C2C Meredith Carpentier ranked sixth after three days
Upcoming: National Junior Olympics Championships, April 9
(All-American) Cadet Carpentier is a returning letterwinner and a four-time All-American (2013, 2014) in smallbore and air rifle ... qualified for the NCAAs in 2014 as Air Force's top shooter with highest overall air rifle score (594) in the qualifier against TCU in February ... at NCAAs, she finished 13th (588) in the nation ... was honored by the Sportswomen of Colorado as an outstanding female athlete for her performances in 2013 ... On Oct. 19, 2013, she started the season off with the highest points against UTEP ... she scored 580 in smallbore and 595 in air rifle ... the following day, she had the top score against UTEP (Oct. 20), scoring 591 in air rifle and was the runner up in smallbore (581) ... AFA won both matches ... at the President' Trophy Match (Nov. 2), she was the team's top shooter in both guns, 590 air rifle and 582 smallbore ... AFA finished in second place with 4649 points ... continued her rise to the NCAAs throughout the entire season ... competed in several USA Shooting/ISSF World Cup Championships ... at the 2013 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships in 10m Air Rifle women junior and 10m Air Rifle women (Dec. 6-8), she won three medals in women junior and two in women air rifle ... junior women: she earned two gold medals for the highest scores in finals (206.4 and 206.3) ... won the bronze with a 182.9 in the third-match finals ... three-day aggregate score was 1239.0 ... in the women's competition, she earned a silver and bronze with 185.3 and 207.3 in finals ... three-day total was 1239.00, the highest collegiate score in the women's championship ... qualified for the 2014 Bavarian Airgun Championships in Munich, Germany, Jan. 23-25 ... was Team USA's top shooter (26th/413.6) in the first round ... on day 2, she finished 58th (410.2) ... at the inaugural Patriot Rifle Conference Championships, she finished with 575 in smallbore and 592 in air rifle ... AFA finished in second-place in the PRC ... in May, she finished sixth (1247.3) at the Spring Selection Match (Ft. Benning, Ga.) in the air rifle.
2013-14:(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.