Millington's Keegan Singleton Receives Berth to NCAA Rifle Championships
Feb. 20, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Freshman Keegan Singleton (Millington, Tenn.) has earned an invitation to compete in the Air Rifle portion of the NCAA Championships, which will be held Mar. 9-10 in Fairbanks, Ala., it was announced by the NCAA, Tuesday.
Keegan was one of six individuals to receive an invitation to the championships. A total of 48 competitors were selected for the championships, with eight teams qualifying. The top eight teams in both the smallbore three-position and air rifle events were selected based on the average of the three highest regular season aggregate scores with no more than one match at any given site. The average of the three highest scores was added to the aggregate scores from the designated qualifiers to determine the top eight teams.
Singleton will be joined in the air rifle portion of the event by Tennessee Tech's Erica Burnham, Ole Miss' Shannon Wilson, Kentucky's Ashley Jackson; Army's Wesley Hess; and UTEP's Leah Wilcox.
The last Memphis Tiger to receive an at-large berth to the NCAA championships was Beth Tidmore, who went on to win the individual championship in air rifle in 2005 before suffering a career-ending injury.
Host Alaska-Fairbanks, Jacksonville State, Kentucky, Murray State, Nebraska, TCU, Army and Navy were the eight teams selected for the championships. Alaska-Fairbanks is the defending national champion after finishing with a 4682 last season.