MURRAY, Ky. - Ole Miss freshman Alison Weisz competed in her first NCAA Rifle Championships Saturday and finished in 16th place with a 587, above her season average.
Weisz, a native of Montana, was one of eight individuals competing at the NCAA Championships in addition to the eight teams who qualified.
For the air rifle portion, the competitors shot in front of a live crowd of over 200 people in the main arena of the CFSB Center.
"It was a great experience," Weisz said. "It was a very impressive match from the organization and formality to the friendliness of everyone that was a part of it. I didn't shoot the way I would have liked, but there were so many positives I could take out of the weekend that I can't be upset. Finishing 16th lays the foundation for future years."
Weisz concluded her first season leading the Rebels in air rifle, becoming the first freshman to qualify for the NCAA Championships and the first freshman to earn All-Conference honors in the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC).
"I am so proud of Ali," head coach Valerie Boothe said. "Finishing 16th in the country is a great accomplishment for her freshman year. This experience will help lay the groundwork for the rest of her career at Ole Miss."
West Virginia successfully defended their team title, winning for the 16th time in their history. The Mountaineers shot a record score 4705, 28 points ahead of second place Alaska. Kentucky finished in third place followed by Memphis, Nebraska, TCU, Jacksonville State and Army.
Tim Sherry of Alaska came out on top in the individual smallbore competition. Sherry shot a 452.1 in the finals, just one half point better than Garrett Spurgeon of West Virginia (451.6).
First place in the individual air rifle competition went to Connor Davis of Kentucky. Davis shot a 205.4 in the finals, four tenths of a point higher than Maren Prediger of WVU, who finished in second place.
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