MID ATLANTIC RIFLE CONFERENCE
Shooter of the Month (archive)
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5 Tips to Becoming a Collegiate Target Shooter
written by Kristien Voss (former VMI rifle shooter now NRA journalist)
Welcome to the 2015-2016 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 14 active member institutions:
|NCAA AFFILIATED||NON-NCAA AFFILIATED|
|John Jay College of Criminal Justice||Canisius College|
|MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)||Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)|
|U.S. Coast Guard Academy||Loyola College in Maryland|
|University of Sciences||Penn State University|
|VMI (Virginia Military Institute)||Penn State ROTC|
|State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime Academy|
|State University of New York (SUNY)- Plattsburg|
|Wentworth Institute of Technology|
Nov/Dec 2015 Smallbore Shooter of the Month
|Nov/Dec 2015 Air Rifle Shooter of the Month|
The MAC Smallbore Shooter of the Month is
Minhee Kang of the University of the Sciences.
Minhee is in her 4th year as a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy student-athlete and another one of that long line of students that found out that she had an interest in rifle after taking the three week mandatory physical education marksmanship class. Ironically, during that initial introduction Minhee did not find the target that day. However, her drive and determination in training the rest of her freshman year she found that she had made the right decision nearly making that magical 500 mark. Minhee quickly honed her skills and shot out of the gate this year recording her personal best with a 506 on October 3rd. Then she proved it was no fluke by following up with a 504 Oct 10th at Navy and another 504 at home on Oct 31st versus VMI.
In November Minhee continued her strong performances by smashing her personal best by 25 points with a 531 at home on Nov 14th vs MIT and 515 at home on Nov 21st vs. John Jay. Coach Dr. Pete Dalidowicz states “Minhee is a dream to coach! Her dedication and leadership is infectious and exactly why she is one of the co-captains of the UScience Womens team. Minhee has come a long way since her first introduction, rising up the ranks to become USciences #1 smallbore shooter and I think the sky is the limit.”
Minhee, a resident of Lansdale, PA, carries a GPA of >3.4 and has been continually named to the University of Sciences Dean List in 2012-2014. Minhee has also been involved with “Camp Discovery” – Minhee worked with fellow occupational therapy students and faculty from USciences and Temple University, as well as visiting students from Far East University in Korea, to help 25 local women with cancer learn and practice skills that will help enhance their quality of life. Their efforts were recognized and televised on Philly’s ABC affiliate channel 6. Minhee is also secretary of the SEPTA Youth Advisory Council - Where Youth Come Together to Support and Advance Public Transportation in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Other pursuits include- Member of USciences Student Occupational Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association and the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia.
The MAC Air Rifle Shooter of the Month is Wei (Nick) Lin of the
University of the Sciences.
Currently Nick is in his 4th year as a Doctorate of Pharmacy student-athlete. His third year (first year of competition) he “paid his dues” as most young inexperienced do, but never missed an opportunity to compete. In fact he was named to the MAC All-Rookie Team that year. During the 2014-2015 season Nick had been improving with each match yet never quite reaching that “magical” 500 mark. This year Nick came back refreshed and determined to lead his fellow classmates. In the month of November he shot a personal best 507 Nov 14th at home vs MIT and followed that with another personal best 509 on Nov 21st at home vs VMI.
Currently he is averaging just shy of the 500 mark after 6 shoulder-to shoulder matches. Nick has a very lighthearted and jovial attitude and you would think it too much so. However, don’t underestimate Nick as his competiveness is fierce and has helped drive his teammates to new heights making for a stronger team.
Coach Dr. Pete Dalidowicz is not surprised with his progress. “Nick maybe the team prankster, but once he’s on the clock he works hard for every hold and every shot. It’s always fun to watch young shooters when the light bulb goes on and they see the pay back for their hard work and see their scores elevate.”
Nick, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, is the recipient of the L & V Rudolph Scholarship, USciences Merit Scholarship and is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society, APO National Service Fraternity, APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists Student and Manager of USciences Athletic Recreation Center. When not on the range Nick likes to decompress with video games and tennis.
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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