OXFORD, Miss. -- Following a loss against the No. 11 Murray State Racers, the No. 12 Ole Miss rifle team will travel to Lexington, Ky., to compete in the NCAA Qualifier.
Last week’s loss did not affect the Rebels standings in the updated NCAA rankings after the close 4649-4610 match.
“We have been thinking about this weekend all season,” head coach Valerie Boothe said. “The seniors see it as a way to finish strong, and the freshmen as another chance to prove their worth. We have prepared as much as we can. I’m confident that our team is ready to perform and that’s all I can ask.”
This weekend will be huge for the Rebels, as the score posted at the qualifier will represent 50 percent of the score considered for teams that qualify for NCAAs. The score at the qualifier will be averaged with their three highest scores of the year to determine who is selected to the NCAA Championships.
Only the top eight overall scores will advance to the NCAA Championships held at Murray State March 14-15.
Senior Melissa Quartarone is coming off a season best performance in air rifle against the Racers where she shot a 592 and led the team in smallbore with a score of 574.
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