There are certain things that TCU Frogs have become known for nationally: Gary Patterson, Toad to Omaha, a deep hatred for all things Waco....and a TCU Rifle Team going to the NCAA Championships. For the 13th consecutive year, the ladies of TCU Rifle have earned an NCAA bid. The team has long depended on their upperclassmen to pave the way for their younger teammates, and they have perfected the leadership model that allows each class to study, train, and perfect their skills, seamlessly continuing the tradition of excellence year after year.
This season, Rachel Garner took the reigns for the team, as the lone senior on the 11-woman roster. The Frogs took 1st place in 11 of 13 competitions this season, taking 2nd place against West Virginia and at the Patriot Rifle Conference Championship. Garner and Junior Casey Lutz both set individual records this season that tied for the 4th highest in TCU history, with Air Rifle scores of 599 out of 600. The team scored a 4,719 aggregate score against Ohio State in November—the 8th highest score in TCU Rifle history. Other standouts in both disciplines this season included Freshman Kristen Hemphill, Freshman Angeline Henry, and Sophomore Liz Marsh.
The NCAA Rifle Championships will take place March 8-9, 2019 in Morgantown, West Virginia.