COLUMBUS, Ohio – The NCAA announced today Ohio State’s Amanda Furrer is one of five individuals selected to compete with eight teams for the individual smallbore rifle three position (60 shots) championship. The competition on Friday, March 11 will be at the Pool Complex of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit located at Ft. Benning, Ga. Furrer qualified for the championship based on her score (585) submitted from the NCAA qualifier hosted by Ohio State.
Furrer finished seventh in the 2010 NCAA Championship in smallbore rifle with a 678.7 score. She shot a 582 in her relay to advance to the finals where she posted a 96.7.
In competition this season, Furrer posted a season-high 586 on Jan. 29 at the Withrow Invitational in Murray, Ky. She has scored 580 or more in seven of her nine events this year.
The sophomore from Spokane, Wash. was a first-team All-American as a freshman. Last summer she helped the USA win the 50-meter, three-position women’s junior team competition at the 50th International Shooting Sports Federation World Championship in Munich, Germany. Furrer finished fifth in the 50-meter three-position women’s junior individual championship and was 12th in the English match (prone position at 50-meter outdoors). Earlier this month, she received the prestigious Award of Distinction presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus during its 56th Sports Awards Banquet.