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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
• Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
• 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)
Senior (2015-16)
    Marissa Major was one of four seniors on the Nebraska squad and provided leadership both on and off the range to the five newcomers. She appeared eight times in both smallbore and air rifle, trying her personal-best on air rifle (584) at the GARC Championships. In the classroom, she earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the third consecutive season. She also claimed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive semester in the fall of 2015. She was also a member of the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

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 three-time academic All-Big Ten selection (2014, 2015) and a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She is a three-time selection to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She chose Nebraska over TCU.

Career Statistics
Smallbore Avg. - 562.5
Air Rifle Avg. - 574.97
 
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/at GARC Championships, 2/27/16)
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  8 570 562.63 
  Air Rifle  8 584 577.50 
Career Smallbore 47 575 562.50
  Air Rifle 48 584 574.97
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