Friday, July 18, 2014

USCAA Hiring

USCAA is currently in the process of hiring an Executive Director and a Marketing Manager. Interested and qualified applicants please apply via linkedin.

Executive Director 
Marketing Manager

Monday, June 23, 2014

UC Archery Inks Fladzinski for 2014-2015



The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Archery program recently completed their second season as a program, and had a very successful run in 2013-2014.  As UC accumulated numerous top finishes this year, they know they have to keep competing on a high level as they continue to strive towards a national championship.  Head Coach Kris Strebeck is already preparing for this fall as he has been working hard on the recruiting trail and is pleased to announce the signing of Katherine Fladzinski for the 2014-15 season. 

Katherine is the daughter of Chris and Maureen Fladzinski.  She hails from Greenwood, Michigan, and recently transferred from Bethel University and will be a junior this year at UC. Fladzinski is a decorated archer as she was named a 3D All-American and an All-American in Target in 2013, and received All-Region honors in 2014 and was named to the All-Academic team.

When asked about joining the archery program at UC, Fladzinski commented, "I'm looking forward to competing on such an outstanding team this year. I can't wait to see what the future holds."

Coach Strebeck added, "Katie is an experienced archer who has received numerous accolades. She has competed on the college circuit already and brings valued experience to our team. She will be a great asset to the continued success of our program."

For more information on the UC Archery program along with other Patriot athletics, please visitwww.cumberlandspatriots.com

Thursday, May 22, 2014

UC Archery Finished 3rd at US Intercollegiate Archery Championships

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Archery team was back in action this weekend as they traveled to Long Beach, CA to participate in the US Intercollegiate Archery Championships (USIAC). This would be the last tournament of the 2013-2014 season for the Patriots. Both teams shot exceptionally well as the Patriots placed 3rd overall out of a total of 43 teams.

The first competition of the weekend would be the Men’s Compound team shoot. UC’s Nathan Vaughn (Henderson, KY), Korey Snyder (London, KY), and John Whalen (Booneville, IN) shot for the Patriots and finished 2nd out of 11 groups. They had a first round bye then would go on to first defeat UC Berkley (UCB) 13-8, then would go on to face Penn College (PC) and defeat PC 12-6. UC would lose their third match-up as Texas A&M (TAM) defeated the Patriots 19-7, giving the Patriots a 2nd place finish.

The Women’s Compound division would be the next to shoot. UC was represented by Madeline Brown (Bonneville, IN), Haley Haygood (Liberty, MS) and Hannah Blevins (Eubank, KY). This trio would finish 4th out of 9 groups. They received a bye in the first round of shooting. They would go on to defeat James Madison (JM) 9-8, fall to Columbia University (CU) 8-6, and drop the final match to University of Wisconsin Steven (UWS) 9-5 giving them a 4th place finish.

In the Mixed Compound division, Nathan Vaughn and Madeline Brown competed for the Patriots. The UC pair finished 3rd out of 11 groups. They received a first round bye, and then would tie with James Madison (JM) before winning the tie breaker of a one-arrow shoot out. Texas A&M (TAM) would then get the best of them as they dropped the match 11-6. In their last match, they defeated Penn College (PC) 5-2 to finish in 3rd to take the bronze.
The Bowhunter class would be the next to shoot in this event. The Men’s Bowhunter division would be represented by UC’s Dylan Martin (Keavy, KY), Caleb Kirby (London, KY), and Jeremiah Brown (Crab Orchard, KY). These Patriots finished 3rd out of 13 groups. UC would receive a first round bye, and then would defeat University of Wisconsin La-Cro (UWLC) 12-7. They would lose next to a strong UCLA team 10-7, and would go on to defeat Penn College 12-6 for the bronze.

In the Women’s Bowhunter competition, the Patriot lady trio consisted of Brianna Messmer (Cadiz, KY), Kristen Swords (Pontotoc, MS), and Nicole Nivison (Lawrenceburg, KY). They would finish 3rd out of 6 groups. UC received a first round bye then suffered a loss to Michigan State University (MSU) 4-3. Their last match would be against Penn College and they would defeat PC 6-3 to capture bronze.

The last group event would be the Mixed Bowhunter division. This class was represented by UC’s Caleb Kirby and Kristen Swords. UC finished in 2nd place. They received a first round bye, defeated Michigan State University in a tiebreaker of a one-arrow shootout, Texas A&M in a tiebreaker, and lost to James Madison 6-4 to claim 2nd.

The next set of competition would be individual performances in each class of Men’s Compound, Women’s Compound, Men’s Bowhunter, and Women’s Bowhunter.

For the Men’s Bowhunter class, Dylan Martin started things off for the Patriots. He received a first round bye then defeated Christopher Lafey of PC 135-127. Martin would be defeated by one point in his last match as Hunter Teel of TAMU won 135-134. Justin Bowling (London, KY) would be the next Patriot to gain some ground in this class. He first defeated Rafael Diaz of CSULB 131-113. In the second round, he defeated Bradley Terpening of UCI 137-128. Bowling would continue to make a name for himself in the competition as he defeated Chase Finch of TAMU 128-125. Bowling would be defeated in his last match as he lost to Malcolm Keetso of NAU 136-129.

Jeremiah Brown shot next for the Patriots. He received a first round bye, and then would be defeated by Malcolm Keetso of NAU in a close 133-131 match. Caleb Kirby received a first round bye, and then went on to defeat Eric Raifsnider of MSU 136-117. He would be defeated in his next match by Malcolm Keetso 138-135. The final Patriot to compete in the Men’s Compound class was Aaron Cook (Stanford, KY). He defeated his first opponent Matthew Lech of PC 136-91, but would be defeated in his next match 131-129 by Kelvin Dewalt of PC.

In the Women’s Bowhunter class, Nicole Nivison shot first for the Patriots. She defeated Taylor Hollman of TAMU is a close match 125-124. In her next match, she defeated Bianca Bartolome of CSULB 129-119. Nivison kept her success going as she next defeated Alexandra Sparks of UWSP126-106. Her final match would be against Kaley Kubokawa of UCLA where she was defeated 123-118, finishing 4th. Lakin Crum was next to compete in this class. She defeated her first opponent Rachel Kincaid of JMU 117-99. Crum would tie her next opponent Kat Stiegel of TAMU 127-127 but would go on to win in a tiebreaker in a one-arrow shootout. She was defeated in her last match 122-111 by Kaley Kubokawa of UCLA finishing 6th.

Brittany Mink (Somerset, KY) would win 2 matches on the weekend. She first defeated Erin Formiller of MSU 123-107. Her next opponent would be Camille Silverman of JMU and she was successful as she won in a close 118-115 match. Mink would lastly be defeated by teammate Kristen Swords 128-112 finishing in 5th place. Kristen Swords would shoot flawless at the tournament, as she would finish in 1st place going undefeated. In the first round, she defeated teammate Shannon Coleman (Rush, KY) 133-114. Next she would go against Courtney Deshong of PC and would win 129-121. Swords would then defeat teammate Brittany Mink 128-112, and NAU’s Adrianna Camacho for the championship 135-122. Marissa Moorman (Taylorsville, KY) shot for a couple of matches as she first defeated Anna Tikhomirova of UCLA 119-112. In her last match she would be defeated by Adrianna Camacho of UCLA 130-123. Brianna Messmer also shot for a couple of rounds and in the first she defeated Holly Neely of PC 130-111. Her demise would come against Allison Emerick of JMU 127-113.

The final two categories of shooting would be for the Men and Women’s Compound division. For the men, there would be 6 Patriots to shoot. Aaron Daniels (Henderson, KY) first defeated Michael Tong of CAL128-121, but lost his second round match to Justus Leimbach of PC139-129. John Whalen would win two matches before being defeated. His first opponent was Ryan Badiee of SU and he won 139-100. He would defeat Paul Foss of MMC 133-128 in the second round. In Whalen’s last match he went up against Daniel Gregory of USU and was defeated 142-137. Nathan Vaughn was the third Patriot to shoot. He won one match and would lose one match. He received a first round bye and would then go on to defeat teammate Cody Kirby 140-135. He would fall to Kent Haslem of SUU 139-135.

Cody Kirby would go 1-1 in the tournament. He first defeated Jacob Virtusio of UCLA 135-87. His loss would come against teammate Nathan Vaughn in a 140-135 match. Ryan Long (Richmond, KY) was defeated in the first round by Seth Lowenstern of RPI in a one-arrow shoot out to break a 131-131 tie. Korey Snyder was the last Patriot to shoot and he would shoot for a 0-1 record. He received a first round bye and would then be defeated by Kevin Dolecki of PSU 140-135.

The Women’s Compound was the last group to shoot for the Patriots. Hannah Blevins won her first match as she defeated Abigail Hricko of PC 121-117. She was defeated in her second round match by Tristan Skarvan of TAMU by a close score 138-136. Haley Haygood shot next for the Patriots and she received a first round bye. She would shoot a close match, but was ultimately defeated by her opponent Julie Hoffman of CU 1339-1338. Madeline Brown was the last Patriot lady to shoot, and she received a first and second round bye before being defeated by one point by Hunter Jackson of MSU 135-134.

Once the shooting ended, the All-American and Academic All-Americans were announced. Seven Patriots earned the title of All-American: Marissa Moorman, Lakin Crum, Nicole Nivison, Kristen Swords, Brianna Messmer, Caleb Kirby, and Dylan Martin. In addition, there were five Patriots who excelled in the classroom as well as on the range: Marissa Moorman, John Whalen, Dylan Martin, Caleb Kirby, and Justin Bowling.

Head Coach Kris Strebeck commented, “I am really proud of the way our team shot this weekend. They showed up when it was most important and their effort showed as we finished 3rd overall with a national champion. I look forward to see our success in the 2014-2015 season.”

This wraps up the 2013-2014 season for the Archery team, as they look forward to another successful and decorated season in 2014-2015.

For more information on the Archery program as well as all other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SIC’s National Championship Archery Team Recognized at State Capitol





Harrisburg, Ill. (May 20, 2014) – The national championship archery team at Southeastern Illinois College was recognized recently by the State of Illinois House of Representatives 98th General Assembly for the team’s unprecedented five U. S. Collegiate Archery Association 3D championships.

Southeastern’s lady archers won the Women’s 3D Bow Hunter Division national title in 2012. The following year, SIC’s men won the Men’s 3D Bow Hunter and Men’s 3D Compound Division national titles. In addition, Aaron Head of Harrisburg and Hannah Dudley of Stonefort won the Mixed Team 3D Bow Hunter Division national title. Head finished the year by capturing the Men’s Individual 3D Bow Hunter Division national championship.

Representative Brandon Phelps from the 118th state legislative district welcomed the team to Springfield on May 14 to recognize its outstanding achievements competing against varsity squads from major Division I schools.

During the afternoon’s legislative proceedings, Rep. Phelps was granted permission to publicly honor members of the archery team and announce House Resolution No. 1063, which was adopted by the Illinois House of Representatives earlier in the month. The same day, state senator Gary Forby recognized the team and its accomplishments during the Senate’s morning session.

The resolution congratulated the team on its outstanding performance in collegiate archery and pointed out that eight of the 45 collegiate All-American 3D archers named in 2013 were from Southeastern Illinois College.

Southeastern will defend its national titles this coming fall at the 3D US Intercollegiate Archery Championships hosted by the University of Missouri in Columbia. Archery scholarships for the 2014 Fall Semester at SIC are now available to qualifying high school graduates. Contact Archie Blair at archie.blair@sic.edu or call 618-252-5400 or toll free 866-338-2742, ext. 2145.

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PHOTO: Southeastern Illinois College archery team members met with Rep. Brandon Phelps, center, shortly before the May 14, 2014 proceedings of the Illinois House of Representatives 98th General Assembly, where the team was honored for its five USCAA national championships and its eight All-American archers. Pictured here, l-r, are team members Clayton Hall (Grayville); Trevor Nelson (Carmi); Tori Lewis (Galatia); Ashley Evans (Harrisburg); Tyler Butts (St. Peter); Hannah Dudley (Stonefort); Aaron Head (Harrisburg); Kailee Irvin (West Frankfort); and Allen Kuhnert (Taylorville). Not present were Jordan Walker of Carrier Mills, Josh Bailey of Carrier Mills, and Eric Janssen of Kankakee.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

U of O Expands Shooting Sports Program



Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks athletic department has announced it will add competitive men’s and women’s archery and expand its current men’s and women’s clay target shooting team, it was released Tuesday by athletics director Jimmy Clark.

Men’s and women’s archery will begin competition in 2014-2015. Ozarks established a clay target shooting team in 2010 and already has a number of athletes participating. Each program will compete as an Olympic sport. The university announced the addition of men’s wrestling and cheer/STUNT earlier this month, bringing the total number of competitive sports to 17.
“The addition of clay target shooting and archery as Olympic sports will provide even greater opportunities for students to compete at the college level,” said U of O President Richard Dunsworth. “Our natural outdoor setting creates a variety of recreational interests, and we want to continue broadening that with appealing programs. We are pleased to expand our shooting sports while still emphasizing a liberal arts education in a student-centered environment”.

The archery and clay target shooting teams will compete against other collegiate programs around the region.

“These are sports that students have a desire to compete in at the collegiate level,” said Clark. “It appeals to students across the region. At the local level, the shooting sports teams at Clarksville and Lamar have a great number of participants.”

Ozarks offers baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s wrestling at the NCAA Division III varsity level. Additionally, Ozarks offers competitive cheer/STUNT, men’s and women’s clay target shooting and men’s and women’s archery.

The search for a head coach is underway.

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 USIAC Final Results

This year, USIAC was held at El Dorado Park in Long Beach, CA by Linda Collier, Janet Dykman, and USCA. We would like to thank the USIAC committee of Linda Collier, Janet Dykman, Gary Holstein, Chad Mansfield, Stella Chen, Stan Cheng, and Kacey Eggers. It was a gorgeous venue with perfect weather throughout the weekend. Thank you to all USCA volunteers who helped make this event a success. We would also like to thank the athletes and coaches who helped throughout the tournament.

We would like to honor those who made All-American this year. The All-American award is given to those whose aggregate scores from National Indoor and USIAC Qualification rounds were the top ten of all the archers in their division.

Men’s Recurve All-Americans
1.     Matthew Zumbo, Golden West College
2.     Sungwoo Shin, ACCC
3.     Ryan Fortenberry, TAMU
4.     Aaron Henslin, TAMU
5.     John Shewchuk, TAMU
6.     Eliot Simon, UConn
7.     Robert Regojo, Univ. of Florida
8.     Alan Chan, UCLA
9.     Edward Kim, UC Irvine
10.   Robert Hogan, TAMU

Women’s Recurve All-Americans
1.     Michelle Gilbert, TAMU
2.     Heather Koehl, TAMU
3.     Kayla Debord, TAMU
4.     Tiffany Kim, Columbia
5.     Alexis Drake, MIT
6.     Joy Chang, Columbia
7.     Grace Kim, Columbia
8.     Katie Alexander, Univ. of Arizona
9.     Lauren Kates, Univ. of Florida
10.   Madeline Elkins, UC Berkeley

Men’s Compound All-Americans
1.     Simon Rosseau, TAMU
2.     Adam Wruck, TAMU
3.     Eric Beaudry, MSU
4.     Kent Haslem, SUU
5.     Daniel Gregory, USU
6.     Joshua Miller, Golden West College
7.     Alex Tait, Purdue University
8.     Torrey Bonham, TAMU
9.     Raymond Ma, UC Berkeley
10.   Matthew Cummings, Penn College

Women’s Compound All-Americans
1.     Tristan Skarvan, TAMU
2.     Hunter Jackson, MSU
3.     Judy Zhou, Columbia
4.     Marcie Herbert, UW-Stevens Point
5.     Kannsas Michaels, California Univ of Penn
6.     Jessica Shuma, UW-La Crosse
7.     Miranda Leek, TAMU
8.     Nicole Lapinski, Penn College
9.     Kacey Eggers, Wayne State College
10.   Julie Hoffmann, Columbia

Men’s Bowhunter All-Americans
1.     Dylan Martin, Univ. of the Cumberlands
2.     Caleb Kirby, Univ. of the Cumberlands
3.     Paeton Keller, Northern Arizona Univ.
4.     Kelvin Dewalt, Penn College
5.     Bradley Terpening, UC Irvine
6.     Kyle Rybacki, Penn State
7.     Andrew Flegler, MSU
8.     Cameron Knauth, TAMU
9.     Hunter Teel, TAMU
10.   Matt Hahn, TAMU

Women’s Bowhunter All-Americans
1.     Kendel Baier, Penn College
2.     Katherine Stiegel, TAMU
3.     Camille Silverman, JMU
4.     Brianna Messmer, Univ. of the Cumberlands
5.     Kristen Swords, Univ. of the Cumberlands
6.     Kaley Kubokawa, UCLA
7.     Nicole Nivison, Univ. of the Cumberlands
8.     Bianca Bartolome, CSULB
9.     Marissa Moorman, Univ. of the Cumberlands
10.   Lakin Crum, Univ. of the Cumberlands

Men’s Basic Bow All-Americans
1.     Daniel Allen, Georgia Southern Univ.
2.     Curtis Balusek, Georgia Institute of Technology
3.     Duran Allison, UCLA
4.     Roger Ibarra, Stanford University
5.     Mark Royston, UCLA
6.     Aaron Rosario, UC Irvine
7.     Jeremy McConnell, CSULB
8.     Steven Tufeksian, CSULB
9.     Louis Lin, UCLA
10.   Victor Tang, UC Irvine

Women’s Basic Bow All-Americans
1.     Rachel Luoma, Georgia Southern Univ.
2.     Amy Guan, CSULB
3.     Sandra Childress, Univ. of Arizona
4.     Jacqueline Linares, CSULB
5.     Taylor Marchant, Northern Arizona Univ.
6.     Angella Phan, UC Irvine

Academic Archery Honors is awarded to athletes who have shown success in both archery and school. This award is given to archers based on being in the top 25% of their division in Indoor Nationals, their GPA, and their rank at USIAC

Men’s Recurve Academic Archery Honors
1.     Sungwoo Shin, ACCC
2.     Dai Xiaowei, Univ. of Texas at Austin
3.     Aaron Henslin, TAMU
4.     Shalin Mehta, San Jose State Univ.
5.     Ryan Fortenberry, TAMU
6.     Alan Chan, UCLA
7.     Robert Regojo, UF
8.     Greggory Foust, Penn College
9.     Koki Saito, UC Berkeley
10.   Eliot Simon, UConn

Women’s Recurve Academic Archery Honors
1.     Michelle Gilbert, TAMU
2.     Kayla DeBord, TAMU
3.     Tiffany Kim, Columbia
4.     Grace Kim, Columbia
5.     Lauren Kates, University of Florida
6.     Madeline Elkins, UC Berkeley
7.     Joy Chang, Columbia
8.     Shanna Erickson, Univ. of California, Merced
9.     Katie Alexander, University of Arizona
10.   Rachel Bouchillon, University of Florida

Men’s Compound Academic Archery Honors
1.     Simon Rousseau, TAMU
2.     Adam Wruck, TAMU
3.     Matthew Cummings, Penn College
4.     John Whalen, Univ. of the Cumberlands
5.     Markus Weber, Penn College

Women’s Compound Academic Archery Honors
1.     Judy Zhou, Columbia
2.     Hunter Jackson, MSU
3.     Tristan Skarvan, TAMU
4.     Marcie Hebert, UW-Stevens Point
5.     Nicole Lapinski, Penn College
6.     Kacey Eggers, Wayne State College
7.     Jessica Shuma, UW-La Crosse
8.     Katie Fladzinski, Bethel University
9.     Julie Hoffmann, Columbia
10.   Kannsas Michaels, California Univ. of Penn

Men’s Bowhunter Academic Archery Honors
1.     Kelvin Dewalt, Penn College
2.     Kyle Rybacki, Penn State
3.     Paeton Keller, Northern Arizona University
4.     Andrew Flegler, MSU
5.     Justin Bowling, Univ. of the Cumberlands
6.     Caleb Kirby, Univ. of the Cumberlands
7.     Cameron Knauth, TAMU
8.     Cody Pepperday, Penn State
9.     Dylan Martin, Univ. of the Cumberlands
10.   Justin Schueller, UW-La Crosse

Women’s Bowhunter Academic Archery Honors
1.     Kendal Baier, Penn College
2.     Katherine Stiegel, TAMU
3.     Camille Silverman, JMU
4.     Marissa Moorman, Univ. of the Cumberlands
5.     Kaley Kubokawa, UCLA
6.     Bianca Bartolome, CSULB

Men’s Basic Bow Academic Archery Honors
1.     Daniel Allen, Georgia Southern Univ.
2.     Mark Royston, UCLA
3.     Curtis Balusek, Georgia Istitute of Technology
4.     Edward Wang, Stanford University
5.     Aaron Rosario, UC Irvine
6.     Duran Allison, UCLA
7.     Jeremy McConnell, CSULB
8.     Steven Tufenkian, CSULB

Women’s Basic Bow Academic Archery Honors
1.     Rachel Luoma, Georgia Southern Univ.

Finally, we get to the winners of USIAC. Congratulations to the top 8 archers of each division.

Men’s Recurve
1.     Sungwoo Shin, ACCC
2.     Aaron Henslin, TAMU
3.     Matthew Zumbo, Golden West College
4.     Ryan Fortenberry, TAMU
5.     John Shewchuk, TAMU
6.     Eliot Simon, UConn
7.     Robert Regojo, University of Florida
8.     Robert Hogan, TAMU

Women’s Recurve
1.     Michelle Gilbert, TAMU
2.     Kayla Debord, TAMU
3.     Heather Koehl, TAMU
4.     Branduin Stroud, UC Berkeley
5.     Alexis Drake, MIT
6.     Lauren Kates, University of Florida
7.     Sarah Bernstein, Columbia
8.     Grace Kim, Columbia

Men’s Compound
1.     Kent Haslem, SUU
2.     Adam Wruck, TAMU
3.     Simon Rousseau, TAMU
4.     Torrey Bonham, TAMU
5.     Daniel Gregory, Utah State Univ.
6.     Alex Tait, Purdue University
7.     Eric Beaudry, MSU
8.     Raymond Ma, UC Berkeley

Women’s Compound
1.     Tristan Skarvan, TAMU
2.     Miranda Leek, TAMU
3.     Jessica Shuma, Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse
4.     Judy Zhou, Columbia
5.     Hunter Jackson, MSU
6.     Kannsas Michaels, California Univ. of Penn
7.     Katie Fladzinski, Bethel University
8.     Kacey Eggers, Wayne State College

Men’s Bowhunter

1.     Hunter Teel, TAMU
2.     Cody Horn, James Madison University
3.     Matt Hahn, TAMU
4.     Malcolm Keetso, Northern Arizona Univ.
5.     Kelvin Dewalt, Penn College
6.     Kody Vaassen, UW-LaCrosse
7.     Paeton Keller, Northern Arizona Univ.
8.     Justin Bowling, Univ. of the Cumberlands

Women’s Bowhunter
1.     Kristen Swords, Univ. of the Cumberlands
2.     Kaley Kubokawa, UCLA
3.     Adrianna Camacho, Northern Arizona Univ.
4.     Nicole Nivison, Univ. of the Cumberlands
5.     Brittany Mink, Univ. of the Cumberlands
6.     Lakin Crum, Univ. of the Cumberlands
7.     Alex Sparks, Univ. of Wisconsin Stevens Point
8.     Allison Emerick, James Madison Univ.

Men’s Basic Bow
1.     Daniel Allen, GSU
2.     Cameron McLeoud, CSULB
3.     Victor Tang, UC Irvine
4.     Jeremy McConnell, CSULB
5.     Roger Ibarra, Stanford Univ.
6.     Edward Wang, Stanford Univ.
7.     Duran Allison, UCLA
8.     Curtis Balusek, Georgia Institute of Technology

Women’s Basic Bow
1.     Ashley Hayden, GSU
2.     Angella Phan, UC Irvine
3.     Jacqueline Linares, CSULB
4.     Rachel Luoma, Georgia Southern Univ.
5.     Sandra Childress, Univ. of Arizona
6.     Amy Guan, CSULB
7.     Taylor Marchant, Northern Arizona Univ.
8.     Amanda Saiki, Sonoma State Univ.

The overall team winners are as follows:
1.     Texas A&M University
2.     James Madison University
3.     University of the Cumberlands


Full results can be found at ianseo.net