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Thrasher, Babic Bound for Munich

  • By Shannon McNamara
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  • May 18, 2017 02:06 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University rifle All-Americans Ginny Thrasher and Milica Babic will compete for the United States and Serbia, respectively, at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Munich, May 19-23, at the Olympic Shooting Range in Hochbrück, Germany.
 
More than 750 athletes will compete at the five-day competition, with 80 National Olympic Committees represented.
 
The duo will take the line on Friday, May 19, for the women’s 10m air rifle qualification and final. They will return to the range on Monday, May 22, for the women’s 3 positions qualification and final.
 
Thrasher returns to the international scene following a successful 2016 summer that saw her claim Gold in the women’s 10m air rifle at the Rio Summer Olympics and finish third in the women’s 10m air rifle at the ISSF World Cup Final for Rifle/Pistol. A six-time All-American, the Springfield, Virginia, native was the 2017 College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) and the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Shooter of the Year, as well as a finalist for the 87th AAU James E. Sullivan Award. She also placed second in smallbore at the 2017 NCAA Rifle Championships and won the air rifle title at the GARC Championships.
 
Babic, a Belgrade native, is the reigning NCAA air rifle champion. She capped her rookie season with three All-America honors, as well as the CRCA Freshman of the Year and GARC Outstanding Rookie accolades.
 
A complete recap of the competition will be available at WVUsports.com following the women’s 3 positions final on Monday. 

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