WVU Rifle Earns 15 All-America Honors

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    Kevin Kinder
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    Five from the West Virginia University rifle team earned a combined 15 All-America honors following the 2018 NCAA National Championships.

    Junior Ginny Thrasher and sophomore Milica Babic earned three first-team honors each, as both Mountaineers were named to the NRA All-America Air Rifle and Smallbore First Teams, as well as the College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Combined Score First Team.

    A native of Springfield, Virginia, Thrasher shows nine career All-America honors and eight first-team accolades. Babic, a native of Belgrade, Serbia, owns six career All-America honors and four first-team accolades.

    Senior Elizabeth Gratz caps her four-year Mountaineer career with three All-America awards, as she was named to the NRA Air Rifle First Team, the NRA Smallbore Second Team and the CRCA Combined Score Third Team. A native of Sigel, Illinois, Gratz, the two-time NCAA Elite 90 Award winner, leaves WVU with 12 All-America honors and five first-team accolades.

    Sophomore Morgan Phillips pushed her career All-America honors count to five with three awards this season. The two-time reigning NCAA smallbore champion, Phillips was named to the NRA Smallbore First Team, the NRA Air Rifle Second Team and the CRCA Combined Score Second Team. A native of Salisbury, Maryland, Phillips shows two career first-team accolades.

    Redshirt-freshman David Koenders earned three All-America awards in his rookie season, as the Mossautal, Germany, native was named to the NRA Air Rifle and Smallbore First Teams, as well as the CRCA Combined Score Second Team.

    The Mountaineers (13-0, 9-0 GARC) finished second at the 2018 NCAA National Championships on March 10 with a 4708 score. WVU won the NCAA air rifle team title with a 2381 mark and finished second in smallbore with a 2327 total.

    #55091
    Butlereer
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    Fell too far behind in the smallbore to make up the difference. Still a good year for the rifle team.

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    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
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    This has to be what Alabama feels like when it doesn’t win the football national title.

    WVU Shot a 2327 in smallbore – it’s season low by six and about 15 below its season average. Just a bad day to have a bad day.

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    Butlereer
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    the streak is broken. When you’re this good, these kids must feel like someone just sucker punched them. This team will be good again next year with Gratz being the only SR.

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