Once this year’s NCAA Rifle Championships wrapped up, the NRA held their 2012 All-American banquet at Ohio State University to honor the top rifle shooters from this past year.

Created in 1936, the All-American award honors collegiate shooters in the rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines. Pistol All-Americans will be announced this next week at the conclusion of the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships at Ft. Benning. Shotgun All-Americans are announced after the ACUI Clay Target Championships held at the end of the month.

NRA’s Collegiate Programs Committee select award recipients and are comprised of individuals well known in the competitive shooting community. Some committee members are former All-Americans, have served as coaches of All-Americans, or both.

The program is committed to recognizing and honoring collegians who have performed remarkable shooting feats during a shooting season while demonstrating exceptional leadership and character.

This year’s All-Americans in rifle are:

2012 NRA All-Americans – Air Rifle First Team
Stacey WheatleyUniversity of KentuckyJunior
Andrea PalafoxUniversity of Texas at El PasoSenior
Keeley StankeyThe University of MississippiSenior
Sarah BeardTexas Christian UniversityJunior
Emily HolsoppleUniversity of KentuckySophomore
Sarah SchererTexas Christian UniversityJunior
Dempster ChristensonUniversity of Nevada, RenoSenior
Henry JunghänelUniversity of KentuckySenior
Petra ZublasingWest Virginia UniversityJunior
Ethan SettlemiresUniversity of KentuckySenior

2012 NRA All-Americans – Air Rifle Second Team
Alix MoncadaUniversity of Texas at El PasoSenior
Justin PentzWest Virginia UniversitySenior
Kelly L. BuckUnited States Military AcademySenior
Amanda J. FurrerThe Ohio State UniversityJunior
Caitlin MorrisseyTexas Christian UniversityJunior
Chelsie HataUniversity of Nevada, RenoSophomore
April DunnColumbus State UniversityJunior
Meelis KiiskWest Virginia UniversityFreshman
Kelly P. AudetThe University of MemphisJunior
Michael KulbackiWest Virginia UniversitySenior

2012 NRA All-Americans – Air Rifle Honorable Mentions
Mattie BrogdonTexas Christian UniversitySenior
Matts ErikssonUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFreshman
Catherine GreenTexas Christian UniversitySophomore
Janine DuttonUniversity of Nebraska – LincolnJunior
Jennifer ArmendarizUniversity of Texas at El PasoFreshman
Andrea DardasJacksonville State UniversitySenior

 

2012 NRA All-Americans – Smallbore First Team
Emily HolsoppleUniversity of KentuckySophomore
Caitlin MorrisseyTexas Christian UniversityJunior
Daniel R. HermsmelerThe University of MemphisSophomore
Sarah SchererTexas Christian UniversityJunior
Amanda J. FurrerThe Ohio State UniversityJunior
Petra ZublasingWest Virginia UniversityJunior
Sarah BeardTexas Christian UniversityJunior
Kelly L. BuckUnited States Military AcademySenior
Dempster ChristensonUniversity of Nevada, RenoSenior
Henry JunghänelUniversity of KentuckySenior


2012 NRA All-Americans – Smallbore Second Team
Joseph TodaroUnited States Military AcademySophomore
Thomas KyankoWest Virginia UniversityFreshman
Samuel MueggeJacksonville State UniversitySophomore
Melissa QuartaroneThe University of MississippiSophomore
Andrea VautrinUniversity of Texas at El PasoSophomore
Andrea DardasJacksonville State UniversitySenior
Mattie BrogdonTexas Christian UniversitySenior
Justin PentzWest Virginia UniversitySenior
Michael MatthewsUnited States Military AcademySophomore
Ethan SettlemiresUniversity of KentuckySenior

2012 NRA All-Americans – Smallbore Honorable Mentions
Heather GreathouseUniversity of KentuckyJunior
Ryan AndersonUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFreshman
Andrea PalafoxUniversity of Texas at El PasoSenior
Taylor CiotolaWest Virginia UniversitySophomore

Congratulations to all of our All-Americans. Learn more about the program on the Collegiate Shooting Programs website here.

photos: NRA Blog

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