August 18, 2011

2010-11 Moment #7: Rifle Brings Back First SEARC Championship Since 2001

With the 2011-12 season right around the corner, we wanted to take a look back at the past year. We will countdown our Top 10 moments from 2010-11 in the world of Bulldog Athletics. Follow along with us over the next two weeks through Friday, Aug. 26 on CitadelSports.com!

Bulldog Rifle Brings SEARC Championship Title Back to The Citadel for First Time Since 2001

February 21, 2011

Charleston, S.C. – Coach William Smith's Bulldogs captured the overall Southeastern Air Rifle Conference title by just two points on Saturday at The Citadel Marksmanship Center, 2275.4-2273.4 over NC State snapping the Wolfpack's four-year conference title winning streak.

"We may have lost the battle, but we won the war. Every match this season someone different stepped up and gave us a solid score in the four spot," said Smith.

Senior captain Joseph Trippi was the shooter to step up in the championship, firing a personal best 569 to give his team just enough points to overtake the reigning champions. Team leaders Stephen Kinn and Julia McCullohs finished with impressive scores of 578 and 573, respectively, while sophomore Winston Dorian fired a 569.

"The entire SEARC shot record-high scores this year and the CR-7 was no exception. We won a hard fought Championship in the SEARC," added Smith.

Top 10 Moments from 2010-11 in Citadel Sports
#10. Cortez Allen selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in 4th Round of NFL Draft — April 30, 2011
# 9. Basketball's Rally Stuns Cats in Cullowhee – February 24, 2011
# 8. Soccer Surprises with Record-Breaking Season – November 3, 2010
# 7. Rifle Brings Back First SEARC Championship Since 2001 - February 21, 2011
# 6. Coming Friday, August 19, 2011
# 5. Coming Monday, August 22, 2011
# 4. Coming Tuesday, August 23, 2011
# 3. Coming Wednesday, August 24, 2011
# 2. Coming Thursday, August 25, 2011
# 1. Coming Friday, August 26, 2011

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