Rifle Adds Two Newcomers To Roster

Katie Bridges.

Katie Bridges.

Sept. 20, 2013

FORT WORTH - TCU rifle head coach Karen Monez announced the addition of two athletes to the 2013-14 roster. Sally Li, TCU's first rifle international student-athlete, comes to the Horned Frogs from Singapore, while Katie Bridgesis from Kingsland, Texas.

"We are excited to have both Sally and Katie joining the team this year," said Monez. "They both have been competing at an elite level and their national level experience will be a great asset to the team."

Li was a decorated air rifle shooter on the Singapore National Team. She competed in numerous competitions over the course of her high school career. In her first international competition, she earned a first place finish after shooting a 397 at the 2009 Southeast Asia Shooting Championships in Thailand.

She went on to compete in four tournaments in 2010. She ranked second (395) at the Sydney World Cup and earned a first place finish at the National Interschool match. A fourth place finish at the Singapore Open (394) followed. Shooting at the 50th World Shooting Championships in Munich, she ranked 10th. Highlighting a busy 2011 that saw her compete in eight competitions was a first-place finish (395) at the National Interschool match. She matched her career high with a 397 at the Asian Air Gun Championships in Kuwait. At the end of the year, she was ranked No. 21 in the world in women's air rifle.

Bridges was a stand-out shooter at the national level. She became the first person in history to compete on all six international prone teams doing so in 2013. Her best finish came at the Goodwill Randle Team competition, helping the US to a two-point victory. Highlighting her career was a Smallbore Metric 3-Position runnerup finish and Prone Women's National Championship in 2013.

Wherever she competed, national records fell at her feet. She broke six national records at the Firecracker 4800. At the Metric 3-Position Championship Matches, Bridges broke four national records en route to a second place finish in the 3-Position, a third place finish in the Metallic Sights 3-P championships as well as a third place finish in the Any Sights 3-P championships.

Bridges is an experienced veteran of the Drew Cup Team as well as a winner of the Eleanor Dunn and Stark Memorial trophies.



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