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2016-Spring-Game
NU Rifle BIO
Marissa Major
Player Profile:
Marissa Major 926794
Position: Air Rifle, Smallbore
Year: Senior
City/State: Arvada, Colo.
High School: Arvada West
Club: Arvada Rifle and Pistol Club
Experience: High School
Honors & Awards
• Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, Spring 2013, 2014, 2015)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
• NRA Junior Three-Position Air Rifle Precision Junior Champion (2012)
• Arvada Rifle and Pistol Club Co-Athlete of the Year (2012)
• Colorado Rifle Club Smallbore Prone Summer League Winner (2010)
Season Outlook (2015-16)
    Marissa Major plans to continue her success both on and off the range by making key contributions for the Huskers in 2015-16.
    The senior from Arvada, Colo., registered her career-best smallbore and air rifle scores as a junior. Major also plans to continue to earn honors in the classroom and the community as a senior.

Junior (2014-15)
    Major fired career highs in both disciplines as a junior, including a 575 in smallbore twice in October, first aganst Murray State and again against Ole Miss. In air rifle, she tallied a score of 584 against Murray State in October.
    Off the range, Major earned academic All-Big Ten honors and a spot on the 2015 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the second time. She also claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2014-15.
    During the summer of 2015, Major participated in a week-long service trip to Guatemala through the Nebraska Life Skills Program.

Sophomore (2013-14)
    Major fired a then-career-high smallbore score of 572 in early February against Kentucky. In air rifle, she tallied a season-high score of 577 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. She averaged 559.3 in smallbore, including a season-best 568 at the NCAA Qualifiers in February. In air rifle, her season-best 583 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, 22.
    A global studies major at Nebraska, Marissa is a two-time academic All-Big Ten selection (2014, 2015) and a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She is a two-time selection to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She chose Nebraska over TCU.

Career Statistics
Smallbore Avg. - 562.37
Air Rifle Avg. - 572.43
 
Career Bests
Smallbore - 575 (vs. Murray State, 10/10/14, vs. Ole Miss, 10/12/14)

Air Rifle - 584 (vs. Murray State, 10/10/14)
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
2014-15 Smallbore 12 575 565.67
  Air Rifle 13 584 578.69
2015-2016 Smallbore  3 565  
  Air Rifle  3 577  
Career Smallbore 39 575 562.37
  Air Rifle 40 584 572.43
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