Beth Tidmore
Beth Tidmore

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Decatur, Georgia

Experience:
3L

Honors:
M Club Hall of Fame Inductee (2012)


03/07/2014

No. 6 Tigers Ready for NCAA Championship Run

Memphis led by four-time All-American Dan Hermsmeier

Beth Tidmore arrived on the University of Memphis campus in the fall of 2002 and immediately made her name known on a national level.

The Decatur, Georgia, native became one of the Tigers' top shooters and by the end of her freshman season, was named to the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-America team, one of just four freshmen nationwide to be so honored.

In April of 2003, Tidmore traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and won the National Junior Olympics Championship Women's Air Rifle competition to vault her Tiger team into the national spotlight. The Tigers would finish the 2002-03 season ranked 25th in the nation.

During the summer of 2003, the decorated shooter added the Bronze Medal at the USA Shooting National Championship at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and was promoted to the USA National Team which was training for the World Cup.

During the 2003-04 season, Tidmore continued to receive national and worldwide attention. She was invited to participate in the Bavarian Air Games in Munich, Germany. She placed 16th in the worldwide event and with her scores became the top female junior shooter in the United States.

One month later, Tidmore led her team to a fifth-place finish in the NCAA Regionals and was named to the NRA All-America Team.

Tidmore opened the fall of 2004 winning four consecutive event titles and in March of 2005 she added the Great American Rifle Conference championship to her list of individual honors. Her solid shooting results throughout the 2004-05 season earned her an individual invitation to the 26th Annual NCAA National Collegiate Rifle Championships. Tidmore set an NCAA record with a score of 694.2 to win the NCAA National Championship and for the third consecutive season received All-America honors.

An injury ended Tidmore's shooting career at Memphis. She received her nursing degree in 2006 and received an NCAA postgraduate scholarship in 2007.

She is currently working as an RN in Savannah, Ga.

2005-06: Redshirted the 2005-06 season due to injury.

• 2005

2005 NCAA National Air Rifle Champion
1st Team All-American Air Rifle
G.A.R.C. Air Rifle Champion
1st Team All Conference G.A.R.C. Air Rifle
2nd Team All Conference G.A.R.C. Combined Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle
3 year member U.S.A. Shooting National Development Team
High Smallbore 577 at the Gamecock Invitational and 593 Air Rifle at Murray State
Great American Rifle Conference, Memphis Scholar Athlete of the year
Member, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

• 2004 - 3rd place Air NCAA Sectional Championship...2nd place Smallbore NCAA Sectional Championship...2nd place JR. Air USA Shooting National Championship...1st place Air State Jr. Olympics...1st place Smallbore State Jr. Olympics...3rd place Air National Jr. Olympics All American 2nd Team Air...Competed at NCAA National Championship Smallbore and Air...Represented National Team and placed 16th at Bavarian Air Games, Munich, Germany...13th Olympics Trials...1st place BSC Panther Open...1st place Tiger Open.

• 2003 - NRA All-American Honorable Mention Air Rifle...USA Shooting National Team member...Third place Woman USA Shooting National Championship Air Rifle...Second place Female Junior USA Shooting National Championship Air Rifle...USA Shooting Junior Olympic Air Rifle Champion...First place Ole Miss Open Air Rifle...Second place Birmingham-Southern Panther Open Air Rifle...Academic - Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Academic All-American...Tiger 3.0 Club Fall and Spring Semester...Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society... University of Memphis Honors Program... Recipient of Academic Excellence Scholarship and Honors Scholarship...Accepted to Lowenburg School of Nursing.

• 2002 - Woodward Academy Rifle Team Captain...GHSA All Area... CMP Excellence-in-Competition Awards silver and bronze GHSA State Championship--individual bronze in 3P air, gold and Team State Champions...Junior Olympic National Championship--silver in 3P air team...State JR Olympic National Championship--gold in 3P air team...NRA Sectionals--gold in Int'l air.

• 2001 - GHSA All Area...GHSA State Championship--individual bronze in 3P air...ISSF World Cup Atlanta Grand Prix --1st place Int'l air...Gary Anderson Invitational--3 gold in 3P Air Team, Int'l Air Team, and Int'l Air individual...USA Shooting State JR Olympics--bronze in Int'l air...Georgia Games-- gold in 3P air, Int'l air, 3P smallbore; bronze in smallbore, 60 prone...Georgia 4H State Championship--1st place Int'l air team...Montgomery Bell Academy Classic--1st place in Int'l air.

• Academics - Member of the University Honors Program...Member Golden Key International Honor Society...Tiger 3.0 Fall and Spring semester...CRCA Academic All American...Conference USA Academic Honors...Honors and Academic Excellence Scholarship...Member Loewenberg School of Nursing.

High School Academics: Served three years as Varsity football manager...Member of several academic clubs, including the science club, the Spanish club, the French club, the Key service club and the Interact service club...Served three years as newspaper photographer...Received the 2001 Special Olympics Georgia Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year...Was an AID Atlanta peer educator.

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