A career- and season-best performance from sophomore David Koenders on Feb. 9 helped the No. 2-ranked West Virginia University rifle team claim its sixth consecutive Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) regular-season title. In turn, Koenders has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments.
Koenders, a native of Mossautal, Germany, won smallbore with a career-high-matching 588 (195 kneeling, 199 prone, 194 standing). He also finished second in air rifle with a season-high-tying score of 596.
The Mountaineers won their 12th GARC regular-season title with a 4723-4678 win at No. 4 Kentucky on Feb. 9. WVU won smallbore, 2346-2320, and air rifle, 2377-2358. Both the aggregate and smallbore totals were season highs.