Rifle earns the NCAA National Championship title

The Horned Frogs earned the overall NCAA Rifle National Championship with a title by the women’s rifle team March 13.

In addition to the team overall championship over Alaska 4,675 – 4,653, the Frogs also brought in a championship in air rifle with a score of 2,361 and an individual championship in smallbore by freshman Sarah Scherer.

Senior shooter Erin Lorenzen fired a 104.4 in the air rifle finals clenching her a No. 3 finish, followed by team member Scherer in sixth with a 102.2.

Heading into the competition with a six-point deficit against Alaska, the first air rifle relay of the day put them in the lead with a 15-point advantage. The Frogs finished off the day with a 22-point lead over Alaska.

This is the first overall national championship for the TCU women’s rifle team. Under head coach Karen Monez, the Frogs have racked up two No. 3 finishes and a fifth place finish during her four year tenure.

This NCAA title is the fourth in TCU athletics history.