INDIANAPOLIS--- The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Rifle Committee has announced the teams and individual qualifiers for the 2018 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Rifle Championships. 

Hosted by The Citadel, the championships will be held March 9-10 at the McAlister Field House on The Citadel campus in Charleston, South Carolina.

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)

Air Force 

Alaska Fairbanks

Kentucky

Murray State

Nebraska

Ohio State

TCU

West Virginia

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)

Kestrel Kuhne, Navy

Lauren Phillips, NC State

Levi Clark, Memphis

Joe Martin, UT Martin

Individual Qualifiers (Air Rifle)

Kamilla Kisch, Ole Miss

Leighton Dempster, Memphis

Payne Nunn, Army West Point

Torrance Kang, Navy

Individual and team competitions in smallbore three-position (60 shots) will be held Friday, March 9, and individual and team competitions in air rifle (60 shots) will be held Saturday, March 10. The overall team champion will be determined by combining the smallbore and air rifle team total scores into one aggregate score for each institution.

Information about the 2018 rifle championships is available on NCAA.com.