Jennifer Pason - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Delaware Valley Regional

>> 2008-09 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2007-08 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2007-08 All-America (air rifle)
>> 2006-07 GARC Rookie of the Year
>> 2006-07 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2006-07 All-America (air rifle)

Talented shooter ranked fifth in smallbore (574.8) and sixth on the team in air rifle (580.2) averages … Had a season-high 582 against N.C. State in smallbore … Averaged 98.3 in prone, 93.2 in standing and 95.8 in kneeling … Had a season-best 589 in air rifle in the NCAA Qualifiers … Had a 588 in air rifle against Ole Miss … Fired a 580 or better in six matches … Had a 579 in air rifle in the NCAA Championship.

Ranked third on the team in both smallbore and air rifle regular-season averages … Totaled a 575.9 average in smallbore and a 585.4 average in air rifle during the regular season … In the post-season, Pason finished with a 576.7 smallbore average and a 580.3 air rifle average … Combined post-season and regular season, Pason finished with a 576.2 smallbore average and a 583.5 air rifle average … With a 1159.6 combined average, Pason ranked second on the club … Posted a season-high 586 in smallbore against Nebraska … Season-best air rifle total of 592 against West Virginia.

Claimed GARC Rookie of the Year honors after posting one of the more prolific seasons in UK rifle history … Immediately emerged as a fixture in the UK starting lineup, posting team-high average in both smallbore (581.5) and air rifle (585.3) … Earned first-team All-America honors in smallbore and second-team All-America honors in air rifle … Posted the highest score of any Wildcat shooter, tallying a 592 in air rifle vs. UT Martin … Highest smallbore score of the season (585) came twice in wins over Jacksonville State and Murray State … Competed in the annual USA Shooting National Championships, taking home 17th place in smallbore and 27th place in air rifle.

Prior to UK
Outstanding shooter from New Jersey … Seven-year participant in the Junior Olympics and Nationals … Competed internationally in 2004, traveling to Pilsen, Czech Republic and claiming third place in the women’s smallbore rifle three-position division … Lead team to the 2004 American Legion National Team Championship … Looks to bring youth and talent to a promising 2006 UK squad … Team won the national Outdoor Junior Prone Championship in 2005 … Won the American Legion Junior Air Rifle National Championship in 2004 … Placed second at the 2005 Junior Olympics in the three-position smallbore … Placed fifth overall in smallbore at the Walsh Rifle match … The 2001 Sub-Junior three-position Outdoor National Champion … Earned the 2005 National Junior four-position championship … Three-year member of the National Development team (2004-06) … Set the three-position NRA women air rifle national record with a 593 performance …Set NRA national record in 20 shots air rifle standing open with a 197 … Two-year member of the William Drew Cup (2005-06) … Three-year member of the Randle team (2001, 04, 05) … Graduated with honors from HS … Coached by junior coaches Richard Allaire and Cliff Kerr.

Full name is Jennifer Elizabeth Pason … Daughter of Charles and Phyllis Pason … Born November 19, 1987 in Flemington, NJ … Has two sisters, Jessica (28) and Jillian (18).

“Jen has been one of our starting four for the past three years. She is going to have a real solid year this season to close the books on a great college career. I look for her to have some great performances and she has the passion and the drive to push some of our school records and maybe even break them.”
>> Head Coach Harry Mullins

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