Senior Ginny Thrasher of the No. 3-ranked West Virginia University rifle team finished second at the USA Shooting Smallbore Rifle Selection Match on Dec. 5, at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A native of Springfield, Virginia, Thrasher finished the two-day match with a score of 2332. Tied with Alison Weisz, Thrasher earned the edge in a shoot-off, 10.6 to 10.0.
Thrasher opened the competition in second place, shooting 1169 on Dec. 4. She followed with a sixth place, 1156 showing on Wednesday, giving her a two-day mark of 2325. Thrasher made up ground in the final, placing second overall with a 455.3 score and earning seven additional points toward her final total.
Based on her finish, Thrasher has qualified for the U.S. National Team and earned the right to compete at the 2019 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) New Delhi World Cup.
Thrasher had a strong showing in Colorado Springs, as she also finished fourth in the women’s all-age division at the 2018 USA Shooting Winter