Monday, March 27, 2023

No. 15 Ole Miss Rifle Shoots at NCAA Qualifier

2015-2016 RiflePhoto by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics.
2015-2016 RiflePhoto by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics.

The No. 15 ranked Ole Miss rifle team competed in the NCAA Qualifier Saturday at the Gamecock Rifle Range on the campus of Jacksonville State University.

The Rebels finished with a 4616 aggregate score, including a 2280 in smallbore and a 2336 in air rifle.

Trump, Villa Score Personal Best in Smallbore…
Freshman Allison Villa shot a personal best 572 in smallbore to lead the Rebels. Sophomore Jessica Haig had a 571 and junior Alison Weisz a 570. Sophomore Kristyn Trump fired a personal best 576 as an individual in smallbore.

Weisz Leads the Way in Air Rifle…
Alison Weisz paced the Rebels in air rifle with a 591. It marks her seventh score in the 590s in 13 matches this season. She will find out this upcoming week if her scores this season are good enough to earn a third straight trip to the NCAA Championships. Freshman Harley Gardner and Jessica Haig tied with a 584.

Quoting Head Coach Valerie Boothe…
“We had some personal bests, which are great. However, we left some points on the board as a team. Now, it’s just a waiting game to see who will get invites for the NCAA Championships.”

Next up…
Ole Miss returns home to host the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championships Feb. 26-28 at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center. Admission is free and stay tuned to for a complete schedule of events.

For more information on Ole Miss Rifle, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissRifle, on Facebook at OleMissRifle and on Instagram @OleMissRifle. Also follow head coach Valerie Boothe on Twitter at @ValerieBoothe.

Allison Villa 572
Jessica Haig 571
Alison Weisz 570
Randi Loudin 569
Harley Gardner 564
TOTAL 2280
Alison Weisz 591
Harley Gardner 584
Jessica Haig 584
Kristyn Trump 577
Allison Villa 566
TOTAL 2336

Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics