Rebels Hand Out Postseason Awards

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Keely Stankey
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May 2, 2012

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss rifle team held its postseason banquet Sunday night at the IPF Banquet Room. The banquet celebrated the Rebels 2011-12 season and gave head coach Valerie Boothe an opportunity to present end of year awards.   

“It was a great night to be able to celebrate and reward the team for all the effort they put into this season,” Boothe said. 

Senior Keely Stankey was named team MVP and also earned the Iron Gun award for her work in strength and conditioning. The Minneapolis native exits the program having participated in two NCAA Championships (2010, 2012) as an individual (both in air rifle) and was a National Rifle Association first team air rifle selection this season. Stankey also she was selected to the GARC Air Rifle Second Team and led the Rebels with an air rifle season average of 588.53. 

“Receiving the MVP award was a great way to end my collegiate rifle career and was a reflection of all the hard work and effort I put into this season,” Stankey said.  “It was truly an honor.” 

Boothe commented on this year’s lone senior on the Rebels roster.

“It’s always bittersweet to have to say goodbye to the seniors and honoring Keely was no different,” Boothe said.  “We’ll miss the spirit that she brought to the team.”

Junior Kim Coffey was recognized as the Scholar Athlete of the Year.  A psychology major, Coffey, carries a 3.76 cumulative GPA.  Freshman Evalyn Holman was recognized as the Rookie of the Year.  In air rifle, Holman contributed to the Rebels team score in three matches during her first collegiate season.         

Sophomore Rena Goodwin, last year’s Most Dedicated honoree, was named the team’s Most Improved Shooter. In air rifle, Goodwin’s sophomore season average raised nine points from her average as a freshman in 2010-11, while her 2011-12 smallbore average was six points higher than the season prior.   

Sophomore’s Abbey Stanec and Melissa Quartarone shared team Most Dedicated honors. In March, Stanec became the program’s first ever NCAA runner-up when she finished second in the Championships individual air rifle competition. Quartarone put together an excellent sophomore season, which was highlighted by being recognized as an NRA smallbore second team All-American.

In addition to the team awards, eight players - Coffey, Goodwin, Holman, Virginia Holman, Quartarone, Stanec, Stankey and Alivia Yeager – all earned College Rifle Coaches’ Association All-Academic honors.  

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