To be named an All-American is the pinnacle of athletic achievement. The All-American award, created by the NRA in 1936 to honor top collegiate rifle shooters, has become a coveted goal for all three disciplines of college shooting sports. The experiences and knowledge gained in pursuing and achieving the prestigious honor remain with the NRA All-American throughout his or her shooting and professional careers.
The selection criteria for All-American status has evolved from performance in specific matches and personal knowledge of the shooter to more objective guidelines, including: full time undergraduate or graduate status with or without team affiliation, average score for the season, minimum number of shots fired, number of matches fired, specific matches required, recommendations from coaches and other school officials. Congratulations to all the 2015 NRA All-Americans!