Texas A&M Archery Team Wins National Championship


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: July 13, 2011

The Texas A&M Archery Team concluded the 2010-2011 season by walking away with their 13th National Team Championship at the United States Intercollegiate Archery Championships (USIAC). The team easily outdistanced 2nd place Penn College and 3rd place and host James Madison University. 

With record breaking attendance of over 250 competitors and 40 teams, the Aggies dominated individual and team awards winning five gold medals, four silver medals and two bronze.

Individually, in the women's recurve division, junior Jennifer Nichols, a two time Olympian, brought home her third collegiate national title, while freshman Kayla DeBord placed third for her first showing at USIAC. Adam Gallant, the 2010 collegiate world champion, placed third overall in the men's compound division, while freshman Tristan Skarvan took home the silver for women's compound.

Strong performances throughout the team allowed for 12 Aggies to be named as All-Americans: Jennifer Nichols, Kayla DeBord, Lyndsey Marzec, Fernanda Cabrera, Jory Schroeder, Aaron Henslin, Robert Jones, Tyler Schardt, Tristan Skarvan, Mackenzie Kieborz, Adam Gallant and Adam Wruck.

The Texas A&M Archery Team is coached by Lorinda Cohen, Bill Coady and Frank Thomas.

This past week also served as the 2011 World University Games Trials, where six Aggies earned the chance to travel this August to represent the United States and Texas A&M University at the World University Games. Adam Wruck, Adam Gallant, Tristan Skarvan, Lyndsey Marzec and Kayla DeBord will travel to Shenzhen China along with Department of Health & Kinesiology associate instructional professor Bill Coady, who will serve as head coach for the team.