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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 … leads the team in air rifle… almost won the NCAA air rifle title in her junior year… broke into German National Team over the 2013 summer and earned a spot among the top young shooters on the international stage… won the World Championships in air rifle this summer.
 
At West Virginia in 2013-14
• NRA All-America First Team Air Rifle
• All-GARC First Team Air Rifle
• All-GARC Second Team Combined Score
• CRCA All-America Second Team
• CRCA All-Academic Team
• Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team
• GARC Scholar Athlete
• Placed first in air rifle with a 596 score against Army
• Placed third in air rifle with a 591 mark against Akron
• Placed first in air rifle at Navy with a 593 mark
• Tied for fourth in smallbore with a 579 mark against Navy, matching her career high.
• Matched career-high 599 air rifle mark twice against Ohio State and Ole Miss, placing first both matches; also set career-high 1173 combined score against Ohio State (574 smallbore)
• Placed first in air rifle with a 597 mark against NC State
• Placed first in air rifle with a 598 score at the Withrow Invitational
• Three-way tie for first place with a 596 air rifle mark against Kentucky for the GARC regular-season title
• Paced the Mountaineers in air rifle, shooting 595, at the NCAA Qualifier
• Placed first in air rifle, shooting 593 in the open relay and 206.7 in the individual final at the 2014 GARC Championships; also shot a career-high 587 mark in smallbore
• Placed second in air rifle with a relay score of 596 and a 205.0 mark in the finals and shot 571 in smallbore at the 2014 NCAA Championships
• Finished the season ranked No. 2 in air rifle with a 595 average and No. 3 in combined score with a 1168 average
• Shot 416.3 in the women’s 10m air rifle at the ISSF Munich World Cup
 
 
 
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
599............................................................................. vs. Ohio State, Oct. 5, 2013
……………………………………………………………vs. Mississippi, Nov. 2, 2013
 
Smallbore
587............................................................................. at GARC Championships (Oxford, Miss.), Mar. 1, 2014
 
CAREER AIR RIFLE
Year                            Matches                                Avg.                                   High
2014                            14                                            594.50                                599
2013                            10                                            594.60                                598
 
CAREER SMALLBORE
Year                            Matches                                Avg.                                   High
2014                            14                                            573.36                                587
2013                            10                                            563.60                                576

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