INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Rifle Committee has announced the participanting teams for the 2011 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Rifle Championships. The individuals will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. ET. 

Hosted by Columbus State University, the championships will be held March 11-12 in Columbus, Ga., at the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center on the Columbus State campus and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning.

The top eight teams in both the smallbore three-position and air rifle events were selected based on the average of the three highest regular-season aggregate scores with no more than one match at any given site. The average of the three highest scores was added to the aggregate scores from the designated qualifiers to determine the top eight teams.

Team Qualifiers (Smallbore Three-Position and Air Rifle)
Alaska-Fairbanks
Kentucky
Jacksonville State
Murray State
Texas Christian
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
West Virginia

Individual and team competitions in smallbore three-position (60 shots) will be held Friday, March 11. Individual and team competitions in air rifle (60 shots) will be held Saturday, March 12. The overall team champion will be determined by combining the smallbore and air rifle team total scores into one aggregate score for each institution.