The Alaska-Fairbanks rifle team retained the No. 1 spot in the latest College Rifle Coaches Association poll rankings, followed by 2021 NCAA rifle champion Kentucky and Texas Christian University in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.
Coach Will Anti is keeping his No. 1-ranked team’s eye on the prize heading into the spring semester.
Which teams will reach out and grab the glory in the second half of the collegiate rifle season? The University of Alaska-Fairbanks rifle team ended 2021 on top, but can they fend off tough squads such as WVU and Kentucky in Part 2 of the 2021-22 rifle season? Read our preview.
On Nov. 14, the top-ranked Alaska-Fairbanks rifle team broke the aggregate and smallbore NCAA score records in a match against Navy, 4749-4694.
WVU moved up in the CRCA Top 20 Poll for week seven of the NCAA rifle season. Kentucky falls from No. 2 to No. 13.
Akron Zips rifle team shooters Haverhill and Schnupp contributed to the highest team score for the season. The score will go a long way towards Akron earning a 2022 NCAA Rifle Championship selection.
In March, the College Rifle Coaches Association announced that Ole Miss rifle’s Marsha Beasley and Jean-Pierre Lucas were named Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year, respectively.
The Akron Zips triuimphed over Morehead State, 4660-4618.
The second half of the season has seen Kentucky rise, thanks in part to a slew of victories on the road this month.