Most collegiate athletes start competing in their respective sports at a young age, but for senior rifle team member Claire Spina, it wasn’t until high school that she got her start in rifle.
No. 13 NC State rifle went to Lincoln, Nebraska where it went 0-2 against No. 8 Navy and No. 10 Nebraska in another unsuccessful weekend amidst a down year for the program.
The No. 8 ranked NC State rifle team opened the season with wins over The Citadel and No. 10 Akron before dropping its first match to No. 16 Memphis on Saturday, Oct. 27, and then suffering another defeat at the hands of No. 12 Ole Miss on Sunday, Oct 28.
For the first time in school history, NC State has had 11 (and counting) athletic programs finish inside the top 25 in their respective sports.
The NC State rifle team had one participant at the NCAA Championships in graduate student Lauren Phillips.
Graduate Lauren Phillips will represent the NC State rifle team in the individual smallbore competition at the NCAA Championships on March 9.
After finishing fourth last year, the NC State rifle team (11-7, 3-5 GARC) couldn’t perform in the air rifle and finished sixth at this year’s GARC Championships in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The No. 11 NC State rifle team is back in action this weekend at West Virginia University for the Great American Rifle Conference Championship.
It was a rough weekend for the No. 11 NC State rifle team, as the usually dominant Wolfpack dropped two Great American Rifle Conference matchups in Annapolis, Maryland.