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Christenson earns spot in World Cup rifle competition

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RENO, Nev. - Dempster Christenson a former member of the University of Nevada rifle team has earned a spot on the United States World Cup team.  The World Cup will be held in Changwon, Korea in April.

The selection match was held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. and determined the competitors for three-position and prone rifle.  Christenson will compete in both events at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Korea, April 8-16.  It also serves to help determine the smallbore rifle teams at the World Cups in Fort Benning, Ga. and Munich, Germany in May.

The four ISSF World Cups and the Pan American Games are the remaining opportunities for athletes to earn quota slots for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Christenson from Sioux Falls, S.D. finished second in three-position and third in prone.  In the three-position he finished 20 points back with a score of 2351.  In the prone event his score of 1257.4 earned him third.

Christenson wins gold medal at Championship of the Americas

Dempster Christenson.jpgDempster Christenson a former member of the University of Nevada rifle team shot his way to a gold medal at the 2014 Championship of the Americas being held in Guadalajara, Mexico today.  Dempster was second heading into the finals of today's air rifle but averaged 10.32 points on his 20-shot final round to total a score of 206.4 in the finals to claim gold.  The 206.4 tied the tied the American finals record previously set at the 2013 World Cup USA in Ft. Benning, Ga.  The Sioux Falls, S.D. native also secured and Olympic quota for the US.  

Former Wolf Pack Standout Turned Aspiring Filmmaker

Former Wolf Pack rifle team member Heather Horn served as the official photographer at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Now she has turned her talents to filmmaking and will be earning her master's degree in film production from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film & Media Arts on May 18. As part of her master's coursework, she served as director of photography on two films - Sarah Through the Wall and Mothership - that are available for public viewing.

The films can be viewed on the Chapman website and are up for Chapman's "Cecil Awards," an awards ceremony honoring the top films as voted on by students, faculty and friends.

You can see Horn's work and rate her films by visiting Chapman's website. You will have to register for a guest ID and will receive an email verification to be able to log in. Once you receive that email, you can see all of the films under Cecil Awards on the left side of the page. Scroll through the films to find Mothership and Sarah Through the Walls.

Horn shot for the Wolf Pack rifle team from 2006-10 and graduated from the University of Nevada with her degree in journalism in 2010.

Hope you enjoy seeing what a former member of the Wolf Pack is doing now that her time in college athletics is over.


NCAA President Congratulates Men's Golf, Rifle

We announced that the Wolf Pack men's golf and rifle teams had received the NCAA Public Recognition Award earlier this summer for having an Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent in the nation in their sports, but today we received a nice note of congratulations from NCAA President Mark Emmert to congratulate the teams on their academic achievement:


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FROM:    Mark Emmert 
                NCAA President.
SUBJECT:    2011-12 Public Recognition Award Memorandum. 

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate your institution's recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award.  This honor is bestowed on teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.  The following list notes those teams at your institution that received this distinction.  A letter has been sent to each of the head coaches noted below acknowledging this academic success.

University of Nevada

Men's Golf

Mixed Rifle

Thank you for your leadership and support of the academic reform efforts.  These teams represent intercollegiate athletics at its best.  Once again, I congratulate you, the head coach, team, student-athletes, athletics department and institution for the outstanding academic achievements of these teams. 

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