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Mountaineer Rifle Unveils 2021-22 Schedule

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 28, 2021) – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons announced the 2021-22 rifle schedule on Wednesday. The 2021-22 schedule features seven contests at home, five on the road and one neutral-site matchup. All home matches will be held at the WVU Rifle Range or the Bill McKenzie Rifle Range inside the

2021 Olympic Shooting Team Finalized

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 26, 2021) – West Virginia University rifle sophomore Malori Brown and junior Jared Eddy participated in part two of the 2021 USA Shooting Smallbore Olympic Trials, from May 20-26, in Ft. Benning, Georgia.   Additionally, former Mountaineers Patrick Sunderman and Ginny Thrasher also competed in the competition.  Mary Tucker, Sagen Maddalena, Nick Mowrer and

McGhin Wins Gold at Junior Olympic Championships

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 16, 2021) – West Virginia University rifle freshmen Molly McGhin and Matt Sanchez advanced to the final round of the 2021 National Junior Olympic Championship, from May 12-16, at the Margot V. Biermann Center, in Hillsdale, Michigan.  The Griffin, Georgia native, McGhin was named the 2021 National Junior Olympic Championships women’s

Smoyer Named to the USA National Futures Team

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 15, 2021) – Sophomore Calista Smoyer of the West Virginia University rifle team was named to the USA National Futures Team.  “I’m really excited for Calista to qualify for the National Futures Team,” said Coach Jon Hammond. “She had an exceptional season in air rifle and her season average reflects

Four Mountaineers Bound for Junior Olympics

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 13, 2021) – Four from the West Virginia University rifle team will compete at the 2021 National Junior Olympic Championship from May 12-16, at the Margot V. Biermann Center, in Hillsdale, Michigan.  Sophomore Calista Smoyer, along with freshmen Molly McGhin and Becca Lamb will compete in the women’s events, and freshman

Mountaineers Earn 22 All-America Honors

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 17, 2021) – Nine from the West Virginia University rifle team earned a combined 22 College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-America honors following the 2021 NCAA National ChampionshipsSix Mountaineers each collected three accolades. Senior Sarah Osborn graduates with five CRCA All-America honors after earning three more accolades. Osborn landed on

Mountaineers Finish in Fourth at NCAA’s

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 13, 2021) –  The fourth-ranked Mountaineer rifle team finished fourth overall at the 2021 NCAA Rifle Championships with a two-day total of 4704, shot at Converse Hall, in Columbus, Ohio. After a 2332 showing in smallbore on Friday, WVU (7-1, 5-1) shot 2372 in air rifle today, the fourth-best total earned

WVU Sits in Fourth Place After Day One of NCAA’s

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 12, 2021) – After the first day of the 2021 NCAA Rifle Championships, fourth-ranked West Virginia University sits in fourth place, as the Mountaineers shot a 2332 smallbore total this afternoon at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range, in Columbus, Ohio.   No. 2 Kentucky sits in first place with a day one

Zaisberger Receives Elite 90 Award

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 11, 2021) – West Virginia University junior Verena Zaisberger earns the sport of rifle's top academic honor, as she was named the Elite 90 Award winner for NCAA Division I Rifle.   A native of Hohenems, Austria, Zaisberger, a music and french major, shows a 4.0-grade point average (GPA). “I’m really pleased for Verena to

WVU Competes for NCAA Title

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 11, 2021) – With its nation's-best 20th title on the line, the No. 4-ranked West Virginia University rifle team is set to compete at the 2021 NCAA Rifle Championships, March 12-13, at the French Field House, in Columbus, Ohio. On Friday, the first smallbore relay will begin at 8:15 a.m. ET.

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