No. 6 UK Rifle Selected for NCAA Championships for Seventeenth Consecutive Season
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The sixth-ranked Kentucky rifle team will make its seventeenth consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships after it was selected as one of eight team qualifiers on Wednesday.
The championships will be held March 8-11 at Ohio State’s French Field House in Columbus, Ohio.
Kentucky qualified for the NCAA Championships for the 23rd time. UK won the national title in 2011 and holds six runner-up finishes. The Wildcats placed fifth in last season’s championships.
The top eight teams in both smallbore three-position and air rifle events were selected based on the average of the three highest regular-season aggregate scores with no more than one match at any given site. The average of the three highest scores was added to the aggregate scores from the designated qualifiers to determine the top eight teams.
A total of 48 competitors will compete in the championships, with 40 competitors coming from the top eight teams selected. The remaining eight competitors were selected based on the scores submitted from the designated qualifier.
Individual Qualifiers (Smallbore Three-Position)
Makennon Doran, Memphis
Brandon Muske, Jacksonville State
Amy Fister, Memphis
David Sink, Jacksonville State
Individual Qualifiers (Air Rifle)
Lucas Kozeniesky, NC State
Caitlyn Ford, NC State
Nathan Brewer, U.S. Military Academy
Ali Weisz, Ole Miss