Air Force rifle team says goodbye to four of its own
Ryan Jacobs to make his third trip
2016-2017 Schedule & Megalink now available online
Air Force is currently ranked sixth in the College Rifle Coaches Poll as of Nov. 23
2015-16: Simonton earned a season-best mark in smallbore (561) against UTEP ... in the President's Trophy Match, she scored 559 in smallbore and 565 in air rifle (1124) ... she had a 560 in smallbore and a 570 in air rifle (1130) in the match against Ohio State ... she scored a season-high aggregate 1132, with a high 575 in air rifle against Nevada in January.
2014-15: Her NCAA aggregate average was an 1135 for the season ... her season high in air rifle was 579 on Oct. 4 and again against The Citadel on Nov. 8 ... her highest smallbore score was 567 against TCU on Jan. 18 ... as of June 2015, Simonton is ranked 26th in air rifle (0.9333) in the USA Shooting National Rankings ... her national results are listed on page 19 of the Rifle media guide.
2013-14: Simonton's freshman career record is 565 smallbore and 577 air rifle with a cumulative 1142 ... she finished with 1188.1 points and was ranked 47th among 77 in the women's events at the 2013 Winter Air Gun Championships in December 2013 ... she finished 27th among 60 in the juniors with 1188.1 points ... at the NJOCs, she placed 83rd with a two-day finals 789.3 in air rifle.
BEFORE THE ACADEMY: Simonton graduated from Northgate High School in Sharpsburg, Ga. ... earned two letters in gymnastics ... four in high school rifle ... competed at National JROTC Championships in Anniston, Ala., which consisted of two 3x20 courses for team and individual rankings ... in 2013, in the two-day Air Force Service Championship, she finished second overall in the Precision class while firing a 1,164 out of a possible 1,200 and added a 93.5 (out of 100) in the finals ... parents are Jay and Amy Simonton ... siblings are Kaitlin, Hannah and Bethany.
ACADEMY: She is a member of Cadet Squadron 30 ... Knight of 30 training officer ... major is political science with a minor in religious studies ... on superintendent's list for three semesters ... participated in the Academy's cultural immersion program in Vietnam and Cambodia over the summer of 2016.