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ACUI Announces Collegiate Clays Champs


ACUI named individual and team champions in American Trap, combined American/International Trap, combined American Skeet and Trap, most improved teams, and High Overall schools last week at the Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships at the National Shooting Complex to finish up the 2012 championships. Winners were:

American Trap

Women’s:
1st place: Rachael Hopkins, Lindenwood University (100)
2nd place: Ashley Nau, Fort Hays State University (98+24)
3rd place: Katie Svoboda, Fort Hays State University (98 +21)

Men’s:
1st place: Damien Giles, Fort Hays State University (100)
2nd place: Zach Nannini, Lindenwood University (99 +25 +15)
3rd place: Logan Napoli, Lindenwood University (99 +25 +14)

Team, Division I:
1st place: Lindenwood University (Blake Fahmie, Zach Bryant, Zach Nannini, Tim Varble, Logan Napoli; score: 486)
2nd place: Bethel University (Jake Washburn, Jerrid Ashmore, Joey Williams, J.T. Ragsdale, Patrick McGee; score: 473)
3rd place: Texas A&M University (Morgan Harbison, Thomas Bayer, Michael Cuttrell, Harvey Summerlin, Marshall Euler; score: 472)

Team, Division II:
1st place: Fort Hays State University (Damian Giles, Bryan Hull, Travis Crist, Ashley Nau, Tye Smith; score: 489)
2nd place: George Mason University (Michael Campbell, Mary Love, Austin Hall, Sean Renfroe, Richard Mitchell; score: 481)
3rd place: Southeastern Illinois College (Matt Perkins, Cory Stamper, Ethan Hastie, Calen Collins, Brandon Koenig; score: 474)

Team, Division III:
1st place: Clemson University (Hunter Baughman, Brandon McMenemy, Austin Mogy, Austin Rodgers, Player Aston; score: 449)
2nd place: University of Arizona (Matthew McClure, Jay Hanaoka, Jake Kaplan, Zach Barghout, Megan Naff; score: 445)
3rd place: Hillsdale College (Blake Scott, Kyle Jazwiecki, Andrew Smith, Nate Oberholtzer, Ed Trancik; score: 440)

Combined International/American Trap Events

Women’s Champion: Rachael Hopkins, Lindenwood University (193)

Men’s Champion: Brian Burrows, University of Colorado–Colorado Springs (198)

Combined American Skeet and Trap Events:

Women’s Champion: Sarah Hughes, Lindenwood University (192)

Men’s Champion: Damien Giles, Fort Hays State University (199)

High Overall

Women’s Champion: Sarah Hughes, Lindenwood University (500)

Men’s Champion: Casey Van Sant, Lindenwood University (518)

Team, Division I:
1st place: Lindenwood University ($15,000 endowment)
2nd place: Bethel University ($10,000 endowment)
3rd place: Texas A&M University ($5,000 endowment)

Team, Division II:
1st place: Southeastern Illinois College ($15,000 endowment)
2nd place: Fort Hays State University ($10,000 endowment)
3rd place: University of Missouri ($5,000 endowment)
4th place: Kansas State University ($3,500 endowment)
5th place: George Mason University ($2,500 endowment)

Team, Division III:
1st place: Hillsdale College ($15,000 endowment)
2nd place: Clemson University ($10,000 endowment)
3rd place: Jacksonville University ($5,000 endowment)
4th place: Missouri State University ($3,500 endowment)
5th place: University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign ($2,500 endowment)

All divisional school winners received endowment money in their Scholastic Shooting Trust established by Midway USA Foundation account from ACUI. Combined Trap and combined American champions are winners of a $500 scholarship provided by SCPT/SSSF and Shooting Sports Consulting. In total, $422,000 in endowment funds and $10,500 in scholarships will be given out to participants at these championships.

The 2013 championships will be held March 25-31 at the National Shooting Complex. ACUI has organized the Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships for 44 years. For the last 27 years, the event has been held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. To learn more about ACUI, visit their website at ACUI.org/claytargets.

Founded in 1914, ACUI is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools. They are students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community. ACUI enriches them all through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services.



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