Collegiate Clay Target Championships Feature Record Number of Participants

ACUI opened the 49th annual Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas, with 828 student athletes from 85 schools. This is 120 more students than last year’s event. Growth can be attributed to many areas but specifically the number of youth competitors who have transitioned to their higher education career and now have an opportunity to compete at the collegiate level.

Attendees hailed from coast to coast to participate in the USA Shooting Olympic Trap and Skeet events along with six disciplines. The 11 conference championship events held during the 2016-17 academic year gave participants an opportunity to log scores to establish their class rank. Full event information on events, classes, and team divisions can be found at acui.org/claytargets.

ACUI would like to thank the Potterfield family for providing funds for youth shooting teams. With their support, the ACUI program continues to create meaningful communities and development opportunities for students and teams across the country. This year more than $1 million will be deposited in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment accounts, and $35,000 in scholarships will be awarded to student athletes.
In addition to the generosity of the Potterfield family, sponsors have donated ammunition, scholarship funds, field equipment, and drawing prizes. For more on sponsorships, contact Russ Arnold.

ACUI has organized the collegiate clay target championships for 49 years. The Clay Target Collegiate Shotgun Bowl Series was created in 2012 to provide additional opportunities for competition closer to participating campuses, thereby allowing full team roster participation. The 2017-18 season calendar and information about the ACUI Clay Targets program, can be found at acui.org/claytargets.

Please contact Michelle Smith at 812.245.8055 or msmith@acui.org with questions in regard to starting a team or getting involved with the ACUI Clay Target program.
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