NCAA Rifle Championship

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NCAA Rifle Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017 NCAA Rifle Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Sport College rifle
Founded 1980
No. of teams 8 teams, 48 individual shooters
Country United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Team: West Virginia (19)
Small-bore: Morgan Phillips, West Virginia
Air rifle: Milica Babic, West Virginia
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Rifle Championship is an annual co-educational rifle national collegiate championship sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The tournament includes an individual and team championships consisting of the two-day aggregate scoring of the smallbore competition and air rifle competition. The national championship rounds are contested annually in mid-March. West Virginia (28) and Alaska (10) combined have won 28 of the 37 Championships.

Under NCAA rules, rifle is technically designated as a men's sport, however it actually has been a coed sport since 1980. Schools sponsoring rifle may field anywhere from one to three teams. If a school chooses to sponsor more than one team, it may have any combination of men's, women's, and coed teams. Two schools field men's and women's teams, two field women's and coed teams, and VMI fields all three types of teams.

The current team national champions are the West Virginia Mountaineers who won their record nineteenth national championship in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by the Ohio State University on March 10 and 11, 2017. The individual titles title were both won by West Virginia freshmen. Morgan Phillips won the small-bore titles on March 10, 2017. Milica Babic won the air rifle championship the next day.

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Champions[edit]

  • Prior to NCAA sponsorship in 1980, a collegiate rifle championship was held yearly by the National Rifle Association.
  • From 1980 to 2004, the championship consisted of 120 shots by each competitor in smallbore, and 40 shots per competitor in air rifle. Since 2005, the championship has consisted of 60 shots for both smallbore and air rifle, equaling a total of 120 shots per team member.[1]
NCAA Rifle Championships
Year Site Venue / Range Team Championship Smallbore Air Rifle
Winner Points Runner-up Points Winner Score Winner Score
1980
Details
Johnson City, TN ETSU Athletic Center Tennessee Tech 6,201 West Virginia 6,150 Rod Fitz-Randolph
(Tennessee Tech)
1,176 Rod Fitz-Randolph
(Tennessee Tech)
389
1981
Details
West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Tennessee Tech 6,139 West Virginia 6,136 Kurt Fitz-Randolph
(Tennessee Tech)
1,173 John Rost
(West Virginia)
391
1982
Details
Lexington, VA Kilbourne Hall Tennessee Tech 6,138 West Virginia 6,136 Kurt Fitz-Randolph
(Tennessee Tech)
1,167 John Rost
(West Virginia)
390
1983
Details
Cincinnati, OH Xavier University Rifle Range West Virginia 6,166 Tennessee Tech 6,148 David Johnson
(West Virginia)
1,175 Ray Slonena
(Tennessee Tech)
389
1984
Details
Murray, KY Pat Spurgin Rifle Range West Virginia 6,206 ETSU 6,142 Bob Broughton
(West Virginia)
1,172 Pat Spurgin
(Murray State)
388
1985
Details
West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Murray State 6,150 West Virginia 6,149 Pat Spurgin
(Murray State)
1,168 Christian Heller
(West Virginia)
387
1986
Details
Annapolis, MD Bancroft Hall Rifle Rang West Virginia 6,229 Murray State 6,163 Mike Anti
(West Virginia)
1,167 Marianne Wallace
(Murray State)
392
1987
Details
Cincinnati, OH Xavier University Rifle Range Murray State 6,205 West Virginia 6,203 Web Wright
(West Virginia)
1,174 Rob Harbison
(Tennessee–Martin)
392
1988
Details
Lexington, VA Kilbourne Hall West Virginia 6,192 Murray State 6,183 Web Wright
(West Virginia)
1,168 Deena Wigger
(Murray State)
390
1989
Details
Murray, KY Pat Spurgin Rifle Range West Virginia 6,234 South Florida 6,180 Deb Sinclair
(Alaska)
1,171 Michelle Scarborough
(South Florida)
399
1990
Details
Annapolis, MD Bancroft Hall Rifle Rang West Virginia 6,205 Navy 6,101 Michelle Scarborough
(South Florida)
1,165 Gary Hardy
(West Virginia)
393
1991
Details
West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy West Virginia 6,171 Alaska 6,110 Soma Dutta
(UTEP)
1,171 Ann-Marie Pfiffner
(West Virginia)
391
1992
Details
Murray, KY Pat Spurgin Rifle Range West Virginia 6,214 Alaska 6,166 Tim Manges
(West Virginia)
1,172 Ann-Marie Pfiffner
(West Virginia)
390
1993
Details
Lexington, VA Kilbourne Hall West Virginia 6,179 Alaska 6,169 Eric Uptagrafft
(West Virginia)
1,174 Trevor Gathman
(West Virginia)
390
1994
Details
Murray, KY Pat Spurgin Rifle Range Alaska 6,196 West Virginia 6,187 Cory Brunetti
(Alaska)
1,173 Nancy Napolski
(Kentucky)
391
1995
Details
Annapolis, MD Bancroft Hall Rifle Rang West Virginia 6,241 Air Force 6,187 Oleg Seleznev
(Alaska)
1,177 Benjamin Belden
(Murray State)
390
1996
Details
Colorado Springs, CO Cadet Rifle Range West Virginia 6,179 Air Force 6,168 Joe Johnson
(Navy)
1,170 Trevor Gathman
(West Virginia)
394
1997
Details
Murray, KY Pat Spurgin Rifle Range West Virginia 6,223 Kentucky 6,175 Marcos Scrivner
(West Virginia)
1,176 Marra Hastings
(Murray State)
393
1998
Details
West Virginia 6,214 Alaska 6,211 Karyn Juziuk
(Xavier)
1,169 Emily Caruso
(Norwich)
393
1999
Details
Northfield, VT Norwich University Rifle Range Alaska 6,276 Navy 6,168 Kelly Mansfield
(Alaska)
1,185 Kelly Mansfield
(Alaska)
396
2000
Details
Lexington, VA Kilbourne Hall Alaska 6,285 Xavier 6,156 Nicole Allaire
(Nebraska)
1,183 Kelly Mansfield
(Alaska)
398
2001
Details
Columbus, OH Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range Alaska 6,283 Kentucky 6,175 Matthew Emmons
(Alaska)
1,178 Matthew Emmons
(Alaska)
392
2002 Murray, KY Pat Spurgin Rifle Range Alaska 6,241 Kentucky 6,209 Matthew Emmons
(Alaska)
1,190 Ryan Tanoue
(Nevada)
392
2003 West Point, NY Tronsrue Marksmanship Center Alaska 6,287 Xavier 6,197 Matthew Emmons
(Alaska)
1,191 Jamie Beyerle
(Alaska)
395
2004 Murray, KY Pat Spurgin Rifle Range Alaska 6,273 Nevada 6,185 Matthew Rawlings
(Alaska)
1,179 Morgan Hicks
(Murray State)
398
2005 Reno, NV Nevada Wolf Pack Rifle Range Army 4,659 Jacksonville State 4,658 Matthew Rawlings
(Alaska)
686.5 Beth Tidmore
(Memphis)
694.2
2006 Colorado Springs, CO Cadet Rifle Range Alaska 4,682 Nebraska 4,666 Jamie Beverle
(Alaska)
690.5 Kristina Fehlings
(Nebraska)
694.0
2007 Fairbanks, AK E.F. Horton Rifle Range Alaska 4,662 Army 4,644 Josh Albright
(Navy)
679.5 Michael Dickinson
(Jacksonville State)
692.2
2008 West Point, NY Tronsrue Marksmanship Center Alaska 4,662 Army 4,652 Chris Abalo
(Army)
687.6 Patrik Sartz
(Alaska)
696.4
2009 Fort Worth, TX TCU Rifle Range West Virginia 4,643 Kentucky 4,638 Brian Carstensen
(Jacksonville State)
682.2 Jenna Compton
(Akron)
691.6
2010 TCU 4,675 Alaska 4,653 Sarah Scherer
(TCU)
685 Jonathan Hall
(Columbus State)
699.9
2011 Fort Benning, GA US Army Marksmanship Unit Kentucky 4,700 West Virginia 4,697 Ethan Settlemires
(Kentucky)
691.0 Nicco Campriani
(West Virginia)
701.0
2012 Columbus, OH Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range TCU 4,676 Kentucky 4,661 Sarah Scherer
(TCU)
688.6 Petra Zublasing
(West Virginia)
696.2
2013[2] West Virginia 4,679 Kentucky 4,670 Petra Zublasing
(West Virginia)
598 Petra Zublasing
(West Virginia)
701.7
2014 Murray, KY Pat Spurgin Rifle Range & CFSB Center West Virginia 4,705 Alaska 4,677 Tim Sherry
(Alaska)
452.1 Connor Davis
(Kentucky)
205.4
2015 Fairbanks, AK E.F. Horton Rifle Range West Virginia 4,702 Alaska 4,700 Rachel Martin
(Nebraska)
453.3 Maren Prediger
(West Virginia)
205.8
2016 Akron, OH Stile Athletics Field House West Virginia 4,703 TCU 4,694 Ginny Thrasher
(West Virginia)
461.5 Ginny Thrasher
(West Virginia)
208.8
2017 Columbus, OH Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range West Virginia 4,723 TCU 4,706 Morgan Phillips
(West Virginia)
464.3 Milica Babic
(West Virginia)
208.1
2018 Charleston, SC McAlister Field House &
Inouye Hall

Team titles[edit]

Team Titles Years Won
West Virginia 19 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Alaska 10 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
Tennessee Tech 3 1980, 1981, 1982
Murray State 2 1985, 1987
TCU 2 2010, 2012
Army 1 2005
Kentucky 1 2011

Individual titles[edit]

Team Titles Smallbore Air Rifle
West Virginia 25 11 (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2013, 2016, 2017) 14 (1981, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Alaska 16 11 (1989, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2014) 5 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008)
Murray State 7 1 (1985) 6 (1984, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1997, 2004)
Tennessee Tech 5 3 (1980, 1981, 1982) 2 (1980, 1983)
Nebraska 3 2 (2000, 2015) 1 (2006)
Kentucky 3 1 (2011) 2 (1994, 2014)
TCU 2 2 (2010, 2012) 0
Jacksonville State 2 1 (2009) 1 (2007)
Navy 2 2 (1996, 2007) 0
South Florida 2 1 (1990) 1 (1989)
Columbus State 1 0 1 (2010)
Akron 1 0 1 (2009)
Army 1 1 (2008) 0
Memphis 1 0 1 (2005)
Nevada 1 0 1 (2002)
Norwich 1 0 1 (1998)
Xavier 1 1 (1998) 0
UTEP 1 1 (1991) 0
Tennessee–Martin 1 0 1 (1987)

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