ABOUT NARDONE NCAA participant in 2014 Named a GARC Scholar Athlete Two-year Letterwinner
2013-14: Started off the season firing individually, but performance earned spot on Army scoring unit by the fourth meet of the year ... broke career smallbore mark in first meet of the season posting Army's fourth highest score (572) ... then bettered that mark with a 573 against host Ohio State before shattering it with a 576 in home conference meet against Nebraska ... recorded a career mark in air rifle as member of firing unit in meet against defending NCAA champion and GARC rival West Virginia ... shot a 587 to tie for Army's top mark in the meet ... equaled it against conference foe Kentucky and broke it against GARC opponent Nebraska (588) ... closed out the regular season setting a career mark for the third time during the season firing a 592 to earn medalist honors in a triangular sweep at the NCAA Qualifier held at West Point ... score proved to be Army's third highest of the season ... among the Black Knights' top three scorers in air at the GARC Championship helping team to the bronze in that discipline ... named a GARC Scholar Athlete ... compiled a 589.67 average in last three meets of the regular season ... performance throughout the season earned a spot as member of Army's five-man scoring unit as the Black Knights earned their 11th straight berth to the NCAA Championships ... fired Army's second highest score (584) in air rifle in first trip to the NCAAs.
2013-14: Started off the season firing individually, but performances earned spot on firing unit by the fourth meet of the year ... broke career smallbore mark in first meet of season posting Army's fourth highest score (572) ... bettered that mark with 573 against host Ohio State before shattering it with a 576 in home conference meet against Nebraska ... recorded career mark in air rifle as member of firing unit against defending champion and GARC rival West Virginia ... 587 score tied for Army's top mark in the meet ... equaled it against conference foe Kentucky and broke it against GARC rival Nebraska (588) ... closed out the regular season setting a career mark for third time during the season firing a 592 as medalist in a triangular sweep in the NCAA Qualifier ... score tied for Army's third best of the season ... posted Army's third highest score at the GARC Championships as the Black Knights finished fourth in the team scoring ... compiled a 588.67 average in the last three meets of the season.
2012-13: Came into own latter half of season of season in both disciplines ... fired personal-best 585 air rifle score that ranked second highest by a Black Knight and fourth overall in win over Ohio State ... recorded second highest score in that discipline behind 579 posted against Navy ... top smallbore score of 568 recorded in triangular split with Jacksonville State and Ole Miss ... equaled that mark at the NCAA Qualifier in the regular-season finale.
Prior to West Point: Competed with Massachusetts Rifle Association of Woburn for five years ... qualified as distinguished expert in both three-position smallbore and air rifle ... helped team to runner-up honors in 2009 and third place in 2011 at Army Junior Post Championships ... member of scoring unit that set national Intermediate Junior Smallbore Team mark ... listed among President's 100 in junior smallbore and air rifle in 2012 ... state 3-position air rifle champion in 2011 and placed third at Nationals in women's 50m prone D Class ... qualified for the National Junior Olympic Rifle Championship twice (2011-12) and three times for National Junior Olympic 3-position air rifle championships (2010-2012) ... personal best of 384 in women's air rifle, 556 in smallbore and 572 in International air rifle ... NRA certified junior coach ... spent three years coaching the Massachusetts junior rifle program.
Personal: Given name is Olivia Margaret Nardone ... parents' names are Gerald and Susan Nardone ... twin sister Alexis is a member of the rifle team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks ... brother Alexander (8) ... paternal grandfather served in the National Guard ... earned varsity letter in music at Winchester H.S. ... member of National Honor Society, National Italian Honor Society and Senior Orchestra ... majoring in Systems Engineering.