Thomas Csenge - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Keene

>> 2008-09 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2008-09 All-America (air rifle)
>> 2007-08 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2007-08 All-America (air rifle)
>> 2006-07 All-America (smallbore)
>> 2006-07 Honorable Mention All-America (air rifle)

Continued to pace the UK team in his third season, leading the Wildcats in air rifle average (588) and ranking second in smallbore average (579.4) … An All-American in both guns … Had a season-high 587 in smallbore against Nebraska in Alaska … Broke 575 in all 13 matches in smallbore and broke 580 in six matches, including a streak of five consecutive 580s … Had a 575 in smallbore in the NCAA and GARC Championships … Averaged 98.7 in prone, 93.9 in standing and 97.3 in kneeling … Had a season-best 595 in air rifle during the NCAA Qualifiers … Broke 580 in 12-of-13 matches in air rifle, including a 591 in the GARC Championhip and a 585 in the NCAA Championship … Had a streak of three consecutive 590s in air rifle … Had a school-record 595 in air rifle, the highest national sectional score.

One of the top shooters in the nation, led the team in smallbore, air rifle and combined … Totaled a 580.9 smallbore regular season average and a 575.3 post-season smallbore average … Led the team with a 588.9 air rifle average in the regular season and a 586.3 post-season average … With regular and post-season scores combined, ranked as the leader in air rifle (588.4) and smallbore (579.7) … Averaged 1168.1 overall in the combined categories on the season … Season-high 589 smallbore score against N.C. State marked a season best … Season high in air rifle, a 593 was recorded twice, in the season-opening win over Ohio State and against GARC foe Ole Miss … Totaled a air rifle score above 590 six times on the season.

Finished second to teammate Jen Pason in GARC Rookie of the Year balloting … Averaged 580.8 (2nd on team) in smallbore and a solid 584 (3rd on team) in air rifle … Posted a smallbore high of 588 against Murray State and eventual NCAA Champs Alaska Fairbanks … Posted a 585 score in air rifle in five separate instances … Season-high air rifle score (590) came at the NCAA championships, part of a seventh-place individual finish… Earned first-team All-America recognition in smallbore and honorable mention honors in air rifle … Also competed internationally in the summer, claiming the men’s under-20 smallbore and air rifle championships in the 17th annual Meeting of the Shooting Hopes, held in Plzen, Czech Republic.

Prior to UK
Competed in the 2004 National Junior Olympics, earning the J2 3p championship and the J2 USANC Champion 3p … Took home fifth place overall in the USA Shooting Nationals in the junior three-position … Placed fifth in the USANC 2006 Junior … A two-year members of the USA Shooting National Development Team … Competed internationally in 2005 in Czech Republic … Junior coach was Larry Parker … Attended Keene HS in Keene, N.H.


Full name is Thomas Edward Csenge … Son of Ed and Laurel Csenge … Born on December 7, 1987 in Bratt, V.T.

“Tom has been on our first team since the day he got here and he has been one of our stars from start to finish. Being one of four seniors and team captain, he has showed solid leadership. He is going to have the ability to move on with shooting after he graduates, but it would mean the world to him to close out his collegiate career with reaching his goals and leading the team to a championship.”
>> Head Coach Harry Mullins

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