1983 NCAA Rifle Championships
The 1983 NCAA Rifle Championships were contested at the fourth annual tournament to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA co-ed collegiate rifle shooting in the United States. The championship was held at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
|Sport||Collegiate rifle shooting|
|Venue(s)||Xavier University Rifle Range|
|Champions||West Virginia (1st title)|
|1st runners-up||Tennessee Tech|
|2nd runners-up||East Tennessee State|
|Smallbore||David Johnson, WVU|
|Air rifle||Ray Slonena, TTU|
West Virginia, with a team score of 6,166, won their first team title, finishing 18 points ahead of three-time defending champion Tennessee Tech. The Mountaineers were coached by Olympian Edward Etzel.
The individual champions were, for the smallbore rifle, David Johnson (West Virginia) and, for the air rifle, Ray Slonena (Tennessee Tech).
Since there is only one national collegiate championship for rifle shooting, all NCAA rifle programs (whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III) were eligible. A total of seven teams ultimately contested this championship.
- Scoring: The championship consisted of 120 shots by each competitor in smallbore and 40 shots per competitor in air rifle.
|East Tennessee State||6,100|
|Smallbore||David Johnson, West Virginia||1,175|
|Air rifle||Ray Slonena, Tennessee Tech||389|
- "NCAA Rifle Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 12, 2017.