UK Rifle Claims Numerous GARC Awards

OXFORD, Miss. – After the opening day of the Great American Rifle Conference Championships, the Kentucky rifle team raked in multiple postseason awards at the event’s banquet.

The Wildcats picked up four All-Conference selections.

Freshman Hanna Carr was a first-team selection in smallbore and combined and second-team in air rifle. Carr is tied for the highest smallbore score in the country with a 592.

Heather Kirby replicated her second-team honor in air rifle from last season.

Sonya May received honorable mentions in air rifle and combined, while Billy Azzinaro received honorable mention in smallbore.

Luke South was named UK's Scholar-Athlete Award winner. 

2015-2016 GARC Awards
Smallbore All-Conference
First Team: Hanna Carr, Kentucky
Honorable Mention: Billy Azzinaro, Kentucky

Air Rifle All-Conference
Second Team: Hanna Carr, Kentucky
Heather Kirby, Kentucky
Honorable Mention: Sonya May

Combined All-Conference
First Team: Hanna Carr, Kentucky
Honorable Mention: Sonya May

Scholar-Athlete Award
Luke South

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GARC Championships Day One Update
Jason Scharbel shot a 581, the top individual smallbore qualifying score on Friday. He had 25 center shots, while Army’s Marvin Lewis had 31. So Lewis took first, and Sharbel second.

Heather Kirby had the No. 3 score: 577. Billy Azzinaro was fifth with a score of 575.

The Championships continue Saturday with team smallbore and individual air rifle. Live scoring and targets will be available here.

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 26

Individual Smallbore 1

10 AM

Individual Smallbore 2

1 PM

Saturday, February 27

Team Smallbore 1

8 AM

Team Smallbore 2

10:40 AM

Individual Air Rifle 1

10:40 AM

Individual Air Rifle 2

1:20 PM

Team Smallbore 3

1:20 PM

Team Smallbore 4

4:00 PM

Team Smallbore Finals

6:15 PM

Sunday, February 28

Team Air Rifle 1

9 AM

Team Air Rifle 2

11:10 AM

Team Air Rifle Finals

1 PM

Awards Ceremony

2 PM