Sonya May - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Rockland High School

Six-time All-America selection
• 2015-16 Second Team All-America (air rifle)
• 2014-15 All-America (air rifle)
• 2013-14 All-America (aggregate/CRCA, smallbore and air rifle)
• 2014-15 Honorable Mention All-America
• 2014 USA Shooting Junior Air Rifle Champion
• 2014 ISSF Junior World Championships Competitor

2015-16 (Junior)

Finished 12th at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the women’s three-position smallbore 50-meter event … named to second team All-America in air rifle … Shot a 595 in air rifle on Jan. 30 vs. Murray State and Memphis … Shot a season-high 585 in smallbore at the Nationals Preview meet on Nov. 7, 2015 … Averaged 579.6 in smallbore, and 592.13 in air rifle … Averaged 1171.625 in aggregate, with a single-match season high 1179 at the Nationals Preview.

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Won the USA Shooting Junior Air Rifle Championship …. Competed at the ISSF Junior World Championships … Ranked ranked 17th nationally in air rifle average (589.917) … All-America team in air rifle and honorable mention All-America for aggregate … Second team All-Conference in air rifle … Season best in air rifle, 594, came against Army … Smallbore season best was 1178 against Army.

2013-14 (Freshman)
Named Great America Rifle Conference Rookie of the Year … Delivered a 581 in smallbore and a 589 in air rifle at the NCAA Championships … Led UK freshmen in smallbore and air rifle average, averaging 577.9 in smallbore and 589.5 in air rifle … Competed in all 16 matches in both events during her first year as a Wildcat … Named Second Team All-Conference in air rifle and smallbore and First Team All-Conference aggregate … Shot a season-high 593 in air rifle at the Withrow Invitational, the highest air rifle score for a UK freshman this year … Record a season-best 584 in smallbore vs. TCU.

Prior to UK
Took first in the 2013 Camp Perry Open 3×20 Precision Air Rifle competition with an aggregate score of 690.7 … Placed third at the 2012 National Air Rifle Championships held at Camp Perry, Ohio … The women’s Massachusetts smallbore champion at the Junior Olympic Qualifier … Shot a personal best 392 at the 2012 Winter Air gun Championships … Placed fourth in air rifle at the 2013 Palmyra Invitational with an aggregate score of 583.

Born Ocober 6, 1994 … Graduated from Rockland High School in Rockland, Mass. … Member of many clubs in high school, including Youth In Government, Math team, French Club and the Band Council … Majoring in Media Arts and Studies.

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