Top Two Female Pistol Shooters from 2011 meet again in 2012

Last year, the United States Naval Academy’s Kirstin Asdal edged out the United States Military Academy’s Heather Deppe for a 655.3 to 653.9 victory in the NRA’s Intercollegiate Women’s Sport Pistol Championship at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

Those same two shooters found themselves in the finals again this year. It was evident, however, that Deppe spent a good deal of 2011 eating her Wheaties as she came back to Georgia with a vengeance — a crushing score of 663.3 dwarfed Asdal’s 634.8. Deppe’s overwhelming performance meant that the two would trade their positions from last year as Deppe claimed the NRA’s 2012 Intercollegiate Women’s Sport Pistol title.

Unwilling to leave Ft. Benning without a title of her own, Asdal enlisted the aid of Naval Academy teammates Emily Meyer and Catherine Drake as they captured the 2012 Women’s Sport Pistol Individual Championship. Shooting an aggregate score of 1616 put the Midshipmen almost 20 points in front of their nearest challengers.

Understanding Women’s Sport Pistol

Women’s Sport Pistol is shot in two courses, The Precision Course and Rapid Fire Course. Both courses of fire call for 30 shots in six series of five shots.

The two courses differ in their series. Rapid Fire’s targets appear five times, for three seconds each time, with pauses of seven seconds between each appearance. The Precision Course targets are visible the entire for a five minute series.


2012 Women’s Sport Pistol Team Championship
1United States Naval Academy1616
2United States Military Academy1597
3The Ohio State University1589
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology1563
5United States Coast Guard Academy1546


2012 Women’s Sport Pistol Individual Championship
1Heather DeppeUSMA97.3663.3
2Kirstin AsdalUSNA96.8634.8
3Emily MeyerUSNA81.8631.8
4Amanda WattersOhio92.5628.5
5Chi-Hsuan ChuUSNA87.9626.9
6Kimberly HullingsOhio92.5621.5
7Melissa GildayUSCGA91.4619.4
8Catherine DrakeUSNA91.0619.0

photo: NRA Blog

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