MID ATLANTIC RIFLE CONFERENCE
Shooter of the Month (archive)
IN THE NEWS:
!!!!!!ATTENTION 2013-14 RULES CHANGES!!!!
NCAA Memo- Season Updates (click to view/download- 3 pages)
NCAA 2013-14 Rifle Rules packet (click to view/download- 53pages)
!!!!!!ATTENTION 2013-14 RULES CHANGES!!!!
Welcome to the 2013-2014 Season of the Mid Atlantic Rifle Conference !!
MAC MISSION: "The MAC shall, through the practice of riflery, promote the highest ethical standards of athletic competition and individual conduct, foster the development of mutual understanding and cooperation among its Member Institutions, and work to develop complete mutual understanding of the sport among all Member Institutions"
The MAC, the largest rifle conference in the nation, currently consists of 13 active member institutions:
|NCAA AFFILIATED||NON-NCAA AFFILIATED|
|University of Akron||Canisius College|
|John Jay College of Criminal Justice||Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)|
|MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)||Loyola College in Maryland|
|State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime Academy||Penn State University|
|U.S. Coast Guard Academy||Penn State ROTC|
|University of Sciences||Wentworth Institute of Technology|
|VMI (Virginia Military Institute)||Princeton University|
|2013 OCTOBER SMALLBORE SHOOTER OF THE MONTH||2013 OCTOBER AIR RIFLE SHOOTER OF THE MONTH|
The MAC Smallbore Shooter of the Month is
Victoria Brown of
as a junior (2013-13): Named to the second-team All-Mid Atlantic Conference in air rifle…had a personal best, and team best of 586 in air rifle fired in a matched against Murray and averaged the second highest on the team with 577…recorded a smallbore personal best of 570 in the second match of the season, against Navy…clinched an average of 562 in smallbore on the season.
as a freshman (2010-11): Was a member of the MAC 2nd place smallbore team as well as a member of the MAC 2nd place air rifle team ... also was a member of the WIRC 3rd place smallbore and air rifle teams ... ended her season at the WIRC Championships leading her team with a season best of 571 in smallbore, with a knee injury cutting her season short ... was the recipient of the WIRC 1st place smallbore handicap match award (most improved shooter).
Prior to Akron: Joined the Burlington (Vt.) Rifle and Pistol Junior Team during her freshman year of high school ... won the Vermont State Junior Olympic Qualifier for air rifle in 2008, 2009 and 2010; and the smallbore qualifier in 2009 and 2010 ... qualified for the National Junior Olympics in air rifle and/or smallbore in 2008, 2009 and 2010; allowing her to represent Vermont at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... competed at the NRA National Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio, in 2007 and 2008 for both 3-P and prone ... won numerous NRA sectional matches during her high school career and claimed the Vermont State smallbore championship in 2009 ... competed in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit postal match in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... in 2010 qualified to attend the National Army Marksmanship Unit match in Fort Benning, Ga.Personal: Born in
The MAC Air Rifle Shooter of the Month is Kaiying Liao of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kaiying (Kai) graduated valedictorian from
When arriving at MIT Kai walked on to the rifle team with no previous experience. She has participated in MIT Varsity Rifle for the last 3 seasons and is in her final season of eligibility. During the last 3-years Kai has steadily improved. She pushes herself and her teammates to improve each and every practice. As a freshman Kai shot smallbore exclusively and added air rifle to her repertoire as a sophomore. She also made her first appearance on the 5-person team in air rifle during her sophomore year. This was a significant accomplishment as she was the only underclassmen to make the 5-person team. Her hard work and determination not only improved her scores but it also forced her teammates to dig deeper and work harder in turn. She shot personal high scores in the most important matches of the season last year.
Entering her final year of eligibility Kai was elected team captain by her teammates and has excelled at displaying the leadership qualities that perpetuate team cohesion. At the mid-point of her final season she has exceeded expectations both on and off the range. During the final two matches of October she lead the team as the highest scoring MIT shooter in air rifle by scoring 567 in both matches.
In addition to her duties as captain of the rifle team, she also serves as the VP of Risk Management for Alpha Chi Omega. While at MIT Kai has also participated in the Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC), MIT Dance Troupe, and has served as an Orientation Leader.
past summer she worked at Microsoft Research Asia (
In addition to her summer internships Kia works during the school year. Most recently she worked with TouchUp where she collaborated with a team working to design and implement a custom system and interface for controlling an adjustable bed in a multiple sclerosis patient. This resulted in a wireless system centered around a tablet based system. She has also worked with the MIT Department of EECS as a Lab Assistant and with MIT’s educational institution where she directed participants in clinical trials to investigate ankle-foot prosthetics design. She has worked with the David H Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research where she produced and examined polymeric hydrogels for laryngeal applications and drug delivery.
After graduation Kai plans to work for Microsoft
For coaches, team captains and club presidents:
Please send your schedule corrections and updates, as well as completed scores sheets via email to
Dr. Pete Dalidowicz, the MAC Statistical Secretary.
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