The junior comes within a point of setting three personal-bests
Honored with the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship by the NCAA at the conclusion of her career... named first-team All-American in both smallbore and air rifle... turned in top 10 performances in 10 of her 11 matches... took home nine second place finishes, five in smallbore and four in air rifle... shot 590+ in air rifle in all but two of her matches... had three aggregate scores of 1180+ including back-to-back performances at the Ole Miss Invitational and The Citadel (Sept. 30-Oct. 6) with scores of 1181 and 1180, respectively, then vs. Alaska (Jan. 21) with a score of 1187... one of six Horned Frogs to compete in every air rifle match this season... finished first in smallbore at Alaska (Jan. 21) and against Air Force (Feb. 16) with scores of 591 and 587, respectively... the match at Alaska marked her season high smallbore score... her season high in air rifle came in the Ole Miss Invitational (Sept. 30) as she shot a 597 to earn a second place finish... combined with her 584 in smallbore, she posted her highest aggregate score (1,181) of the season... produced three consecutive second place finishes in smallbore at The Citadel (Oct. 6), vs. Memphis (Nov. 3) and at Ohio State (Nov. 10) with scores of 586, 585 and 583, respectively... helped the team win the Smallbore Team National Championship with an individual score of 579... averaged a 591 in air rifle and a 585 in smallbore for the season.
Named first-team All-American in both air rifle and smallbore... shot a 586 or better in air rifle in all but one match... turned in top 10 performances in every match she competed... earned two first place finishes in smallbore... took home second and third-place finishes at Murray State (Nov. 6) with scores of 587 in smallbore and 588 in air rifle... finished third in both air rifle and smallbore against then-undefeated Alaska (Nov. 11) with scores of 589 and 585, respectively... shot five consecutive scores of 590 or better from Jan. 21-Feb. 16... during the first four weeks of the stretch, finished either first or second in at least one discipline each week... best performance of the season came against then-undefeated Kentucky (Jan. 21) as she tied for first-place with fellow Frog Sarah Scherer in smallbore with a score of 590 and posted a fourth-place finish in air rifle with a score of 592... followed up the next week against then-undefeated West Virginia with second place finishes in both disciplines with a season-high 594 in air rifle and a 586 in smallbore... carried that over to another stellar performance against Air Force (Feb. 4) with second and third place tallies after shooting a 583 in smallbore and a 589 in air rifle... her second first place finish came against UTEP on Feb. 11 with a score of 586 in smallbore... also earned second place in air rifle with a score of 591 at that match... placed second at the NCAA Qualifier with a score of 586 in smallbore... fired a 577 in smallbore and a 588 in air rifle at the National Championships as the Horned Frogs won their second title in three years.
Beard opened the season at the Ole Miss invitational on Oct. 2 with a first place finish in air rifle (590) and fifth place finish in smallbore (585) ... took first overall in smallbore at home vs. UTEP on Oct. 16 with a score of 585 ... fired a 589 in air rifle at West Virginia on Oct. 24, good for third place overall ... claimed a second-place finish in smallbore at Murray State on Oct. 30 with a score of 585 ... shot a season-high 589 in smallbore against Nebraska on Nov. 7, finishing first place overall ... fired a 582 at The Citadel on Nov. 13, taking second place ... claimed second place in air rifle at Alaska-Fairbanks on Nov. 21 with a score of 590 ... finished first in smallbore at UTEP on Jan. 30, shooting a 583 ... had her best day of the season in air rifle, shooting a 593 and finishing second on Feb. 5 at Nebraska ... also finished first at Nebraska after shooting a 584 in smallbore ... fired a 591 in air rifle on Feb. 10 vs. Air Force, netting her third place ... took second place in smallbore with a 586 in an NCAA Qualifier vs. Air Force on Feb. 12 ... finished seventh overall in air rifle with a score of 591 at the NCAA Championships ... was honored by the CRCA on the All-Academic Award team ... named All-American for both smallbore and air rifle for the second straight season
Competed in the Winter Airgun Championships ... finished fifth after shooting a 102.9 in the final ... finished third in the junior event after firing a 393 in qualifying and a 103 in the finals... took part in the National Junior Olympic Rifle Championships... finished second after firing a 104.6 in the final ... qualified for the finals in the Women's 50 meter 3x20 smallbore rifle ... finished fourth in the event ... earned a spot on the USA Shooting team competing in both the World Cup USA and the World Cup Munich ... at the Spring Selection match, finished second in smallbore with an aggregate three day score of 1943.4 ... shot in both the World Cup USA and the Munich World Cup ... achieved the ISSF Olympic Games qualifying score, shooting a 398 in Munich ... competed in the USA Shooting National Championships, firing 102.7 in the final round, just 0.2 behind the champion...represented the Frogs in the Women's 50m smallbore event where she also took home second place accolades...also claimed the National Junior Three Position Championship title at the event.
Finished fifth in her first collegiate action at the Ole Miss Invitational with a score of 585 in air rifle ... placed ninth with a score of 574 in smallbore at Ole Miss ... took home seventh overall at home against Kentucky with a second place score of 581 in smallbore and a 577 in air rifle ... shot a 583 in air rifle and 574 in smallbore against Alaska-Fairbanks ... fired a 581 in air rifle and 572 in smallbore at Murray State... finished 10th in smallbore against The Citadel with a score of 569 ... shot a 584 against The Citadel in air rifle to earn a seventh place finish ... posted an aggregate score of 1159 (589, air rifle; 570, smallbore) to finish second overall at home against Nebraska ... against Air Force, fired a season-high aggregate score of 1170 with a 579 in smallbore and career-high in air rifle of 591 ... set a new personal high in smallbore at Air Force with a score of 584 ... led the team against UTEP with a 583 in smallbore and 588 in air rifle ... finished in first place in smallbore at the NCAA Qualifier against Air Force after firing a 581 ... shot a 587 in air rifle and a 579 in smallbore at the NCAA Championships... honored as an All-American in both smallbore and air rifle ... Beard earned All-Academic honors for the 2009-10 season.
In the Winter AirGun Competition Beard fired a personal best of 393 to qualify for her first finals in both the open and junior ... finished seventh in the women's finals after posting a total score of 496.5... qualified for the 2010 National Championship finals at the Junior Olympics with scores of 390 and 394 ... at the Smallbore National Championship, finished 10th among all competitors ... competed at the Bavarian Championships in Munich, Germany and scored a 390 on the first day and a 392 on the second day.
Prior to TCU:
Beard recorded the gold medal in both air rifle and smallbore at the 2009 Indiana State Junior Olympic Championships... Qualified for the Indiana State Junior Olympics Championships on four occasions... finished 11th overall in smallbore at the 2009 National Junior Olympic Championships... Captured the individual crown at the National Junior Prone Championships during the 2009 season... Competed in four team match competitions at the NRA National Matches at Camp Perry in Ohio... Involved in the National Honor Society as well as Student Council during her time at Covenant Christian High School... Competed in track and field during her high school career.
Away from the Range:
Beard is the daughter of William and Karen Beard... Has two brothers, Chris and Stephen... Father, William, was a member of the U.S. Shooting Team during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles... Majoring in mathematics.