By Kyle Jillson | March 4 2014 16:00

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament isn't the only madness this March

2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - Before the tip-off to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament later this month, collegiate athletes from 16 schools around the United States will converge on Fort Benning, Georgia for the the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships.

Beginning in just four days on March 8, the six-day championships are a part of the 3rd Annual Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships at Fort Benning and will determine the top collegiate individual and team champions in Intercollegiate Free Pistol, Standard Pistol, Open Air Pistol, Women's Air Pistol and Women's Sport Pistol.

Who gets to go? Competitors qualified for the championships through shooting in the annual NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Sectionals, held throughout the U.S. between January and February.

The whole thing is generously hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, who opens the doors of its state-of-the-art facilities to the top junior shooters in the country.

This year's championships feature shooters from:

  • The Ohio State University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • North Dakota State University
  • United States Military Academy
  • The Citadel
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • University of Utah
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Akron
  • Yale University
  • Virginia Military Academy
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Cedarville University
  • Oregon State University
  • College of Southern Maryland

Didn't know you could participate in the shooting sports in college? Read all about it at http://collegiate.nra.org/ or email collegiate@nrahq.org for more info.

Know of a collegiate shooting team or individual that would love to participate next year? Contact us to make sure they get into one of next year's sectionals.

Competing isn't just fun, it's a great chance to meet competitive shooters from other parts of the country. NRAblog will be traveling down next week to bring you the results and plenty of photos. Stay tuned.

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