2011-12 (Sophomore Season): 2012 NCAA Individual Runner-Up in air rifle ... GARC Air Rifle Honorable Mention ... Posted the third highest smallbore season average on the team (568.21) and fifth-best air rifle average (583.73) ... Contributed to the team score in smallbore in all 14 matches and in 13 of the 14 in air rifle ... Posted a career-best 592 in air in the pre-finals of the NCAA Championships and finished with a total score of 693.5 ... Fired a season-best 576 in smallbore versus The Citadel and Air Force (Jan. 29) ... Named a Collegiate Coaches' Association Academic All-American for the second consecutive season ... Also named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2010-2011 (Freshman Season): Had an immediate impact on the Ole Miss roster by posting the second highest season average on the squad in the air rifle and third best season average on the team in the smallbore ... Finished with a season average of 582.2 in the air rifle and 571.7 in the smallbore ... Also tallied the second highest com- bined average on the squad with a mark of 1153.9 ... Contributed to the team score in all 14 competitions in both the air rifle and smallbore in her inaugural campaign for the Rebels ... Posted a season-high mark of 588 in the air rifle against Reno and UTEP (Nov. 6) ... Tallied a career-best mark of 582 in the smallbore against Kentucky (Jan. 22) ... Named to the Chancellor's Honor Roll in the fall and spring ... Earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches' Association Academic All-American honors ... Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Attended Highland High School in Sharon Center, Ohio ... Placed second in the air rifle at the Junior Olympics ... Competed in the USA World Cup with the US National Team and placed first at the USA Shooting 3-P Junior Olympics ... Also placed first at the NRA National Air Gun Championships and Training Summit ... The Ohio State Outdoor Champion in 3-Position Smallbore and Prone ... Placed second at the National American Legion Postal Championships ... Also finished second in the Junior and fifth in the Open categories of the Winter Air Gun Championships ... Won letters in dance and soccer.
Personal: Daughter of MichaelStanec and Whitney Painting ... Grandfather DennisStanec was a member of the University of Akron rifle team ... Majoring in biology and plans to attend medical school ... Born November, 7, 1991 ... Has been shooting competitively for 10 years and is a previous member of the National Junior Team for USA Shooting ... Enjoys biking, music, and volunteering at the hospital ... Full name is Abigail Rhiannon Stanec.
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