INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Rifle Committee has announced the teams and individual qualifiers for the 2016 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Rifle Championships.
Hosted by the University of Akron, the championships will be held March 11-12 at the Stile Athletics Field House on the Akron campus in Akron, Ohio.
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)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Kentucky
Murray State University
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The Ohio State University
Texas Christian University
U.S. Air Force Academy
West Virginia University
A total of 48 competitors will compete in the championships, with 40 competitors coming from the top eight teams selected. The remaining eight competitors were selected based on the scores submitted from the designated qualifier.
Individual Qualifiers (Smallbore Three-Position)
Nathan Brewer, U.S. Military Academy
Amy Fister, University of Memphis
Mekenna Richardson, Jacksonville State University
Individual Qualifiers (Air Rifle)
Samantha Bullard, Jacksonville State University
Alyssa Gestl, U.S. Military Academy
Lucas Kozeniesky, North Carolina State University
Ali Weisz, University of Mississippi
Individual Qualifiers (Air Rifle and Smallbore Three-Position)
Caitlyn Ford, North Carolina State University
Individual and team competitions in smallbore three-position (60 shots) will be held Friday, March 11, and 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.