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Marissa Major
Position: Air Rifle, Smallbore
Year: Junior
City/State: Arvada, Colo.
High School: Arvada West
Club: Arvada Rifle and Pistol Club
Experience: High School
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Honors & Awards
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2013, 2014)
  • Arvada Rifle and Pistol Club Co-Athlete of the Year (2012)
  • Colorado Rifle Club Smallbore Prone Summer League Winner (2010)
  • NRA Three-Position Air Rifle Precision Junior Champion (2012)
Season Outlook (2014-15)
Junior Marissa Major plans to continue her success both on and off the range by making key contributions for the Huskers in 2014-15. The native of Arvada, Colo., registered her career-best smallbore score this season against Kentucky and earned academic honors as a sophomore.
Sophomore (2013-14)
Major fired a career-high smallbore score of 572 this season in early February against Kentucky. In air rifle, she tallied a season-high score of 577 in smallbore in late January against Air Force. 
Major also had success off the range, earning academic All-Big Ten honors while claiming spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2013-14.
Freshman (2012-13)
Major made 10 appearances in smallbore and air rifle in her first season at Nebraska as a freshman in 2012-13. The Colorado native averaged 559.3 in smallbore, including a career-best 568 at the NCAA Qualifiers in February. In air rifle, her career-best 583 also came at the NCAA Qualifiers to push her season average to 569.10.
In the classroom, Major earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for her academic success in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.
Before Nebraska
Major shot with the Arvada Rifle and Pistol Club for five years before coming to Nebraska. She was named the club’s co-athlete of the year in 2012.
Major finished first in the NRA Junior Three-Position Air Rifle Precision competition in her division. She was also the Colorado Rifle Club Smallbore Prone Summer League Winner in the 1000 Handicap.
Personal
Marissa is a native of Arvada, Colo., and was born on Oct. 2, 1993. She is the daughter of Les and Jody Major and has one sister, Leah, 21. Marissa’s cousin Max Burkhardt is a member of the Memphis rifle team. She has not yet declared a major at Nebraska. Marissa chose Nebraska over TCU.
Career Statistics
Smallbore Avg. - 560.72
Air Rifle Avg. - 569.3
 
Career Bests
Smallbore - 572 (at Kentucky, 2/2/14)

Air Rifle - 583 (at NCAA Qualifiers, 2/17/13)
Year-by-Year
Year Event Appearances High Score Average
2012-13 Smallbore 10 568 559.3
  Air Rifle 10 583 569.1
2013-14 Smallbore 14 572 562.14
  Air Rifle  14 577 569.5
Career Smallbore 24 572 560.72
  Air Rifle 24 583 569.3