MSU Hosts 2014 NCAA Rifle Championships

Mar 14, 2014

Murray State's Kelsey Emme
Credit Murray State Sports

Murray State's rifle team fell short of qualifying for this year's NCAA National Championship tournament.

MSU is hosting the weekend event.  

Head Coach Allen Lollar says MSU placed 11th overall.

“With our system, we’re about 15 points out of qualifying," said Lollar. "We did get an individual in, Kelsey Emme from South Dakota, she did a good job today. She came in, shot her average on the National Championship Stage. I’m really proud of the effort she gave today. A good performance and it’s a good build up for tomorrow’s air rifle, which is a discipline she can really excel in. She could get hot and make a run at the National Championship.”

Lollar says this is the 9th time MSU has hosted the tournament. The first time since 2004. 

"I just like to thank Murray State for the support in helping us host the championships," said Lollar. "Allen Ward, our athletic director, and all the staff have done a great job. The community has really helped, because it takes everybody to put on a championship like this at the caliber that Murray State expects to put one on. We expect to do it right, we expect to do it as good or better as anyone else in the country, because we have quality people here." 

About 60 spectators watched today's shooting on screens at the CFSB Center. The .22 caliber shooting took place in the Pat Spurgin Rifle Range under Stewart Stadium.  

Tomorrow's air rile competition will take place in the CFSB Center. Tickets will be $5. The first round begins at 8am.

Up to date scores and live video feed of the event can be found at the NCAA site