MARTIN, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee at Martin rifle season comes to a close as Joe Martin was named Honorable Mention Smallbore All-American following the conclusion of the NCAA Championships in March. Martin posted a career best 583 in smallbore at Memphis on Oct. 29, before finishing the NCAA Regional Qualifier with 576 on Feb. 18.
Martin’s honor makes a total of eight All-American selections in the program’s history, the last being Dacotah Faught in 2015. The program has also yielded an NCAA individual champion, a Council de International Sports Military (CISM) bronze and gold medalist, an Olympian, an NRA Naitonal Champion, a USA Shooting National Champion, and a World Championships Team member.
The Skyhawk rifle team finished the season ranked 19th in the nation, continuing a 14-year consecutive Top-20 finish streak. UT Martin has now finished in the Top-20 nationally in 34 of the last 35 years.
In addition, The Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association recently announced the naming of nine current Skyhawk shooters to the 2016-17 Scholastic All-American Team. Those honored include Ashley Coots, Brigitte Curcio, Andre Delcalzo, Logan Hunt, Kaitlin Korinek, Joe Martin, Jennifer Plocinik, Alyson Sylvester and Alex Tamboli.
Coots, Curcio, Hunt, and Sylvester were selected as 2016-17 recipients of the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities Award.