Seven members receive honors
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
March 5 - 12, 2013
Amanda Luoma finishes eigth in smallbore; West Virginia wins team championship
Competition begins Friday with smallbore and concludes Saturday with air rifle
Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2011; 2013; 2014)
NRA Second Team All-American Smallbore (2014)
NCAA Championship Individual Qualifier Smallbore and Air Rifle (2013 and 2014)
2014 (Senior Season) Earned NRA Second Team All-American honors in smallbore... Qualified for the NCAA championships in both smallbore and air rifle for the second-consecutive season... Placed fifth overall at the NCAA championships in smallbore (587) and 23rd overall in air rifle (585)... Led the squad with a 587 in smallbore and a 592 in air rifle at the NCAA qualifier hosted by Ohio State... Placed third overall in smallbore at the inaugural PRC Championship with a 581 and posted a 579 in air rifle... Led the team with a 585 score in smallbore at TCU while posting a 587 in air rifle... Placed fourth overall in smallbore with a 585 and also posted a 591 in air rifle at the Roger Withrow Open... In two days of competition in Alaska posted smallbore scores of 583 each day and air rifle scores of 590 and 594 (personal-best)... Fired a 573 in smallbore and a 579 in air rifle in a match at Nebraska... Recorded scores of 585 in both smallbore and air rifle in a victory over Army... Posted scores of 585 in smallbore and air rifle at the 2013 Buckeye Open Match... Fired a personal-best 588 in smallbore and a 584 in air rifle in the Buckeyes first PRC victory at Nevada... Posted a score of 587 in air rifle at the Ole Miss Inviational... Fired a 574 in smallbore and a 584 in air rifle at the season-opening Memphis Tiger Open.
2013 (Junior Season) Shot season best with a score of 584 in smallbore and personal best of 593 in air rifle at NCAA qualifier... Won individual WIRC conference championship with a score of 581 in smallbore and receiving individual conference championship honors in air rifle... Finished eighth place in smallbore at the NCAA Championship... Received top honors in Purdue invitational... Fired a score of 591 in air rifle against Nebraska, Nevada and UTEP on Nov. 11... Placed third overall at Camp Perry Open... Finished second overall with a score of 592 in air rifle competition at Withrow Open.
2012 (Sophomore Season) Smallbore First Team All-Conference... Air Rifle Second Team All-Conference... Came in third for smallbore at NCAA qualifier with score of 578... Took fourth place at Camp Perry Open Rifle junior match... Fired an air rifle score of 584 against Nebraska, good for second... Finished second in smallbore at Morehead State with a 576... Placed second with a 585 in air rifle against Morehead State on Oct. 9.
2011 (Freshman Season) Competed in 11 events ... first-team WIRC All-Conference in smallbore and air rifle ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... season-high of 579 in smallbore rifle against Army, Akron and Rose Hulman ... season-high of 586 in air rifle at the Withrow Invitational and against Akron and Rose Hulman ... season-high aggregate of 1,165 (smallbore 579, air 586) against Akron and Rose Hulman.
2010 (Summer) Finished second at the 2010 NRA smallbore 3-position national match at Camp Perry, Ohio.
Shooting Experience Captain of the VFG Cougars Rifle Team ... Junior Metric National Outdoor Champion ... Junior/Civilian/Women's National Outdoor Champion ... 2008-10 National Rifle Association Sectional Winner ... Master Rank in outdoor conventional position and international position smallbore indoor ... Expert Rank in metric position indoor, outdoor conventional prone, metric position outdoor and international air rifle.
Maplewood High School Captain of the bowling team ... named most valuable on the squad with high average.
Personal Daughter of Roger and Angela Luoma ... has one brother, Tyler ... enjoys shooting, hunting, bowling and 4-H ... plans to attend veterinary school after graduation ... greatest sports thrill was finishing 2nd overall at the 2010 NRA smallbore 3-position national match at Camp Perry, Ohio.
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