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NU Rifle BIO
Joyce Kim
Player Profile:
Joyce Kim 455906
Position: Air Rifle, Smallbore
Year: Senior
City/State: Gilbert, Ariz.
High School: Highland
Experience: High School

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2012, 2013)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2010; Spring 2010, 2011)
  • Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association Smallbore Junior of the Year (2007-08) 

Senior (2012-13)
Joyce Kim made 11 smallbore appearances as a senior, claiming one indvidual smallbore title. At the Withrow Open, Kim fired a score of 582 in smallbore, tying her
career high. In air rifle, Kim made 11 appearances, averaging 568.2. Her best score came against Air Force, where she fired a 583.

In the classroom, Kim continued her academic success as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an academic All-Big Ten selection. She also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll accolades in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.

Junior (2011-12)
Kim made 13 smallbore appearances during her junior season, leading the team with her 573 average. She claimed a team-leading two individual smallbore titles. Kim fired a career-high score of 582 against Ohio State in November. In air rifle, Kim made 12 appearances, averaging 571.58. Her best air rifle score was 580, which she achieved twice.

In the classroom, Kim continued her success by earning academic All-Big Ten honors as well as Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll accolades.

Sophomore (2010-11)
Kim chalked up the majority of her appearances in the second half of the 2011 season and showed steady improvement throughout the season. Her efforts in air rifle culminated in her best score of the season at the Great America Rifle Conference Championships, where she notched a 589 to lead the Huskers. Her score was also good enough to land her a spot in the finals, where she finished eighth overall. Kim finished the season with a total of 10 appearances in smallbore and 11 in air rifle.

Kim was also one of the top Huskers in the classroom, earning academic All-Big 12 honors in the spring. She was also named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.

Freshman (2009-10)
Kim started her career shooting as an individual in both smallbore and air rifle. By November she was a mainstay in the air rifle lineup after shooting a career-high 593 against Army on Oct. 18 to win the individual title. Kim went on to average 581.20 in 15 air rifle appearances on the season, which ranked fourth on the team. Kim competed 14 times in smallbore, earning a 565.57 average, putting her sixth on the squad. At the NCAA Championships, Kim contributed a 581 in air rifle. She earned her first career spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll following the spring semester.

Before Nebraska
Kim competed for Rio Salado Sportsman's Club in high school under Coach Ernest VandeZande, the same club as former Husker Christine Costello. Kim was named the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association Smallbore Junior of the Year in 2007-08. Kim was also an honor roll member at Highland High School.

Personal
Joyce is the daughter of In and Mi Kim and has one sister, Kezlah, and two brothers, Sam and Isaac. Joyce was born Nov. 15, 1990. She earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2013 as a textiles, clothing and fashion design major. A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2013, she claimed academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 and 2013. She was a first-team academic All-Big 12 choice in 2011. She earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2012 and the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.

Career Statistics
Smallbore Avg. -
567.67
Air Rifle Avg. - 575.26

Career Bests
Smallbore - 582 (at Withrow Open, 1/27/13; vs. Ohio State, 11/19/11)
Air Rifle - 593 (at Army, 10/18/09)

Year-by-Year

Year             Event      Appearances        High Score      Average   
2009-10 Smallbore

14

577

565.57

  Air Rifle

15

593

581.20

2010-11 Smallbore

11

575

564.73

  Air Rifle

10

589

580.09

2011-12  Smallbore 

13

582

573.00

  Air Rifle 

12

580

571.58

2012-13  Smallbore

11

 582

567.4

   Air Rifle

 11

 583

 568.2

Career Smallbore

49

582

567.67

  Air Rifle

48

593

575.26

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