Athletics

Rifle Cadet-Athletes Named CRCA Scholastic All-Americans

Kelia Aardema ’20 was one of 10 cadet-athletes who were named Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Scholastic All-Americans. To earn the honor, a student-athlete must have maintained at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average through the fall 2019 semester.

Ten members of VMI’s rifle team were named Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Scholastic All-Americans. Thirty-seven total athletes received the CRCA honors, and each team was represented by at least one shooter. The SoCon offices in Spartanburg, South Carolina, announced the CRCA honors March 20, 2020.

The VMI mixed and women’s teams led the way with their 10 total honorees, while The Citadel’s teams combined to place nine student-athletes on the team. The University of Alabama at Birmingham was right behind with eight selections, while North Georgia (five), Georgia Southern (three) and Wofford (two) rounded out the list. To earn the honor, a student-athlete must have maintained at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average through the fall 2019 semester.

CRCA Scholastic All-Americans

VMI
Kelia Aardema ’20
Savannah Diamond ’22
James Doucett ’23
Cassidy Dufour ’23
Jason Gardner ’22
Jessica Hankin ’22
Samantha Reid ’22
Nicholas Reynolds ’20
Nicholas Schaefer ’23
Carlie Shaffer ’23

The Citadel
Max Brabston
Kyle Goodwin
Stephen Griffin
Victoria Krone
Emma McCorkle
Demi Perez
Emily Perkins
Tierra Price
Taylor Swiger

UAB
Jordan Blankenship
Hayden Hayes
Amy Kohan
Thomas Loring
Zoe Lum
Lilly Vonderau
Maggie Vonderau
Carlton Wingard

North Georgia
Eric Azotea
Kimberlee Nettles
Jayne Fraley
Tobin Sanctuary
Ryan Sponauer

Georgia Southern
Lillian Herring
Ashley Judson
Lydia Odlin

Wofford
Marcus Stallings
Isabella Timmons

Editor’s Note: This article was first published on vmikeydets.com.