OXFORD, Miss. – Melissa Quartarone, who wrapped up an outstanding four-year career for the Ole Miss rifle team in 2014, returns to her alma mater as an assistant coach, head coach Valerie Boothe announced Monday.
Quartarone, a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was a second-team All-American in smallbore as a sophomore in 2012 and was named to the GARC second team in smallbore and air rifle. As a junior in 2013, Quartarone earned GARC honors in combined. She concluded her career posting the top aggregate average on the team with an 1159.6 in 2014 and contributed to the team score in all 15 matches in both air rifle and smallbore.
“Melissa has been building her coaching skills in the summer for a couple of years now with clubs in Georgia,” Boothe said. “I’m excited that she can put those skills to use for us. I know she is a fierce competitor and that will translate great into recruiting and helping us reach a new level of competitiveness. She has my trust and that of the returning team members. The sky’s the limit.”
Off the range, Quartarone was an excellent student, earning Collegiate Rifle Coaches’ Association Academic All-America honors all four years. She graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in forensic chemistry.
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