Philadelphia, Pa. - The University of the Sciences rifle team was recognized with several post-season MAC honors, including seven All-Academic Team honorees. As a unit, the USciences womne's rifle team was named most improved in the smallbore category based on team percentage increase. MAC individual gold medalist Sarah Schnupp can now add MAC All-Conference First Team in smallbore and All-Rookie Team to her list of 2016-17 successes. Andrew Visconti earned Second Team All-Conference honors for the Devils, finishing between the fifth through eighth highest season averages in the MAC varsity smallbore discipline. Visconti also added All-Rookie Team to his list of accomplishments after his first season on the range.
In order to earn such an award, a committee takes into account the athletes GPA as well as their shooting average. The top twenty student-athletes, who are not an academic freshman, that attain the highest combined overall GPA multiplied by 190 and added to the highest final smallbore or air rifle average will determine the final ranking. The smallbore or air rifle averages must be computed from at least five separate matches and then sent off to the conference for calculation.
With seven All-Academic awards coming to the Devils, USciences has two more shooters than any other school on the list achieving such accomplishments. The winners from both the women's and mixed side are as follows: