January 17, 2012

Bulldogs Fall to No. 6 Mississippi in Opening NCAA Match of 2012 Slate

Oxford, Miss. – Freshman Robert Jackson and junior captain Julia McCullohs led all Bulldog air rifle shooters this weekend as The Citadel Rifle team was downed by Ole Miss, 4638-4373, in the opening NCAA match of 2012.

The story for the Bulldog men was the success of the freshman shooters in Saturday's match as four of the five placing cadets were first-year marksmen. Jackson's 571 in air rifle is a personal-best in just his sixth collegiate match, placing him 12th overall, while leading his team in smallbore, firing a 550 to capture 14th place. The lone senior and captain of the men's team, Kristofer Small, fired a 517 smallbore (20th) and 561 air rifle (18th).

McCullohs, who missed SEARC 4 on Nov. 5, 2011 due to military duties, jumped right back into action, leading all Bulldog women with an air rifle score of 568 (14th) and smallbore score of 519 (19th). Finishing behind McCullohs was junior shooter Terri Craig, who recorded a 553 air rifle (21st) and 499 smallbore (23rd).

The Bulldogs will open up a six-match home stretch as they return to action on Tuesday, January 17 against No. 5 University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The match is set for 3 p.m. at the Inouye Marksmanship Center.

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