2020 NRA Collegiate All-Americans Announced

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posted on March 16, 2020
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Created by NRA in 1936, the All-American award was meant to honor top-collegiate rifle shooters and has become a crowning goal for collegiate student-athletes. By recognizing those shooters who are willing to reach above and beyond the status quo and challenge themselves not only to meet, but exceed the standards required of an All-American is what makes this program continue its legacy. And, once the title is earned it remains with that person throughout their shooting and professional career.

Though elusive to attain, the NRA All-American title is something highly motivated competitive shooters strive for during their collegiate years. The title is attained through not only shooting, but also through the character of the person by way of their leadership skills.

Those who select the All-Americans are chosen from the NRA Collegiate Programs Committee, one of 39 policy-making committees of the Association. The All-American selection committee members are well-known in the competitive shooting community; some are even former All-Americans, coaches of All-Americans, or both.

Below are the 2020 NRA Collegiate All-American honorees:

2020 NRA Collegiate Rifle All-American Team


Smallbore Rifle

First Team

  • Milica Babic, West Virginia University, Senior
  • Abigail Buesseler, The University of Mississippi, Junior
  • Peter Fiori, United States Air Force Academy, Sophomore
  • Stephanie Grundsoee, Texas Christian University, Freshman
  • Kristen Hemphill, Texas Christian University, Sophomore
  • Matias Kiuru, Murray State University, Freshman
  • Elizabeth Marsh, Texas Christian University, Junior
  • Kellen McAferty, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Sophomore
  • Morgan Phillips, West Virginia University, Senior
  • Mary Tucker, University of Kentucky, Freshman


Second Team

  • Malori Brown, West Virginia University, Freshman
  • Elena Flake University of Nebraska–Lincoln Sophomore
  • Antonio Gross, The University of Akron, Sophomore
  • Clayton Hanson, United States Military Academy, Junior
  • David Koenders, West Virginia University, Junior
  • Casey Lutz, Texas Christian University, Senior
  • Logan Ogden, United States Air Force Academy, Senior
  • Sarah Osborn, West Virginia University, Junior
  • Hailee Sigmon, University of Kentucky, Junior
  • Akihito Shimizu, West Virginia University, Freshman


Honorable Mention

  • Levi Clark, University of Memphis, Senior
  • Jared Eddy, West Virginia University, Sophomore
  • Hana Musser, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Freshman
  • Wyatt Openshaw, The University of Akron, Junior


Air Rifle

First Team

  • Milica Babic, West Virginia University, Senior
  • Peter Fiori, United States Air Force Academy, Sophomore
  • Stephanie Grundsoee, Texas Christian University, Freshman
  • Kristen Hemphill, Texas Christian University, Sophomore
  • Matias Kiuru, Murray State University, Freshman
  • David Koenders, West Virginia University, Junior
  • Casey Lutz, Texas Christian University, Senior
  • Akihito Shimizu, West Virginia University, Freshman
  • Mary Tucker, University of Kentucky, Freshman
  • Vera Zaisberger, West Virginia University, Sophomore


Second Team

  • Jared Eddy, West Virginia University, Sophomore
  • Elena Flake, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Sophomore
  • Ruby Gomes, University of Kentucky, Sophomore
  • Kaitlyn Kutz, United States Military Academy, Junior
  • Logan Ogden, United States Air Force Academy, Senior
  • Sarah Osborn, West Virginia University, Junior
  • Anna Scheer, Murray State University, Sophomore
  • Hailee Sigmon, University of Kentucky, Junior
  • Grace Tashuk, Texas Christian University, Freshman
  • Macey Way, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Freshman


Honorable Mention

  • Richard Clark, University of Kentucky, Sophomore
  • Abby Gordon, Texas Christian University, Sophomore
  • Gabriella Mayes, United States Naval Academy, Sophomore
  • Alexa Potts, Morehead State University, Senior
  • Rhiann Travis, The Ohio State University, Senior


2020 NRA Collegiate Pistol All-American Team


Standard Pistol

First Team

  • Katelyn Abein, The Ohio State University, Freshman
  • Kevin Bennett, United States Coast Guard Acad., Senior
  • Samuel Gens, The Ohio State University, Junior
  • Shrenik Jain, The Ohio State University, Sophomore
  • Benjamin Waalkes, United States Coast Guard Acad., Sophomore


Second Team

  • Rachel Cantrell, University of Utah, Senior
  • Robert Delagrange, The Ohio State University, Senior
  • Cade Haiby, The Ohio State University, Sophomore
  • Iris Hwang, Mass. Institute of Technology, Senior
  • Steven K.J. Jones, The Citadel, Sophomore


Honorable Mention

  • Chase Jinm, United States Coast Guard Acad., Freshman
  • Bernard Melus, The Ohio State University, Junior
  • Jay Palacios Texas A&M University Junior


Women's Sport Pistol

First Team

  • Katelyn Abein, The Ohio State University, Freshman
  • Rachel Cantrell, University of Utah, Senior


Second Team

  • Esther Choe, United States Coast Guard Acad., Junior
  • Iris Hwang, Mass. Institute of Technology, Senior


Honorable Mention

  • Diana Nguyen, Mass. Institute of Technology, Senior


Air Pistol

First Team

  • Katelyn Abein, The Ohio State University, Freshman
  • Rachel Cantrell, University of Utah, Senior
  • Krista Dvorak, North Dakota State University, Senior
  • Samuel Gens, The Ohio State University, Junior
  • Shrenik Jain, The Ohio State University, Sophomore
  • Chase Jin, United States Coast Guard Acad., Freshman
  • John Marrinam, The Ohio State University, Junior
  • Benjamin Waalkes, United States Coast Guard Acad., Sophomore


Second Team

  • Kevin Bennett, United States Coast Guard Acad., Senior
  • Drusilla Corbett, United States Coast Guard Acad., Junior
  • Carrie Haltiwanger, Presbyterian College, Sophomore
  • Iris Hwang, Mass. Institute of Technology, Senior
  • Phromnachanok Ketphan, The Citadel, Senior
  • Woosub Kim, United States Naval Academy, Senior
  • Bernard Melus, The Ohio State University, Junior
  • Jack T. Stryker, United States Naval Academy, Sophomore


Honorable Mention

  • Alexis Camacho, Mass. Institute of Technology, Senior
  • Esther Choe, United States Coast Guard Acad., Junior
  • Diana Nguyen, Mass. Institute of Technology, Senior
  • Jay Palacios, Texas A&M University, Junior
  • Greg M. Robbeloth, United States Naval Academy, Junior


2020 NRA Collegiate Shooting Coach Recognition Award


NRA Distinguished Coach Award

  • Richard Hawkins, Head Rifle and Pistol Coach, United States Coast Guard Academy NCAA Rifle Team and Varsity Pistol Team


2020 NRA Collegiate All-American Team


Season Averages of Honorees

Smallbore Rifle

  • First Team 590.29 to 582.69
  • Second Team 582.55 to 579.88
  • Honorable Mention 579.86 to 579.00


Air Rifle

  • First Team 597.79 to 592.64
  • Second Team 592.64 to 590.57
  • Honorable Mention 590.07 to 589.64

See more: History Lesson: 1936 NRA College All-American Program Debuts

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