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For the second year in a row, sophomore Makenzie Sheffield qualified for the NCAA Rifle Championships. She will represent NC State in the small bore category, after scoring a 585 at the NCAA qualifier last week. This is also the fifth consecutive year that an NC State athlete has made the championships. 

In the first match of the season, NC State rifle took Navy to the very bitter end before losing 4670-4665. Sophomore Addy Burrow finished second overall with a 1177 composite score, good for second on the day.

Not every new student coming to NC State comes in with the same level of knowledge about NC State Athletics. Some have been lifelong fans, others may have only seen a handful of events or none at all. Whichever camp you fall into, we wanted to make sure you knew at least one name on every NC State team, so here is the who is who of NC State Athletics.

On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.” 


The NC State rifle concluded its NCAA Regional Qualifier in Charleston, S.C. by edging out Alabama-Birmingham by a score of 4644-4597, which when combined with the 4633 average from its top-three finishes over the regular season, gave the Wolfpack a score of 9312.

Sunday was a bittersweet day for the No. 12 NC State rifle team, as it narrowly lost out on a marquee win at home in Reynolds Coliseum over No. 7 Nebraska 4,685-4,663. But despite the loss, the Wolfpack posted its third-best outing of the season, and raised its NCAA qualifying score going into NCAA qualifiers.

This weekend, the NC State rifle team is traveling to take on back-to-back road opponents. In the first match Saturday, the Pack faces No. 6 Mississippi. This is a match that NC State needs to win, as its four previous matchups have ended in defeat. However, all four of those defeats did come against top-15 ranked opponents. Mississippi is also coming off a loss from its previous match against then-No. 8 Navy. 

The No. 13 NC State rifle team traveled to West Point, New York this past weekend and lost a pair of top-15 matchups. The Wolfpack (3-5) was defeated by No. 3 Kentucky 4715-4638 and No. 12 Army 4670-4629.