C2C Meredith Carpentier ranked sixth after three days
Upcoming: National Junior Olympics Championships, April 9
2013-14 Outlook: (All-American) A returning letterwinner, Cadet Carpentier has become one of the Academy's top female shooters ... during the 2012-13 season, she fired a 591 personal best twice in air rifle (Feb. 2 & Feb. 9) ... in 2012, she started the season off with a high 590, which she scored against No. 8 Nebraska (Nov. 17) ... she also had a 588 air rifle and 585 smallbore scores against the Cornhuskers (Jan. 12) ... she won the 2012 Winter Air Gun junior women's air rifle championship with 498.8 points ... she also finished third with a 497.2 in the open competition (Dec. 1) ... she was the second-place finisher in juniors with a 497.8 aggregate (Dec. 2) and also finished second in juniors with a 493.5 (Nov. 30) ... in 2013, she won the air rifle match outright with a PB 591 against Reno (Feb. 2) ... she was the highest scorer overall in air rifle (591) versus UTEP (Feb. 9) ... on Feb. 16 at the qualifiers, she was the Falcons' top shooter finishing fourth with 578 points in air rifle and third in smallbore with 589 points ... March 9, she was awarded All-American air rifle and smallbore second team honors ... she scored a national aggregate 590 in air rifle qualifying her for the final round at the NCAA Championships ... in the shoot-off, she fired a 52.1 which put her in seventh place with a 692.5 overall total.
BEFORE THE ACADEMY: She graduated from Waukegan High School in Illinois ... she earned varsity letters in rifle (four), volleyball (once) and softball (three) ... her high school achievements include scholar athlete in softball, volleyball and rifle ... softball team co-captain as a senior ... in rifle, she was all-state her sophomore year ... team captain and all state as a junior and senior ... Illinois state high individual champion her junior year ... high honor roll ... she began shooting her freshman year in high school with the Waukegan H.S., rifle team under Coach David Schrank ... came to the Academy to compete on an NCAA Division I team and to pursue her dream career in the U.S. Air Force. ACADEMY: Major is biology ... would like to attend pilot training.