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Player Profiles



Maren                              Prediger
Maren
Prediger
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Petersaurach, Germany
Height: 5-6
Sport: Rifle

Biography

Strong shooter with international experience … comes from a strong shooting country … emerged as one of the NCAA’s top air rifle shooters and will lead the team in the discipline this season … adjusted to collegiate shooting … smallbore scores steadily improved throughout her sophomore season … broke into German National Team over the 2013 summer and earned a spot among the top young shooters on the international stage.

At West Virginia in 2012-13
• NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle
• All-GARC First Team Air Rifle
• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team
• CRCA All-Academic Team
• Sat out first four matches of the season in compliance with transfer rules
• Made her Mountaineer debut against Ole Miss and finished third in air rifle with a 594 score
• In just her second career match with the Mountaineers, finished second in air rifle with a 595 total against NC State
• Finished second in air rifle in the second day of competition at Alaska-Fairbanks with a score of 594
• Placed second in air rifle against Nebraska with a 593 mark
• Finished second in air rifle at Kentucky with a 595 score
• Shot a career-best 598 air rifle and finished second overall against Murray State
• Matched her career-best 598 air rifle, the squad’s top mark, at the team’s NCAA Qualifying Match in Columbus, Ohio
• Finished third in air rifle at the 2013 GARC Championships with a score of 699.7, shooting a championship-best 597 in the open relay and 102.7 in the final; also shot toward the team’s smallbore score with a 570 mark
•Finished eighth in air rifle at the 2013 NCAA Championships with a score of 692.1, shooting a relay-best 591 in the day’s first competition and 101.1 in the final; also finished 16th in smallbore with a career-best 576
• Two-day combined score of 1167, shot at the GARC and NCAA Championships, was her top mark of the season
• Ranked No. 2 on team with a 594.6 air rifle season average
• Won Gold in the women’s 10m air rifle at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia
• Finished third (417.7) in the women’s 10m air rifle MQS match at the 2013 ISSF Munich World Cup

With the German National Team
• Finished first in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 2011 German Championships (398, 100.8) and the 2010 German Championships (398, 101.0)
• Placed 27th in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 2010 Munich ISSF World Championships (393)
• Finished 2010 with five victories in junior women’s 10m air rifle competitions
• Placed second in the junior women’s 10m air rifle at the 2009 European Championships (396, 103.6)
• Finished second (394) in the female youth 10m air rifle at the 2006 German Championships
• Attended Johann-Sebastian-Bach Gymnasium in Windsbach, Germany

Personal
• Daughter of Joachim and Gabriele Prediger
• Birthday is April 30
• Has one sister
• Majoring in chemistry
• Dean’s List
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

PERSONAL BESTS
Air Rifle
598	vs. Murray State, Feb. 9, 2013
	at NCAA Qualifier (Columbus, Ohio), Feb. 17, 2013

Smallbore
576	at NCAA Championships (Columbus, Ohio), March 8, 2013
CAREER AIR RIFLE
Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2013	10	594.6	598

CAREER SMALLBORE
Year	Matches	Avg.	High
2013	10	563.6	576

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