Stacy

Underwood

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Air Rifle, Smallbore
Year: Senior
City/State: Anaheim, Calif.
High School: Troy High School
Other College: Fullerton College
Graduating Year: 2007

Bio

Honors and Awards

  • GARC Senior of the Year (2007)
  • First-team All-GARC in air rifle/combined (2007)
  • Second-team All-GARC in smallbore (2007)
  • Second-team NRA All-Collegiate in air rifle/smallbore (2007) 
  • 2006-07 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representative
  • Team Captain (2004-05)
  • Named team Most Improved Marksman (2003-04)
  • U.S. National 3x20 Class C National Champion (2003)
  • Two-Time U.S. Nationals Qualifier (2002, 2003)
  • California State Champion, Women’s Three-Position Rifle (2003)
  • California State Champion, Women’s English Prone Rifle (2003)
  • California State Junior Champion, Women’s Three-Position Rifle (2003)

2006-07 (Senior)
Stacy Underwood closed a solid four-year Nebraska career with a strong senior season while leading Nebraska to its fourth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. After seeing limited action during her junior year, Underwood greatly improved her level of play in her final season.  Not only did she earn a more pronounced leadership role, but she also became one of Nebraska's most dangerous weapons in both air rifle and smallbore. 

During the 2006-07 season, Underwood claimed four individual air rifle titles.  Her best finish was against TCU and Air Force, where she shot a career-best 594, which earned her a second-place spot on Nebraska's all-around air rifle records and a first-place spot on Nebraska's senior air rifle record.  Underwood also claimed first in smallbore against Memphis with a score of 581.  Underwood averaged scores of 575 in smallbore and 585.8 in air rifle on the year.    

Underwood finished her stellar senior season with the Great American Rifle Conference Senior-of-the-Year award.  She also earned first-team All-GARC air rifle and combined honors, second-team All-GARC smallbore honors and second-team NRA All-Collegiate air rifle and smallbore honors.

2005-06 (Junior)
Underwood made frequent appearances as part of the Nebraska smallbore lineup during her junior season and improved her performance as an individual competitor in air rifle. She tabbed career-high marks in both disciplines with a 584 in smallbore at the collegiate sectional on Feb. 9, and a 587 in air rifle against Air Force on Oct. 23.

At the GARC Championships on Feb. 25, Underwood helped the Huskers to their second consecutive conference title with a score of 572 in smallbore.

2004-05 (Sophomore)
As the 2004-05 team captain, Underwood devoted her sophomore season to leading a young Husker squad to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Individually, the California native logged season-high scores of 579 in smallbore against Kentucky on Jan. 15, and 582 in air rifle against Air Force in Nebraska’s season opener on Oct. 22.

2003-04 (Freshman)
Underwood came to Nebraska as a 2003 California state champion in three-position smallbore and in the English prone. She entered the season in what appeared to be a heated battle for a spot in the air rifle lineup, but ended up making the NCAA Championship roster shooting smallbore. In only her second year shooting smallbore, Underwood finished fourth on the team in season average (1,144.39). Her efforts earned her the team honor of Most Improved Marksman at NU in 2003-04.

Personal
The daughter of Cathy Underwood and Matt Lapitsky, Stacy was born on May 29, 1984, in Mission Viejo, Calif. Stacy, who majors in nutrition, fitness and health promotion, is a 2002 graduate of Troy High School, where she was on the President’s Honor Roll. In addition to her shooting, Underwood also lettered four years in track, where she qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation Finals and was selected as the Troy High School MVP in 2002. Underwood attended Fullerton College during the 2002-03 year.

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