Senior Hannah Virga earned the chance to individually compete for a national title in the air rifle discipline at the 2019 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Rifle Championships. The announcement was made at the 2019 NCAA Championships Selection Show at 4 p.m. CT on NCAA.com.
Virga, the only Husker who will appear at the championships, concluded the regular season with an average air rifle score of 585.11. Her season-high score was 593, fired at Nebraska’s most recent match against Murray State. Virga is currently tied for the record for highest air rifle score in Nebraska history, having fired a score of 597 out of a possible 600 against Army in 2015. The Chandler, Ariz. native assembled a career average of 584.54 in air rifle over the last four years.
West Virginia will host the NCAA Championships at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W. Va. Smallbore is set to begin at 7 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 8, with air rifle occurring at the same time on Mar. 9.