Above: Sophomore Anthony McCollum of the Ohio State University is a 2017 First Team All-American in Air Pistol and Free Pistol (pictured), and Second Team Standard Pistol. Here he is shooting at the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, held at Ft. Benning, GA, earlier this year. Photo by John Rickards
The All-American award, created by the NRA in 1936 to honor top collegiate rifle shooters, has become a top goal of collegiate student-athletes. The experiences and knowledge gained in pursuing and achieving the prestigious honor remain with the NRA All-American throughout their careers.
Winners of the All-American title, recognized as the highest honor in collegiate shooting, have gone on to distinguish themselves in international competitions, representing their country in the Olympics, Pan American Games, Championships of the Americas and the World Shooting Championships, in addition to winning hundreds of national and regional championships in the United States.