Emily Holsopple - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Johnsonburg Area

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2013-14 (Senior)
Named Great America Rifle Conference Shooter of the Year and Senior of the Year … First Team All-Conference in air rifle, smallbore and aggregate … Shot a 590 in air rifle to go along with a 580 in smallbore at the NCAA Championships … Led Kentucky in smallbore in 11 mathces and in five matches in air rifle … Rounded out the regular season with a season-best 596 in air rifle … Recorded a 592 in smallbore at the Withrow Invitational for her best smallbore performance of the year … Averaged 584.8 in smallbore and 590.8 in air rifle … Member of the 2013-14 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 (Junior)
Named air rifle second team All-America and first team All-America in smallbore … Posted the second-best smallbore average for UK, averaging a 583.4 … Averaged 587.3 in air rifle … Shot a smallbore season-high 590 at North Carolina State … Delivered an air rifle season-best 592 twice, against Nebraska in the first match of the year and vs. Alaska-Fairbanks in Murray, Ky. … Shot a 587 in air rifle at the NCAA Championships … Named to the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 (Sophomore)
Selected 2012 NRA Air Rifle and Smallbore First Team All-America … Led the Wildcats in scoring average in both smallbore and air rifle, posting a 583.6 average in smallbore and 591.9 in air rifle … Posted the best a season-best 588 in air rifle against Air Force … Shot a team-best 597 on the season in air rifle at Memphis … Finished third in smallbore at the NCAA Championship, shooting a team-best 587.

2010-11 (Freshman)
Starred for the Wildcats in helping lead UK to its first NCAA Championship … Was arguably the best freshmen in the nation, earning All-America honors and All-GARC accolades in both guns … Averaged 589.55 in air rifle, second-best on the club … Totaled a 579.27 average in smallbore, behind only Henri Jungh√§nel … Had a season-high 594 in air rifle against West Virginia … Broke 590 eight times in 2010-11, including a stretch of five consecutive 590s or better to end the year … Shot a 590 in air rifle to help UK seal the NCAA Championships on the final day.

“Having a solid performance last year all year long, this year Emily will push past some of her barriers. Watching her on the range this year and the drive and hunger that she has keeps our program moving in the right direction. She is going to pick up where she left off last season and that puts her at a very high level. Being one of our everyday strong performers she will come through for the team once again.”
— Harry Mullins

Prior to UK
Claimed first-place in both air rifle and smallbore at the Palmyra Invitational in 2010 … In 2009, placed first in air rifle at both Camp Perry Open and Dixie Double … Finished third-place in smallbore and smallbore prone at the 2009 USA Shooting National Championships … Led team to a first-place finish in air rifle and smallbore at Pennsylvania State JORC in 2007-2010 … Finished fifth in air rifle at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials … Claimed first-place in 2007 and 2010 AMU Junior Air Rifle Championships in the air rifle … Took home first-place in smallbore in the 2007 USA Shooting JORC and 2010 Rocky Mountain Championships … Competed internationally at the 2007-2009 Shooting Hope Matches … Attended Johnsonburg Area High School … Maintained high honor roll throughout high school … Played volleyball all four years of high school and ran track freshman year.

Full name is Emily Renee Holsopple … Daughter of Mark and Michelle … Has a brother, Aaron … Born April 11, 1992 in Ridgeway, Pa.

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