Justin Rinker - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Sophomore

Full Name: Justin Douglas Rinker
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Academic/Athletic Accomplishments: I graduated salutatorian in my senior class of 247 and was a member of the National Honor Society. I feel that my greatest athletic accomplishment was being recruited to the UK rifle team.
Goals at UK (academically and athletically): My goals at UK are to become an All-American in rifle and maintain a 3.8 to 4.0 GPA. I also would like to be a contributor in helping UK rifle win the NCAA team championship.
Favorite sport other than rifle: Baseball
Favorite Movie: Bad Boys 2
Reasons for choosing UK: My reasons for choosing UK were the College of Engineering, the strong, well-developed rifle program and the Center for Academic Tutorial Services (CATS) for student-athletes.
Things you like best about UK: I like UK because its academic program is very tough, and I feel that it will prepare me for today’s demanding job market.
Things you like about the UK rifle program: I like the UK rifle program because it has a well-known and respected head coach. I also feel that UK has a solid rifle program.
Biggest superstition about shooting: My biggest shooting superstition is the statement that you only see the perfect shot once.
Hobbies: My hobbies are shooting, snowboarding, paint balling and riding dirt bikes.
Parents’ Names: Steve and Dee Dee Rinker
Favorite Foods: Pizza, bacon cheeseburgers, cheese fries, and fried chicken
Future career plans: I plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering before pursuing a career in design engineering.
Craziest question about shooting: “If I stand way over there, and you’re way over here, could you shoot me on the first shot?”

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