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txkypreacherskid
05-22-05, 12:47 PM
Compound Archers Win Sixth Straight National Title


For Immediate Release
Saturday, May 21, 2005

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.- The Texas A&M women’s compound archery team won its sixth straight team national championship title at the 2005 U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships held on the campus of Georgia College & State University on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomores Jessica Grant (Waddell, Ariz.) and Brenda Temperley (East Dubuque, Ill.) and freshmen Cassie Raffaelli (Bartonville, Texas) and Anna Stratton (Bend, Ore.) teamed together to beat Penn College, 243-233, in the championship final to continue the Aggies’ long win streak in the event. The Aggies handily defeated Cal-State Long Beach in the semifinals, 239-191, to gain entrance into the final.

A&M’s five-year win streak as a varsity squad in the recurve division came to an abrupt end as Columbia University topped the Aggies in the final, 217-189. Columbia jumped out to a three-shot lead at the nine arrow mark, but laid the hammer down in the middle third of the competition to take a 20-point lead into the final nine arrows. U.S. National Team member Stephanie Miller fired a perfect score of 30 during her middle three arrows to put the match out of reach for the Aggies.

The Aggie recurve squad was fortunate just to make it to the championship final after a tough semifinal match against James Madison. The Dukes held a 13-point lead with just five arrows to go, however A&M sophomore Corrine Yohann (Fond du Lac, Wis.) shot 19 out of 20 on her final two arrows to squeeze out a 195-193 win enabling the Aggies to advance. Yohann teamed with Katie Kuchenbrod (Armstrong, Ill.), Jennifer Marlow (LaSalle, Texas) and Kristi Nelson (Loudon, N.H.) to defeat Cal-State Long Beach 198-91 during the quarterfinals.

The A&M compound shooters were equally dominant in the second half of the seeding portion of the tournament on Saturday morning. Jessica Grant completed a wire-to-wire first-place run to grab the No. 1 seed in Sunday’s compound tournament with a score of 1,342. Stratton and junior co-captain Amanda Raffaelli (Clear Lake, Texas) finished second and third with scores of 1,320 and 1,314. Those three Aggies will represent the United States at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey this summer.

The Aggies weren’t done there however as Cassie Raffaelli grabbed the No. 4 seed with a total of 1,299. Sophomores Candice Blaschke (Columbus, Texas) and Temperley, earned the No. 6 and 7 seeds with scores of 1,278 and 1,276 to put a punctuation mark on the Aggies’ compound success over the course of the past two days.

Corrine Yohann will be A&M’s highest-seeded recurve shooter on Sunday (No. 7) after posting a total of 1,136 points. Miller of Columbia began her phenomenal day by vaulting from fourth into the top spot, finishing with a final score of 1,256. Kristi Nelson (No. 11) and Katie Kuchenbrod (No. 13) also earned top 15 seeds for the Aggie recurve squad.

The compound and recurve tournaments are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday. Following a break for lunch, the quarterfinal rounds will begin at 1 p.m.

Seeding Results - Recurve

1. Stephanie Miller, Columbia 302 301 309 344 1,256

2. Kate Anderson, UCLA 301 316 296 337 1,250

3. Ashley Kamuf, Indiana 301 316 288 332 1,237

4. Lindsey Carmichael, Texas 292 301 286 337 1,216

5. Stephanie Pylypchuk, James Mad. 274 289 266 315 1,144

6. Katrina Weiss, James Madison 271 290 253 323 1,137

7. Corrine Yohann, Texas A&M 280 285 245 326 1,136

8. Ginamarie Chiechi, Utah 273 263 267 322 1,125

9. Nasreen Bakht, Columbia 265 259 276 317 1,117

10. Sage Adams, Ill. Inst. Of Tech. 251 271 266 323 1,111

11. Kristi Nelson, Texas A&M 254 277 264 311 1,106

13. Katie Kuchenbrod, Texas A&M 277 263 241 316 1,097

23. Jennifer Marlow, Texas A&M 195 253 203 292 943

25. Tami Raffaelli, Texas A&M 193 236 194 265 888

Seeding Results – Compound

1. Jessica Grant, Texas A&M 325 331 334 352 1,342

2. Anna Stratton, Texas A&M 321 329 320 350 1,320

3. Amanda Raffaelli, Texas A&M 313 324 327 350 1,314

4. Cassie Raffaelli, Texas A&M 319 307 328 345 1,299

5. Joayn Fleury, James Madison 309 321 304 345 1,279

6. Candice Blaschke, Texas A&M 316 307 314 341 1,278

7. Brenda Temperley, Texas A&M 314 309 309 344 1,276

8. Beth Robinson, Penn College 304 312 304 340 1,255

9. Jessica Fasula, James Madison 305 313 297 340 1,255

10. Michelle Wright, Penn College 293 307 290 343 1,233

ScottS
05-22-05, 12:48 PM
Wow, first meat judging and now this.

Bruin88
05-22-05, 05:58 PM
The Aggies are a juggernaut.

EASportsBear
05-23-05, 02:19 PM
Is this our next girls sport?

Tiny Elvis
05-23-05, 02:22 PM
Let's start up a slingshot team.

tmw80
05-24-05, 08:51 AM
Hopscotch is next...then maybe some rock paper scissors after that...

91Bear
05-24-05, 09:08 AM
How's their kickball team doing?

baylorBrandon
05-24-05, 09:15 AM
How many Big 12 schools have archery as a sport? How about in the nation - is it even over 25 schools?

txkypreacherskid
05-24-05, 09:42 AM
aggies own paintball, compound bow and meat judging. Pre-season fav every year.

Starr ChamBear
05-24-05, 09:56 AM
I thought Snook Middle School beat the aggies' paintball team this year?