Andrew Roland - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Lakeside
  • 2007-08 First-Team All-America (smallbore)
  • 2006-07 Second-Team All-America (smallbore)
  • Academic All-American (2006)
  • 2005-06 All-GARC Honorable Mention (smallbore)

Outstanding veteran shooter ranked in the top four on the team in both guns … Earned first-team All-America honors in smallbore … Finished with a 578.5 smallbore regular season average, good for second on the team, and a 580.6 air rifle average, good four fourth on the club … In the post-season, Roland totaled a 576 smallbore average and a 582 air rifle average … Overall, Roland ranked third on the team with a 1158.8 total combined average … Had the best smallbore total of the season in a match at Army, totaling a 587 … Put up a season-best 586 air rifle total in the season-opening win over Ohio State.

Emerged as a consistent force in the smallbore starting lineup … Named a second-team smallbore All-American … Finished with the third-best 575.8 smallbore average on the team … Air rifle average of.576.1 was good for seventh on the team … Highest air rifle score of the season came in a 587 performance against UT Martin … Posted a season best 581 smallbore in a win over Jacksonville State.

Second on the team with a 583 average in smallbore … Finished third on the team with a 578 average in air rifle.

Prior to UK
Ranked fourth the 2005 NRA Indoor National Air Rifle Championship after shooting a 586 … Finished 11th in the NRA Three-Position Smallbore national championships … Was fifth in the 2005 American Legion junior air rifle championships … Won five state titles in smallbore, air rifle and three-position air rifle events … National Development Team member … Named to the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.

Full name is Andrew Takashi Roland … Parents are Larry Roland and Karen Inata … Has two sisters, Kristen (20) and Jordan (11) … Biology major … Born in Fontana, Calif., on Dec. 4, 1987.

Coach Mullins on Roland…
“As the only senior on the team he is very focused for the team to succeed. Aftera strong summer and with his work ethic, he will help the team tremendously thisseason. Last year his focus was more on smallbore that on air rifle. I thinkthat this season he will really come around in air rifle and make a solid impactin both guns. Andrew will have a great senior year.”

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