NRA to Announce All-American Award Winner At the 2009 NCAA Rifle Championships in Fort Worth, TX
FAIRFAX, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- NRA Collegiate Shooting will announce First and Second Team All-Americans at the 2009 NCAA Rifle Championships March 13-15 in Fort Worth, TX.
The NCAA Rifle Championships were established in 1980 and are overseen by the NCAA Rifle Committee. This year, collegiate shooters will be competing in individual and team matches in smallbore three-position and air rifle events. Competitors will fire 60 shots in the smallbore three-position event and 60 shots in the air rifle event.
NRA Collegiate Shooting National Manager Tori Croft said of the upcoming Championships, “We are excited to be competing at a new venue this year, and we would like to thank Texas Christian University for their hospitality. This year's competition is sure to be fantastic.”
Accompanying the NCAA Rifle Championships is the announcement of the 2009 NRA All-Americans. The All-American award, created by the NRA in 1936, honors top collegiate shooters in the rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines. Winners of the prestigious All-American award are selected by NRA's Collegiate Programs Committee. The selection committee members are well-known in the competitive shooting community, and some of the committee members are former All-Americans, have served as coaches of All-Americans, or both. The program is committed to recognizing and honoring collegians who have performed remarkable shooting feats during a shooting season while demonstrating exceptional leadership and character.
This year's competition promises to be intense with the return of noted rivals University of Alaska at Fairbanks and the United States Military Academy. “We are looking forward to top-notch performances from all of our competing teams,” said Croft.