordon Gee’s senior leadership team, as well as the Big 12 Conference and other national committees has brought additional respect and positive exposure to his department and the University. He currently serves on the Big 12 Administration Committee, Finance and Budget Committee and the Game Management and Officiating Subcommittee. 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 of the Crimson Tide Athletic program. During his time at Alabama, his responsibilities included oversight of a $120 million budget, management of the day-to-day operations of the department 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 senior 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 Wisconsin-Madison, have two children: Cameron and Brooke. 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)

2011-15

Alabama (Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief Operating Officer)

2015-present West Virginia (Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President)

The LyonsFAMILY: Cameron, Brooke, Emily and Shane

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY INTERCOLLEGIATEAthletics

KeliCUNNINGHAM

Steve URYASZ

Deputy Athletic Director

Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director

Greg FEATHERSTON

JoeHESKETT

Associate Athletic Director/ Governance & Compliance

Associate Athletic Director/ Sports Performance

MichaelFRAGALE

TerriHOWES

BenMURRAY

MichaelSZUL

Matt WELLS

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Business Operations

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ External Affairs

ZachECKERT

Susan HAMMOND

Assistant Athletic Director/ Facilities & Operations

Assistant Athletic Director/ Donor Relations

Dr. MattLIVELY Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Medicine

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Communications

Senior Associate Athletic Senior Associate Athletic Director/Sports Administration, Director/Executive Director SWA

AprilMESSERLY

KevinMILLER

Associate Athletic Director/ Facilities & Operations

Associate Athletic Director/ Annual Fund

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Head Coaches

BryanMESSERLY

SamMORRONE

Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications

Assistant Athletic Director/ Business Operations

NathanielZINN Assistant Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director/ Student-Athlete Development Marketing

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

StephanieWHITE

Cross Country/Track

Men’s Soccer

Men’s Golf

Tennis

Rifle

Baseball

Wrestling

Swimming and Diving

NikkiIZZO-BROWN

Women’s Soccer

Football

Volleyball


ATHLETICFacilities BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY

CAPERTON INDOOR FACILITY

CARY GYM

DICK DLESK SOCCER STADIUM

DREAMSWORK FIELD

MONONGALIA COUNTY BALLPARK

MOUNTAINEER FIELD AT MILAN PUSKAR STADIUM

MOUNTAINEER TENNIS COURTS

MOUNTAINEER TRACK

WVU BOATHOUSE

WVU COLISEUM

WVU NATATORIUM

WVU RIFLE RANGE

WVU WRESTLING PAVILLION

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Media Services

The West Virginia University athletic communications office will be available throughout the entire 2016-17 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 (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available, and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff.

Receiving Information

Media members may receive rifle press releases,  otes and more via email. To receive such press n 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

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MEDIAInformation ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONSInformation

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

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

MichaelFRAGALE

Ashley BAILEY

MAILING ADDRESS

BryanMESSERLY

Charlie HEALY

John ANTONIK

Lisa AMMONS

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.

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

Mike MONTORO

Cheryl WIRE

Joe SWAN

Amy PRUNTY

Kristin COLDSNOW

Maggie MATELLA

Grant DOVEY

Chris PHARIS

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

OVERNIGHT SHIPPING

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

RIFLE CONTACT

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

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Communications Assistant Athletic Director, Communications Director of Digital Media Director of Football Communications Director of Athletic Publications Multimedia Specialist

Digital Media Manager Russell LUNA

Associate Director of Athletic Communications

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Business Manager Operations Coordinator Program Assistant Graduate Assistant Digital Media Graduate Assistant Athletic Communications Samantha STREJECK

Graduate Assistant Athletic Communications


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.


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