Sarah Beard began shooting in 2006, practicing air rifle in her basement. She is the daughter of William and Karen Beard, and has two brothers, Christopher and Stephen. Her father, a member of the 1984 Olympic Shooting Team, introduced her to competitive shooting, and they still shoot together. In addition to shooting, she enjoys hunting (duck, deer and turkey), reading, hiking, and fishing.
Beard was a four-time NCAA All-American in both air and smallbore rifle while competing for the Texas Christian University Women's Rifle Team. During her tenure the program earned a pair of NCAA Championships (2010 & 2012) as well as two third-place finishes (2011 & 2013).
She finished her collegiate career having helped lead the program to a 48-3 record during that span. She is currently a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a CPT in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.
- 2023 ISSF World Championship: Gold and a new World Record, Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Team
- 2022 Winter Air Gun Championship, Gold, Women's 10m Air Rifle - (Colorado Springs Location)
- 2022 Championships of the Americas, silver medal and quota Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position
- 2015 National Champion (Air & Three-Position)
- 2015 National Championships, Silver Medalist (Prone)
- 2015 World Cup USA, Fifth Place (Air Rifle) earning Olympic Quota for USA Shooting
- 2014 USA Shooting National Championships, Bronze Medalist (Air Rifle)
- 2014 USA Shooting National Championships, Gold Medalist (Prone)
- 2014 USA Shooting National Championships, Bronze Medalist (Three-Position)
- 2013 USA Shooting National Champion in Three-Position and Prone
- 2013 USA Shooting National Championships, Bronze Medalist (Air Rifle)
- 2011 Pan American Games, Bronze Medalist (3 Position)
- 2011 National Junior Olympic Championships, Silver Medalist (Air Rifle)
- 2011 USA Shooting National Championships, Silver Medalist (Air Rifle); Gold Medalist (3 Position)
- 2010 National Junior Olympic Championship, Bronze Medalist (3 Position)
- 2010 World Championships, Gold Medalist (3 Position Jr. Women’s Team), Silver Medalist (Jr. Women’s Prone)