Honors & Awards

  • CRCA Scholastic All-American (2020)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020)
  • Nebraska Gold Academic Medallion (2020)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018, 2019; Spring 2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2020)

Senior (2019-20)
Bailey Powell finished her Husker career by helping Nebraska to a record-breaking season in 2019-20. As a team at the NCAA Qualifiers, the Husker set the school record for highest overall score (4,707) and posted the second-highest air rifle score (2,373). While the team qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2018, the event was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Powell competed five times in both smallbore and air rifle. She posted season-best scores of 575 and 589, respectively. Off the range, Powell was a CRCA Scholastic All-American, an Academic All-Big Ten pick and earned a Nebraska Gold Academic Medallion. She was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. 

Junior (2018-19)
In her first season with the Huskers, 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 - 597 (at Nebraska, 11/13/16) (while at UTEP)

Year Event Appearances High Score Average
2016-17* Smallbore 11 577 565.00
Air Rifle 11 597 588.00
2017-18* Smallbore 11 579 572.00
Air Rifle 10 593 588.00
2018-19 Smallbore 15 581 569.80
Air Rifle 15 593 585.33
2019-20 Smallbore 5 575 570.00
Air Rifle 5 589 585.40
Career Smallbore 42 581 569.20
Air Rifle 41 597* 586.68

*at UTEP