ESPN's Page 2 has a good article on University of Alaska Fairbanks' dominance in the NCAA Rifle Championships and breaks down how they've come to be so successful.
The 2012 NCAA Rifle Championships are being hosted by The Ohio State University this year March 8-10 and NRAblog will be there to see who wins the 2012 title and for the announcement of the 2012 NRA All Americans.
Alaska Fairbanks is NCAA rifle dynasty
At first, there seems only one plausible explanation for all those
NCAA trophies gathered in one case, displayed in a room about 130 miles
south of the Arctic Circle.
"Well, of course," you think. "It must be all that moose hunting."
What else could it be?
Since 1994, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been the most
dominant program in the sport of collegiate rifle, winning 10 NCAA team
championships, finishing second twice and claiming 14 individual
championships while producing 44 All-Americans.
the descendents of those hardy Sourdoughs who ventured north with a
gold pan in one hand and a rifle in the other can still hit a buzzing
mosquito at 50 paces.
Read the rest of the article at ESPN's Page 2 here.