2017 SoCon Rifle Championship
March 4-5 • Inouye Marksmanship Center • Charleston, S.C.
The 2016-17 academic year sees the return of rifle to the Southern Conference, which previously sponsored the sport from 1956-85. The 2017 championship will be hosted by The Citadel at its Inouye Marksmanship Center.
The SoCon will crown team champions in both the air rifle and smallbore disciplines as well as an overall champion. In addition, individual champions will be crowned in each discipline.
The SoCon boasts a rich rifle history, with The Citadel winning a league-best 10 team titles and VMI claiming two in the league’s first incarnation. West Virginia’s John Writer, the 1965 and 1966 SoCon individual champion, won a gold medal in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. ETSU became a player on the national scene from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, winning seven straight SoCon titles and placing third in 1980 at the inaugural NCAA Championship. The Bucs finished no worse than fourth at the NCAA tournament each year from 1980-85.
- Competition begins at 8:45 a.m. each day. For full schedule, click here.
- Participating institutions:
- UAB // CIT // UNG // GSU // VMI // WOF