Hillsdale College’s shotgun team won its seventh Div. III national championship title at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas, on March 25-27. Hillsdale won the High Overall (HOA) Team award after breaking the most targets across all disciplines throughout the competition.
“Nobody could have worked harder than we did,” said Jordan Hintz, head coach of the Hillsdale College shotgun team. “Everyone showed up when it mattered most.”
This year, the ACUI championship hosted 16 teams. Hillsdale College managed to overcome standout shotgun squads such as Kansas State, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky and Liberty University.
The 10-person Hillsdale College team posted a total score of 1350 out of 1500 and nearly swept the all of the major Div. III events. Awards and scores posted by Hillsdale College include the American Trap Team Champions (491/500), American Skeet Team Champions (487/500) and Sporting Clays Team Runner-Up (372/500).
Hillsdale College’s shotgun team is a nationally recognized Div. III competitive shooting team.
Notable performances came from sophomore Woodrow Glazer, who won the individual men’s American Trap competition with a perfect 100 score. Glazer is the second Hillsdale College student-athlete to win an individual event national title. In addition, freshman Jessica Strasser finished second in individual women’s American Trap with a perfect 100 score.