2013 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships Come to a Close
Women's Rifle (April 9-12) at US Olympic Shooting Center
Tyler Rico and Meredith Carpentier earn All-American honors
Update: Relay 1 and Relay 2
2012-13: All-American - air rifle/smallbore - Sophomore Meredith Carpentier, is one of the team's top shooters in air rifle ... Carpentier's high for the season is a 590/600 points, which she scored against No. 8 Nebraska on Nov. 17, 2012 ... She also had a 588 air rifle and 585 smallbore scores against the Cornhuskers on Jan. 12, 2013 ... She also won the 2012 Winter Air Gun junior women's air rifle championship with 498.8 points ... Against Nevada-Reno on Feb. 2, Carpentier won the air rifle match outright with a personal-best score of 591/600 ... Versus UTEP on Feb. 9, she was the highest scorer overall in air rifle with a 591/600 ... Carpentier was the Falcons' top shooter finishing fourth with 578 points in air rifle and third in small bore with 589 points in the NCAA qualifier on Feb. 16 ... On March 9, she was awarded second team air rifle and smallbore All-American honors ... Her scored an aggregate 590 in air rifle qualifying her for the final round ... In the shoot-off, she fired a 52.1 which put her in seventh place with a total of 692.5 overall points ... Her relay scores were 198, 195 and 197 (final 102.5).
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.