Horned Frogs Set For NCAA Qualifier Saturday
Feb. 15, 2013
FORT WORTH, TEXAS -- The undefeated and defending national champion TCU women's rifle team will host Air Force Saturday in the NCAA qualifier. The Horned Frogs have won 22 consecutive matches.
TCU has also won 40 consecutive regular season matches. The qualifier begins the program's quest for its third national title in four years.
It is the Horned Frogs' first home match since a Nov. 3 victory over Memphis.
The qualifier is one of the four scores used by the NCAA to determine the eight teams that will compete for the National Championship. The other three scores come from regular season action. All of the other three scores must come from different match locations.
TCU won its 22nd consecutive match in style on Feb. 2 at UTEP when Sarah Scherer broke the NCAA record in smallbore with a 597 while firing a 598 to tie the record for aggregate score.
In addition to Scherer's big day, the Horned Frogs held the top four spots in smallbore and five of the top six in air rifle, including Jaime Dowd's career-high 590 in the latter discipline.
Air Force will also look to build on a win over UTEP heading into the qualifier. The Falcons took down the Miners Feb. 9, led by Meredith Carpentier's 591 and Kevyn Stinett's 583 in the air rifle portion. Carpentier also finished second overall in smallbore with a 582.
The match marks the fifth consecutive year the Horned Frogs have dueled with Air Force in the NCAA qualifier. TCU has won the last four of those meetings.