Air Rifle, Smallbore
Year: Senior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics and Science Academy
Other College: UTEP


Honors & Awards

  • 2018-19 CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)

Junior (2018-19)
In her first season with the Huskers, Bailey Powell made an immediate impact and appeared fifteen times in each discipline. She recorded season-high scores of 581 in smallbore (at Alaska) and 593 in air rifle (at Navy). Her debut season with Nebraska resulted in averages of 569.80 and 585.33 in smallbore and air rifle, respectively. Powell was also a team leader in the classroom as a two-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in 2018-19.  

Before Nebraska
During her sophomore season with the UTEP Miners, Powell led the team in averages for smallbore (572), air rifle (588) and aggregate (1,160) while competing in 11 of the 12 matches. She broke the 590 barrier in air rifle on five occasions and shot her season high of 593 twice.

Her freshman season was highlighted by leading the team in air rifle, again averaging a score of 588. She set a school record in air rifle (597) when the Miners traveled to Nebraska in November of 2016, eclipsing the previous record (596) that was set by former Miner standout and three-time All-American Alix Moncada.

Powell was named a C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medalist and a member of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both 2017 and 2018.

Before Utep
Powell graduated from Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics and Science Academy in Albuquerque, N.M. She was also a commanding officer at one of the largest JROTC units in the state of New Mexico (Atrisco Heritage Academy High School) and was a four-year member of the JROTC rifle team. She served as captain during her junior and senior years under the direction of head coach Matthew McMenimen. She helped the unit qualify for the Marine Corps JROTC Service Championship all four years and the JROTC National Championship in three consecutive campaigns. Powell received a distinguished shooting badge from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

The daughter of Edwin and Danielle Powell, Bailey has been shooting for seven years. Powell is majoring in math and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2018-19. She enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, riding dirt bikes and working out.

Career Bests
Smallbore - 581 (at Alaska, 10/14/18)
Air Rifle - 593 (at Navy, 1/18/19)

Year Event Appearances High Score Average
2018-19 Smallbore 15 581 569.80
Air Rifle 15 593 585.33
Career Smallbore 15 581 569.80
Air Rifle 15 593 585.33
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