AKRON OH (womenandguns.com) — West Virginia University rifle team senior Ginny Thrasher was awarded two honors at the Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) championship banquet in Akron, OH, on February 21, 2019. Trasher was awarded GARC Shooter of the Year (for the second time) and received the Outstanding Senior Award.
Thrasher made international headlines as the first gold medalist of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. She is a two-time NCAA national champion and nine-time All-American. Additionally, Thrasher was named to the All-GARC Air Rifle, Smallbore and Combined Score First Teams. This is the third consecutive season she has been named to each of the first teams.
“Ginny has had an amazing career, and these are two great awards to add to her already impressive resume,” says WVU rifle coach Jon Hammond. “She’s been a dominant shooter in our conference over her time at WVU, and its suitable for her to be the conference shooter and senior of the year in her final season.”
After the banquet, Thrasher and the WVU rifle team went on to win its 10th consecutive GARC championship, giving the university a conference-best record of 13 total wins. Thrasher won her third consecutive air rifle title with a score of 249.4. She will graduate this May with five GARC career conference titles.