Rifle set to square off against Air Force
Feb. 2, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's rifle team will look to build on consecutive record-breaking performances when it hosts a two-day competition against the United States Air Force Academy at the TCU Rifle Range this weekend. The match is set to begin Friday morning and last through Saturday afternoon.
The teams will shoot in two events, air rifle and smallbore, which both consist of 60-shot courses of fire. All 60 shots in air rifle will be shot from the standing position while the course for smallbore will be evenly divided into 20 shots from three different positions; standing, kneeling, and prone.
The Frogs' air-rifle unit will consist of freshman Tanya Gorin, senior Celeste Green and juniors Emily Conway and Nikki LeCompte. Freshman Kristine Tisinger will join Green, Gorin and LeCompte on the competition team for smallbore.
In addition, Micaela Mercer, Erin Lemmons, Alicia Davis, Rebecca Upjohn, Leah Neubauer, Sara Shipman, Aida Garcia, Pauline Cooper, Caitlin Mencio, Renee Ducote and Kara Griffin will compete individually for TCU.
Head coach Karen Monez feels that this weekend's match will provide a good measurement of the progress the team has made over the last year. "Our team aggregate score should be 200 points higher than it was when we hosted Air Force on this same weekend last year," she said. "Shooting on our home range also allows a number of our other shooters to participate and gain valuable match experience."
At the UTEP Triangular last weekend, Gorin set a new individual school record in air rifle and the team set a new standard for aggregate score in both air rifle and smallbore as the Frogs took home first-place honors.
Following this weekend's match, TCU will set its sights on the NRA Sectionals and NCAA Qualifier scheduled for Feb. 11-12 in Lexington, Virginia.