Simone Riford
Simone Riford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kaneohe, Hawaii

High School:
Punahou School

Height:
5-5½

Position:
Purple Team

Birthdate:
06/21/1988

Experience:
3L


2008-09:
Riford garnered All-American accolades for the third time in her career in smallbore... became one of only five Frogs in program history to record All-American laurels in three consecutive seasons... posted an average of 582 and 575 in both air rifle and smallbore... notched a season-high score of 588 in air rifle at the Horned Frog Invitat ional, Olympic Training Center and UTEP... posted a season-best mark of 580 in smallbore against UTEP... recorded scores of 587 and 574 in both air rifle and smallbore, respectively, at the 2009 NCAA National Championships... garnered Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete recognition following her junior campaign.

2007-08:
The TCU sophomore collected All-American recognition for the second time in her career... captured the 2008 Hawai'i Junior Olympic Smallbore Championship... posted a season average of 582 and 576 in air rifle and smallbore, respectively... notched a career-high score of 590 in air rifle at Nebraska... posted a season-high mark of 581 in smallbore at the Horned Frog Invitational in addition to matches against Alaska-Anchorage and Air Force... posted a score of 586 in air rifle and 574 in smallbore at the 2008 NCAA National Championships.

2006-07:
Riford garnered All-American accolades for the first time in her career following the 2006-07 campaign... recorded a career-best mark of 590 in air rifle against Nevada in her collegiate debut... Posted a personal-best aggregate score 1,167 against Nevada in that contest... Recorded a season-high mark of 581 in smallbore against UTEP... Recorded gold medal honors in both smallbore and air rifle at the Hawai'i Junior Olympics... Earned a berth to the National Junior Olympics at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the third time in her career... Qualified for the finals in smallbore at the National Junior Olympics followings scores of 571 and 568 en route to finishing sixth overall... Finished 16th overall following scores of 388 and 387 in air rifle at the event... Notched scores of 390, 389 and 386 at the Pan American tryouts held at the Olympic Training Center... Qualified for the Junior Finals Competition in air rifle where she posted a score of 101.8 en route to finishing ninth overall... Recorded the highest average in smallbore for the Frogs as a freshman.

Prior to TCU:
An NRA classified sharpshooter, was invited to the Junior Olympics in 2005 and 2006... Was the air rifle state individual champion in 2005... Team won the state team title in 2004 and 2005... Was first-team all-state in rifle... Was the team's high scorer all five seasons she competed.

Away from the Range:
Riford is the daughter of Lloyd and Mary Riford... Born on June 21, 1988... Has one sister, Lauren... Majoring in studio art with an emphasis in painting... President and Co-Founder "Art-Org" - TCU's first studio art organization.


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