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Ginny Thrasher won the first Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the Women’s 10 meter Air Rifle event. She achieved this at only 19 years of age, after picking up the sport as a freshman in high school. Ginny is currently a Junior at West Virginia University with a 3.90 GPA in Biomedical Engineering. She dedicates many hours to practicing with the reigning National Champion WVU Rifle Team. During her collegiate career, she has won the NCAA Team Title in both 2016 and 2017, as well as becoming the first freshman ever to sweep both Individual Titles in 2016. Ginny credits her athletic achievements to the concept of growth mindset, and is eager to see it benefit others. She works with a Sports Performance Consultant, Dr. Raymond Prior, on increasing mental toughness and creating consistent performance. Ginny’s mission is to transfer her unique experiences changing her mindset into better ways to teach growth mindset on a large scale. Ginny loves to travel and hopes to pursue higher education related to growth mindset, as well as the Olympics in 2020.