2006 Rifle Championship Selections
February 26, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Men's and Women's Rifle Committee announced today the team and individual qualifiers for the 2006 National Collegiate Men's and Women's Rifle Championships.
The United States Air Force Academy and USA Shooting will host the championships, which will be held March 10-11 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A total of 48 competitors were selected for the championships. The top seven 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 seven teams. The eighth team in each discipline was determined using the same method in each event.
Team Qualifiers (Smallbore Three-Position) Alaska FairbanksArmyJacksonville StateKentuckyMississippiMurray StateNavyNebraska
Team Qualifiers (Air Rifle) Alaska FairbanksArmyKentuckyMississippiMurray StateNavyNebraskaNevada
Individual Qualifiers (Smallbore Three-Position) Matthew Hamilton, ArmyRachel Glenn, UTEPCeleste Green, TCU
Individual Qualifiers (Air Rifle) Heather Tillson, Tenn.-MartinJaymi Collar, Tenn.-MartinSamantha Leach, Mississippi
Individual and team competitions in smallbore three-position (60 shots) will be held Friday, March 10. Individual and team competitions in air rifle (60 shots) will be held Saturday, March 11. The overall team champion will be determined by combining the smallbore and air rifle team totals into one aggregate score for each institution.
In 2005, the United States Military Academy was able to break the University of Alaska, Fairbank's six-time winning streak, and take home its first NCAA Championship title in any sport in over 50 years. Army won the crown with a smallbore score of 2,328 and an air rifle score of 2,331, making a total of 4,659. Jacksonville State University took second place in the overall team event, finishing just one point behind Army. Third place went to the University of Nebraska, while last year's champion, UAF, finished in fourth.
For more information about the 2006 National Collegiate Men's and Women's Rifle Championships, go to http://www.ncaasports.com/.
-- Courtesy NCAA