TCU Rifle is bringing home some serious hardware after a near-perfect day at the 2019 NCAA National Rifle Championships! Eight teams arrived in Morgantown, WV to compete in Air Rifle and Smallbore for both individual and team titles.
On Friday, Liz Marsh became the Smallbore National Champion with a total score of 456.9.
Congratulations to Liz Marsh on becoming the 2019 Smallbore Individual National Champion!! The sophomore becomes the second Horned Frog in program history to take home an individual title! #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/StjGXDwfgv— TCU Rifle (@TCURifle) March 8, 2019
The team scored a total of 2,331 in Smallbore to win the National title for that event.
On Saturday, the Frogs competed in Air Rifle and took the top two individual spots, with Kristen Hemphill and Angeline Henry going back and forth through 6 rounds. Hemphill took the National title with a total score of 248.2, while Henry totaled 247.9.
In the team competition, TCU scored a total of 2,368 in Air Rifle, finishing 2nd to the Air Force Academy, who also scored 2,368. However, the Air Force outshot TCU by 10 center shots, with 181 center shots to TCU’s 171. That was the tie-breaker.
The Frogs got the final laugh when they took the National Team title, with a final total of 4,699 (with 298 center shots, in case you were wondering). This is the 3rd time since 2010 that TCU has brought home a National Championship title.
I’m so proud of all this team has accomplished. And congratulations to Coach Karen Monez on putting together a Rifle dynasty. Congratulations on a great season, Rifle Frogs! To see the full results from this weekend’s National Championship, click here.