TCU Clinches NCAA Rifle Title

Texas Christian University wins 2024 NCAA Rifle Team Championship with an aggregate score of 4732-347X.

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posted on March 9, 2024
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TCU captured its fourth overall NCAA rifle title at this year’s championship, held at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., March 8-9.
John Parker

The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs rifle team posted an aggregate score of 4732-347X at the 2024 NCAA rifle championships on Saturday, claiming the NCAA rifle team title for the first time in five years.

The competition was held at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia, from Friday, March 8, to Saturday, March 9, with smallbore on day one and air rifle on day two.

TCU smallbore runner-up
In addition to winning the NCAA team aggregate championship, TCU finished second in the team smallbore championship, along with winning the air rifle title for the fifth time in program history.

 

Led by Head Coach Karen Monez, the victory marks TCU's fourth NCAA rifle title, after previously winning the championship in 2010, 2012 and 2019.

Additionally, TCU topped the NCAA team air rifle championship leaderboard with a score of 2385-200X, as well as finishing second in the team smallbore championship with 2347-147X, six points behind the smallbore championship team, WVU.

TCU's air rifle team win marks the fifth air rifle title in program history. The Horned Frogs previously won the NCAA air rifle team championship in 2010, 2012, 2021 and 2022.

The top shooter for TCU in air rifle was Katie Zaun with a score of 598-54X, with Stephanie Grundsøe and and Mikole Hogan not far behind, each scoring 596-49X. As for smallbore, the high score on the TCU team was posted by Stephanie Grundsøe with 592-42X, followed by Katie Zaun with 590-39X.

NCAA rifle shooters
Each team at the NCAA rifle championship has five shooters scoring points for their team totals. The top four scores from each team are used for the final total, with the lowest score dropped.

 

Finishing in second place in the 2024 NCAA rifle championship team aggregate was host school West Virginia University with a score of 4729-335X.

Landing in third place in the team aggregate was last year's winner, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks with 4719-314X.

In all, 14 school were represented at this year's NCAA rifle championships. In addition to TCU, WVU and Alaska-Fairbanks, teams and individual shooters from Air Force, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Navy, Nebraska, the Citadel, Ohio State, Memphis, Murray State, Akron and Georgia Southern attended the match.

Smallbore individual podium
Two TCU shooters, Katie Zaun (left) and Stephanie Grundsøe (right), finished second and third, respectively, in the individual smallbore final. Standing between the two TCU shooters is this year’s individual smallbore champion, Mary Tucker of WVU.

 

You can view the full scorecard from the 2024 NCAA rifle championships at the NCAA website. Be on the lookout for a full match report in a future issue of the digital magazine. Subscribe for free here.

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