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Ginny Thrasher

Ginny Thrasher

So. | 5-1 | Springfield, Va. | West Springfield HS

2015-2016 (Freshman)

  •  First Gold Medalist of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, winning the women’s 10m air rifle for the United States
  •  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
  •  Won air rifle vs. Akron with a career-high 599 mark
  •  Shot 597 for air rifle win vs. NC State in Morgantown
  •  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
  •  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

High School

  •  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
  •  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
  •  2015 Virginia air rifle state champion
  •  Three-time Virginia smallbore state medalist
  •  Three-year team captain and four-time MVP at West Springfield High
  •  Also shot for the Acorns Optimist Rifle Club
  •  Member of the National Honor Society

Personal

  •  Daughter of Roger and Valerie Thrasher
  •  Has two brothers
  •  Birthday is February 28
  •  Majoring in biomedical engineering
  •  President’s List
  •  Dean’s List
  •  Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  •  Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
Career Air Rifle
Year Matches Avg. High
2015-16 15 594.9 599
2016-17 11 596.1 599
Career Smallbore
Year Matches Avg. High
2015-16 15 583.7
591
2016-17 11 589.7 594
Career Highs
Air Rifle 599
vs. Akron (1/17/16)
vs. Kentucky (2/6/16)
at Akron (10/22/16)
at Ohio State (10/23/16)
Smallbore 594 vs. Ohio State (10/2/16)

Thrasher, Babic Earn Top GARC Honors

By Shannon McNamara | February 23, 2017

West Virginia University rifle standouts Ginny Thrasher and Milica Babic won two of the top individual honors at the Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Championships banquet this evening at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium, in Akron, Ohio.

Thrasher Earns Top USA Shooting Honor

By Shannon McNamara | November 17, 2016

West Virginia University sophomore and Olympic Gold Medalist Ginny Thrasher has been named the 2016 USA Shooting Athlete of the Year.

Thrasher Takes Third at World Cup Final

By Shannon McNamara | October 08, 2016

West Virginia University sophomore Ginny Thrasher claimed Bronze in the women’s 10m air rifle today at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final for Rifle/Pistol, at the Tiro a Segno Nazionale Shooting Range in Bologna, Italy.