Gallery: 2017 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships

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posted on March 30, 2017
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Student-athletes from 17 schools attended this year's NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships, held at Ft. Benning, GA, in March. This championship provides an excellent opportunity for collegiate club rifle teams to compete against each other shoulder-to-shoulder.

Clemson University’s Rachel Mangan won the smallbore individual event with a total score of 575, besting runner-up John Hirsch of the Illinois Institute of Technology by five points. Mangan’s aggregate score was the highest of the weekend1152 points—making her this year's individual aggregate champion. This is Mangan's second consecutive individual aggreagate win at the match. Elizabeth Harty of the University of Michigan finished third with a score of 564.

The air rifle individual champion was the University of North Georgia’s Madeleine Godwin, with a score of 586. The University of Akron’s Liz Bark finished in second place five points back. Megan Hilbish of Emporia State University rounded out the top three in air rifle, finishing with a score of 577.

The University of Akron team earned the top honors in both the smallbore and air rifle team categories. The Zips, including team members Liz Bark, Gabby Pitre, Brandon Meier, and Luke Massie led by Coach April Engle, finished with 2181 points, defeating the University of Michigan squad by 29 points. The Zips narrowly bested Clemson University in Air Rifle, finishing first with a score of 2278 over the Tigers’ 2264. As a result, Akron snagged the team aggregate championship with a combined score of 4459, 68 points over runner-up Clemson.

Learn more about NRA collegiate programs at this link: collegiate.nra.org.

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