Megan English - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Eldorado Academy

>> 2009-10 All-America (air rifle)
>> 2008-09 All-America (air rifle)

Averaged 571.92 in smallbore and posted the third-best average on the team in air rifle, 586 … Had a combined average of 1157.92, sixth-best on the club … Had a 195.42 average in prone, a 186.75 average in standing and a 189.75 average in kneeling … Had a breakout postseason in air rifle, tallying her best two scores of the season, a 593 in the NCAA Qualifier and a 592 in the GARC Championship … Had a season-best 578 in smallbore against Army.

Dynamic talent finished with the fourth-best air rifle average (582.3) on the team … Averaged 572.3 in smallbore … Named All-America in air rifle … Fired a season-high 590 in air rifle twice, against eventual NCAA Champion West Virginia and against Nebraska in Alaska … Charted scores 580 or above in 9-of-13 matches, including the first six performances of her career … Had a 575 in the NCAA Championship and a 580 in UK’s win in the GARC Championship.

Prior to UK
One of the top junior shooters in the nation, joined Ethan Settlemires as two of the top recruits in the nation … In 2008, helped team win the USA Shooting Junior National Championship in air rifle and the 2008 NRA Open International air rifle sectionals … Has competed in Csech Republic and in London for the US rifle team … Was on the 2008 Colorado International Champion … Finished fifth at the 2008 US Junior Olympics in smallbore … Attended Eldorado Academy and was coaches by Lones Wigger in junior competition, the same junior coach as UK head coach Harry Mullins … Individually, won the 2007 Colorado State junior and woman Championship in smallbore … Lists junior career highs as 575 in smallbore, 199 in prone, 195 in standing and 194 in kneeling.

Full name is Megan Ann English … Daughter of Butch and Kim English … Has a brother, Dustin (23) … Born July 15, 1990 in Colorado Spring, Colo. … Had family members attend Eastern Kentucky, with mother shooting on the rifle team at EKU.

“Megan has the potential to really shoot some solid numbers this season. She has switched to a new smallbore gun that fits her body better and her air rifle is looking really solid. With the way she has been working and the skills she already has we are really going to see her settle into some solid numbers. I look for her to have a great junior year.” – Head coach Harry Mullins

“Megan has grown a lot personally and athletically during her last two years at Kentucky. She has learned what it takes for her to excel on the range and in the classroom. Her skills will be utilized often as our team faces the toughest competition in the nation.” – Assistant coach Stacy Underwood

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