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Daniel                             Sojka
Daniel
Sojka
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Kracow, Poland
Height: 5-10
Sport: Rifle

Biography

Proven collegiate shooter … despite smallbore inexperience, earned NRA All-America honors in discipline in first season at WVU … opened his Mountaineer career strong and will work on shooting consistently throughout entire season … provides solid depth and may be called upon to count toward team scores … had two non-competitive seasons, as he attended Harper College in 2010-11 and sat out 2011-12 after joining the Mountaineers … continued to shoot at competitions during down time … excited to compete for WVU.

At West Virginia in 2012-13
• NRA All-America Second Team Smallbore
• All-GARC Second Team Smallbore and Honorable Mention Air Rifle and Combined Score
• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team
• CRCA All-Academic Team
• Shot a career-best 590 air rifle and finished tied for third in the season opener at Army
• Shot 581 smallbore and tied for third at Ohio State
• Tied for third in smallbore against Navy with a career-best 585 score
• Finished second in smallbore against Nebraska with a 581 score
• Ranked No. 5 on team with 580.08 smallbore and 1163.5 combined score season averages; also ranked No. 6 with a 583.42 air rifle average
• Finished 17th overall at the 2012 USA Shooting Winter Air Gun Championships with an aggregate score of 1745
• Placed 25th in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions (2282) at the 2013 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol

At West Virginia in 2011-12
• Sat out season and earned a redshirt
• Finished 15th in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2012 USA Shooting National Championships with a two-day total of 1172 (588, 584); also placed 16th in the men’s 50m 3 positions with an aggregate score of 2298 (1148, 1150)

At Murray State (2009-10)
• Counted toward the team’s third-place air rifle finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships
• Member of the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) championship team
• All-OVC Second Team Air Rifle
• All-OVC Newcomer Teams Air Rifle and Smallbore

In High School
• Three-time NRA Junior Nationals competitor
• Three-time Junior Olympics competitor
• 2008 NRA 3 positions Sporter National Champion
• Attended Illinois’ Wheeling High

Personal
• Son of Andrzej and Urszula Sojka
• Has one brother
• Birthday is June 20
• Also attended Harper College (2010-11)
• Majoring in mechanical engineering
• President’s List
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

PERSONAL BESTS
Air Rifle
590	at Army, Oct. 7, 2012

Smallbore
585	vs. Navy, Oct. 27, 2012
CAREER AIR RIFLE
Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2013	12	583.42	590

CAREER SMALLBORE
Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2013	12	580.08	585

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