WVU Rifle Team

WVU Rifle athletes taught fans the basic of competitive shooting at their rifle range in Morgantown.
Anne Li / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia University rifle team held an open house on Tuesday to celebrate a successful year by teaching their fans to shoot. 

WVU Rifle won its fifth consecutive NCAA championship this season, which is its 19th win overall. Two freshmen on the team, Morgan Phillips and Milica Babic, won both individual NCAA titles.

WVU RIfle Team 2017 Title

The West Virginia rifle team is showing off its NCAA championship trophy at an open house.

WVU says in a news release that fans can greet coach Jon Hammond and his team on Tuesday evening at the WVU Rifle Range in Morgantown.

WVU Students Talk About Olympic Experience

Sep 27, 2016
Olympic medalists and WVU students Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence and Ginny Thrasher pose for a photo Monday, Sept. 26, at the Morgantown Event Center.
Jesse Wright / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia University honored three students Monday, Sept. 26, who brought home medals from the Rio Olympic Games.

Olympians Ginny Thrasher, Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence welcomed guests at the Morgantown Event Center as they reminisced about their time in Rio, Brazil, this summer.

WVU Shooter Wins First Rio Gold

Aug 6, 2016

WVU's Ginny Thrasher has won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics in the women's 10-meter air rifle.


National Champs again! The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team won its 16th NCAA Championship in Murray, Ky., Friday.

The Mountaineers won the championship last year too, and it’s the third win under coach Jon Hammond. WVU’s first title under Hammond came in 2009. The rifle team is the only WVU program to win an NCAA Championship.

Hammond says it was a relaxed win, and that his team was confident, focused, and capable. He also expects good things next year as all five shooters that shot at this year’s championship will return.

Uroš Hočevar / Delo

Junior Ziva Dvorsak who hails from Slovenia just enrolled at West Virginia University and will join the No. 3-ranked rifle team this spring. As a  member of the Slovenian National Team, she competed at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and finished 11th in the women's 10m air rifle. She also placed 36th  another event, women's 50m 3 positions.