Rifle Earns 13 All-America Selections
March 14, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five members of the TCU women’s rifle team combined to earn a school-record 13 All-America selections. In addition, head coach Karen Monez was tabbed the CRCA National Coach of the Year.
It’s the third time Monez has been honored in her career as the leader of the Horned Frogs. She was tabbed the National Coach of the Year in 2011 and received the NRA Distinguished Coach of the Year award in 2007. Monez has led the Frogs to 11 straight appearances in the NCAA Championships, twice winning a title (2010 and 2012) and earning runner-up finishes each of the last two years.
This season the Frogs went undefeated through the regular season and posted scores of 4,700 or better in all but one match.
The Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association honors athletes based on their aggregate score, while the National Rifle Association recognizes athletes based on their performances in each discipline.
Sally Li capped her impressive career with three All-American selections, giving her 12 over the course of her career. She was named a third-team CRCA All-American for posting a season aggregate average of 1,172.54. The NRA named her a second-team All-American in both air rifle and smallbore.
Mindy Miles and Rachel Garner earned CRCA first-team accolades after posting aggregate averages of 1,179.83 and 1,177.08, respectively. Both were also named first-team NRA All-Americans in air rifle and smallbore.
In her first season of collegiate competition, Casey Lutz garnered a trio of All-American honors. She was named CRCA second-team All-American for posting a season aggregate average of 1,175.31. In addition, she was tabbed an NRA first-team All-American in smallbore and an honorable mention All-American in air rifle.
Ariana Grabowski, TCU’s top smallbore average shooter, earned NRA first-team All-American honors.
Four of the five shooters that participated in the championships will return next season.
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