Cathryn Papasodora - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Eagle River, Alaska
  • High school Eagle River

2017-18 (Junior)
Fired a career-high 595 in air rifle in the win at Army on Jan. 13 … She eclipsed the 590-mark in air rifle eight times, including the GARC Championships, where she shot 592 … Second team All-Conference combined … Posted a 584 – one from her career-high score – in smallbore at the GARC Championships on Feb. 23 … Notched a 594 in the road win against Navy on Oct. 15 … Fired 583 in home wins against Morehead State and Memphis … Ranked third on the team for the season in aggregate average at 1167.87 and fourth in smallbore (578.2) and air rifle (589.67) across all 15 matches.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Fired season high of 592 in air rifle against Nebraska on Nov. 6, 2016 … In air rifle, shot 590 or better on five different occasions … CRCA All-America … Shot 584 in smallbore at the Withrow Invitational, which was just one point from her career-best score in the discipline … Ranked second on the team in air rifle average for the regular season at 588.73 … Averaged 573.18 in smallbore. 

2015-16 (Freshman) 
Averaged a 587.79 in air rifle, and a 574.29 in smallbore … Season-high air rifle score of 594 came in a tri-match in Lexington against Ole Miss and North Georgia … Fired her best smallbore score of 585 at Murray State … CRCA Scholastic All-American.

Prior to UK
The 26th place air rifle finish earlier at the USA Shooting Junior Olympics in 2015 … An accomplished air rifle shooter, rapidly improving in smallbore … captain of her high school and junior teams since her freshman year … won Western Regionals by nine leading points as a junior in high school … Earned CMP distinguished badge in second year of shooting … Junior Olympic Champion in Alaska as a junior and senior … National Record co-holder in 2012 (prone) 200 x 20x … Placed seventh in standing at the 2014 USA Shooting Junior Olympics.

Major is integrated strategic communication … Chose Kentucky because she loves Lexington, saying it felt like home event though she’s from Alaska … Goes by Cat.

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