Top Three NCAA Rifle Teams Remain Undefeated!

Top 10 NCAA Rifle rankings as of October 11, 2017

  1) West Virginia

  2) TCU

  3) Kentucky

  4) Murray State

  5) Alaska

  6) Air Force

  7) Ohio State

  8) Nevada

  9) Ole Miss

 10) JSU

No. 1 WVU Rifle (Week 3:  4716)

The West Virginia University rifle team continued its win streak with a 4716-4653 victory over Nebraska. The Mountaineers (3-0, 2-0 in conference) earned their second Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) win with a sweep of both smallbore, 2336-2304, and air rifle, 2380-2349.

For smallbore rifle, sophomores Milica Babic and Morgan Phillips tied for second with scores of 586, a season-best for Phillips. Two WVU student-athletes earned individual wins. Milica Babic won her second straight air rifle victory with a 597 score, while redshirt-freshman David Koenders took smallbore with a career-high score of 588 total.

No. 2 TCU Rifle  (Week 3: 4718)

A career day for freshman Elizabeth Marsh helped the undefeated TCU rifle team to a first place finish at The Citadel during their match-up. Marsh produced career highs in air rifle (597) and aggregate (1185) to lead all shooters competing that day at the match.  The Horned Frogs fired a team aggregate score of 4718 which was the highest score fired in Week 3 of competition. 

Rachel Garner, Casey Lutz and Mindy Miles (pictured) all fired identical air rifle scores of 594. Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics

No. 3 UK Rifle  (Week 3: 4711)

The third-ranked Kentucky rifle team defeated No. 13 Navy, 4711-4640, inside the Buell Armory for its first home win of the season. Four UK student-athletes shot 590―or better―in air rifle, which led them to a 10-point increase in the discipline from the first match. Kentucky fired 2376 in air rifle and 2335 in smallbore rifle.

Freshman Henrik Larsen continued to lead the way for UK with an Aggregate 1191. He tied the school record and his personal-best score in air rifle (598) for the second week in a row. The Norway, native set new school records in smallbore (595) and combined (1193) the previous week at the Ole Miss Open.

No. 4 Murray State (Week 3: 4710)

Except for a week 2 loss to UK, Murray State is also shooting well, with a 4710 in their fourth match.

Check out the full article from the SSUSA Staff

2017 Kentucky Rifle Team. Photo courtesy of UK Athletics


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