TCU Rifle Range History
The TCU Rifle Range is becoming known across the country as the place where champions are developed. Home to the TCU women's rifle program, the Horned Frogs became the first all-women squad to capture the national championship when TCU captured the title during the 2010 campaign.
Located in the ROTC Building the Tom Brown/Pete Wright Complex on the campus of TCU, the TCU Rifle Range features 12 firing targets, which including movable target carriers that are controlled at the firing line. The firing targets are placed at a distance of 50 feet and played host to the 2009 and 2010 NCAA Championships for smallbore competition.
During the 2009 and 2010 NCAA Championships, the air rifle competition was held in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, which plays host to the TCU men's and women's basketball program, and featured large screens that displayed the shooting targets for all student-athletes. Spectators were also able to see the shots as they were being fired and scored instantly.
The TCU Rifle Range is also highlighted by the presence of 12 Megalink Electronic Targeting Systems, which allows the Horned Frog student-athletes to have access to their shot information instantly. The Megalink Electronic Targeting Systems allows a student-athlete's shot to be scored off of sound waves, which is relayed to a computer screen located at the student-athlete's stand.
In addition, the TCU Rifle Range also offers each student-athlete their own individual locker and storage area as well as a lobby area and office space for the TCU coaching staff. On the day of a match, the TCU Rifle Range offers spectators and visitors access to a viewing place while the match takes place.
Proudly displayed in the lobby area, fans are able to view the Frogs' 2010 NCAA Championship trophy along with national awards garnered by the squad during head coach Karen Monez's tenure.