Billy Azzinaro - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown East Brunswick, N.J.
  • High school East Brunswick HS
  • CRCA All-America – 2016, 2017
  • Second Team All-Conference Combined – 2017
  • USA Shooting Junior Olympics Bronze Medal: Three-Position Smallbore (50m) – 2016

2017-18 (Senior)
Competed in all 15 matches for the Wildcats … Second team All-Conference in smallbore with a 582.50 average … Shot 587 in the second relay of air rifle on the final day at the NCAA Championships, helping push the Wildcats to the title … Posted his season high of 594 in air rifle in a home win against Morehead State on Oct. 21 … His second- and third-highest scores in air rifle came in back-to-back matches against Army (592) on Jan. 13 and North Carolina State (593) … In total, he shot 590 or better in air rifle on eight occasions … Fired a smallbore season high of 585 at the Ole Miss Open on Oct. 7 … Ranked third on the team for the season in smallbore average at 578.47 … Finished the season with a 589.27 air rifle average and 1167.73 aggregate average.

2016-17 (Junior)
Fired a career high 598 in air rifle, which was the third highest score among collegians for the season and set the team-high score for the season, in UK’s win over Akron … Second team All-Conference combined … CRCA All-America … Averaged 588.46 during the regular season in air rifle and 578.23 in smallbore … Set new career high in smallbore (88) on the road in a win against Navy on Oct. 15.
2015-16 (Sophomore)
USA Shooting Junior Olympic Championships Bronze Medalist in 50-meter three-position smallbore … Placed sixth in air rifle at USA Shooting Junior Olympics … CRCA Scholastic All-America … Averaged 576.56 in smallbore, and 585.89 in air riffle … aggregate average was 1161.88 … Season high in smallbore (586) and air rifle (590) came on Jan. 30.

2014-15 (Freshman)
Did not compete on squad.
Prior to UK
Joins UK as a decorated competitor at the junior level …. A two-time President’s 100 award recipient … Holds four NRA national records … Member of the New Jersey National State Junior team for prone and three-positions for three yeras … Selected for USAMU Advanced Smallbore Camp twice … NRA National Sharpshooter Conventional three-positions Champion … Member of the NRA National Metric three-positions junior team … Set four national records while a junior competitior … Competed at the Junior Olympics.
Goes by Billy … plans to major in mechanical engineering … Has been shooting since Feb. 2008 … Chose UK because of the pride associated with the University and rifle program.

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