Mountaineers take team title; Madeleine Godwin grabs individual championship at Fort Benning
Fort Benning, Georgia - West Virginia University's club rifle team secured the school's second national championship in a week thanks to outstanding shooting at this past weekend's NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia. The first of the two shooting sports titles came one week ago when the Mountaineers' varsity rifle team took the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Finishing the competition with a final score of 4363 out of a possible 4800, West Virginia's impressive shooting usurped defending champions University of Michigan, who had won the past two titles. The Wolverines, who found themselves in a 36-point hole to West Virginia after the first day's Smallbore Championship, mounted a spirited comeback during the final day's Air Rifle Championship to win the match, but fell just short of the overall title by 15 points and finished third with 4348.
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