The No. 17-ranked NC State rifle team beat Memphis on Saturday 4675-4646. Its total was the second highest in program history, behind a score of 4678 back on Jan. 21, 2018.
The No. 15 NC State rifle team hosted a matchup against No. 17 North Georgia. Two events, the smallbore series and air rifle series, were hosted at Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack typically hosts every other year, its last being against the same team on Nov. 19, 2017.
NC State will be a little quiet this week on campus as many teams have away games, but softball, men’s soccer and rifle have home games this week. However, the highlight of the week is Primetime with the Pack on Friday night.
NC State’s coed rifle team started off the season with a win against Virginia Military Institute 4625-4487 on Saturday morning in Lexington, Virginia.
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.