Skyhawk Rifle | Dacotah Faught
2014-15: Became the third member in UT Martin rifle history to earn All-American status when named by the NRA to second-team in smallbore...Was the sixth Skyhawk in program history to compete in consecutive NCAA Tournaments, ,placing 11th in smallbore and 36th in air rifle…Shot a career and school record 585 in smallbore against Murray State on Jan. 10…Fired a season-high 595 on Nov. 1 against Morehead state…Earned numerous honors including All-OVC first team for air rifle and All-OVC second team in smallbore…Earned a spot on the junior U.S. National team that competed at the World Championships after winning the junior air rifle title.
2013-14: Had an amazing debut season where she finished 8th in air rifle at the NCAA Championships…Earned the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year, becoming the fourth in UT Martin history… Earned with All-OVC First Team in smallbore, All-OVC second team in air rifle, and All-Newcomer in smallbore and air rifle…Fired a UT Martin air rifle record 597 at the NCAA Qualifiers on Feb. 22…Shot a smallbore season high 580 at the OVC Tournament on Feb 8…Named to the OVC’s Commissioner Honor Roll and was also named to the CRCA All-Academic Team.
BEFORE UTM: Joins UT Martin out of Central Cass High School...Was the Female Junior Olympic Air Rifle champion of North Dakota and also made an appearance in the National Junior Olympic competition at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs...Continued a string of championship appearances for Faught, who was the 2012 state smallbore champion and competed in the 2012 Olympic team trials...Had a spectacular 2011 season, bringing home the Class A air rifle national championship.
PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 6, 1994...Daughter of Paul and LaDonna Faught...Has two older siblings, Michael and April...Majoring in chemistry.