Caruso Joins Rifle Coaching Staff
Jan. 8, 2014
FORT WORTH - Head coach Karen Monez has announced the addition of two-time Olympian Emily Caruso as an assistant coach.
"I am looking forward to working with Emily as she steps into the coaching ranks here at TCU," said Monez. "Her in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the sport will be invaluable to the team members in helping them reach their goals."
One of the most decorated shooters in US Shooting history, Caruso began shooting at age 11 as part of the Police Athletic League in her hometown of Fairfield, Conn. She is a 2000 graduate of Norwich University where she earned eight All-American honors and was crowned the 1998 NCAA Air Rifle National Champion.
Upon graduation, Caruso lived and trained as a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs from 2000-2012. During that 12-year span, the accolades piled up.
She won four USA Shooting Air Rifle National Championships (2002, 05-07) and was a bronze medalist in 2009. In addition to her individual championships, she took home first place finishes at the 2004 and 2008 US Olympic Team Trials, earning her a spot on the US Olympic Team. Competing in the 2004 Athens Games, Caruso finished ninth. After qualifying for her second Olympics, Caruso turned in a 15th place finish at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Caruso has a wealth of international experience, having competed in 38 World Cups over the course of her professional career. Three times she qualified for the World Cup Final Competitions, earning a silver medal in 2000 at the World Cup Munich. In total, Caruso took home six medals.
She was a gold medalist at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadelajara, Mexico in addition to earning a spot on three World Championship Teams (2002, 2006 and 2010). Caruso was also a member of two Championship of the Americas Teams in 2001 and 2005.
Caruso is one of only five US women to fire a perfect air rifle score of 400 in a USA Shooting competition, a distinction she holds with former Horned Frog All-American, Sarah Scherer. She is the only shooter to have accomplished the feat twice. In international competition, she is the co-holder of the highest air rifle score fired in an international competition by a US woman. She fired a 399 at the 2008 World Cup Munich.