Date of Birth: 02/28/1997
Hometown: Springfield, Virginia
Events: Women's 10m Air Rifle/Three-Position Rifle
Through process, Ginny has reached unprecedented success. She jump-started her WVU freshman campaign by earning five medals (two open/three junior) at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships. That performance helped propel her through her first collegiate season in leading all rifle competitors with the top air rifle score of 599/600 that she shot on two separate occasions. That all lead to a crowning moment during the NCAA Rifle Championships where she became the first freshman rifle shooter ever to win both individual titles in air and smallbore while leading WVU to their fourth-straight, and 18th overall, NCAA team title.
Success didn’t end there for the 19-year-old, however. She went to Olympic Team Trials three weeks later and pulled out a decisive victory in the Three-Position event over a seasoned and talented field. She earned a nine-point win having never competed in the event internationally. From NCAA Champion to Olympian, to Olympic gold medalist, it was quite a 2016 for Thrasher.
A product of West Springfield High School in Virginia, Thrasher shot for her high school rifle team, but her love of shooting first came after hunting with her grandfather. She is the youngest of three children with two older brothers.
- 2016 Olympian (Gold Medalist Air; 11th Three-Position)
- 2016 World Cup Munich (4th Three-Position; 7th Air)
- 2016 World Cup Rio (10th Three-Position; 28th Air)
- 2016 NCAA Air and Three-Position Rifle Champion
- 2015 World Cup Gabala, 27th place (Air)
- 2015 National Championships (2nd Open Air Rifle; 3rd Junior Air Rifle; 3rd Open Prone; 1st Junior Prone; 1st Junior Three-Position)
- 2015 National Junior Olympic Championships, Three-Position Bronze Medalist; 13th Air
- 2014 National Junior Olympics, Three-Position Bronze Medalist; 44th Air