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May 15, 1996

Purdue shooters win 6 more national titles

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue Trap and Skeet Club teams beat the nation's best varsity and military teams to win the high overall team championship, two of five team championships, and three individual championships at the 1996 ACU-I Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships in Atlanta.

Also, only Purdue University shooters qualified for the 1996 All-American Shotgun Team.

The Association of College Unions-International sanctions championships in sports that are not sanctioned by the NCAA. The shooting competition, which has been dominated by varsity teams for several decades, comprises five events: Olympic trap, Olympic skeet, American trap, American skeet and sporting clays.

Purdue was team champion in Olympic trap and Olympic skeet and was runner-up in the other three events. Purdue also won the high overall team championship, beating George Mason University's varsity team by 29 targets out of a total of 1,850.

In addition to the three team national championships, Purdue won three high individual national championships.


Source: Charles Rhykerd, (765) 494-8459; home, (765) 463-6486; Internet,

Writer: Frank J. Koontz, (765) 494-2080; home, (765) 742-8371; Internet,

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