1989 NCAA Rifle Championships

The 1989 NCAA Rifle Championships were contested at the ninth annual competition to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA co-ed collegiate rifle shooting in the United States. The championship was held at (what is now known as) the Pat Spurgin Rifle Range at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.[1]

1989 NCAA Rifle Championship
Tournament information
SportCollegiate rifle shooting
Location Murray, KY
Host(s)Murray State University
Final positions
ChampionsWest Virginia (5th title)
1st runners-upSouth Florida
2nd runners-upTennessee Tech
Tournament statistics
SmallboreDeb Sinclair, UAF
Air rifleMichelle Scarborough, USF

West Virginia, with a team score of 6,234, retained the team championship, finishing 54 points ahead of South Florida. It was the Mountaineers second consecutive and fifth overall national title.

The individual champions were, for the smallbore rifle, defending titlist Deb Sinclair (Alaska–Fairbanks), and, for the air rifle, Michelle Scarborough (South Florida).


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.

Team title

West Virginia6,234
South Florida6,180
Tennessee Tech6,167
4Air Force6,110
5Murray State6,102

Individual events

Event Winner Score
Smallbore Deb Sinclair, Alaska 1,171
Air rifle Michelle Scarborough, South Florida 399


  1. "NCAA Rifle Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
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