TCU rifle takes NCAA Qualifier win


    TCU Rifle took a 4,660-6,650 win over Air Force Saturday in the NCAA Qualifier match.

    “I am very proud with how the team performed in the Qualifier,” head coach Karen Monez said. “They needed a solid team performance and they delivered with a good score at the most important competition of the regular season.”

    Senior Catherine Green matched her career high in air rifle with a score of 593. Jamie Dowd also scored a 593, which is a career high for the senior.

    Other top scorers were Sally Li with a 590 and Megan Lee and Kelly Bogart, each with 583.

    Li was TCU’s high scorer in smallbore, shooting a 584. Hannah Black and Katie Bridges followed her, each with a 575.

    Meredith Carpentier was the Falcons’ top shooter in each discipline. Carpentier shot a 594 in air rifle and a 578 in smallbore.

    The qualifier is one of the four score used by the NCAA to determine the eight teams that will compete for the National Championship, according to The other three scores come from regular season action from three different locations.

    Monez is hopeful that yesterday’s match will help qualify the Frogs for the NCAA Championship, according to Schools across the countries determine who goes to the National Championship.

    “Now we will have to wait to find out what the other schools fired to see if the team has qualified for nationals,” Monez said.

    The National Championship will be held in Murray, Ky. on March 14-15.