2015-16 (JUNIOR): Competed at all 14 events on the season … team’s top performer in air rifle with an aggregate of 585 while placing third on the squad in average for aggregate (1148) and smallbore (563) … set personal bests in both the smallbore (571) and the air rifle (589) to finish with a career-high aggregate (1160) in the NCAA Qualifier at Alaska Fairbanks (2/20/16) … incredibly consistent performer in the air rifle, firing a score of at least 583 in 13 of the 14 competitions on the year … came on strong in the smallbore with her top four scores of the season in the discipline occuring in the final four matches … fired then career high 70 in smallbore at Alaska Fairbanks (2/18/16) before besting it two days later.

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): Participate in all eight meets on the year, with her aggregate average of 1135 ranking third on the squad ... posted the second-best air average (582) on the campaign ... surpassed 570 in the air rifle for all eight matches, including six with 580 or better ... set career high in the discipline with a 586 at TCU (2/14/15) ... that score was also the third best by any Miner on the year ... made strides in the smallbore by finishing with an average of 554, which was 10 points higher than her efforts as a freshman ... fired career-high 569 in the discipline vs. TCU (11/9/14).

2013-14 (FRESHMAN): True freshman who participated in nine of the 10 meets on the campaign ... her aggregate of 1120 was third on the squad ... shot both smallbore (544.2) and air rifle (575.8) ... eclipsed 570 in the air rifle in eight of nine competitions ... was at her best down the stretch by topping 580 in each of the final three matches ... set career highs for aggregate (1146) and air rifle (586) while posting her second-best effort (560) in the smallbore against TCU to start the sequence off on Feb. 16 ... equaled the result in the air rifle in the NCAA Qualifying match with Nevada and Alaska on Feb. 20 ... overall had two of the top three scores for any Miner in the discipline of air rifle on the year.

PRIOR TO UTEP Started competing in rifle in the JROTC once she started high school ... was captain of the varsity precision rifle teams for Jefferson/Silva HS ... posted the highest aggregate individual score in her district ... won several competitions throughout the state, including the 2011-12 Houston ISD Invitational Precision Rifle Competition and the 2011-12 UTEP Army Drill/Rifle Competition ... also was a three-year standout and varsity captain of her high-school soccer teams ... Daughter of Kyong Kinder ... has one sibling.

Jessica Kinder

Jessica  Kinder


El Paso, Texas

High School:

Air Rifle, Smallbore


The Big Picture Photo Galleries
Follow The Miners